Mind Blowing Magic @ Theatre 40

A night of magic, mentalists, mimes, and mystery brought the audience back to the vaudeville days of the Orpheum Circuit Tour, as Felix Jones hosted and entertained an enchanting evening, so real it was almost hard to believe it was virtual, on a screen! Jones introduced the evening’s theme and performers, all who have performed at the illustrious Magic Castle, and reminisced back to the days of Harry Houdini. The ensemble included Simone Turkington, and mime (Faust) Chris Herron, each waxing nostalgic with vintage costumes and acts. Perhaps the greatest trick of all was that this show, for its entirety of ninety minutes, allows the zoom audience to let all worries disappear. True theatre escapism at its core. All pandemic related fears and thoughts vanished as Felix Jones transformed the evening into a complete narrative of magical feats, illusions, and sleight of hand amazement. Since performers live for the excitement of applause and accolades, the zoom viewers were allowed to unmute themselves, and even step into the action, as the show was interactive and engaging throughout. A personal connection between performer and audience was part of the inherent magic. Perhaps, the wise magician, Felix Jones, said it best,: “It’s not in the stars to hold our destiny, it is within ourselves.” Replete with X-ray specs, and enchanting music boxes, this magic show extraordinaire brought sparks of joy to last much longer than only one evening.


About Bonnie Priever Curtain Up!

I am a theatre reviewer extraordinairre. I attend and cover theatres ranging from large to small venues, and every subject from musical theatre to dramatic presentations. Also please check out my reviews at www.examiner.com and www.tolucantimes.com my email is bonniedeb13@hotmail.com
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