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Magic Tonight Returns

After a very long hiatus, I'm delighted to announce a special instalment of Magic Tonight

What eventually, after more name changes than a reasonable human could be expected to keep track of, became known as James Alan's Magic Tonight was a show that ran in downtown Toronto for twenty-eight months. It was a variety show. A long list of friends and colleagues (and the occasional special guest from out of town) would perform with me, creating a show that was never quite exactly the same from one week to the next. And when magicians get together, we really have a lot of fun!

The show has been on hiatus for about a year. Our last performance was February, 2016 — almost exactly one year ago. During that break, I've been busy with other projects, including my new show, Magic & Martini. Now, by special arrangement with the Soul City Social Club and the Social Capital Theatre, we're back teaming up for one more night of magic, Saturday, June 17, 2017.

I'll be joined by James Harrison, Canada's foremost theatrical pickpocket, and the delightfully charming and indescribably zany Rob Testa (a man who possesses no setting between off and eleven.)

The Social Capital Theatre
154 Danforth (@ Broadview)

7:30 PM - Doors Open
8:00 PM - Showtime

Tickets $20

 

Last time on Magic Tonight

Here are a few photos from last night's instalment of Magic Tonight with my guest, Jason Palter, who is special in a way that defies description.

Magic Tonight runs Sunday nights in Downtown Toronto. Readers of this blog can use the code reality for a discount on the price of tickets and dinner when purchasing online.

Last week on Magic Tonight

Last week I was joined by a very special guest, David Merry. In addition to being a gifted comedian, David brings with him an impressive collection of severed human heads. I know readers of this blog find it difficult to tell when I'm joking. Oh well. Take a look for yourselves:

Magic Tonight continues Sunday nights at the Crimson Lounge in Downtown Toronto. Readers of this blog can use the code reality for a discount on the price of tickets and dinner when booking online.

This week on Magic Tonight

This Sunday, I'm joined by Phil Pivnick - who was the winner of the "Toronto's Best Magician Contest" (which was, oddly, held in Markham... because Magicians are weird.) He's a funny and polished popular children's performer, but at Magic Tonight, we stick a suit on him and watch him perform his more grown up material! He also makes lots of funny faces as you'll see in the photos below. Update: We're sold out for this Sunday's show! Visit us online to grab tickets for our upcoming performances.

December 20 Phil Pivnick Sold Out
December 20 Phil Pivnick Sold Out

Magic Tonight continues every Sunday night at the Crimson Lounge in Downtown Toronto. Readers of this blog can use the code reality for a discount on the price of tickets and dinner when purchasing online.

Last night on Magic Tonight

We're continuing to work our wonders every Sunday night at the Crimson Lounge. My special guest, Phil Pivnick, winner of the "Toronto's Best Magician" Contest (held every year in Markham because magicians are weird), was in fine form with some comedy magic and classical sleight of hand. Take a look at some of the fun we got up to. Magic Tonight continues every Sunday night in Downtown Toronto. Readers of this blog can use the code reality for a discount on the price of tickets and dinner when purchasing online.

This week on Magic Tonight

This Sunday, I'm joined by two special guests on Magic Tonight at the Crimson Lounge in Downtown Toronto. We had announced Jason Palter, the ever zany and over the top comedy something or other. On top of that, we also have an American card wizard (not his official title) Steve Reynolds. Steve is joining us from New Orleans. Appropriately enough as I cue this up for posting, I'm watching an episode of NCIS New Orleans. However it contains no magic and Scott Bakula's accent is atrocious. Steve is a very funny performer and I'm actually being kept slightly in the dark about what he will be presenting this weekend.

November 8 Jason Palter
November 8 Jason Palter

Special thanks to Ben Train for helping us with the bonus special guest!

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