BWW Review: THE ART OF MAGIC at 2017 KC Fringe Festival
The Society of American Magicians - Assembly #38 has reappeared at Musical Theater Heritage for they annual display of excellent prestidigitation. Mastering the ceremonies for the "Art of Magic" is SAM Vice President and pretty magician Corso.
It is a group of four magical operators plus Corso doing card tricks, rope tricks, water in the bottle tricks, mentalist tricks and evening a singing magician. Each exhibitor makes it a point to include his audience in the show.
The audience never fails to be entranced and entertained - especially the children who are invited to take part from the audience. This is mainly small magic. There are no huge displays nor elephants disappearing, but none of that matters because the side stage at Musical Theatre Heritage is intimate enough that the magic performed seems just enough.
Each is exceptionally skilled at the one or two tricks in each presentation. Especially impressive is the level of patter and professionalism displayed by all the participants. These performers are not easy to get off their games. They are skilled in reacting to the differing responses they receive from their stage partners.
The Art of Magic will vanish for this year at the 2017 Fringe after two additional performances at MTH Stage 2 on Friday evening.