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First Annual Houdini Festival Rescheduled for November


Celebrity Magician and America's only World Champion Illusionist, Wayne Alan, the owner of The Historic North Theatre in Danville, VA, announce that the First Annual Houdini Festival which was originally scheduled for late June has been rescheduled for November 1-2, 2013. This will allow for a strong promotional tie-in with October 31, which is the anniversary of Houdini's death. The theatre's haunted attraction in the basement; Houdini's Haunted House will also remain open the two days after Halloween. The event is open to the general public as well as magicians.

Friday, November in the evening, the theatre will host some of the country's top sleight of hand experts for an intimate show of close-up magic in the Balcony Mini Theatre that only seats 113. Saturday, November 2 during the day there will be a display of Houdini memorabilia, viewings of two of his famous movies, plus lectures and demonstrations (two are Top Secret- for magicians only). The Halloween attraction, Houdini's Haunted House, in the theatre's basement, will also be open during the festival. Saturday evening there will be a gala stage show featuring some of America's top magicians and variety performers.

Tickets for the festival are $75.00 for magicians and $55.00 for the general public. Tickets for individual events may also be purchased. Students and children are half price for the Saturday night gala stage show. To reserve tickets, please call 434-793-SHOW (7469) now or go online at The Historic North Theatre is a beautifully restored 1947, 500 seat Vaudeville theatre with a full balcony. It is located at629 N. Main St., Danville, VA 24540.

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