Muckleshoot Casino in Washington State With Mark Bennick

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I just returned from Muckleshoot Casino in Washington State.

I was hired by Mark Bennick to be the guest act in his full evening illusion show, as well as being hired as lighting designer and stage manager. In this 60 minute evening show, I performed two acts, my signature card manipulation routine and my floating silver ball routine.

We performed three shows, one per day at 7pm, November 6 – 8, 2014.


Below are two albums with live pictures taken by the house photographer at Muckleshoot Casino on opening night. The first album shows pictures of me performing both of my acts, and the other album has select pictures that showcase the lighting designs I created both for the dance numbers and also for Mark Bennick’s illusions and sleight-of-hand tricks.

The Muckleshoot Tribe is part of the widespread Coast Salish culture that has long called the Puget Sound Region home. The Muckleshoots and their ancestors have lived in the area continuously for thousands of years. Prior to their forced relocation to the Muckleshoot Indian Reservation,a result of the government treaty of the 1850’s,the Tribes homeland encompassed a vast area ranging from Mount Rainier to the salt waters of Puget Sound.


The Tribe is also striving to preserve its ancient culture and language. A few years ago, it was feared that the last of the Tribes native speakers would soon pass from this Earth. However, thanks to the dedicated efforts of its educators and Tribal Elders, the voices of the children can once again be heard speaking Wuhlshootseed, which for a millennia was the primary language of Puget Sound. The Muckleshoot Indian Reservation, consisting of 3,860 acres, is located about 30 miles southeast of Seattle. A nine member elected Tribal Council provides governance for the Tribe. With over 200 Tribal Government employees and a gaming employment work force of over 2,200, todays the tribe is South King County’s #2 employer and a growing economic force in the region.

Album: Lighting Design

Muckleshoot Casino Lighting Desig

Album: LEFTY Perfomance Pictures

Muckleshoot Casino LEFTY Perfomance Pictures

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Douglas has worked on many shows up and down the Las Vegas strip. He has worn many different hats, from being a creative director, lighting designer, set designer, and production / technical director having worked with Wayne Newton, Frank Marino, Human Nature, and Recycled Percussion to name a few.

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