STEVE PELLETIER WORKED FOR HYPNOTIST PETER REVEEN PRIOR TO LANCE BURTON

Steve Pelletier has always worked in show business since moving to Las Vegas about 20 years ago.

The 30-year-old said, "My mother moved here with me when I was 10 years old. I was interested in rock music bands in high school. We moved here from the Bay Area."

He continued, "My big break to get behind the scenes in show business came when I went to work in Lance Burton's show at the Monte Carlo Resort & Casino. I was hired to assist in the production of the show including the props and scenery. My duties include repair and maintenance of the theatre and illusions along with some other things. I began this phase of my career when we opened in June of 1996."

Pelletier said, "Before this I toured with Lance's personal manager Peter Reveen and his hypnotic show in Canada. I was the prop master and head stage assistant. I was also a partner in a special effects company based in Henderson for about five years. I worked with Peter Reveen's son Tyrone Reveen. We worked with several magicians. Before that I gave it a shot at the rock band business. I knew that sooner or later I would have to get a real job."

He said, "Lance's close-up magic is the best in the world. Even after watching it over 1,000 times I'm still amazed as if I saw it for the first time. Lance's total perfection of his art, combined with a personality that is genuine is what makes him a great performer. He creates a stage presence that is unequaled in entertainment. What intrigues me most is the reaction of the general public to his show. "

Pelletier also has several hobbies. He said, "I enjoy golf, fishing, camping, skiing, playing and writing music. I still work with the same special effects company and paint cars too. I love the lifestyle that comes with the entertainment field. We work nights but have the entire day to ourselves."

He reminisced, "I toured with Reveen in Canada and that went of for a few years. I went to Cerritos with Lance and it was a lot of fun. I hope we do it some more."

He said, "Some my favorite entertainers are Robert DeNiro and Al Pacino. Jimmy Paige, Jimi Hendrix and Jeff Beck are the guys who got me into music."

Pelletier is single and lives in Peccole Ranch out on the West Side of Las Vegas.

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