McBride on Television
Television is always looking for “The New and Edgy,”–but what does “edge” mean?
Not dull… Cuts clean… Gleams and shines!
Yes, we will polish our magic and you will see it gleam from the stage and screen on upcoming TV shows! Here is a photo of Abigail and me from our new version of “Guardian Angel” –a production number that really “pushes the edge!”
Our team taped several segments for the new season of Masters of Illusion.
On this year’s season, we will present numbers from our full evening illusion show. Watch your listings for our upcoming performance of VooDoo People — which is a razzle-dazzle, magic-packed Vegas-style production… Here is a clip of the old version… just wait until you see the new production!
Below is a photo of our Mystery School Apprentice—Will Brandshaw getting his head cut off! Will appears on the TV show Masters of Illusion as well, so watch for him! Will is playing an ever-increasing role on our team. He recently escorted our Asian tour producers up to see Criss Angel and his new show. I’ve seen the new show and it is his best yet! Mindfreak Live is well worth the visit.
Mystery School on TV!
Many of our past students will be seen on the new Masters of Illusion series. Tommy Wind, Bill Cook, Randilyn and many others make the show this season! Guest teacher at our school, Greg Gleason, brings on the giant illusions. Greg and Bill Cook are also part of the touring show. See it when it comes your way!
Magic is hotter than ever in Hollywood!
We took our ABRACADAZZLE illusion show to the Magic Castle at the end of January.
Celebrities often drop in to see the shows there. The VIPs are often escorted through secret passageways at the Castle so they don’t get mobbed by fans. Keira Knightley and Johnny Depp have both come to see us at recent shows. Mr. Depp said that Eugene Burger is his favorite close-up magician!
The hosts at the Magic Castle are awesome at getting superstars in and out of the showrooms with grace and ease!
Secret VIP rooms
Some superstars get whisked away to the “Seance Parlor” and have the top magicians come to entertain them in a private VIP suite! Ahhh, Hollywood! Gotta love it.
Speaking of celebrities: DAVID COPPERFIELD attended our show at the Magic Castle! It was the first time he had visited the Magic Castle for over 20 years! David is a fan of my “Rainmaker” water routine and I think this may have been the first time he saw it live. David was enthusiastic about our show and led a standing ovation for us! We are looking forward to seeing David’s new production in Vegas….He keeps pushing his creative edge and is an exemplar of magical innovation!
The Illusionists continue to break box office records around the globe. Visionary producer Simon Painter stopped by to see my show in the Close-Up Gallery at The Magic Castle.
Simon has strong opinions on what was holding magic back as a popular art form, and big ideas about how to make variety entertainment even more popular than ever. Simon is now transforming the Circus the way he did magic! As the Ringling Brothers Circus dies… Simon’s new Circus 1903. The Golden Age of Circus is born… and opens soon at the Pantages Theater in Hollywood.
Mystery School Monday hits 300 episodes
Can you believe it? Yes, over the past years we have created 300 unique episodes covering all facets of magic. We have the longest running internet show in the history of magic!
Beginning on March 20th, we will celebrate by running a MARATHON OF MAGIC! All 300 episodes will play back to back on WWW.MCBRIDEMAGIC.TV
The Magic Castle Meets Burning Man
That is how I describe our showroom in Vegas. If you have not seen my Las Vegas show… It is amazing to think we are now in our 10th year! Wow! Jeff McBride’s WONDERGROUND .. the Las Vegas Magic Party!
Our February Celebration has great acts from all over the world.
Schedule for February 16th, 2017
7 PM Strolling magic with Miguel & Taylor Lloyde, and Jeff McBride. Scott Brown and Allen Scott will do tarot readings in the “art area” before and after the Close-up shows. Abigail and the New World Rhythmatism Belly Dancers are bringing two brand new shows!
8pm – Tim Wise is your MC
Jaysin & Nikki Nightengale – Burlesque Magic & Mystery
Jason Andrews – International Champion of Magic
The “Other Brothers”- Demonstration of Innovation
The Mystery – Mask – Mystic
Krystal Lawrence – Magical Twists & Turns
Bizzaro & Shocker – One Mean Magic Dream Team!
9pm – Jeff McBride – Pushing the Edge!
Bizzaro & Shocker – Loud, proud and soooo strange!
Tim Wise – Lets Make a Magic Deal!
Will Bradshaw – Escape from Reality!
10pm – Jeff McBride is your MC
Stephanie Castalone – Twist it Up!
Anthony Rais – Master of Marionettes!
Jason Andrews – I.B.M. World Champion magician
RJ Owen – Marvels of Mirthful Mentalism
DAVID BLAINE sent me a message the other day thanking me for the bit of help and advice I gave him for his last special. I love helping my fellow magicians, and it was a nice surprise to talk with him about his ideas. Now that he has performed it on TV, I can mention it. Did you see the “frog stunt?” David really pushes the edge of our art, and brings new audiences to the world of the mystery arts. David is always looking at old things in new ways and innovating. He is constantly learning from the best and bringing “the new” to his fans. We can all learn from him!
Remember to remain teachable. Learn new skills, polish old ones and push your edge!