The vibe is wild as I sit down for Adults Only Magic Show. I’m definitely the most sober one in the crowd. On the stage are magical props and a heavy box hanging from the ceiling. This would definitely be an interesting night.
A fun, riotous evening filled with thrills
Our MC and audience hype man for the evening, Magnus Danger Magnus, struts on stage. He’s professional, witty and charming in every way. After some great crowd work and some fun with Shaurna the sign language interpreter (yes, this magic show was a signed performance), we meet our magicians – Sam and Justin – giving their 206th performance of this show.
It seems that the show would have been easier to create and perform if our magicians built the show around their audience. It was clear that the less-than-sober crowd, especially the two women sitting next to me, were very easily astounded. But this isn’t the case because the magic is genuinely brilliant. There’s a Penn and Teller-style phone trick, an impressive, but x-rated, quick change routine and a red-hot word revelation which leaves everyone with their jaws on the floor.
The chemistry between our three performers is also really indicative of the passion they all have for this art form. In a surprisingly moving video clip, Sam gives some background of how he and Justin began working together and how they were forced to build from the ground up. It really gives this group some heart and differentiates them from being “just another magic act”.
Adults Only Magic Show does exactly what it says on the tin. It’s a fun, riotous evening filled with thrills, gasps and an incredible escape which I don’t think either one of our magicians wanted to lose. It’s a late-night show that’s definitely worth your time.