MT: May 29-June 4, 2000

VOLUME: 29 / ISSUE: 882 / Monday – May 29, 2000 
Penn & Teller To Expose Themselves In New York City
The dowdy yet regal Beacon Theater (Broadway at 74th St.) will host Penn & Teller for a limited run June 6th to 11th. Featuring lots of, “new,” Teller recently told MagicTimes that the program will be both “familiar and strange, as Aristotle might say.” East coast fans attending the Beacon shows will see several new items. A “Jumbo Card Trick Opening,” with inflatable body suits which Penn & Teller are using in Las Vegas will be introduced in New York. A new routine for Mofo, The Psychic Gorilla, (he reads serial numbers from bills) and the Unicorn Song, with Penn hung upside down in a straight jacket while Teller makes hand shadows are amongst the added segments. The Balloon of Blood, “reaches undreamed philosophic depths” while “The Patriotic Flag Burning Trick” has been cited as perhaps, “the most political trick ever presented,” and, “ground breaking.” …Go to full story.(5/29)

Harry Anderson performs at the Networking Brunch on Jun. 1 for the Springtime in the Park trade show presented by the GWSAE on May 30-Jun. 2 in Washington, D.C.(5/29)

Chuck Jones & Co., Jonathan Levit, Joe Monte, Joycee Beck, Michael Hack, and Bill Perron appearing at the Magic Castle in Los Angeles, on May 30-Jun. 4. Roy Green lectures on Sunday Jun. 4.(5/29)
VOLUME: 29 / ISSUE: 883 / Tuesday – May 30, 2000 
Steve Wyrick whose $10 million magic show is scheduled to open at the Sahara Theater next month in Las Vegas is quoted in the Las Vegas Review-Journal. Wyrick said, “The Sahara is a property that’s growing, that’s definitely on the move… I feel like we’re going to have a great show and be able to do things here that we weren’t able to do at the Lady Luck.” The show will include a vanishing car and helicopter and will only cost $34.95 per person. There is also a magic shop being built next to the theater. To read the May 28 article by David Mirhadi titled “Sahara uses magic — and other strategies — to win customers” click: HERE.(5/30)
VOLUME: 29 / ISSUE: 884 / Wednesday – May 31, 2000 
Mac King’s show at Harrah’s Comedy Cabaret which opened in January is reviewed in the Las Vegas Sun. King is described as, “…equal parts childish, impish and charming as he craftily works the audience from skeptics to full-fledged believers.” Lance Burton who is quoted all over the article says about King that he is, “…one of my favorite shows to see. It’s a real nice combination of magic and comedy. … Whenever I have friends in town, I always tell them to see Mac’s show.” King has also just renewed his contract at Harrah’s for three more years, he is finishing his book for Crown Publishing titled, “Mac King’s Tricks With Your Head,” and is planning to ad a big illusion to his show. To read the May 30 article by Kirk Baird titled “King’s court: Comic magician’s show is an odd mix” click: HERE.(5/31)

MARYLAND: Max Howard lectures at Denny & Lee Magic Studio (325 South Marlyn Avenue) in Baltimore on Wednesday May 31 at 7:30pm. Admission is $15 per person. For more information phone: 410-686-3914.(5/31)
VOLUME: 30 / ISSUE: 885 / Thursday – June 1, 2000 
The Future of Magic & Wonder Show starring Alain Nu & Tanya, Max Howard, Just Alan, John Tudor & Rebecque, Margaret Steele, and Kevin Dunn takes place on Friday Jun. 2 at 8pm at The Conference Center at Cedar Ridge (2410 Spencerville Road) in Spencerville, MD. Tickets are $12 adults and $6 children under 12. For more information call Katherine at: 301-365-5221 or click: HERE.(6/1)

Penn Jillette is scheduled to appear on the Howard Stern Radio Show on Friday Jun. 2. The show is syndicated and appears on different radio stations throughout the United States.(6/1)

Chris Rose who performs at bars and restaurants in the Kansas City area is profiled in the Kansas City Star. The lengthy article describes his magic, style and his life. Rose explains, “People have to have a goal in life. Mine has always been to touch as many people in a positive way as I can, and I’ve found that magic is my venue for doing that.” To read the May 30 article by Phillip O’Connor titled “Magician’s talent leaves bar patrons mystified around the city” click: HERE.(6/1)

David Copperfield performs in Valencia, Spain (Jun. 2-4), Zaragoza, Spain (6-7), Madrid, Spain (9-11), and Lisbon, Portugal (14-18).(6/1)

EASTERN US: Carl Andrews will be presenting his new “Making A Living Performing Close-Up Magic” lecture throughout the east coast in this month. You can catch him in Indianapolis, IN (Jun. 1), Cincinnati, OH (2), Galion, OH (3), Allentown, PA (5), Harrisburg, PA (6), Philadelphia, PA (8), Baltimore, MD (9), Winchester, VA (11), and Nashville, IN (13). For more information you can e-mail him at:
VOLUME: 30 / ISSUE: 886 / Friday – June 2, 2000 
Simon Drake and Paul Kieve have been hired as magic advisors for “The Witches of Eastwick: A Spectacular Magical Musical Comedy” produced by Cameron Mackintosh (Les Miserables, The Phantom Of The Opera, Miss Saigon, etc…). The show which is based on the book by John Updike, which was made into a movie in 1987, promises many magical illusions and sequences. It is scheduled to begin previews on June 24, with a July 18 opening night, at The Dury Lane Theatre in London where it will replacing Miss Saigon after a 10+ year run. The pre-show publicity describes it as, “The Witches of Eastwick is a story infused with magic. In the extraordinary world of Eastwick magical things happen and nothing is quite what it seems!” The production stars Ian McShane, Lucy Arnaz, Maria Friedman and Joanna Riding.(6/2)

USA: David Groves who wrote “Be A Street Magician: A How-To Guide” lectures for IBM Ring #334  in Myrtle Beach, SC (Jun. 5 – phone: 843-902-5188), IBM ring 234 in Charleston, SC (Jun. 6 – phone: 843-851-6083), IBM ring 9 in Atlanta, GA (Jun. 8 – phone: 770-270-0414), Magicland in Dallas, TX (Jun. 11), Austin, TX (12), San Antonio, TX (13), Houston, TX (14), Rio Grande Valley, TX (15), New Orleans, LA (16), and Baton Rouge, LA (17). For more information phone David Groves at: 888-243-4232.(6/2)

VOLUME: 30 / ISSUE: 887 / Saturday – June 3, 2000 
The Magic Circle is holding its very first Open House of Ten Thousand Secrets on Sunday Jun. 4. This is the first time that they have opened their premises to the general public. The visitors will see the vast collection of magic apparatus, posters and ephemera and special personality displays from the archives of the Magic Circle. The guided tour of the premises culminates with a special magic show which features some of their members. If the tour/show package becomes popular there are plans to make it a weekly event. The Magic Circle Experience takes place at The Centre for the Magic Arts, 12 Stephenson Way, London For more information phone: 020 7387 2222. To read the Jun. 2, London Evening Standard article by Lydia Conway titled “Ten thousand magic secrets” click: HERE.(6/3)

Le Grand David Spectacular Magic Company performs every Sunday in June at the Cabot St. Cinema Theatre in Beverly, MA. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for children under 12. For more information and tickets phone: 978-927-3677.(6/3)

Rev. Felix Snipes and his magic show are featured in The St. Charles County Post. To read the Jun. 2 story by Esther Talbot Fenning titled “Christian magician will be performing, spreading word in St. Peters” click: HERE.(6/3)

NY, OH, CANADA: Peter Marucci will be presenting his Psychicomedy lecture in for IBM Ring #12 (716-688-6092)  in Buffalo, NY (June 5), IBM Ring #324 (513-746-1981) in Middletown, OH (7), and IBM Ring #116 (800-820-6977) in Windsor, Canada (8). For more information e-mail:
VOLUME: 30 / ISSUE: 888 / Sunday – June 4, 2000
A farewell party and show for the magicians which will represent Japan at FISM 2000 in Portugal takes place on Monday Jun. 5 at the Magic Hall in the Es-palace Dream Plaza (13-15 Irifune-cho, 4th floor, Shimizu-shi) in Shizuoka. The show will be emceed by the Napoleons and will feature Kenji Minemura, Yumi, Yuko Ezawa, Akiyoshi Fujimoto, and Nana Hitomi. Maggy Shiro will be the special guest. Doors open at 5pm and the cost is only 500 yen (around $5) which will go to charity. For more information phone: 011-81-543-54-3360.(6/4)

Torkova, Jay Scott Berry, Simon Lovell, Jamy Ian Swiss appear at Monday Night Magic on Jun. 5 at 8pm in NYC. For tickets call Ticketmaster at: 212-307-4100.(6/4)

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