Magic Explodes in Vegas

“Magic is an international language that transcends all cultural and language barriers.”   – Jeff McBride, Creator of The Magic & Mystery School

The Art of Magic is EXPLODING! In Las Vegas!

Magic Explodes in Las Vegas
Greetings friends.

Jeff here in Vegas. It seems like I’m getting booked more and more in Vegas these days and with good reason!

Not since “the magic boom” of the mid 1990’s has there been such a demand for magic in Vegas. “The Magic Center of the World” now hosts more than a dozen magic shows on and off-strip, and more are starting soon.

Q: Why is magic so popular?
A: It is a form of theater that appeals to all generations.

  • Visual magic has no language barrier. All cultures can enjoy its wonders.
  • Magic combines many other forms of theater, storytelling, music, quick change, dance, mime, circus, and variety arts.
  • The art of illusion reminds us that our world is filled with beautiful and terrifying mysteries.

Magic Store
Photo: Sheryl Garrett


Oh, I LOVE magic shops!  When I was a teen I worked at FLOSSO’S magic shop in NYC. It was the oldest magic shop in America. Filled with secret devices and esoteric books. I would practice and invent magic effects, read the strange books, and experiment with all the old tricks and the new magic innovations.

Recently, we built a new wing onto the Mystery School with a huge magic library, museum and yes…a real magic shop. Take a look–or better yet, come here and visit!

There are 2 ways you can visit our new magic shop.

  1. You can visit the shop if you attend a class
  2. Shop online. Take a look! We have many EXCLUSIVE items to be found nowhere else. CLICK HERE

Jeff & Abbi Masks
Photo: Clay Patrick McBride

 Jeff & Abigail McBride on MASTERS OF ILLUSION

We appear on multiple episodes this season with many “never seen before on TV ” acts.
Abigail will perform one of her solo pieces on the show too!


For  more than 20 years I played mostly East Coast nightclubs and casinos, so this seems like going home again!  I’ll be at Harrah’s Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City on July 16th with the show. I’ll be performing my classic “Mask Act.”
Kabuki Shaman
” Here is a shot Abbi took of Jeff as “The Shaman”, backstage at MASTERS OF ILLUSION
Explore The Mystery School – “A Philosophy of Magic, Art, & Life.”

Jeff TeachingPhoto: Sheryl Garrett

What the students are saying:

“Simply the best way to learn magic.”   Jeff Christensen

Come join me every Monday night, and you can also tune in each and every day to see streaming videos of some of the top magic teachers in the world. If you have a hankering for hocus-pocus, this is the place for you to learn the new tricks of the trade.

“Mystery School is The REAL Hogwarts” – CNN  news

CNN Video Clip

WGPhoto: Sheryl Garrett

Every month, the  top magicians of Las Vegas are seen at WONDERGROUND.  It is the “mecca of magic” for the world now.

Why has WONDERGROUND outlasted many shows in Vegas?
 We change the show every month! Yes, a new show, with a new cast of new acts! It keeps it fresh and exciting. You never know who is going to drop in. Recent guests included Teller, Lance Burton,  Dan Sperry, Amazing Jonathan, Criss Angel, Mac King, Xavier Mortimer, Johnny Thompson and many more…

“Shock Illusionist Dan Sperry will be appearing at WONDERGROUND  July 16th!


8PM -   Tim Wise- Host with a ghost!
Randilyn-  as MJ
CK the  Modern Mystic – Magic from Singapore

9PM -   Christian Diamond – Sparkle & Mystique
Scott Steelfyre – With his Box of Mystery
Murray Hatfield – Canada’s #1 Illusionist
Dan Sperry – From AGT and The Illusionists

10PM – Tim Wise- Man on fire!
Dan Sperry – Beyond words!
Ryan Stock- Comedy Daredevil
Jarol Martinez- The ILLUMINATION act-direct from Paris!

Plus: The New World Rhythmatism Dancers, Bar Magic with Zack Pattee and Scott Steelfyre, Iam Creed, and Randilyn
Psychic Sideshow with Alan Scott, live art with Areeya, photography by Sheryl Garrett, and many more surprises and special celebrity guests!!

Matthew Wright & Eugene
Marvelous Matthew and one of his co-stars “Eugene”, see them live when you are in Costa Del Sol!

International News

Learn the Secret behind “THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS!”

Our friend and award winning student Matthew Wright has a new venue! His secret to success was a quote he heard when he attended Mystery School…here is the secret.

“A Goal is a dream with a deadline”

…and for Mystery School alumni and FISM award winner Marvelous Matthew Wright, that deadline was met this month with the opening of a brand new purpose built magic theatre in Torremolinos on the Costa Del Sol in Spain…visit “THE CHAMBER OF SECRETS.”

Matthew says:

“Inspired by a single line taken from Eugene Burger’s early video “Gourmet Close up Magic” Matthew has held a dream of opening his own theatre for almost twenty years. The “Chamber of Secrets,” as it is named, is a close-up/parlour theatre fully fitted with state of the art lighting and sound, as well as tiered seating and raised stage, so that everyone in the 36 seat room gets a perfect view of the action.

If you are in the Costa Del Sol this summer make sure to drop Matthew a line….he even has a special deal for friends of Mystery School!

Thank you Marvelous Matthew. You are doing great work bringing magic to an entirely new audience!

Magic is alive and more popular than ever…it is my hope that I can share my magic with you in person or online very soon!

We will end this month with one of our favorite poems by Rumi

“Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing
and rightdoing there is a field.
I’ll meet you there. 
When the soul lies down in that grass
the world is too full to talk about.” Rumi

See you in the field!

Jeff & Abigail

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