MILLENNIUM MAGIC XIX
With Halloween in our rear view mirrors, you may have thought the magic had gone out of the season already. But, just in the nick of time, along comes Millennium Magic XIX to vanquish your November doldrums.
It’s produced once again by magicians, Jeanine Anderson and George Tovar, who are both frequent performers at the Magic Castle, (a private club that most people cannot get into, so this would be your chance to see some of its professional performers.)
There are different performers at each of the trio of shows, (with Jeanine and George, who will do interstitial bits during all three of them, as the constants.) And in addition to boggling our minds with their feats of prestidigitation, most of the magicians are also funny! So, if, like me, you’re a big fan of magic and mirth, this is the show for you, too.
I love that the producers make a concerted effort to bring us new talent each year. I wouldn’t mind seeing several of the acts again, but I appreciate being constantly introduced to magicians I’ve never seen before.
Keeping in mind that no line-up anywhere is set in stone, here is the schedule of probable Millennium Magic XIX performers:
Friday, November 16 at 8PM–Pop Haydn, Ray Pierce, Mayseo Mays, and Simon Coronel.
Saturday November 17 at 8PM–MadTad, quick-change artists (an art I love) Stoil and Ekatarina, and Paul Green. And a surprise guest, who has not yet to be announced.
Sunday, November 18 at 2PM (at which you can help Jeanine celebrate her birthday that day)–Phil Van Tee, Ron Saylor, Kerry Ross, and Liz Del Sol.
All of them are new to me, so I just may be there for all three shows, which I know other people have done in previous years. So I hope to see all of my SoCal readers there.
Just make sure to look somewhat decent when you go because you never know when you might be called onstage to help with an illusion. Last year, someone chose yours truly, and I’m worried that he still may not have recovered from that choice!
As much fun as the show is, of equal import is that Millennium Magic XIX is a fundraiser for Theatre West, the theatre it’s housed in. And what can be better than helping others just by really enjoying yourself?
Millennium Magic XIX running only November 16-18, 2018
Theatre West 3333 Cahuenga Boulevard West 323-851-7977 www.theatrewest.org/onstage/millennium-magic-xix