The Magic Castle
I just got back from Hollywood, Ca. Not everyone knows, but there is a private magic club celebrating their fiftieth birthday. Happy Birthday to The Magic Castle. Although it is a private club, the public is welcome with a few easy to meet conditions. If you have the chance to visit, you will witness some of the finest Magicians from around the world. In some ways, it’s like stepping back in time. There is a strict dress code. If not, everybody would be in their jeans and t-shirts. Magic deserves a little more sophistication and respect than a trip to your local burger joint.
Close Up Magic, Parlor and Stage all at the Castle
You will find a “close up Magic” room. There are only 22 seats in this mini theatre. They have tiered seating, so there is not a bad seat in the house. This makes for the best Close-Up Magic experience.
When you’re ready, wander over to the “Parlor of Prestidigitation”. Here you’ll see a slightly larger show. Don’t forget the stage show. Laughter and great mysteries share the same stage. You’ll never run out of things to see, just make your way to the W.C. Fields bar and see more Magicians up close, but a bit more interactive with their audience. A trip to the bathroom may surprise and entertain you. Go check it out. If you find any down time, several club members dedicate their talents to entertain anyone and everyone.
If you are looking for a particular Magician, check the schedule here.
Believe me, you can’t go wrong visiting anytime. The talent is world class, and the hosts are welcoming and helpful.
After a pleasant dinner and an evening of some of the world’s greatest magicians, I am sure you will gain a new appreciation of Magic. If not, I’d suggest you check your pulse. Joe Ferranti,