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rorythegreat
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Saturday I'm going to the Summit to see Banachek. Can't wait!
Doughlas
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Hey Rory,
I'll see you there myself. Should be a great show!
Zazz
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Tune in to Ch.5 at 7:00 tonight for Eye On The Bay featuring California Magic. It will be on again Sat., Ch.5 at 4:42a.m.
I think these shows are repeats but still fun to see our friends again on T.V.

Dan
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Ok. maybe I might be a little biased but I think the eye on the bay scene with the Calamari Brothers is the best part...LOL
"I came, I saw, SHE conquered." (The original Latin seems to have been garbled.)
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“ECCENTRICS OF SAN FRANCISCO’S BARBARY COAST”
A Magical Escapade

At THE SAN FRANCISCO THEATER FESTIVAL 2007 (Yerba Buena Gardens)
In the METREON -2- Digital Solutions Space, Second Floor

On SUNDAY, JULY 22nd at
1:45pm Sharp! (until 2:20pm)

Spellbinder Entertainment & Paradox Magic Present
WALT ANTHONY and DAVID MILLER
Directed by STEPHEN DREWES

Join us on a Magical Journey back through San Francisco ’s colorful and notorious past! “Eccentrics of the San Francisco ’s Barbary Coast ” abounds with local lore and legend.

Magical performance-artists Walt Anthony and David Miller, under Stephen Drewes expert direction, deliver wonder and enchantment for their audiences to savor, with memorable portraits of wild-and-wooly characters of the Old West.

Distinctive and elegant, the show features exceptional Storytelling-Magic and anecdotal vignettes presented with a theatrical flair.

Information: 415-771-6606
“Tales of Enchantment: The Art of Magic”
by Walt Anthony
www.LeapingLizardsMagic.com

"spinning tales and weaving enchantment"
SpellbinderEntertainment
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The fantastic magician,
original magical thinker,
and author of "Magic as Art"

Austin Brooks
(all the way from L.A.)

Is appearing this weekend at Gerry's
California Magic Dinner Theatre in Martinez

If you make it Friday evening, I'll see ya's there!

Magically,
Walt
“Tales of Enchantment: The Art of Magic”
by Walt Anthony
www.LeapingLizardsMagic.com

"spinning tales and weaving enchantment"
Tom Cutts
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You can catch me at St. Supery winery tomorrow. I'll be performing instead of... uh, make that before tasting.
:drinkup:
Ronin
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Hey Folks,

Here's the latest review of Christian Cagigal's "The Pandora Experiment", from the SF Weekly:

"For Christian Cagigal's newest magic show, the audience is not so much a subject of clinical study, but an object of affection. Cagigal stands on a living room rug counting audience members with his stage manager before stepping off, and moments later re-emerges transformed to guide us through "the experiment." Cagigal uses antique objects that are well-worn, simple and accessible; two music boxes with haunting chimes, small chests with the treasures of a child inside. A doll of porcelain and papier-mâché gazes soulfully throughout and feels as real as any of us. His performance takes the audience beyond just the willing suspension of disbelief and into another place in time where magic is not the work of an illusionist or performer but exists in creaky wooden boxes found in a grandparent's attic. The set and lighting underscore Cagigal's creation to create an ethereal beauty. His staging and sensitivity as he plays with his audience conveys a level of safety and trust so as to not feel duped, but included in the magic. What does The Pandora Experiment reveal? Above all else: imagination. "

Christian Cagigal's "The Pandora Experiment"
at The Exit Theater
156 Eddy St., San Francisco
Fridays and Saturdays through June 30
Tickets: $12-$20
Call 415-673-3847 or go to http://www.theexit.org

I foolishly waited until the last minute to reserve tickets, only to find the show had sold out! But I've got a reservation now and can't wait to see it!
David Hirata
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"Life is a combination of magic and pasta."
--Federico Fellini
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Rorythegreat said
<<Saturday I'm going to the Summit to see Banachek. Can't wait!>>

doughlas said
<<Hey Rory, I'll see you there myself. Should be a great show!>>


Hi Rory, Hi Doughlas,

I also attended The Summit show.

A great shame Gerry McCambridge wasn't able to be there as I was very much looking forward to seeing him perform also.

The socialising after the event is always such a highlight for me, as getting to chat one on one is always such a pleasure. Anton Zellman, Banachek, Joe Atmore, Jay Alexander, Loyd Auerbach, all a pleasure to talk to and a pleasure to be around.

For those of you who are members of the Mentalist Sanctum, there is a review posted there. For those of you who are not and are interested, please feel free to pm me. I cannot copy and paste comments of others, but am happy to copy and paste my own post if you are interested.


Tom Cutts said
<<You can catch me at St. Supery winery tomorrow. I'll be performing instead of... uh, make that before tasting>>

For those of you who couldn't make it, Tom Cutts and Dorian Rhodell were both performing at St. Supery Winery, and both left tables with that rewarding 'how the heck did he do that' look on their faces... a great day gents! Many Congratulations!!

Best,
*Magical Lady*
Ronin
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Hey Folks,

I've been plugging "The Pandora Experiment" quite a bit here, but I just had to chime in again since I finally actually saw the show and was delighted with the experience. The show has been held over into July--you can get more info at http://www.sffringe.org (and check out the SF Weekly review two posts back on this very thread).

OK, I'll shut up now about "The Pandora Experiment". But I really think you should go see it.
David Hirata
www.thingsimpossible.com


"Life is a combination of magic and pasta."
--Federico Fellini
rorythegreat
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Hey Ronin,
I have seen the show "The Pandora Experiment" too and have to say that I had a great time. I like that it was a very intimate show and Christian had everyone invloved. Good to hear that it's here through July.
If you haven't seen the show, you should!
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Christian's show was great. The tricks themselves were strictly run of the mill, but the presentation and atmosphere made up for that.

One thing I noticed, however, was that the audience didn't always know when to applaud. To me, that means either that 1) the climax wasn't that great, or 2) the performer didn't make it clear that it was the climax. This seems common in performances I've seen. But if the audience doesn't know that it's been amazed, some rethinking of the act seems like a good idea.

///ark
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Hello all,

I am located in Grass Valley area. Had the magic bug for 4 or 5 years when
a early teen. Have finally had some time to be bitten by the bug again.

I’m interested in “must see” performances anywhere in NorCal.
No “public” performances for me yet. In general I like magic that
takes some work. I also seem to be gettin more and more attracted to
close-up stuff.

Rich, thanks for the heads-up on this thread. As a new guy at the
Café I would have never found it.

Regards to all
An idea can turn to dust or magic, depending on the talent that rubs against it.
---- William Bernbach (1911 - 1982) ----

(After 25 years of PCs, everything switched to Macs, June 2008)
calamari
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Mr.Ree, if you read some of the posts on this threads past pages you will see there are many must see performances of magic here in Northern Ca, most of which admitedly are in the Bay Area but I think you will find some worth the drive. Cal Magic Dinner theater in Martinez gets in top names all the time John Carney, Daryl, Caveney, Dana Daniels, just to name a few. and there are shows going on now in S.F. that are spectacular, you can get a lot of information about those shows thru Mis Directions magic shop web site and e mailing list.
welcome to the thread.
Rich
"I came, I saw, SHE conquered." (The original Latin seems to have been garbled.)
Doughlas
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Hi Mr Ree,
Welcome to the forum. I'd also say take a visit to the California Magic Dinner Theater some time. On July 27 & 28 they are having a special show that weekend featuring The Flying Calamari Brothers! There's a show I will highly recommend.
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This SUNDAY “Eccentrics of the San Francisco ’s Barbary Coast ” SF THEATER FESTIVAL

THE SAN FRANCISCO THEATER FESTIVAL 2007
(Yerba Buena Gardens )

This SUNDAY, JULY 22nd
11am to 5pm 70 shows on 10 stages!

Spellbinder Entertainment & Paradox Magic Present

“ECCENTRICS OF SAN FRANCISCO ’S BARBARY COAST ”
A Magical Escapade

With WALT ANTHONY and DAVID MILLER
Directed by STEPHEN DREWES

In the METREON -2- Second Floor at
1:45pm Sharp! (until 2:20pm)

Join us on a Magical Journey back through San Francisco ’s colorful and notorious past!
“Eccentrics of the San Francisco ’s Barbary Coast ” abounds with local lore and legend.

Our escapades include:
Chronicling the times our City was destroyed-and-rebuilt between the Gold Rush and the Pan Pacific International Exhibition, the toll local Vigilantes took on Barbary Coast life, and tall-tales of beloved Emperor Norton, despised Shanghai Kelly, boisterous entertainers Lola Montez & Lotta Crabtree, and the infamous Mary Ellen Pleasant.

Magical performance-artists Walt Anthony and David Miller, under Stephen Drewes direction, deliver wonder and enchantment for their audiences to savor, with memorable portraits of wild-and-wooly characters of the Old West.

Distinctive and elegant, the show features exceptional Storytelling-Magic and anecdotal vignettes presented with a theatrical flair.

Magical Performance-Artists Walt Anthony and David Miller have been selected to participate in this year’s San Francisco Theater Festival -the Bay Area’s Largest One-Day Theater Extravaganza-

Seventy professional Bay Area Theater Groups and Solo Artists will perform upon ten stages, all located within the Yerba Buena Gardens Complex from 11am to 5pm. It’s an amazing and unique one-day free event.

The event runs the gamut from comedy-to-drama, musical-to-improv, hip-hop-to-solo, Shakespeare-to-children’s-shows, all at the San Francisco Theater Festival on Sunday, July 22 the Yerba Buena Gardens.
____________________________________________

WHAT: “Eccentrics Of San Francisco ’s Barbary Coast ” A Magical Escapade.
WHEN: Sunday, July 22nd at 1:45pm sharp.
WHERE: Metreon -2- Stage, Second Floor (at San Francisco Theater Festival).
WHO: Conjurers Walt Anthony and David Miller, Directed by Stephen Drewes.
INFO: Phone: 415-771-6606
____________________________________________

San Francisco - Nationwide - Worldwide
SPELLBINDER ENTERTAINMENT
"spinning tales and weaving enchantment"
http://www.SFMagicParlor.com
“Tales of Enchantment: The Art of Magic”
by Walt Anthony
www.LeapingLizardsMagic.com

"spinning tales and weaving enchantment"
Jim Mullen
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I see that this posting has brought a lot of Northern California magic enthusiasts out into the open. I see some names here that go back to the halcion days of Ring 38 at Earthquake McGoons in San Francisco. We had some fun.

Meanwhile, I have met a lot of fine magicians and fun people in Ring 216 in San Jose. Come on down for one of our meetings or to the "Big Show" put on every couple of months at ring president Will Chandler's house.

Check us out at
http://www.ring216.org/

Jim Mullen
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Zazz
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S.A.M #112 will have our annual Share The Magic show at Diablo Community College on August 18th with a 3:00 and a 7:00 show.

Just got word today from President Dr. P that Robert Baxt who is giving a lecture for our assembly on August 16th and who will be performing at California Magic on the evening of August 17th and 18th is willing to perform at our 3:00 Share The Magic Show on the 18th.

http://www.sam112.com

http://www.calmagic.com

Dan
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Benicia here. Been performing magic since about age 7, and badly too. At 56, I figure I don't need to pretend to be an adult anymore, so time to get back to the Important Things of Life, and what a joy to discover California Magic Theatre right around the corner. Rich, hope to get a chance to say hello this weekend at your performance there, had NO idea of the sizable community hereabouts--just never looked I guess--and it's happyIyam!
Best Bill Z.
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Welcome, Bill.
There are quite a few magicians living in Benicia.
We are your neighbors in Vallejo.

Dan
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