CRYSTAL LAKE, ILL. — Two Lake Geneva magicians will take to the stage Friday, Nov. 2, to help The Raue Center for the Performing Arts.

“Nothin Up My Sleeve” features Tristan Crist and Nino Cruzillini.

The two magicians will be sharing the stage with other performers during the 16th annual Halloween magic benefit.

The cast will perform magic tricks in the lobby of the center, 26 N. Williams St., Crystal Lake, Ill., at 6:15 p.m. Show starts at 7 p.m.

Trip Advisor’s “Top Thing to Do in Wisconsin,” Crist will be returning to the Raue benefit.

The master illusionist puts on a show blending magic with comedy in his downtown Lake Geneva theater.

Cruzillini has been referred to as both the “Harry Houdini of Lake Geneva” and “the world’s fastest hypnotist.”

He performs a recurring variety show at the Grand Geneva Resort and Spa, Lake Geneva.

Cruzillini said he and Crist are planning some spooky magic for the Nov. 2 show, but it should be family-friendly.

Audience members of all ages are encouraged to wear costumes.

Adults in the crowd may be participating with the magicians, and there will be a chance to meet the performers for free autographs and photos after the show.

Also scheduled to appear at the benefit are Glenn Chelius and Joe Diamond, both of Crystal Lake; Chicago magician Jeff Bibik; and circus juggler Chris Gran.

Call (815) 356-9212 for more information, including ticket prices, or visit