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THE ILLUSIONISTS : DIRECT FROM BROADWAY : MEDIA CALL

Usually when one goes to a magic show you usually see only one magician performing. At the ILLUSIONISTS : DIRECT FROM BROADWAY you get to see eight magicians.                                                                  Continue reading THE ILLUSIONISTS : DIRECT FROM BROADWAY : MEDIA CALL

THE NUTCRACKER: FROM ROH LIVE IN CINEMAS FOR XMAS. GIVEAWAY

This image and featured image: Meaghan Grace Hinkis as Clara in The Nutcracker, The Royal Ballet ©ROHTristram Kenton, 2013. Image by AKA ©ROH 2016

THE NUTCRACKER from Royal Opera House Live screens for a limited 3 day season in December.    The Royal Opera House celebrates ten years of live cinema broadcasts in 2018, leading the way in delivering world-class opera and ballet around the world. The 2017/18 Season was the Royal Opera House’s most successful cinema season to date with more than one million tickets sold globally.

A young girl’s enchanted present leads her on a wonderful Christmas adventure in this beautiful classical ballet, danced to Tchaikovsky’s magnificent score.

The young Clara creeps downstairs on Christmas Eve to play with her favourite present – a Nutcracker doll. But the mysterious magician Drosselmeyer is waiting to sweep her off on a magical     adventure. After defeating the Mouse King, the Nutcracker and Clara travel through the Land of Snow to the Kingdom of Sweets, where the Sugar Plum Fairy treats them to a wonderful display of dances. Back home, Clara thinks she must have been dreaming – but doesn’t she recognize Drosselmeyer’s nephew?

Continue reading THE NUTCRACKER: FROM ROH LIVE IN CINEMAS FOR XMAS. GIVEAWAY

THE ILLUSIONISTS: DIRECT FROM BROADWAY TO THE OPERA HOUSE

The Daredevil

This year, THE ILLUSIONISTS: DIRECT FROM BROADWAY will continue to redefine magic and challenge audience expectations with large-scale stunts, levitation, mindreading, disappearance and daredevilry. This non-stop show is thrilling and sophisticated magic at its best, led by eight of the world’s most talented magicians and artists:                                                Continue reading THE ILLUSIONISTS: DIRECT FROM BROADWAY TO THE OPERA HOUSE

CARDISTRY BOYS: YOUNG MASTERS OF MAGIC

The Cardistry Boys: Lucas Itrawan and Ash Hodgkinson

THE CARDISTRY BOYS , Lucas Itrawan and Ash Hodgkinson,  are just 16-years-old magicians, but have already taken their cheeky, mind-blowing magic all over Australia… and overseas!

The Cardistry boys blend irreverent teenage humour with eye-popping magic: card tricks, illusions, Rubik’s Cube and more.            Continue reading CARDISTRY BOYS: YOUNG MASTERS OF MAGIC

THE UNBELIEVABLES: DAZZLING VARIETY AT THE HOUSE

 

Meet THE UNBELIEVABLES. Playing at Sydney Opera House in December

A dazzling selection of the finest entertainers, cherry-picked from stages around the world will star in this summer’s biggest show, THE UNBELIEVABLES  . The incredible cast includes; a Tony-Award winning ventriloquist, 4 times Guinness world-record quick-change artists, plus circus performers specialising in death defying aerials, acrobatics, knife-throwing, juggling as well as spell-binding magicians, comedians, and world-class dancers.

THE UNBELIEVABLES  kicks off its national tour at the Sydney Opera House Concert Hall, 19-29 December, before travelling to the Arts Centre Melbourne 3-13 January and Crown Theatre Perth 18-28 January 2018.                                 Continue reading THE UNBELIEVABLES: DAZZLING VARIETY AT THE HOUSE

SHORT AND SWEET CABARET 2016 GALA FINAL @ SLIDE

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Production photography by Sylvi Soe, and displayed in performance order.

The Short + Sweet Cabaret Gala Final took place last Sunday evening at the swish inner city  cabaret venue, the Slide. in front of a huge sold-out audience. Master of ceremonies Mr. Cruelo de Vil (Brendan Hay) cleverly entertained between acts.                           Continue reading SHORT AND SWEET CABARET 2016 GALA FINAL @ SLIDE

SHORT AND SWEET COMEDY+MAGIC 2016 WEEK 2 @ NEW THEATRE

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Production photography by Sylvi Soe has been displayed in order of performance.

This review relates to the second week of the Short and Sweet Comedy and Magic Festival held at the New Theatre on Sunday 25th January.

The very entertaining Suzie Q, was the excellent Master of Ceremonies. Suzie Q is a world champion pole dancer (currently ranked third in the world in pairs pole), a finalist on Australia’s Got Talent and a former Miss Nude Australia and Penthouse Pet. She was very excited to appear onstage fully dressed!                             Continue reading SHORT AND SWEET COMEDY+MAGIC 2016 WEEK 2 @ NEW THEATRE

SHORT AND SWEET COMEDY+MAGIC 2016 WEEK 1 @ NEW THEATRE

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02 Dudley Levell-1

03 Adrian Dean-1

04 CJ Delling-1

05 Daniel Muggleton-1

06 Andrew Boyd-1

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08 Makedonka Stoilova-1

09 Dale Trueman-1

10 Timothy Hyde-1

11 Rob Andrews-1

Pics all by Sylvi Soe, and displayed in performance order.

Sydney’s Biggest Little Cabaret Festival is back, and now with two brand new side festival events with COMEDY+MAGIC performers every week, for just two Sundays during January 2016. Presenting the best in COMEDY+MAGIC including Australia’s best magicians, with each of the eleven performances delivered in under ten minutes.           Continue reading SHORT AND SWEET COMEDY+MAGIC 2016 WEEK 1 @ NEW THEATRE

The Naked Magicians @ The Concourse

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For a titillating night of mirth and seduction taking place within the world of magic, you cannot go past THE NAKED MAGICIANS. Christopher Wayne and Mike Tyler are performing their 90 minute show at the Concourse in Chatswood from the 7th to the 9th May as part of the 2015 Sydney Comedy Festival.

These two magicians do end up taking off all their clothes, excluding their microphone belt. They do so after gently easing the audience towards performer nudity.                             Continue reading The Naked Magicians @ The Concourse

LA FORTUNA CABARET DINNER SHOW

La Fortuna heads this entertaining stage show
La Fortuna heads this entertaining stage show

I can recommend the LA FORTUNA CABARET DINNER SHOW for those looking for a different kind of entertainment experience. Patrons leave their every day lives behind them at the box office. We are greeted with staff in top hats and tails who usher us to our seats.  From there on in it is time for some magic.

We have only briefly been seated when a young magician comes around to our table and performs some card tricks. He is what is called in the trade a Close Up Magician. We watch later as he moves from table to table entertaining guests.                                   Continue reading LA FORTUNA CABARET DINNER SHOW