28 April 2021
Magic Comes to U.S. Military with World-Renowned Illusionist Rob Lake

Top Illusionist to Perform Virtually for Armed Forces Entertainment, Joined by Special Celebrity Guests. Broadway’s Michael Arden to Serve as Theatrical Consultant

Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE) is proud to announce world-renowned illusionist, Rob Lake, will be premiering a grand scale illusion and magic show for active-duty U.S. military and their families deployed all over the world. As a performer who’s been entertaining with AFE for nearly 15 years on bases around the world, Lake will now stream his distinct act to screens everywhere for two weeks in May, available from May 1st through May 15th.

Lake’s virtual performance will feature special guest appearances by Rodney Atkins, Nancy Cartwright, Lauren Cohan, Reba McEntire & Rex Linn, Thomas Schumaker and Gina Torres, all of whom will participate in the act. Broadway’s Michael Arden will lend his expertise as Lake’s Theatrical Consultant for the exclusive show.

This special performance will also serve as the world premiere of three never-before-seen illusions developed and performed by Lake. 

Over the past several months, in the wake of COVID-19 and pandemic restrictions, Lake has adapted his live stage show for digital audiences to view in a virtual format. All of the jaw-dropping moments you would expect to see on stage will be present in a special performance shot exclusively for AFE. 

“For over a dozen years, it’s been an annual highlight to bring my shows to the troops and their families overseas with Armed Forces Entertainment,” Lake shares. “And while physical travel may still not be possible, I’m so glad I can continue to bring, not only entertainment, but wonder and a bit of home to our troops stationed all around the world. This virtual format allows our service members and their families to experience the show no matter where they are — as now, more than ever, we can all use a bit of magic, wonder, and hope.”

Considered one of the Top Illusionists in the World, Lake’s act has been viewed across YouTube and Facebook over 70 million times, and he was a finalist on America’s Got Talent. This master illusionist has dominated the world of magic since becoming the youngest winner of the coveted Merlin Award for “International Stage Magician of the Year.”

AFE is grateful to have Rob Lake join our growing lineup of virtual performances with his new show. You can watch all of our previously released virtual performances on YouTube. Subscribe today and click on the “bell” to receive alerts for all our upcoming virtual shows.

For more information about Rob Lake and his wonderful act, visit www.RobLake.com.

About Armed Forces Entertainment: 

AFE is the official Department of Defense agency that provides quality entertainment to U.S. military personnel serving overseas, primarily at contingency operations and in remote and isolated locations. Founded in 1951, we bring a touch of home through music, sports, and comedy entertainment to more than 400,000 troops annually, providing our dedicated military much-needed downtime. All while creating experiences as rewarding for the entertainers as it is for the service members. For more information visit armedforcesentertainment.com, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube