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Cheap Tricks (2)

It is the worst possible scenario for a variety performer. You arrive in another city to perform, but your props and equipment do not. (Thank you Airlines.) It’s a situation no one would want to be in, but we’re inflicting it on ourselves in Cheap Tricks. We tried this earlier in 2017 and are at it again, putting performers in awkward and unpleasant situations for your entertainment pleasure.

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All participants are given a small budget, location to buy what they can find, and have to come with 10 mins of amazing material on the fly for the audience.

Featuring John Roldan, Poppa, Jimbo, Beyond Mental Borders, Jonah Babins, The Wanderer, Jacque Swan, James Harrison, Shamus MacGregor and some guy named James Alan. Judged by Ben Train, Steffi Kay & Chris Westfall (the returning champion from the first Cheap Tricks in 2017.) With a performance by The Sentimentalists.

Tuesday, June 11, 2019
8:30 PM
Revival
783 College Street, Toronto

We hope you can join us for what is sure to be a very unusual night.

 

Chris Westfall and the Porcelain Princess

My specialty has always been "magic for grownups" but I'm often asked about doing things for younger kids and for families which usually leaves me recommending my friends who do a much better job with that sort of thing.

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Coming up in a few weeks at the Paper Mill Theatre in Toronto, there is a wonderful family show for kids and families. A good friend Chris Westfall has teamed up with circus artist Bella to create Chris Westfall and the Porcelain Princess. The show toured around Ontario just over a year ago and received some very nice reviews. If you're looking for an amazing and fun (and amazingly fun) family activity, it's in town for just two nights in July.
 

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Chris Westfall & The Porcelain Princess
Thursday & Friday, July 19 & 20 @ 6:30 PM
The Paper Mill Theatre - 67 Pottery Road

 
“Chris Westfall... & The Porcelain Princess is a true magic theatre experience. It brings the arts of illusion, circus, improv and comedy together in one amzing show perfect for the whole family. It will baffle and amaze. Keep you on the edge of your seats at the top of your imagination. Watch Chris Westfall make people appear, diappear and float while laughing the entrie way through.”

Tickets start at $29 and you can use the promotional code secrets to get an extra discount when you reserve online. 

Photos from Tricks In The Six

Last weekend, I was a special guest on the Toronto Magic Company's special show Tricks In The Six, accompanied by the ever energetic and zany Chris Westfall and charming "whackadoo" host Jonah Babins

Much like Magic & Martini, it was a wonderful intimate crowd. And there is nothing quite as much fun as performing for a group who know they love magic and have come out specifically to see it.

Here are some photos from our night at the B-Side Lounge courtesy of the Toronto Magic Company

Tricks in the Six

I'm pleased to announce that I'll be appearing at the end of this month on Tricks in the Six, a show presented by the Toronto Magic Company. I'll be appearing alongside Johan Babins and Chris Westfall

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We will be at the B-Side Lounge (669 College St., Toronto) Sunday, February 25. The show starts at 8:00 PM. Tickets are available from the Toronto Magic Company:

 

Happy Halloween

Magicians are not generally very scary people. We're primarily entertainers. But sometimes, in order to be dramatic, we need to court danger and sometimes just be a little weird. So for Halloween this year, I took a look through our archives and assembled this collection of the magicians on Magic Tonight getting dressed up or just generally being strange and creepy. Enjoy!

Magic Tonight runs weekly at the Crimson Lounge in downtown Toronto, Readers of this blog can use the code reality fir a discount on the price of tickets and dinner when purchasing online.

This week on Magic Tonight

On this week's show at the Crimson Lounge downtown, I'll be joined by comedy magician extraordinaire, Chris Westfall. Chris appeared for a month here with his partner in absurdity Chris Mayhew performing Sketchy Magic and he's about to embark on a Canada-wide tour of his family show, Chris Westfall and the Porcelain Princess. Chris is always funny and always zany and we're delighted to unleash him for you this Sunday. Tickets are available for our September dates at www.MagicTonight.ca/tickets. We have spots for Toronto and a very limited number for the Franklin House in Mississauga. Readers of this blog can use the code reality for a discount on the price of tickets and dinner when purchasing online.

September 6 Chris Westfal
September 6 Chris Westfal