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Strolling Magic for: Cocktail Parties, Magic Bars, and Restaurants!

$145.00 ($75.00 minimum deposit)

3 Consecutive Tuesdays from 5:00 - 7:00 pm Pacific / 8:00 - 10:00 pm Eastern

Register before May 10 to receive the $145 price. After that, the price is $195.00

‚ÄčAll classes will be recorded, and participants will have up to one year to watch and enjoy the recordings.

Every gathering and event can be transformed into a celebration by having an exceptional magician mingle with your guests, present at the bar, or perform formal shows at an elegant table. Performing close-up magic for two to twenty guests at a time as they gather in groups or sit tableside will create unforgettable experiences at your event. This style of exquisite entertainment brings people together and creates bursts of laughter and applause. Magic is presented within inches of the spectator and in their own hands. Being this close to the action makes the experience personal, memorable, and a great icebreaker that keeps the audiences talking all night long.

 This class is filled with International stars who have had incredible careers in places like Las Vegas, New York, Chicago, Denver, Los Angeles, and all over the world.Every gathering and event can be transformed into a celebration by having an exceptional magician mingle with your guests, present at the bar, or perform formal shows at an elegant table. Performing close-up magic for two to twenty guests at a time as they gather in groups or sit tableside will create unforgettable experiences at your event. This style of exquisite entertainment brings people together and creates bursts of laughter and applause. Magic is presented within inches of the spectator and in their own hands. Being this close to the action makes the experience personal, memorable, and a great icebreaker that keeps the audiences talking all night long.

In the 30-year history of the McBride Magic & Mystery School, there has never been a class focused on the fantastic field of Strolling Magic and we have pulled together an unbelievable lineup of talent. 

In these classes you will learn how to:

  • Develop your approach 
  • Find your unique voice and style 
  • Discover which effects are right and wrong for these engagements
  • Work within different environments and restrictions
  • Prepare for any situation
  • Book yourself to start your career 
  • Create material for a wide variety of audiences

Classes will be taught in a style similar to the television series Inside the Actors Studio with Senior Faculty member Paul Draper interviewing the guest instructors and then opening the room for Q&A. 

Classes will be presented live on zoom for two hours each

GUEST INSTRUCTORS INCLUDE (But are not limited to)

Benjamin Barnes:

Benjamin Barnes is one of America's favorite magicians and the current Entertainment Director for the Chicago Magic Lounge. As a former student of the legendary Eugene Burger Benjamin spent two decades under the tutelage of a modern master. He is also the producer of the longest-running magic show in Chicago’s history (Magic Chicago).  While he is best known for his performances before corporate audiences (Ernst & Young, McDonald's, Accenture, Honeywell, etc.,), Benjamin’s magic is regularly featured at magic’s most prestigious showplaces including the Off-Broadway hit Monday Night Magic, Hollywood's famed Magic Castle, the windy city's own Chicago Magic Lounge and Jeff McBride’s Las Vegas Wonderground.


Bob Sheets:
Behind Bob's humorous presentation style is experience gained from one of the most diverse work histories in Magic. Serious credentials in a variety of venues include Circus and Side Show performer, Shopping Center Magic promotions, Magic Bartender, Street Magician, Bar/Restaurant Owner, Renaissance Festival performer , Magic Dinner Theater entrepreneur, Trade Show crowd stopper, and Sales Meeting wake up artist. Bob lectures and performs for magicians all over the world including England, Denmark, Sweden, Switzerland, Italy, Australia and India. In 1996 Bob won first place in London at the prestigious “Ron MacMillan World Close-up Magic Contest”. Together these make Bob an interesting character, a GREAT magician and funny guy.
 

Kayla Drescher:  
Kayla Drescher is enthusiastic, engaging, and has a contagious personality! She’s performed for clients all over the nation, including Microsoft, IBM, CBS Interactive, Lyndon State College, Castleton College, The Make-a-Wish Foundation, and many more!  She’s also appeared on television numerous times, including “Midday Maryland“, “Ventaneando”-Mexico’s #1 Talk Show, and NBC’s “The Today Show”, where she won David Copperfield’s “Search for the Next Great Magician.” Kayla continues to push reality’s limits to create unforgettable experiences.

Doc Eason:
The Magic Castle in Hollywood not only sees Doc as a living legend, but that great mecca of the magical arts has voted Doc Eason the magician of the year a staggering 6 times! Whether Doc was performing bar magic at the Tower Comedy Magic Bar, The Stonebridge, the Magic Castle, or your living room, Doc Eason is ALWAYS ON. There is no such thing as an off night. Come and learn from a Living Legend!  

Hannibal:
For more than 20 years, Hannibal has delivered cutting-edge entertainment to audiences.  Hannibal the Magician was forged on the streets of Charlotte, North Carolina, and performed for tips in order to pay the rent and keep food on the table. Hannibal became a popular fixture in the uptown area, working nightclubs and comedy clubs throughout the southeastern United States. 

Recognized by the International Brotherhood of Magicians with the People’s Choice award for Close-Up Magic, and by the Academy of Magical Arts with a nomination for best Close-Up Magician of 2018, and in 2019 nominated for Best Close-Up and best Parlor Magician,  this veteran of magic has performed for Boeing, Philip Morris, Coca-Cola, and many more. 

 

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