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Magician Ivan Amodei Reviews

The Mayflower Renaissance Hotel (Washington, DC)

Reviews & Ratings

97 ratings
4.0 average rating
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160 events
104 reviews
27 stars
attended Sep 14 2013

It was a very fun event. Different from other magic shows that we have gone to see.

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76 events
49 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 12 2014

What a great event and a fabulous venue! First, let me thank Goldstart, I received a complimentary upgrade to the first row for being a red velvet member! woo hoo I was so surprised. Second, Ivan was an incredible entertainer. He is very...continued

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21 events
7 reviews
3 stars
27 events
5 reviews
3 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

This is intimate magic -- a very unique show. Its all a bit small scale, but a fun night out.

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3 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 12 2014

Unique effects you won't see anywhere else, but my GOD the show was slow! Each effect was dragged out well beyond the comfort zone of my attention span. Some of the effects featured objects, such as dressmaker's pins, so small as to be...continued

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10 events
2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 11 2014

The show was great. He brought me a surprise and interesting in every minutes. I was glad that I attended this show. The only downside was the parking. It was hard to find a street parking, I gave up and parked in the valet parking garage across...continued

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1 events
1 review
9 stars
attended Feb 14 2015

It was awesome. the hotel was beautiful...the cellist was amazing.

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61 events
31 reviews
22 stars
attended Sep 14 2013

The show was aptly named "Intimate Illusions," as I actually bumped into Mr. Amodei in the hallway prior to his performance. The performance took place in one of the smaller ballrooms with a semi-circular stage. Ballroom chairs, dressed in Lycra...continued

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33 events
27 reviews
3 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

The magician related well to the entire audience, old, young and lots of kids. He chose audience members to "help" by throwing a ball and then having that person choose someone else so it was non-threatening and seemingly random. He was low-key...continued

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51 events
21 reviews
19 stars
attended Sep 13 2013

I thought Ivan was very entertaining and he gave an outstanding show. He was captivating and was a good deal for the money spent on GoldStar. Thanks for another great deal.

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28 events
18 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 12 2014

The venue was initially off-putting, in that it was a basement room in the Mayflower and entirely locked up, 30 minutes before start time. But it worked out. Fun magician. Great cellist!

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janleslie
39 events
17 reviews
30 stars
attended Jul 11 2014

Mediocre performance. . . I would not recommend it

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Pamela
23 events
10 reviews
24 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

Great show with phenomenal magical acts...highly recommend!!! Definitely a 5 Star show.

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20 events
10 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 13 2015

It was very entertaining and very nice but not very much in the way of magic. However he is quite good at palming and misdirection.

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26 events
9 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

Great show - great seats!! Thanks!

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10 events
6 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 15 2014

The show started out slow and we thought it was a hoax but ended up being great with alot of participation from the audience.

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25 events
5 reviews
9 stars
attended Jul 11 2014

Ivan won over the audience, was charming and mysterious. His music was provided by a 1st class musician who was dressed in red and a mardi gras mask which added to the mystic of the evening. Ivan wowed the crowd; had audience participation for...continued

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3 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 14 2015

A really fun evening; it was great to get all dressed up and go to the beautiful ballroom in the Mayflower - what a great place for the show. The atmosphere is wonderful, as was the cello accompanist and music selection. Ivan's show is very...continued

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Richard Eddings
8 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 12 2014

Great Show. Not your typical Magic Show. Way Better.

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Richard Eddings
8 events
3 reviews
5 stars
attended Feb 14 2014

Ivan is a great story teller. his personality connects with the audience. this isn't a rabbit in the hat magic show. it's a personal experience that you share with neighbors you've never met in an intimate setting. Powerful stuff!

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