That’s what my daughter (almost 9) and I thought of when we experienced Jason Bishop’s show Believe in Magic: playing at the The New Victory Theater now through December 30th.
This World Premiere Tour launch is only Bishop’s second time at The New Vic (His other show Straight Up Magic played last year and was the first magic show ever performed at The New Victory). Back by popular demand, Bishop, the internationally-touring magician, returns with new, jaw-dropping tricks designed especially for the holiday season.
The show opens with suspenseful lights and music. With consultation from Broadway’s famed illusion designer Jim Steinmeyer (Pippin, Into the Woods, Disney’s Aladdin and Mary Poppins), Bishop magically appears through smoke and mirrors. This ain’t your grandma’s magic or magician. This magician is young and hip: timely hair style; dressed down in a leather jacket and jeans.
The modern and compelling show varies in acts: from classic sleight of hand (set to pop/rock music) to Bishop’s assistant, Kim Hess, (and later himself too) levitating high above … Continue reading..