Reviews & Ratings

53 ratings
4.2 average rating
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119 events
89 reviews
30 stars
attended Oct 25 2012

While Walt Anthony, the magician/storyteller, was personable and interacted well with the audience, we were underwhelmed by the show. We found the pace to be extremely... continued

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5 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Oct 20 2012

Half the art of storytelling, half the art of illusion. A fun time. It was interesting hearing stories about early San Francisco characters. The illusions were all pretty... continued

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31 events
7 reviews
3 stars
attended May 18 2013

Heard a lot of fun San Francisco stories, including the origin of the term "sugar daddy"....yes, coined in SF by Big Alma Spreckles.

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17 events
13 reviews
7 stars
attended Nov 10 2012

Parlor magic tricks from simple to unbelievable. Show was a quick two hours (with intermission). The tidbits of S.F. history kicked the entertainment up a bit over normal... continued

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124 events
4 reviews
3 stars
attended Nov 01 2012

I enjoyed the show soooooo much! The tales about people from the past in San Francisco's history were very interesting to me....and a little spooky, too! The decor of the... continued

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1 events
1 review
3 stars
attended Nov 16 2012

A fun-loving whimsical odyssey mixed with local folklore and well-executed sleight of hand. Subtle, classy and well spoken, Walt makes a wonderful story-teller as well as... continued

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1 review
0 stars
attended Dec 28 2012

If you are looking for a different kind of night out, look no further. We took our two children, ages 10 and 12 as well as friends of ours in their 70s and everybody... continued

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456 events
385 reviews
62 stars
attended Mar 16 2013

AWESOME magic and story-telling....just a bit too long long and the stories and not enough magic.

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594 events
340 reviews
42 stars
attended Jun 08 2013

I did not realize that there would be so much story telling involved. While somewhat interesting, it was a bit too much and certainly paced too slow. You can tell he is... continued

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95 events
80 reviews
22 stars
attended Feb 28 2013

It’s about an hour's worth of lovely entertainment delivered laboriously for two hours. Walt works hard for the audience to like him, and he is a likable guy, but the... continued

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41 events
31 reviews
33 stars
attended Dec 21 2013

It was like being in a warm Victorian living room.

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23 events
6 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 24 2014

entertaining and informative

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10 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Aug 31 2013

It's a little charmer. We had nice dinner at friends home nearby beforehand. Easy drop off at door and parking 1/2 block away at Union Sq garage. Delightful little salon with tales and magic tricks. Back home for dessert afterwards. Lovely evening.

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69 events
64 reviews
5 stars
attended Aug 03 2013

Upon entering the turn of-the-century parlor you are greeted warmly by your cheerful but mysterious host, Walt Anthony and his lovely assistant. Don't be expecting a lot... continued

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92 events
56 reviews
26 stars
attended Jul 18 2013

This is well worth attending, whether you're a local or a tourist. And I had the opportunity to interact with him after the show. He is truly a fine man, and that should count as you decide how to spend your entertainment dollars.

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47 events
18 reviews
6 stars
attended May 10 2013

We didn't expect to have so much fun. The stories are enjoyable and the magic tricks well executed. The space is a little tight, which is making it harder on the... continued

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32 events
15 reviews
4 stars
attended Sep 21 2013

Really enjoyed and felt thoroughly entertained. Small venue allowed all to participate. Highly recommended to locals & tourists.

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40 events
15 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 18 2013

The Chancellor Hotel, once THE tallest building in San Francisco is home to this delightful
performance of fancy, fun and facts about our town and it's colorful characters.
The one-man show is engaging, intimate and thoroughly enjoyable.

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13 events
8 reviews
0 stars
attended May 17 2013

Captivating stories and magic tricks beyond belief. Highly recommended to anybody with a sense of wonder!

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8 events
7 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 10 2014

Excellent showmanship and interesting stories. Very intimate. It's chill, not high energy like some other magic shows.

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