Venue Details

93 Star Starred
California Theatre of the Performing Arts
562 W. Fourth Street San Bernardino, CA 92401
909-885-5152
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FREE parking is right across the street! Gotta love that!
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The California Theater is way past its glory days, but it's local.
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7 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 21 2009

The Vegas magician show was a little under 90 minutes. It had some Vegas style to it, but you can tell it was "toned" down for the IE crowd. The California Theater venue... continued

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Quotes & Highlights

“Magic’s hottest new star.” —NBC
Gabriel will perform his death defying water escape illusion called “Watertight” for the San Bernardino audience.
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Description

From his beginnings Gabriel has generated a pop culture in magic by applying shocking new twists to some of the classics in his art. John Gabriel premiered his well known romantic double levitation on NBC, which was hailed as one the greatest illusions of the year. During this illusion, Gabriel levitates himself next to his assistant, who is also suspended 12 feet in the air.

Gabriel’s 90 minute show features producing a 150 year old rare artifact of magic from thin air, eye popping, close –up magic that baffles even the most extreme skeptics, a table which was once owned by Harry Houdini will float among members of the audience, a random audience member will be cut in half like never before and a comical rope escape with an ending twist. Gabriel will squeeze his body into an 8 inch box, an assistant will be able to contain herself in only 12 inches of space and more mind boggling effects never before seen on any stage in the world.

Today, John continues to study the art of magic and devotes countless hours perfecting his craft. Adding different elements to each of his pieces, “There is something for everyone,” he says.

Beyond having fun at what he does, his first priority is to please his audiences. To him, there’s nothing more satisfying then knowing people walk away from his shows amazed and eager to return. John Gabriel believes magic is the universal art and he works hard to make others share his belief. He has put his magic to work in a positive way by raising over $500,000 for charitable organizations. Gabriel began performing as a magician at the age of seven and appeared on NBC TV’s “World’s Greatest Magic V” at the age of 20.

“My grandfather always taught me to use my own opportunities in life to help others as much as I can,” said Gabriel.

John Gabriel delivers a fresh, dazzling and suspenseful show that engages the audience at many levels. With more than 1,000 performances, John has honed his show to become what audiences and critics alike have hailed as one of the most spectacular illusion shows in the world.