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“Magic on Miami”

Cabaret of Magic Variety Arts Theater
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Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Reviewed February 27, 2014

The addition of a magic shop and cabaret theater on Miami Avenue is a fun addition to the entertainment options in Venice. Glenn Gary offers a 1 and 1/2 hour show of parlor magic tricks involving cards, birds, rings, balls, money, etc. The small theater offers an up close view of the slight of hand tricks, but even at close range it looks like magic. Glenn Gary invites audience participation which adds to the fun of the evening. Some of the tricks take a while to set up so the show might be less interesting to young children. The price of $32 a ticket with tax is a bit steep but our group felt the show was worth it. TIPS: Volunteer to participate in the tricks as that will enhance the experience. Consider going with friends as it was fun to try to figure out the tricks together after the show.

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Reviewed February 25, 2014

It was an entertaining evening of parlor magic. Glenn Gary had some amazing tricks with an empty box of cards, metal rings, and correctly guessing the exact card people in the audience chose from a deck of cards. However, some of the tricks were too long and drawn out. A few children in the audience were restless. It was a Saturday evening and I believe children were not allowed. The price of $32 plus tax was a bit pricey (and that was for the "cheap seats"). There were four rows of chairs set up and as they were not on an incline it was difficult to see at times from my third row seat.

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

The magic of magic is the illusion that it is real. The whole experience was wonderful. It is an intimate setting with lots of audience participation and humor. The audience included everyone from 6 years of age to senior citizens. I love that Mr. Gary involved all of the children at some point during the show. My husband sat on the edge of his seat during the whole performance. We will return to see him and other magicians perform there!

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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We were entertained by the magician, he did a few of the magic acts that we've all seen before. The never ending silk scarf trick, the balls that multiply, I feel for the price of $30.00 these tricks are "old hat". A lot of the tricks were awesome though and were still trying to figure out how he did them. I would not recommend this show to anyone with children under 8. It's a long show and the children in front of us got restless. But all things considered, go and see this intimate night of magic you won't be disappointed.

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Reviewed January 27, 2014

We were captivated with a wonderful evening of magic done in traditional style. It was as though we had been transported back in time. Mr. Gary had an incredible grasp of sleight of hand, levitation, mentalism, and object manipulation. A wonderful show, a wonderful evening.

Thank Lois H
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