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Marcus Morgan, bisexual magician, and the show that could go either way

Marcus Morgan is – presumably – not the world’s only bisexual magician, but his new one-man London show ‘Bisexuality is Magic’ might genuinely be unique. Its tagline is ‘If you only see one comedy magic show about bisexuality this year, make it this one’ and indeed you’d be unlikely to find another. You might be […]

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Classical illusions have found a home in today’s theme parks

Theme park rides have been delighting Disneyland and Universal Studios guests for decades. While some of their attractions are decades-old themselves, people flock to them again and again because they’re entertaining, create a sense of wonder and (for some adults in the crowd) evoke happy childhood memories. Part of what makes these rides so entertaining […]

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Torkova puts stuttering center stage in A Hanky and A T-T-T-Top Hat

Before Bobby Torkova debuted his new one-man show A Hanky and A T-T-T-Top Hat, he’d spent most of his career as a professional magician performing a completely silent stage act. Torkova’s devotion to the classics informs the new show, but so does his life as a young magician growing up on Long Island and his […]

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Deception is the imitation butter spread of crime shows

The premise of Deception, ABC’s new mid-season police procedural, is really fun: professional stage magician Cameron Black uses his expertise to help the FBI catch bad guys as he hunts for the illusionist with a grudge against him. So it’s basically Castle, but with a magician instead of a mystery writer. Great idea! But that’s […]

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Magician Marketing 101: 5 simple mistakes your website is making

For all the time spent perfecting tricks and developing a persona, many magicians don’t invest the same energy in treating their craft as a business. If you want to make magic your career, then it’s time to readjust your thinking. Marketing isn’t a bad thing to do, and it doesn’t have to be smarmy or […]

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A magician’s best audience: dogs

You know what the best thing about dogs is? No, it isn’t their innate compassion, their propensity for unconditional love, their undying loyalty or any of that sappy crap. The best thing about dogs is they have teeny tiny brains and are thus the perfect audience for magic tricks. Your garden variety doggo, you see, […]

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The Definition of Magic: Burn

There’s more to magic—and how to describe it—than just calling everything a ‘trick’. That’s why we’re highlighting and exploring important terms, concepts, and ideas with The Definition of Magic on GeniiOnline. You’ve just called a couple of people from the audience to come up on stage and help you out with some card tricks. For […]

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