Magic Shows in Los Angeles
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
If you do an internet search for “magic shows in Los Angeles”, a lot of results come up. However, most of them are magicians in Los Angeles who are advertising for private magic shows and gigs.
There are only four ongoing year-round magic shows in Los Angeles.
There’s the Magic Castle, an invitation-only private club in Hollywood (I perform shows there on occasion). There are Magicopolis in Santa Monica and the Comedy & Magic Club in Hermosa Beach. These are magic venues that feature various performers each week.
And, of course, there’s my show in Malibu, the “Evening of Enchantment”, which is the longest-running one-man magic show on the west coast.
For nearly three years running now we’ve been filling up shows in Malibu – mainly by word of mouth.
It’s been a lot of work to four-wall a show… more work, in fact, than I could have imagined when I first created the show in 2007.
But thankfully, word of mouth has caught on, and Los Angeles is a big city with lots of people who have yet to see a magic show that seats 30 people at a time.
It’s going to take a long time to fit them all in, assuming they all buy tickets via word of mouth. So, for now, I’m happy to keep the show in LA.
People often tell me I should do my show in Las Vegas.
The truth is, I couldn’t be happier than performing my magic in Malibu for small, appreciative audiences and then driving 30 minutes home, all in the city where I grew up… Los Angeles, California.
Personally, I think there’s more magic in a Malibu ocean sunset than all of Vegas.
Our event takes place in a wine cellar. If you’ve seen a magician in Vegas, you may be used to large theaters, stages, and such. My magic show in Los Angeles features an intimate room with seating limited to 34 guests. It’s how magicians used to perform in the 1800’s when European aristocracy were treated to intimate performances in luxury hotel rooms.
Close-up is the way magic was meant to be viewed.