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While we were entertaining in Atlantic City, Minuteman Press wanted to present a 30 second television commercial locally to promote their high speed “color laser copier” when it was first introduced to the public and we were asked if we could design a “magical” commercial for them. Carol Ann and I spent the next week tossing …
We developed our “Parlor Show” years ago on the deluxe cruise ships as a fun-filled pre-dinner “Cocktail show”. A “Parlor Show” is “Close-up Magic” (Micro Magic) presented in a more formal setting.  It is a very strong show — so strong in fact that cruise lines now insist that I include it in my program! Many of …
Not too long ago, a client in Florida called me and contracted me to perform three different evening shows at three different events! He explained that the reason he wanted “different” shows was because many of the same people would be attending the various parties. Interestingly enough, two of the performances were on a stage, and …
Having studied Theatre Production at the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University (formerly called “The School of Creative and Performing Arts”), I am very involved in the look, feel and sound of the show. When we perform in Casino Showrooms, Theaters or Cruise Ships where we have full stages to work with, we …
Years ago when I was performing at the Playboy Club in New York City, I was given this poem and had transferred it to my computer and kept it and shared it with other artists for years! I had a computer crash a few years ago and thought it was gone forever, but recently discovered a …
When I first performed in Atlantic City, I was appearing at Bally’s Park Place with Joey Bishop, Allen Jones, Jackie Vernon and a bunch of other “name” performers. We had started the show five months earlier traveling across the Northeast United States in a “Bus-and-Truck Tour” going from town to town presenting our shows nightly in …