I was blessed to have dinner with some very talented people last week. Among them was Stevie Starr, the phenomenal comedy regurgitator from America's Got Talent. His unique skills are amazing. If you ever have a chance to see his live show, don't miss it. Also in the photo with me are up and coming slight of hand artist Riley McCoy, family entertainer Dody-Jane Svetahor Clowning with Pinky Enterprises and extreme illusionist Josh Knotts Extreme Illusions & Escapes. It was certainly a memorable evening.
You have seen modern magic shows on television but, have you ever wondered what magic shows looked like in days gone by? This October, you are in luck. On Saturday October 13 and Saturday October 27, four unique classic magic shows will be presented at St. Luke’s Holy Hayloft in New Centerville, Pennsylvania. The GPS address is 143 Reese Street, Rockwood, PA. Audience members will journey back in time while sitting in a restored building that was once a school house and a church. The structure was constructed in 1846. After sitting vacant for years, it has reopened as a popular wedding, reception and performance venue.
There will be two shows each evening. The 6:00 PM show is suitable for all ages. The early shows will feature magicians David Lawrence, Dan Miller and Gary Weimer. These shows will contain classic magic tricks, music and costumes. The late show at 9:00 PM is intended for those 16 years old and older. This show highlights the magic of a Spirit Theater in the form of a séance performed by Bradley Barefoot. Think of it as a perfect addition when visiting the nearby haunted venues.
Tickets are available online at tcpmagic.wellattended.com or by calling 814-926-3551.
What is wedding magic?
Although weddings themselves are magical events, having a magician perform at the reception is a great way to add an extra touch to any wedding celebration. In most cases, the magician or magicians perform close-up magic for guests at times when the bride and groom are busy with other activities. Sometimes the rehearsal dinner or even the reception may include a stand up or stage magic show.
What are some reasons to add wedding magic?
First, magic is unique and memorable and sets your event apart from all the others. Although popular in Europe and among celebrities, magic is seldom seen at weddings in the United States. Because of this fact, those who provide magic for their guests are seen as a trend-setter by providing something that few others are doing. Secondly, magic entertains your guests during wait times. Even the best planned wedding usually involves times when the bride and groom are occupied taking photographs or traveling between venues. You will have peace of mind knowing that your guests are occupied so you can enjoy the day.
Third, magic is a great ice breaker. Sometimes your guests know few other people at the reception. Often family members are meeting each other for the first time. Magic can bring people together and allow guests to begin to interact with each other around a common experience.
Forth, magic is enjoyed by all ages. Usually wedding guests range in age from children to older adults. Unlike some styles of entertainment, magic can be enjoyed by everyone regardless of their ages or backgrounds. Finally, wedding magic is affordable. Considering the costs associated with planning a wedding, adding magic does not significantly impact the budget.
How can I find out more information?
The best way to see if wedding magic is right for you is to contact a magician who specializes in wedding magic. He or she should be able answer questions and offer suggestions. A good source of information can be found at www.addweddingmagic.com.
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