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Illucifer
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I'm surprised we haven't heard any reviews.
Did anyone happen to go see their show at the Trump Marina?
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Here is a thread with some interesting info and a short review from me.
http://www.themagiccafe.com/forums/viewt......um=36&26

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Thanks Rich.
Do you recall which large illusions they performed?
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I caught them a few days before they closed. One of the best shows I've ever seen. A perfect blend of huge illusions and sleight of hand. The opening number is very impressive. Jinger is produced from "bulls eye" like frame. First her shadow is gogo dancing and then it's empty, and she suddenly busts from the center. Very cool. Of course the other illusion that never gets old is their version of the Wakeling sawing in half. Mark also performed the Wakeling billiard ball routine, with a few changes since the last time I saw him. He closed with a beautiful version of Gypsy thread. They also did a backstage cabinet illusion, fire spiker, and pole levitation.

Mark and Jinger are officially my favorite performers now. I really hope they get to make the big jump to permanent Vegas headliners.
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Pepka nailed most of the illusions in the show. I enjoyed it very much.

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I saw the last show of the run. Mark and Jinger always do a fine job and they had a huge crowd. I'm sure it was a successful run for both performers and the Casino. I don't know that Mark and Jinger are interesting in making a jump to Vegas. They run their own Magic Underground in Reno which is a 200+ seat magic theater. I've not seen the show at their own location yet, but I'm sure it is fantastic.
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Jewel and I drove a round trip of 330 miles from the Poconos to Atlantic City on the Wednesday of their last week at the Trump Marina. Got to the box office at 6:00 pm, only to be told they were completely sold out for the evening. We were devasted. My wife smacked me in the head with a rolled up newspaper for not having bought the tickets ahead of time over the phone. [We've been to see all of the great names in magic all around the country, and never went to a show that was completely sold out, and so never even thought of buying tickets ahead of time.]

The gals at the box office were very kind, and said that I can stand by in hopes that someone else might have extra tickets. At five minutes to 8:00 pm, the clerk said, "I have two extra tickets for you." We were taken inside, and escorted to the front row, directly center. I was two feet away from Mark Kalin during various parts of the show.

They really put on a fantastic show. They enjoy themselves on stage, very colorful personalities, fun loving and down to Earth. Their charisma and energy just poured off of them from the stage.

When Mark asked for volunteers for the Wakeling sawing, I jumped to my feet waving my arms. Mark quipped, "Oh, stop, you are scaring me!" and the audience laughed.

I managed to jot down a list of the effects during the show:


1. Shadow production
2. Crusher with vanish
3. Tip over trunk production
4. Wakeling saw in half
5. Tiny boxes
6. Op Art (Steinmeyer)
7. Vanishing cookie gag
8. Pole levitation
9. Wakeling ball manipulation
10. Cane box comedy routine
11. Himber ring
12. Spiker vanish, reappear in audience
13. Table of death
14. Gypsy thread

They had rented out their 175 seat theater in Reno to another magician for the Summer, and drove back there last week. They mentioned that all of their illusions for this show fit into a standard moving truck, no need to get a bigger truck to travel with.

We enjoyed their show so much, we went back again on Saturday evening!

On Saturday evening, we were thrilled to meet up with the beautiful Morgan, of John Bundy & Morgan. Her mom was with her, and also got to meet her sister and fiance later on after the show. That was very cool, and Morgan's mom shared all kinds of wonderful stories about Morgan growing up! [If Morgan reads this post, I did promise never to share the stories!!!!!]

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What is "Tiny Boxes"?
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Oh, boy, I don't know what that effect is really called. Two boxes are shown, and one is removed. The second then fits into the first. Then, removed again, and it has a new color. Anyone know the actual name of this routine?
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It's called Gozinta boxes. As in the red box Gozinta the yellow box. This is the best presentation I've ever seen for it. It's tough to not steal it.

You'll be interested to know Rich that I had the same problem. I had no idea it would be sold out. We were told to come back when the box office opened. We got there a bit early and someone actually had 2 tix to sell at face value. I snagged'em pretty quick. However, I didn't luck out with front row like you did.
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Hey David, thank you so much for the name of the effect. Googled it, and found a Tenyo toy version on ebay. Just read your blog about your trip to AC. Yes, wasn't it shocking to get there at the box office and learn they were sold out? The folks at the desk there said that their show was packed quite often, and that even the casino was very surprised at how strongly popular it was. Thanks again!

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My wife and I also saw Kalin And Jinger at the Trump Marina in A.C.

GREAT illusions and the sound system sounded perfect. They met with anyone and everyone who wanted to meet them after the show. If you ever get a chance to see their show, do not miss it!
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They had a great show, I spoke to Mark backstage after the show, he has always been a class act!
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I saw them with my family and like a typical magician, I knew what they were doing and wasn't "amazed" with something "NEW", HOWEVER, they blew away the lay audience. I got the biggest joy watching those at out table and around me just mystified.

My son and wife wanted to know how they did those wonderful illusions, but they knew if I exposed them it would ruin the beauty of them.

Here is a brief review. We saw Jeff McBride also at AC and I liked Kalin & Jinger's Show better. Jinger was more of a partner than an assistant which I like very much. Most of the illusions are standard purchasable or buildable illusions.

1. Shadow Production: A very nice way to introduce Jinger
2. Crusher with vanish: A different approach with the vanish
3. Tip over trunk production: Jinger appears from the previous vanish
4. Wakeling saw in half: Always a "Killer effect" Great presentation and Jinger wasn't just an assistant, she was a partner in magic. Great interaction with audience.
5. Gozinta boxes: a unique presentation of three boxes.
6. Op Art (Steinmeyer): In another presentation at Bob Littles Super Sunday, the girl vanished, I was looking for this but it didn't occur.
7. Vanishing cookie gag: Similar to the vanishing cracker gag
8. Pole levitation: Done nicely, one of the better presentations of this routine.
9. Wakeling ball manipulation: Done smoothly and nicely.
10. Cane box comedy routine: A nice presentation.
11. Himber ring: Blew the audience away with this one.
12. Spiker vanish, reappear in audience: Their signature routine
13. Table of death: I do not like these (The Danger Trick)
14. Gypsy thread: To many magicians are doing this. It's even on Verizon FIOS teaching viewers how to do this, with Dental Floss.

In no way does this post reflect negative on this show. This is the third time I saw them perform, and I will see them again.
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I saw Kalin and Jinger's show three times this Summer. They certainly are performers of a very rare caliber. They both are in control of their stage and command the situation. They are personable yet talented in all of the required disciplines of stagecraft. Their polish makes it look easy, which at their level it certainly is not. I had to go check them out as there are seldom big illusionists on the east coast anymore. If you want to see performers of a near unattainable level then don't miss a chance to catch Kalin and Jinger when you can.

Small notes:

#1 -they don't do a "crusher" although similar it is a "Bo-Staff"

#2 - Dennis, although I am glad you liked my version of the Op-Art. Mark doesn't do the full vanish as it is something that I came up with and although people have debated whether or not it is even a good "addition", I see their points but continue to do it anyway.

Highlights for me:

I love the shadow opening to the show. It's sexy and magical, it's just almost real magic.
The billiard balls were smooth and well presented and had two extra surprises. That was just a beautiful piece.
The pole levi is great too, it's very simple and clean but they also do a very funny bit leading into it.
The fire spiker is so fast and then Jinger is in the audience, it's just a really cool presentation.
The table of death is really deceptive, his shadow and part of his head are there and those spikes come down in an instant, but he's fine. That was pretty remarkable.

All in all it was a great experience to watch such polished pros, it's such a rare lesson to be able to attend an illusion show of this caliber. I for one hope they come back to AC again next year.
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I saw this wonderful show, as well. Believe it or not, I got to the Trump Marina on the last night of the show, only to find out as well that it was sold out. They told me that if people didn't show up, that they would sell us their tickets, so we were put on a list of others like us. Finally my name came up, and we got our tickets. By that time, when I got in the theatre, the shadow production of Jinger was coming to an end. As I found my seat, I sat down in time to see the tip-over box production. So I missed the first 10 minutes, but from then on in was non-stop amazing magic.

Kalin and Jinger were just amazing with the crowd, and their mix of incredible illusions was fabulous. In fact, they were pronounced magicians of the year at the World Magic Awards not so long ago. The comedic addition to the show made it that much better, and our seats were the second level, just above the level of the stage and in the center. It was wonderful. I would definitely love seeing them again and would highly recommend this show to anyone.
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