“Murray SawChuck’s Magical Christmas Charity Show” by Sandy Zimmerman

I received an invitation to “America’s Got Talent” finalist, Award-winning Murray SawChuck’s 8th annual charity Christmas show “Murray’s Beggin’ for Magic” (Tropicana- Laugh Factory).

Murray has always been involved in charity events and this year he added several guest stars: Dani Elizabeth, Co-Hosting with Murray (Host  of “Crazy Girls”- dancer- Planet Hollywood), Lance Burton (Master Magician/Producer),  Fielding West (Comedy Magician), Sean E. Cooper (Comedian in “Fantasy”-Luxor), Troy Burgess (Lead in Rock of Ages-RIO), Dimmare (“Martinis and Magic”, Comedy-MINT), Troy Burgess (Lead in Rock of Ages”), Michael Shapiro (“Reckless in Vegas”- Neonopolis, Suncoast), PIFF The Magic Dragon (Comedy/Magic- Flamingo), Douglas Lefty Leferovich-Magician and Murray’s side-kick (Tropicana).

The celebrities walked the red carpet and afterwards the variety show began with a wonderful mix of comedy, magic and song! Murray chose the perfect combination of acts for the audience.


Lance Burton appeared in the Follies Bergere (Tropicana) at 22 and now is 60 and retired. Lance seeks shelters for older animals that cannot care for themselves.

Fielding West’s has a long standing as a comedian appearing on the Smothers Brothers Comedy Hour and other shows. Fielding’s Santa hat was a touch of Christmas cheer. During one trick, Fielding tore a magazine page into bits then put it back together.




Murray performed several of his tricks and asked for volunteers from the audience as he usual does during his magic show. There was one funny card trick which Murray explained how to do it but after all of his years of experience, it still would be difficult to duplicate.  

I enjoyed the beautiful musical arrangements for Michael Shapiro (“Reckless in Vegas”) as he sang “I Can’t Help falling in love with you” while playing his guitar.    

Lefty Douglas Leferovich performed a very funny love story skit with a lady acting out how they would fall in love like in the movies.

Murray and Dani showed some of the cuddly dogs between acts and discussed saving them.

Murray SawChuck APPEARS and DISAPPEARS on: Sun, Mon, Tue, Wed, – 5 PM; Thursdays & Saturdays- 7 pm; Off Fridays; Tropicana Laugh Factory,

Box Office: (800) 745-3000. Address: 3801 S. Las Vegas Blvd..


All of the profits went to Friends For Life Humane Society, a non-profit dog rescue! “This reminds us of the joy and companionship that dogs bring to us and that we can bring to them. Treat dogs well and they will be your Friends for Life.” www.friendsforlifehumanesociety.org                  



Award-winning Sandy Zimmerman produced television programs, documentaries: Beijing, the Yangtze River Cruise, and “Visiting a Kazakh Family in a Yurt along Marco Polo’s Silk Road”-China; “Castles, Wine and Trattorias”-Italy; in the US: Bryce Canyon National Park, Zion Canyon National Park, and the Grand Canyon North Rim National Park; an authentic real Cattle Drive similar to the early westerns in Reno, Nevada; and more.

With 25 years’ experience as a television talk show host of Sandy Zimmerman’s Las Vegas Television, and Discover the Ultimate Vacation travel specials, Syndicated Journalist- Show & Dining Reviews. For information, questions, contact Sandy Zimmerman: 

(702)-515-0846.  sandyzimm2003@yahoo.com  Facebook@szlvtv    







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