Santa may be gone after December 25, but that does not mean an end to the magic of the holidays. In fact, after Santa’s delivered all his presents and returned to the North Pole is when the Parlor of Mystery stages it’s yearly Holiday Magic show. This year the show is on Sunday, December 29, and features two of the area’s foremost family entertainers juggler, Lou Johnson, and Long Island’s silliest magician, yours truly, Mike Maione.
Here’s a look at some of the Parlor’s past Holiday Shows.
Dad (Santa Joe) retired last year. He’s 90 so it was time. He’s passed the sleigh bells to me and I’ll be dropping by the homes of people wanting a visit from Santa during the holiday season this year instead of dad. Yesterday, I donned the outfit for the first time and did a photo shoot. I’m happy with the results and looking forward to making the rounds. Call if you’re looking for a professional Santa for your event.
On Sunday, November 17, Steve Rodman presents a dinner magic show starring the incomparable, award-winning magician Eric DeCamps. The show will also feature Long Island’s Silliest Magician, me, and strolling magic by Bill Krupskas. The show takes place at Mia’s of Valley Stream. $50 covers the cost of a scrumptious Italian dinner and show. Call 516-825-2117 for information and reservations.
While I like to think I am a darn good kid’s magician, I know a great one when I see one. Mario – the Maker Magician is a great one and he’s coming to the Parlor of Mystery on August 21. This is a great opportunity to take the kids or grandchildren to see a truly unique children’s magic show.
One of the things I am most proud of is the original magic and routines I develop. This week I had the pleasure of videotaping a few new pieces I have been working on, all of which are being offered to the magic community and are almost ready from prime time.
The first is a reissue of my Celebrity Presage. (More about this in coming posts.) Celebrity Presage is a fun routine and prop I created for my audition at 4F, an invitation-only magic convention held annually in upstate NY. If you are lucky enough to find sponsors and be invited, you must perform in front of 200 of the best close-up magicians in the world. Yes, it was scary.
The other two pieces are new pieces that I have been working on for the last few months. One is a topical piece that features special cards I created with emojis. The routine is fun, and I think a fooler.
The third piece is a mental magic piece that features celebrity autographs. Take a look at the video and you’ll get the idea.