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“Worth seeing twice (or seven times)” 5 of 5 stars
Review of #1 Magic Show in L.A.

#1 Magic Show in L.A.
The Beverly Wilshire Hotel, 9500 Wilshire Bvld, Beverly Hills, CA 90212 (Beverly Hills)
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Owner description: 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.A celebrity favorite, Ivan has entertained in luxury venues throughout the world. Expert sleight of hand, original and mind bending illusions all while accompanied by a concert cellist that scores the show with great classics. BroadwayWorld calls his hit show “Spectacular’ ” and the L.A. Times named it a "Top Pick."Here’s what you will experience:• Witness Ivan Amodei recreate the famous story of William Tell with a surgically sharp darts and a unsuspecting volunteer from the audience • Ivan will disclose Houdini’s biggest kept secret • 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• Décor 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, Mission Impossible, James Bond, The Pink Panther and other famous classics played liveDon't miss Ivan's witty humor and interactive style that leaves audiences wanting more!
Los Angeles, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Worth seeing twice (or seven times)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2013

I first saw Ivan perform at the Magic Castle and was so entertained, that I made it a point to come back again and again during each of his performances. Despite seeing him about half a dozen times at the Castle, I felt it necessary to pay to see his show and was glad that I did. Since I'm a magician, people often ask me, "Do you know how the tricks are done?" And my answer is, "While I may know how some are done, magicians watch for entertainment purposes." And Ivan tops the chart with entertainment value. Be prepared to feel a childlike sense of wonder while laughing your face off. I look forward to seeing him again.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank Saurabh S
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“A must see!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2012

Top notch show! See Ivan before he goes big time. What a great time. This show has it all, laughs, illusion, tricks and more. Excellent venue. Who doesn't like the Beverly Wilshire. See the show before he gets famous and ticket prices triple!

1 Thank BHanes
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Ventura, California, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“"A Class Act!!!!"”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2012

Ivan's magic tricks are unlike any others I have ever seen!!!! He is a fantastic magician!!!! It is obvious he gets a thrill out of stunning his audience by how much thought, detail, and perfection goes into each and every trick. I have taken several friends to see his show and each one has walked out completely hooked!!!! I highly recommend seeing Ivan's magic, regardless of where his performances are being held.

Visited June 2012
1 Thank Shelley M
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Los Angeles, CA
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“What a fun show!”
5 of 5 stars 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
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“elegant experience, great ambience. kid friendly. magic is good”
4 of 5 stars 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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