The basic concept of the show is simple. Rather than have one magician come and do a 2 hour show of all different kinds of magic, let's bring a number of magicians together and they can each do 20 minute bits, featuring their speciality. With that in mind, they have cast 7 magicians to put the show together, added 4 or 5 dancers/helpers, and made the show.
The performers in our edition were as follows:
Andrew Basso, Escapologist
Colin Cloud, Deductionist
Jonathan Goodwin, Daredevil
Jeff Hobson, Trickster
Kevin James, Inventor
Ah Ha Lim, Manipulator
Dan Sperry, Anti-conjuror
|Toilet paper routine by Jeff Hobson.|
You have probably seen this before.
I do want to warn that there are some innuendos that will probably go over your kid's heads. There's a bunch of slightly more adult humor than the suggested age range 5-105 would warrant. Still, my 8 year old loved it, and I don't think he got veiled sexual references. At least, I hope not!
Here's their promo video: (please note that some of the performers and acts are different in this edition than in the video)
Tuesday Feb 21 at 7:30 PM
Wednesday Feb 22 at 7:30 PM
Thursday Feb 23 at 7:30 PM
Friday Feb 24 at 7:30 PM
Saturday Feb 25 at 2 PM and 8 PM
Sunday Feb 26 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM
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