Sunday, July 15th, 2012
Meet my roommates in Mexico: Kotkin and his “assistant” Scorpio!
Creating Enchantment: Sources of Inspiration
From Bryce: Scott Shelton sent us a wonderful article on how to find inspiration for your magic. Read it in the Secret Art Journal.
World Tour Report
From: National Auditorium Mexico City 9,800 SEATS
Opening night ticket sales exceed expectations. The show runs 2 1/2 hours, and is packed with the best illusions from the cast.
One of the creative ideas of producer Simon Painter was for us to create our “character” for the show. Following is the list of archetypal magicians.
- The Shaman – Jeff McBride
- The Grand Illusionist – Brett Daniels
- The Enchantress – Jinger Kalin
- The Gentleman – Mark Kalin
- The Inventor – Kevin James
- The Escapist – Andrew Basso
- The Anti-Conjuror – Dan Sperry
- The Trickster- Sal Salansang
- The Surrealist – Joaquin Kotkin
Here is a photo from the huge press conference held for the opening of the show.
“Teamwork is the ability to work together toward a common vision. The ability to direct individual accomplishments toward organizational objectives. It is the fuel that allows common people to attain uncommon results.”
The innovative staging gets all of us working together on stage to create magical moments like this photo from opening night of my “KING OF CARDS” finale, where I am joined by the team of magicians to generate an ecstatic moment of ensemble magic! I have NEVER heard such an amazing audience reaction in my life!
The applause was deafening… almost terrifying!
We are in Mexico City for 2 weeks of shows, then off to Monterrey and then Guadalajara. If you are near any of these cities and love magic – this is a show not to be missed!
Reviews are coming in for my new book.
Lance Burton: “If you only read one magic book this year, make it The Show Doctor.”
Mac King: “I truly believe that Jeff McBride is the best guide to improving your magic show in the world today.”
We also created a Facebook Page that has “Everything you wanted to know about The Show Doctor.”
The Show Doctor on TV
Our faculty created a one-hour special episode all about The Show Doctor. Our special guest was Stan Allen who worked with publisher Larry Hass, on creating the iPad version…our book is the 1st iPad magic book in history!
Entertainment critics have called our monthly event “the coolest nightclub in Las Vegas!” Every month we produce a new show filled with variety, art and magic. This month, Tim Wise will host the 8pm show, Paul Draper will host the close up room and Abbi McBride will host the 10 pm stage extravaganza! This month will feature new variety acts never seen before at the Wonderground!
Come early to get a great seat! See VegasWonderground.com for details.
Magically yours from Mexico!