Danville's Historic North Theatre to Host 1st Annual Houdini Festival, 6/21-22

Today, March 24, 2013, is the 139th anniversary of the birth of Harry Houdini the great magician and escape artist. To commemorate this birthday, America's only World Champion Illusionist, Wayne Alan, and his theatre, The Historic North Theatre in Danville, VA, announce the First Annual Houdini Festival to be held at the theatre June 21-22, 2013. The event is open to the general public as well as magicians.

Friday, June 21 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 100. Saturday, June 22 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, call 434-793-SHOW (7469) now or go online at www.TheNorthTheatre.com. The Historic North Theatre is a beautifully restored 1947, 500 seat Vaudeville theatre with a full balcony. It is located at 629 N. Main St., Danville, Va.

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