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The last date listed for Magic and Dinner Show With Dan Chan Magic Man was Sunday January 26, 2014 / 6:40pm (Show Begins at 8:00pm).
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Kid-friendly magician Goofball takes pride in being one of the warmest and most approachable magicians you'll ever meet. The Bay Area entertainer's clumsy, silly persona is fun for all ages, and his crowd-pleasing act is a magical mix of mime, clowning, improv comedy, balloon art and ventriloquism. It all blends together for a big-hearted show that celebrates life and laughter. Your ticket includes a selection of appetizers plus a fountain soft drink. Learn More
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It is such a surprise to me to be writing this review (after researching my purchase ahead of time and seeing so many glowing reviews on Yelp.) Perhaps this has to do with the particular venue our event was at? Our show also did not contain the occasional variety performers (e.g. jugglers, acrobats, balloons) that many reviewers seem to be raving about.
I usually do not write reviews. However our evening at this event ended up being quite disappointing. I purchased tickets for my parents as a Christmas gift hoping it would be a unique and enjoyable way to share a fun evening together. My dad loves magic and pairing it with Chinese food seemed perfect!
My biggest issue had to do with the way the seating is set up (and more specifically how this was handled). To be fair, I did not opt for the additional $12.50 per person upgrade option. I went in thinking purchasing tickets only (no upgrade) meant we wouldn't have as clear and close of a view. What this ended up meaning was we were not able to see at all. The performers used small items such as cups and cards and were not elevated in a way that provided access for the entire crowd to see. I believe this was an issue for many audience members (not just because we were in the back row) as numerous other guests who were rows ahead of us left their seats to stand along the sides of the room.
We were the last table to be ushered from the dining space to the other half of the room where the show was. My mother noticed how full the area was becoming and mentioned this to Dan on more than one occasion. He reassured her that all seats in the house were good ones and she should not be concerned. When we were finally allowed to leave our table, not only were there no decent seats with a view, there were no more seats for us to sit in. So we (along with 2 other couples that were at our table) had to round up chairs from the dinner tables and make our own row of seats. Dan seemed to notice this but did not acknowledge the situation or ask any of the other staff to help us. You could imagine how upsetting this was for me to have my elderly parents gathering their own seat for an event that was supposed to be a special gift for them.
Regarding the show itself the performance was okay. There were multiple attempts to use jokes and a more humorous approach. It seemed to be geared towards children and reminded me of a show you might have at a child's party. The magic show consisted of multiple magicians each taking the stage for a few minutes to perform an act. I thought Dan would serve as the main or closing act based on the name of the show. He took the stage for a segment in the middle but was more in a host role coordinating the flow of the event. The food tasted good (however each dish that was served arrived at our table lukewarm).
In summary, this event is one that seems to have a lot of potential but seemed to fall short (at least for the purpose I had hoped for). Perhaps things could be better with adjustments ( e.g., limiting audience size so all patrons can see what is happening, finding ways to engage and involve audience members who are not sitting up close, handling the seating situation with more professionalism).
I did start to wonder if our underwhelming experience had to do with the fact that we purchased discounted tickets.
If one were to attend this event, I would definitely recommend paying the extra fee to sit closer and be able to see. But I did not feel the event itself was worth the amount that was charged even if we had opted to pay the extra $50 ($12.50 per person) and had a better view.
Semi-formal or business attire is suggested.
Dinner starts at 7:00pm.
Show begins at 8:00pm.
Show ends at 9:00pm.
Dinner and Show offer includes family-style dining at a table of 8-10 people.
VIP Dinner and Show offer includes the closest seating, magical gift, more magic, upgraded dessert and other surprises. You'll be personally thanked by Dan himself and get an extended close-up show featuring Dan's award-winning close-up routines.