Monthly Archives: January 2018

My Stars of Magic

I’ve always been sentimental to a fault.

After a great show tonight at Coney Island, I came home to find that a copy of my all time favorite magic book had arrived. I have been looking for this particular copy for so many years that I lost track. Just seeing it floods me with happy memories growing up and first learning sleight of hand.

During my journey, I’ve been fortunate to have have met three of these Stars of Magic. I met John Scarne at Flosso’s shop where, despite being close to 80 years old, floored with my own deck of cards. I shared the bill numerous times with Tony Slydini at Mostly Magic and later took private lessons with him. And twice performed for Dai Vernon; once at his roast at the NY Magic Symposium and once at the Magic Castle. This was where he sat in the front row and watched me perform my pet routine with the Cone & Ball.

In those days Castle members were asked to rate the performers on little cards which were later given back to the management to keep on file. After my performance, Vernon made a point of calling me over to show me what he had given me. I was stunned to see that he had given me a 9 out of 10 rating! Coming from one of the greatest magicians of our time, this was just incredible to me. Growing up reading the Stars of Magic, I never could have fathomed meeting any of them, let alone being highly praised for my work. Magic has certainly been a blessing my whole life.

New Photo from the Show

A wonderful photo of my Dad and myself by Norman Blake from my new show:
“A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat” – An autobiographical solo play that tells of a little boy who stutters, explores his relationship with his father, and dreams of becoming a professional magician. While this is not your traditional magic show, I do feature magic performances to help illustrate my story.​​

For more info: Click Here

Only two more performances this month at Coney Island on Friday, Jan 19 & 27 at 8 pm.

Here is the link for tickets and directions:  Click Here

Hope to see you there!

 

Video for my new solo show

I’ve just finished editing a short promo video for my new show,

“A Hanky and a T-T-T-Top Hat”

We are opening tomorrow and every Friday in January 2018 at Coney Island, Brooklyn, NY.

Here is the link for tickets and directions:  Click Here

It’s going to be a lot of fun!  Hope to see you there!