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Magic at Coney!!! - A Historical Revue

Gary Dreifus

Aug 2011

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Mar 24, 2012
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February 8, 2012
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Seen in Brooklyn, Raves, Community-based
Magic at Coney!!! ? A Historical Revue Over 100 years ago, Coney Island was the Mecca of magicians. The local sideshows at Dreamland, Luna Park and Steeplechase Park, as well as the dance halls and theaters were a proving ground for those performing artists looking to hone their skills. Luminaries such as Houdini, his brother Hardeen, Cary Grant, William "Budd" Abbott, Dai Vernon, Jean Hugard and Al Flosso were featured artists who went on to stardom around the world. For the past two seasons, ?Magic at Coney!!!? has re-kindled that spark of enchantment. Together with Coney Island U.S.A., Magical Promotions has presented an evening of fun and wonder for the entire family. Magic at Coney!!! is a magical variety show highlighting internationally known, award-winning magicians. Featuring illusionists, mentalists and close-up magicians from around the world, we have performers that run the gamut from mild to wild. ?Magic at Coney!!! ? A Historical Revue? will demonstrate the type of show one would have witnessed at the turn of the 20th century. Dressed in period costumes, the audience will be transported back in time, participating in escape, mind-reading, comedy, musical and sleight-of-hand acts, rarely seen on the current stage, and impossible to observe in an urban environment. For groups of 10 or more, special pricing is available. Call Debi Ryan at 718-372-5159 to make arrangements. Saturday March 24, 2012 Two Shows ? First show at 3 PM Second show at 7 PM Location ? Coney Island Circus Sideshow 1208 Surf Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11224 Price - $15 per person $10 per child under 12 For tickets visit ? ● Master of Ceremonies: Gary Dreifus Magician, mentalist, hypnotist, magic instructor and world-renowned magical host. ● Headliner: Thomas Solomon The World?s Greatest Escape Artist. Thomas has performed his award-winning handcuff act (2000 World Magic Awards) at The Roxy, The Magic Castle, Limelight, MK, Bally's, the White House and on several television specials throughout the world. Additional accomplishments include his escape from a twenty pound ball and chain at the bottom of the Hudson River; his escape after being chained to a weighted chair in the East River; underwater handcuff escapes in the Mississippi, Long Island Sound, the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Lake Michigan and many others. ● Carl Mercurio Classic blend of comedy and magic by the world-class author, magician and humorist. ● Lee Alan Barrett Award winning Magic from one of the top stand-up Magicians in the country. ● Dennis Dimartino as Billy ?Boardwalk? Barker The irascible Dennis Dimartino is a regular at Coney Island, having appeared on Good Morning America, The Conan O'Brien show and at Brooklyn Cyclones baseball games. ● Michael Matson & Noel-Marie Award Winning Magical Artist, Michael Matson, performs dazzling displays of incredible sleight-of-hand wizardry as Noel-Marie charms the crowd as the main musical attraction and Michael's onstage assistant! Together, they form... The Dynamic Duo of Deception! ● The Amazing Louie Visual Magic performed by an incredibly talented, top professional, seen on television and in Las Vegas showrooms. ● Richard Steven Cohn Richard Steven Cohn has written for various professional periodicals as well as magic themed articles for Brooklyn Bridge Magazine and Stagebill. He is a magical consultant for television and theater and one of the top magic historians in the world. ● Omar One of the funniest, zaniest Magicians to ever grace the Coney Island stage. ● Danny T Classic Close-up Magic by a world famous magician, author, magical consultant and lecturer. ● Debi Does Magic, Konjuring Kim and Nati Amos Graduates of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow Magic Course. They are all actively involved in Coney Island USA.

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