This week I attended another version of Monday Night Magic at the Players Theater in Greenwich Village. The performers are different for each edition and I have learned to watch for certain favorite magicians. It was heartening to see a nearly full house and enthusiastic audience. You can check for more information at:
First up was juggler Michael Karas who is very talented and lots of fun to watch. He was very entertaining but I am there for the magicians!
One of my favorites is Harrison Greenbaum, as much comedian as magician. He has a few basic and impressive tricks he often returns to and I have seen these before. He always makes it fresh with a wonderful ability to relate to his audience. Though I have seen his tricks several times it is always entertaining and different as his audience (and his treatment of them) is always different.
I really wanted to be there for Jon Stetson. He is a mentalist that bowled me over the first time I saw him. I was better able to work out some of his work this time, but he is extremely impressive. You must see him.
And yes, I do try to pick out tricks I can do in a future Plays & Prestidigitation. I found one. You will see an adapted version of a trick by Master of Ceremonies David Corsaro. It was very good and yes, I can tell how he did it and yes, I will adapt it for the next P&P. Thanks, David.