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“What a fun show!”

#1 Magic Show in L.A.
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: Current WINNER of Penn & Teller’s FOOL US brings his all NEW Intimate Illusions to the Four Seasons Westlake for only one night. On Sept 16th, Ivan appeared on the CW’s Penn & Teller’s Fool Us Season Finale and fooled the pants off veteran Las Vegas magicians Penn & Teller and was declared the winner. Currently on a national tour, this stop here at our beautiful Four Seasons will included the amazing illusion that FOOLED Penn & Teller, as well as, incredible coincidences, psychological illusions, and spectacular brain games all wrapped around spellbinding story-telling. And don’t forget the musical score by Celine Dion’s main star cellist Irina Chirkova. You’ll witness Amodei manipulate time, alter someone’s fate and even discover a spectator’s destiny – might it be you? “Absolutely gorgeous all the way through.” Penn & Teller “Spectacular” by BroadwayWorld “Brilliant & Enthralling” by Beacon Hill Times. World-renowned magician Ivan Amodei stars in his critically acclaimed INTIMATE ILLUSIONS show at the famed Beverly Wilshire at the most glamourous address in the world Rodeo Drive and Wilshire Blvd. Watch him unleash the power of the mind of a mega-savant• A World Class magic show for only 60 guests• Set at the famed Beverly Wilshire in Ivan’s private luxury suite• Decor styled after a Ralph Lauren Madison Ave Apartment. A concert cellist accompanying Ivan like the score to a great movie. Hear the music of Vivaldi, Bach and other classical pieces. Don't miss Ivan's witty humor and interactive style that leaves audiences wanting more!
Los Angeles, CA
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What a fun show!”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

This is really one of those unique experiences everyone should try. It's this intimate space at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel so every seat is good. The show is extremely entertaining. The magic is really amazing. I go to the Magic Castle a lot, and have seen other magic shows around town, and Ivan's show is one of the best I've ever seen. We had dinner nearby - there's a bunch of good restaurants. A very memorable evening.

Visited July 2012
1 Thank joetylergold
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“elegant experience, great ambience. kid friendly. magic is good”
Reviewed November 18, 2012

My biggest gripe is the price, for $70, that is like a vegas show. It is at a very fancy hotel and if money isn't an issue, I would say definitely worth going.

if you eat and get valet validation at restaurant, only $12, vs "event" validation which is $16.

1dress code. although website makes it look very formal, many audience members dressed casual and dress code not enforced so don't worry if you won't have a suit on. saw men and women dressing casually.

2. the magic itself was good, he is great performer, lots of interaction with audience, material appropriate for children. relax atmosphere, a little on slower side. if you are a magician the magic won't blow your mind away. close up material, don't expect big illusions or dove productions or anything big like that. elegant atmosphere

3. tickets are $60 or $70 (front row) + $5 processing fee. the room is very small and there is absolutely no need to get front row tickets. does seem to sell out so if you are out of town, might want to plan ahead. show last 1.5hrs. no need to get there 20min early as website suggest.

Visited October 2012
5 Thank Smokiedokie2
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Los Angeles, California
Level 3 Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Brilliant magic and entertainment -- Ivan Amodei”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

I brought 34 guests as a super birthday celebration, and all have gotten back to me saying how thrilled they were with Ivan's show! Even more, several are returning for more -- the ultimate compliment. Ivan and his cellist were both fabulous. If you want magic spiced with very funny comedy and ultimate entertainment, you will love this evening of wonder. Ivan involves many in the audience, so there's a great chance you or your friends will be in the show! Ivan's performed for many years at The Magic Castle, and he's now found his special niche. Go and enjoy -- take some friends -- they'll thank you for weeks! Thanks, Ivan, for a most memorable and magical night!!

Visited October 2012
3 Thank Gary F
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Pasadena, California, United States
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed October 18, 2012

it was truly an intimate magic experience. very private and Ivan gets everyone involved during the show! Ivan makes every person in the crow feel like they are part of the magic show. He does spend a lot of time talking, but that is not a bad thing at all. Most magic shows waste their time playing loud music to the left and to the right to confuse everyone. but not Ivan... He make it very interesting. He tries to make everyone feel good and personally talks to EVERY SINGLE person at the show!
I got over excited at times.. but this is amazing! DO NOT MISS THIS SHOW!
just wait until the end and crazy magic happens... =D
It really is worth every penny you spend...

Visited October 2012
1 Thank James K
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Los Angeles
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great entertainment”
Reviewed September 2, 2012

Ivan's show is a delight, and it definitely transports you back to an Old Hollywood era of glitz and glamor. Plus, it's a whole lot of fun. You don't know what to expect, and Ivan keeps the show very lively, funny, and never dull. Live cello music is a bonus which maintains the energy. I think for couples and/or families, your evening is well-spent with Ivan.

Visited August 2012
3 Thank Bryan K
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