This is THE LIST of the most popular and Best illusion shows.

They range from the small quirky theater to the intimate and up-close, the beautiful Edwardian style, and the huge theater productions touring the world. Forget Sunset Strip and Pink’s hot dogs downtown.


WB Production Artist Johannes Stoetter was invited for the Spanish TV Show EL HORMIGUERO in Madrid.
With Special Guest Elisabeth Moss (just released the movie “The invisible Man”) this show was all about illusions.

Johannes performed a bodypainting illusion that shows a bengal tiger and a giant cameleon.

See a behind the scenes shot from the preparation to the live show.


Spice up your vacation to Maui with The Magical Mystery Show!, which is conjuring up the world’s best magical entertainers at the best hotels around the world. Step into an elegant, intimate setting and be transported back in time to the Victorian era, when traveling parlour magicians were the kings of entertainment. Prepare to be stunned as miracles happen just feet away! Seating is limited, providing for a thrilling, close-up, and magical experience, with all the laughter and joy of a bygone era. Childlike wonder will be evoked, created by miraculous feats of prestidigitation, as the lines between fantasy and reality become blurred. Perhaps you will be chosen from the audience to participate, sharing with the audience the thrill of making magic! Visit the site for ticket availability.

Show Duration: The show is approximately 2 fun hours.
Food and Drink: The resort has several restaurants and bars onsite for a lovely evening of dinner, drinks, and fabulous entertainment.
Age Restriction: 21+


City National Grove of Anaheim
SEP 30th – OCT 01st

Some of the UK’s finest magicians have come together for a funtastic, spectoramic, super magical show. Forget Mary Poppins… this is eye-popping stuff and tons of fun for the whole family. The magic spectacle has toured the world and will be doing several US dates. You will see levitation, disappearances, mind-reading and more. Each of the acts brings their own unique style and skills to the experience, with plenty of grand illusions and special effects.


6555 Hollywood Blvd
6555 Hollywood Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90028

While not technically speaking a magic show, Scot Nery’s Boobie Trap may have a magic act on any given Wednesday, considering they have a bit of everything! Circus, comedy, music… madness! It’s a jumble of 4-minute acts, so if one doesn’t please there’s sure to be another that comes along soon that fits the bill. This is a 21 and up show, so sorry… not for the youngsters or even the almost adults. The bar opens at 7pm and the show starts at 8pm. Then you get 90 minutes of international mayhem and fun all hosted by… you guessed it… Scot Nery.

Show Duration: The show is 90 minutes long.
Age Restriction: Ages 21 and older.


Anaheim Majestic Garden Hotel

Join David for a night of “Magic and Wine”. Spend the first hour enjoying a flight of four different wines along with delicious hors-d’oeuvres. The evening continues with an intimate 90-minute show (100 guests only), containing plenty of close-up magic by one of the best. In 2007, David won first place in the close-up category of the International Brotherhood of Magicians’ annual Convention. The combination of wine and magic makes for a very popular date night show. Dress is relaxed cocktail. Wine will only be served to those guests 21 and older, but feel free to bring children 10 and up. David’s performance is sure to please everyone! He’s already made fans out of people such as Rob Reiner and Johnny Depp.

Show Duration: The show is 90 minutes long.
Food and Drink: Wine and hors-d’oeuvres served. Also, the hotel has other dining and cocktail options.
Age Restriction: Ages 10 and older.
Parking: Paid parking at the hotel is available. Free street parking nearby may be available.


Marvyn’s Magic Theater
46630 Washington St
La Quinta, CA 92253
Wednesday through Sunday

Marvyn’s Magic Theater is where magic, comedy and variety happen five days a week. This lounge / theater / magical curio shop hosts different performers every week, so there is always something new to see at Marvyn’s. They promise that each show will have audience participation, fun and the opportunity for some pre or post show cocktails in the lounge. Did we mention this is a 21 and over kind of place? So get yourself a babysitter, head on down to Marvyn’s and check out the show. The host, Jeff Dobson, has fourteen years under his belt on the Las Vegas strip and a couple years performing on Broadway, so there’s lots of glamour and glitz to get the evening started and a variety of entertainment to check out each week.

Show Duration: The show are usually about 75 minutes long.
Food and Drink: Cocktails are available in the lobby bar.
Age Restriction: Marvyn’s is a 21 and over venue.
Parking: There is free parking out front.


Claremont Forum Bookstore
Greg VanHolsbeck
Claremont, CA 91711
Thursday Evenings

Greg’s show Handcrafted Mysteries is full of audience participation, creativity and Greg’s own original pieces. Greg spent three years developing and perfecting his show which brings his own unique innovations to the artform of prestidigitation. The show is a blend of magic and mentalism. Come prepared for an immersive experience where the audience is always a part of the show. Greg’s show is for all ages and the Claremont Forum Bookstore is an intimate and cerebral venue for this engaging show.

Show Duration: The show is 60 minutes long.
Food and Drink: There is no food or drink available at the venue.
Age Restriction: Recommended for ages 13+
Parking: There are several free lots and street parking nearby.





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