When I was around 12-13 years of age my younger brother had his wonderful little box of magical goodies that he would use to entertain the rest of the family for hours. He would get all excited, jumping up and down as young kids do and announce a special show for us all to see. My brother who would have been 7-8 years old at the time, would run down to his bedroom to gather his special props and come running back up the hallway with his black hat hanging over his eyes and his black plastic cape flapping about his shoulders.
My parents would cosy up on the lounge while my twin brother, younger sister and I would clear the coffee table so he could drape his plastic sheet across his little podium. The television would be turned off, the lights dimmed and the fireplace would be blazing along the back wall creating a mystical atmosphere. The mood was set and the props lay in wait as my younger brother took pride of place in the centre of our lounge room. It was time for some fun entertainment courtesy of my cute baby brother with his slicked back hair and missing front tooth – aahhh the memories.
These days I no longer have to wait for my brother to pull one my mothers dirty handkerchiefs from the sleeve of his jumper, with professional entertainers gracing stages across the world we now have a choice of stage magicians even my brothers imagination could never contend with. No more eggs stuck in my mothers finest crystal and no more drool covering my brothers costumes due to his contagious laughter, today we are captivated by big budget displays of wonder that leave us guessing long after the curtains are drawn.
Ever since my partner and I recently watched UK’s master of illusion Dynamo (also known as Steven Frayne) on Youtube, I have wondered what it would be like to see a live magical show. To take part and be dazzled by a live performance, so I can see the tricks and illusions with my own two eyes. Part of me would love to know how they manage to pull off the tricks they do, but honestly I would simply love to indulge in the magical splendour and be entertained for the evening. It would be so much fun.
Earlier tonight my partner was watching a clip on YouTube that looked amazing, the clip was called The Illusionists (English Version). The clip ran just short of 3 minutes and looked like a promotional video, showing opening clips of the stage performance and teasers of acts performed during a show. I was intrigued and after dinner we sat down to watch it again. My partner told me that the show is currently travelling Australia and found tickets online, within 10 minutes we had purchased 2 tickets to one of the shows performing next week in Melbourne.
It got me thinking. I receive emails from people who follow my blog asking for ideas for Date Nights etc. Going to see a show is a perfect example of a great night you can spend with a loved one. So for anyone thinking of a ‘Date Night’ idea….have a peek at the clip below. If you think you and your partner would like to spend an evening being mesmerised then click on http://www.ticketmaster.com.au and have a look. It might be the kind of fun night you have been looking for….
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For more shows at Melbourne’s fabulous Art’s Centre – www.artscentremelbourne.com.au