Magic and Comedy at Cirque-a-Palooza in Pasadena
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The last date listed for Cirque-a-Palooza was Saturday August 10, 2013 / 8:00pm (Road to Palooza).
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Treat mom to a show filled with magic and wonder -- and even a festive champagne toast -- at this special Mother's Day edition of Magicopolis' long-running hit Escape Reality, named a Los Angeles Times "Critic's Pick" and an LA Weekly "Pick of the Week." Mixing sketch comedy and magic acts (including optical illusions, levitation, mind-reading and a Houdini-inspired escape), the husband-and-wife team of Steve Spill and Bozena serve up an entertaining vaudeville-style show complete with one-liners and amazing feats of magic. This celebration of the most important woman in the world includes admission to the show along with a souvenir bag of tricks, magic class, a glass of champagne or sparkling cider plus other fun surprises. Learn More
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Featured review from Janet HoultRed Velvet
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Absolutely marvelous...! The performers were terrific and the whole crowd was caught up in the delightful excitement. Our daughter, who is visiting from Boston, got in the act by following the "Balloon Lady" and dancing around the theater. Great fun....we hope the Cirque-a-Palooza will make a return appearance soon...!
*July 19-20: Justin Willman — _Tricked Out
_*_USA TODAY _says Justin Willman is “like a magician but cooler.” From his monthly sell-out shows in the back of a trendy L.A. comic book shop to theaters across the country, Justin has become one of the busiest touring performers in America. His comedy-flavored miracles have earned him a devoted cult following as well as frequent television appearances on Ellen and The Tonight Show. Sweet-toothed frosting fans will recognize Justin as the host of Cupcake Wars on the Food Network for the past eight seasons, but his greatest trick to date was receiving a standing ovation from President Obama following a private performance at the White House. _
__“I love this guy. Unbelievable!” – Ellen Degeneres
“The guy will astound you.” – Jay Leno
_*July 27: Frank Ferrante —* An Evening With Groucho
Award-winning actor/director/playwright Frank Ferrante recreates his PBS, New York and London acclaimed portrayal of legendary comedian Groucho Marx in this fast paced 90 minutes of hilarity. The two-act comedy consists of the best Groucho one-liners, anecdotes and songs including “Hooray For Captain Spaulding,” and “Lydia, the Tattooed Lady.” The audience literally becomes part of the show as Ferrante ad-libs his way throughout the performance in grand Groucho style. Accompanied by his onstage pianist, Mark Rabe, Ferrante portrays the young Groucho of stage and film and reacquaints us with the likes of brothers Harpo, Chico, Zeppo and Gummo, Charlie Chaplin, W.C. Fields, Greta Garbo, Marx foil, Margaret Dumont and MGM’s Louis B. Mayer. A show perfect for all ages! _
“Uncanny … astonishing.” – L.A. Weekly
“Artful … Mr. Ferrante’s timing is digital sharp.” – The New York Times _
August 2-3 and 9-10: Road to Palooza — A Cirque Variety Spectacular
This centerpiece of Cirque-a-Palooza takes place on The Playhouse mainstage starring artists who have starred in Cirque du Soleil shows from around the world, mixed with local luminaries, comics, magicians, jugglers, acrobats, singers and surprise guests. Conceived and directed by Stefan Haves, Road to Palooza will also feature the swinging Palooza Band and Singers with original music by Emmy-nominated composer Philip Giffin. An immersive, in-your-face cavalcade of comedy and the sublime, the Road to Palooza variety shows will surprise you every night with a different lineup of new acts you’ll not want to miss. All roads lead to Palooza – a place of wonder, whimsy and eccentric oddities. Arrive early and revel in the pre-show festivities with street performers roving The Playhouse courtyard greeting you and inviting you into this modern day vaudeville event!
August 4: A Night of Magic From the Magic Castle®*
Join us for an evening of magic direct from the Magic Castle® in Hollywood. Each of the night’s performers has won a coveted award from the prestigious Academy of Magical Arts. You’ll be dazzled by incredible sleight-of-hand, world-class comedy, and the art of grand illusion. Whether you’re laughing or gasping in astonishment, you are sure to be delighted by this evening’s magical show. Suggested dress code is coat and ties for men and evening wear for ladies.
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