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Magic Venues-Where to See Great Magic

Want to see some great magic? Here are the best, world-class venues that present magic's best and brightest stars. The greatest magicians are appearing, and disappearing, at a venue near you.

Three Magic Shows to See in Las Vegas: Copperfield, Mac King, Penn and Teller
Heading to Las Vegas? Here are three magic shows that you will definitely want to see: "David Copperfield," "The Mac King Comedy Magic Show" and "Penn and Teller." You won't be disappointed.

Las Vegas Magic Shows
If Las Vegas is the magic capital of the world, here's where you can read reviews about the hottest shows in town.

Review: The Magic Castle
Hollywood's Magic Castle is a showcase for the world's best magicians, headquarters for the Academy of Magical Arts and an exclusive club for magicians and fans of magic.

Review: Magicopolis
Santa Monica, California is home to Magicopolis where you may see Steven Spill in "Escape Reality."

Review: Lance Burton Master Magician
A reliable Las Vegas mainstay, Lance Burton offers one of the finest magic shows on the strip. With his showmanship, fantastic illusions and dazzling technical skills, Burton does it all. The end result is a must-see for magic fans.

Review: CRISS ANGEL Believe
Can a production from Criss Angel and Cirque du Soleil fall below the sum of their reputations? After seeing the show tonight, I think that "CRISS ANGEL Believe" hardly falls short - the visuals, dancing, sets, music and yes, illusions, are fantastic - it simply misses the mark for reasons that I'll explain.

Review: Jeff McBride: Magic At the Edge
When you have the opportunity to see master magician Jeff McBride in action, you'll always want to take it. This is the case with his latest show, Jeff McBride: Magic At the Edge, which runs at the Palace Station Casino in Las Vegas. No tigers, big boxes or Vegas-style dancers here. Just McBride and his unique brand of entertaining and mystical...

Review: Steve Wyrick - Real Magic
Steve Wyrick offers magic entertainment that awes with its scale, but still connects on a personal level. His "Real Magic" showcases large scale illusions and Broadway-style sets, and the requisite flashing lights, attractive dancers and techno music.

Review: The Mentalist: Gerry McCambridge
Forget what you know about boring billets and dreary predictions. In "The Mentalist" at The Hooters Casino, Gerry McCambridge offers a fresh comic approach that is edgy and entertaining. And in McCambridge’s hands, mentalism becomes an excellent addition to the Vegas night scene.

Review: Nathan Burton Comedy Magic
With some truly twisted takes on big scale illusions, Nathan Burton serves up lots of fun at the Flamingo, Las Vegas. It's a fast-paced, entertaining and funny show with lots of music and dancing.

Review: "Xtreme Magic" Starring Dirk Arthur
There's something about those big cats, the tigers and leopards, which are always intriguing. And with the absence of Rick Thomas and Sigfreud Roy in the Las Vegas line-up, Dirk Arthur's Xtreme Magic is now the only show where you can see these dangerous creatures. While Arthur offers an entertaining big illusion style show, it’s the exotic...

Disneyland Magic: Pepper's Ghost
Disneyland is rightly known as "The Magic Kingdom." But you may not have thought of Disneyland as a place to view magic, of our time-honored conjuring variety and beyond Disney's pixie-dusted brand, but it’s definitely here. A brilliant adaptation and arguably its finest presentation is that of "Pepper's Ghost."

Review: Disney Live! presents Mickey's Magic Show
Just watching Disney's theme park parades and productions and best movies can often seem like pure magic. And the idea of combining Disney themes with illusion seems like a natural. While "Disney Live! presents Mickey's Magic Show," a touring show, is a very professional production, somehow, the combination of Disney and illusion falls somewhat short of its synergistic potential.

The Magic Castle - Hollywood, California
The center of the magic universe and home to the Academy of Magical Arts and Sciences, The Magic Castle in Hollywood, California is a must see for magic fans and enthusiasts. But you must know a member to get in.

Magicopolis - Santa Monica, California
There's magic near the beach at Magicopolis in Santa Monica, California. Owners Steven Spill and Bozena Sparrow star in the enchanting and mind-boggling "Escape Reality."

Glenn Gary's PARLOR MAGIC - Washington D.C.
Glenn Gary presents an evening of magic in the Fireplace Parlor at City Center, The Westin Hotel in Washington D.C. Gary performs every Wednesday and Friday night at 8:00 PM. The setting is much like that of the early 1900's when the rich and famous invited guests into their parlor for refreshments and live entertainment.

The Hamner Barber Variety Show - Branson, MO
Next time you’re in Branson, MO, check out the award-winning magical illusions of The Hamners and the comedy ventriloquism of Jim Barber at the Hamner Barber Theater.

Monday Night Magic - New York
New York’s longest running off-Broadway magic production features a show every week with different performers. Monday Night Magic appears at the St. Clement’s Theatre, 423 West 46th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues), 2120615-6432. Check it out next time you’re in Manhattan.

The Magic Circle - London
London's century old society that's dedicated to magic and illusion.

The Magic Island - Houston Texas
The legendary magic venue in Houston Texas.

Magic in Branson, Missouri
If your travels take you to Branson, Missouri this summer, you can be entertained by magic from the likes of David Copperfield, Kirby VanBurch, Brett Daniels and Darren Romeo.

Monte Carlo, Las Vegas
The Monte Carlo Resort and Casino in Las Vegas is the permanent home of Lance Burton.

California Magic Dinner Theatre - Martinez, California
If you're near Martinez, CA, check out the magic at the California Magic Dinner Theatre.

Las Vegas Magic
If Las Vegas is the magic capital of the world, here's where you can read about the hottest shows in town.

Steve Cohen Chamber Magic
Steve Cohen, "the Millionaires' Magician," regularly presents his critically acclaimed evening of magic and mind reading at New York's exclusive Waldorf Towers.

Interview with Dan Chan of Bay Area Dinner Show
Dan Chan stars and produces San Francisco's magic-themed "Bay Area Dinner Show." He recently took time to talk with Magic.about.com.

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