Jeff McBride – International Television Sensation!

Dear Friends:

Masters of Illusion

How many of these shows have you seen Jeff McBride on?

* FOOL US *

* MASTERS OF ILLUSION *

* LAS VEGAS MAGIC STARS WORLD TOUR * 

Well, now you can take a look at what is happening, both here at home, and around the world!

Here are some cool videos from our World Tour

A BACKSTAGE LOOK AT OUR WORLD TOUR

Magic Stars Photo Shoot

Las Vegas Magic Stars Intro Video:

Magic Stars Intro Video

China tour Commercial:

China Tour Commercial

Have you only seen Jeff on TV, or have you seen him live?

Now you can watch and learn all about the fascinating art of magic with Jeff McBride and his team… 24 hours a day for FREE!

Tune into the magic. Tune into  WWW.MCBRIDEMAGIC.TV

HAVE YOU SEEN WHATS NEW ON MCBRIDEMAGIC.TV ?

Every Monday our faculty and guest teachers create a NEW show packed with mind-expanding ideas, powerful magic effects, product reviews and social commentary on the world of magic. You can watch “on demand” anytime and anywhere, even on your phone!

Just play it in the background of your computer (like a podcast) as you go about your day and the magic & wisdom will be absorbed into your blood!

Mystery School Video

Scott Steelfyre is our show’s producer — and he has good news

Now you can watch www.McbrideMagic.tv on your iPhone or portable device!

If you have not heard the news, you can now watch Mystery School Monday live–including locked rooms, PEP talks, & 300+ hours of past episodes. ON YOUR PHONE or mobile device!

The best way to do that right now is via the “Photon Browser.” (Download here: http://www.appsverse.com

I have tested the Android & iPhone versions and they both work really well!

The only thing to remember is: you have to turn on the flash player in the Photon browser to view the live feed. There is a lightning bolt on the bar near the top. Click on that and it activates the flash player.

LAS VEGAS MAGICIAN OF THE MONTH: TIM WISE

Master of Ceremonies & celebrated host to the Las Vegas Magic Community. Tim has a way of connecting with EVERYONE. Tim is seen with just about everyone in Las Vegas… take a look! How many can YOU name!

Tim Wise Montage

Tim surrounds his life with amazing friends and stars.

His HOLLYWOOD STARS of MAGIC series continues this summer and fall. Tim is also part of Ron Saylor’s CELEBRITIES OF MAGIC SERIES in December. Tickets available NOW. Call: (661) 809-4826

Tim is working on the final touches to his new “International Stage Show,” a music driven magical experience featuring his powerful “Wise the Genie” Character.

We will get a taste of that new show this summer at WONDERGROUND!

Photo Credit: Sheryl A. Garrett

Each month Tim Wise heads up a team of “wonder-workers” and creates 3 NEW wonderful shows for WONDERGROUND.  He is a graceful giant of a man, both on stage and off… Tim’s motto is so positive, he inspired our entire team.

“We don’t HAVE to do this… We all GET to do this!”

Photo Credit: Sheryl A. Garrett

WONDERGROUND NEWS July 20th

The Biggest magic party in Las Vegas. 3 Nonstop shows, one night only!

JULY 2017

7:30 pm – Strolling magic with Chris Randall, Jungle Josh, Gaston and Daniel

8:00 pm – THE COMEDY MAGIC * VARIETY SHOW

Jaysin and Nikki Nightengale will be hosting!

Tim Wise – A Big man with BIG magic

Jungle Josh – Comedy Variety magic

Daniel Greenwolf – Celtic magic

Steelfyre – The Cutting Edge of Magic

Gaston – Magic and Theater

Chris Randall – Comedy and Magic

9:00 pm – VEGAS MAGIC UP- CLOSE!

                close up and strolling magic

Taylor Lloyd

Tim Wise

Jungle Josh

Steelfyre

Gaston

Chris Randall

10:00 pm – THE  EXTRAVAGANZA

Tim Wise IS YOUR MC

Jason Bird – From Masters of Illusion

Wise – The Genie!

Jungle Josh – Vegas-Visual -Variety

Gaston – Theatrical Magic Inspirations

Chris Randall – Award Winning Stage magic

PLUS:  Photography by Sheryl Garrett. Bar Magic with Zack Pattee, Scott Steelfyre, Corey Rubino, Taylor Lloyd, New World Rhythmatism Belly Dancers, live art with Areeya – and many more surprises and special celebrity guests!!

the bottom line:

Butterflies and magic

That’s all for now! Jeff and Tobias are off touring in China. Be sure and catch Jeff’s TV appearances this month on Masters of Illusion and Fool Us! And check our calendar below for some of our exciting upcoming events at the Magic & Mystery School!

Wishing you a Magical Summer!

Jeff McBride and the whole team

here at the Magic & Mystery School

Who Am I, and How Did I Get Here?

Dear Friends:

We have a special Museletter today, written by our good friend and official Social Coordinator for Magic & Mystery School Events, Simone Marron. Those of you who know Simone might be surprised to find her writing on developing character, as she is such a delightful, somewhat colorful and unique character already, filled with all the warmth and magnanimity you might hope for in a Social Coordinator… but she has some very interesting insights to impart. I’m sure you’ll enjoy this!

From Simone:

I feel fortunate to be a part of the McBride Magic & Mystery School for many reasons. As well as constantly receiving a wealth of information and wisdom, strong bonds are formed that create so many life-long friendships. The faculty and students have become part of a warm and loving family. I have learned so much from them.

Mentalism  Class

Although I no longer perform, my thirst for knowledge on how to be a better performer prevails. I often drink deeply on the fountain of knowledge that flows from the Mystery School. I am forever grateful for this safe place for everyone with varied interests in magic, which constantly quenches my thirst.

A few years ago, one such quest for knowledge was to learn what I could on character development. Observing many different characters and persona in the world of magic performance over the years, I wanted to know who my character should be. I posed the question to Dr. Larry Hass at one of the master classes, and he came up with a teaching module to better explain it to me.

The summary of his teaching was to focus on who I am, other than being a magician. I needed to decide what was important to me, and what I enjoyed most in my life, and incorporate it into my performance. After much soul searching, I realized that I am also a mother, a party host, a writer, and a traveler. By enveloping these aspects in to my character, a clearer picture of who I am could be shared with an audience.

This was not the end of the story. As Eugene Burger says, “The house of magic has many rooms.”

When I shared my new insight with Eugene, he told me that I didn’t have to add anything to find my character. He said “You don’t need to develop a character. You already are a character. You just need to be a bigger version of you.”

Now I had a dilemma. Two of my extremely knowledgeable and highly respected teachers had given me different answers. Who was right? Then it dawned on me. Sometimes a question has more than one correct answer. These wise and wonderful men had given me two workable options, and allowed me to make my own choice. I could try both and see which one was right for me.

Right Answer

I learned a great lesson that day. Sometimes there is more than one solution to a problem, and when faced with a challenge, there is no-one better than our Magic & Mystery School family to point us in the right direction.

Pythagoras

Learning never ends at the Magic & Mystery School. Students attend and complete classes, but they never graduate. Jeff is very insistent about this, and with good reason. Each event is a unique experience, and there is always more to be learned. Graduating would assume that the learning is over, and that is just not the case. Only with the realization that there is always more to learn, can we ever reach our full potential. I look forward to my continued learning with each and every one of you.

Can Jeff McBride Fool Penn & Teller?

Jeff on Fool Us

My friends have been challenging me to do this for the past couple of years. Now I have gone forward and accepted the challenge! Can I do it?

You will have to tune in to the show in July to see if I can actually pull this off and be one of the rare few magicians in the world that have indeed fooled Penn & Teller.

Will you be watching?

Magic Stars

The Las Vegas Magic Invasion!

Do you remember the 1964 “British invasion?”

The Beatles stormed the USA… creating a new sensation in music.

Now something like that is happening again, only this time it is the LAS VEGAS MAGIC STARS!This summer we are storming Asia and will appear in Macau, Malaysia, Taiwan, and multiple cities all through mainland China.

See the video now:

Stars of Magic Vimeo

Learn more about our world tour here: www.lasvegasmagicstars.com

Mesmerizing!

Have you seen my wife Abigail dance? Here is a photo of my amazing wife dancing with the New World Rhythmatism dancers at our Las Vegas magic night club, McBride’s Wonderground. This month Abigail and I are performing together on stage, so come out and see us and all of our surprise guests.

NWR

WONDERGROUND News

The biggest magic party in Las Vegas and you are invited! You’ll see new world-class acts appearing this month. For the full lineup, address and times of the show go to: www.vegaswonderground.com

I’ll be seeing you on tour or on TV!

Yours in the great mysteries of life,

Jeff and Abigail

 

Magical Communications

Dear Friends:

June is upon us, and I thought you might enjoy this segment from my new book on building your business as an independent performer. As many of you know, I’ve been working with Jeff McBride for the past 30 years, and Marco Tempest for almost as long. Before that, I got to work on Broadway, as a part of the management teams for several Broadway shows, including the original production of Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. It was during that time that I learned of the extreme importance of communication, not only in art, but in conducting a business in the arts.

Tobias Books

What follows is a section of the new book on that very subject.

Communications

I got my first job on Broadway as a production assistant in the offices of Richard Barr and Charles Woodward when they were producing Sweeney Todd, and I remember being surprised that their work seemed to consist almost entirely of making and receiving phone calls. Charles and Richard sat at opposite ends of one long table, each with a phone in front of them. All day long, they placed and received phone calls, one after another. There were calls with the creative staff—director, designers, composer and author, and others. There were calls with investors, calls with the management company for the show, with lawyers and with accountants, with the theater owners, and later with the office booking our tour of the production. There were calls with all our vendors, the people who made costumes and sets, who placed our advertising, plotted our public relations strategies, etc. Calls, calls, and more calls.

When Charles and Richard went to lunch, they had a phone on their table at the restaurant, and continued to communicate throughout those lunches! This was before the age of personal computers, cell phones or the internet, so virtually all communications started with a phone call. Important calls resulted in letters that summarized the call. But virtually everything that happened on that production was initiated with a phone call—a communication.

It’s essentially the same with any business. If you are the CEO, the one in charge, your job is to make the right decisions, then make sure those decisions are carried out in the best way possible. Your ability to communicate is the most important tool you have to accomplish that.

Here are some examples:

  • If you want to hire someone to design your marketing materials, those materials will be successful only if you can communicate your ideas and desires to the designer.
  • If you want to create a new piece of magic, you will be successful only to the degree you are able to communicate with dealers or builders to get your props, costumes, etc.
  • You need to communicate your ideas to your script writers (if you use script writers).
  • You need to engage and communicate clearly with a director, designer, etc.
  • Performance itself is a form of communication, so your ability to communicate with your audiences will be the ultimate driver of success.

Communication drives success in business! Study all the different possible ways in which communication is possible.

I’m fond of the phrase, “You can’t NOT communicate.” Everything we do—the way we dress, our body language, the tone of our voice, the way we set our stages, the way we answer phones…everything communicates. It communicates something whether you have thought about it or not. So it can really pay to stand back and look at yourself. Watch videos of yourself, not just performing, but interacting with others. Do you handle yourself in a professional, friendly manner when dealing with others? Do you remember to treat everyone you come in contact with as though they are a potential “big client?” Do you dress in a way that sends those who see you the message you want to send as a professional entertainer? Do you always answer the phone in a way that will both impress and help you achieve the mission you’ve defined for your business?

If the answer to any of the above questions is “no,” or even “not always,” and you do want to build a career as a professional performer—you have some work to do! Don’t be discouraged… we all do, and that work can not only make us more successful performers, but will also improve every other aspect of our lives as well.

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