Category Archives: magic

Stage magic, that is

Plagues Gone Past

Where are the plagues of yesteryear? So there I was, reading Fifty Years in the Magic Circle by Signor Blitz (the memoirs of a mid-19th-century magician) when I saw this bit (pp. 58-59):   Irish Wit. During the season, a … Continue reading

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A Complete Silk Act

One of the perennial topics in these parts goes something like this: “I’ve signed up for a talent show. What should I do?” Let me make a suggestion, under the rubric “everything old is new again.” In Jean Hugard’s Silken Sorcery (1937), … Continue reading

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Puppet Theater Magic Contest 2020

Best of Boston Magic Contest Wednesday, February 12 at the Puppet Showplace Theater 32 Station St Brookline, MA 02445 Contest starts at 7:30 pm The Contest Assembly Nine’s traditional Best of Boston Magic Contest takes place on Wednesday, February 12. … Continue reading

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Vermont Winter RenFaire 2020

@WinterRenaissanceFaire2020 So there you are in Vermont this weekend, and it’s cold, a nor’easter coming in, and you feel the need to do something evil.  Come do something Medieval at the Vermont Winter RenFaire.  I’ll be there, doing magic.  You … Continue reading

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Tri-State Magic Auction

ANNUAL MAGIC AUCTION Sunday, April 19, 2020 BJ Hickman, MC and Auctioneer LOCATION-The Chill Function Hall 580 US Highway 1 Bypass, Portsmouth, NH It’s in the back of The Roundabout Restaurant and next door to the Holiday Inn Time: Sellers … Continue reading

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Nashua Winter Holiday Stroll

Come see the Granite State Magicians (including your handsome young friend, me) at the Holiday Stroll this Saturday, November 30th, in Nashua NH. We’re putting on a free magic show as part of the festivities at 30 Temple Street, Lower … Continue reading

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Magic Near Boston

If  you aren’t doing anything this weekend, you might head over to the  Second Annual Northeast New England Magic Contest, 2:00 pm Sunday, November 17th.  Wellesley Community Center, 219 Washington St, Wellesley MA. I’ll be there!

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Fitzwilliam Fantasy Faire Map

Come on down! (Or up, depending on your starting point.)  13 Templeton Turnpike, Fitzwilliam, New Hampshire 03447.  Tons of vendors, shows, demos, and other fun.  Saturday the 5th.  9:00 am-3:00 pm. If you see me, say “Amaze me!” and I’ll … Continue reading

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Fitzwilliam Fantasy Faire

So there you are, wondering what to do, where to go, on an October morning. Specifically, October 5th, 2019. Why not come to the Fitzwilliam Fantasy Faire?  It’s Fair!  It’s Fantastic!  It’s in Fitzwilliam!(NH).  And, I’ll be there doing magic.  … Continue reading

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Vaudeville Again!

I’ll be doing my vaudeville thing at Newport, NH a week from Saturday, at 7:00 pm.   My turn is a recreation of a vaudeville magic act as might have been seen back in 1921, using the same patter, the same … Continue reading

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