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Nick Paul - Impossible Feats of Fake Magic

cabaret & variety · nick paul · Ages 12+ · family friendly · one person show · United States of America

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Review by MICHAEL FONTAINE

June 23, 2016 my haunt life original article
tagged as: magic

What I liked

The illusions, the simplicity and intimacy of the show.

What I didn't like

The only thing was that the projection was on a black curtain. This doesn’t take away from the show at all, but this is really the only negative.

My overall impression

Nick Paul’s Impossible Feats of Fake Magic show is an amazingly fun, back to the roots of magic, magic show. The illusions are well done and presented with a child-like enthusiasm. This is such a charming show. He plays home movies of himself as a child to add to the charm. You can tell that Nick loves what he does and how hard he’s worked to get where he is. He is silent for the most part through the whole show (which may remind you of Teller from Penn and Teller), but that doesn’t take away from the show. For the people he selected to help out, it was still very clear on what he wanted you to do (pick a card, write something, hide it, etc). He performs a variety illusions from sleight of hand card tricks to disappearing/reappearing items. Outside of the great tricks he performs, the biggest reveal is when he does speak. That one line had such an impact on me and was a great way to end an awesome show. You will leave this show smiling, wanting more, and will keep asking “How did he do that?’ to the people around you.

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