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Magic and Martinis
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700 Bloom St. Celebration, FL 34741

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The Magic Mansion in Orlando

October 27-30, 2014

The Historic Dr Phillips House
211 N. Lucerne Cir E.
Orlando, Fl 32801

Treat yourself to an interactive, magic experience at the Magic Mansion at the Historical Dr. Phillips House in downtown Orlando. Discover mind-boggling illusions and elegant sleight-of-hand magic from a variety of performers each night!

Nightly Schedule

6:00PM Doors Open
7:00PM Shows begin in the "Parlor of Mystery" (shows every 30 minutes)
8:00PM Feature Show in our Outside Gazebo
9:00PM Feature Show in our Outside Gazebo
10:00PM You don't have to go home, but you can't stay here. Oh wait, yes you can!

The 2014 Magic Mansion
performers include:

Kostya Kimlat
Meraux Dantes
Terry Ward
Dave Maldo
Alec Perea
Darren Rockwell
Joshua Arroyo
Cameron Francis
Jimmy Vee

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The great Magic Hall in Kissimmee

The Great Magic Hall is coming to Kissimmee Old Town.

5770 W Irlo Bronson Memorial Hwy
Kissimmee, Florida 34746
Phone (321) 234-1214

Map it

  • Illusion Theatre
  • The Vaudeville Showroom
  • Mystery Lounge
  • The Drawing Room of Deception
  • The Passage of Impossibility
  • The Salon of Secrets
  • Window of Wonder
  • Presto Parlor
  • Conjuror's Club
  • The Gallery of Greats
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Orlando"s best close-up magicians entertain you every Friday night at your table.

Magic History Moments #58
By Phil Schwartz
© All rights reserved

“Magic History Moment #58
May 20, 2014

Virgil (Virgil Harris Mulkey) (July 17, 1900 - October 12, 1989) toured the United States from coast-to-coast many times during the 1930's and 40's, appearing in hundreds of theaters, colleges, civic and school auditoriums annually.

Eugene Register-Guard April 19, 1931

Headline: Virgil Mulkey, Eugene Magician Coming Here.

“A Eugene boy, who after starting in stage acts here, has attained a nation-wide reputation as a vaudeville magician, is returning to his home city next week to play before his friends again.

He is Virgil Mulkey, graduate of Lincoln Grammar School, of Eugene high school and of the University of Oregon, now known coast to coast as “Virgil” one of America’s outstanding magicians.

With his own company, three tons of magicial illusion equipment, and a repertoire of entertainment, he will present his own show at the Heilig theater three nights next week, Thursday, Friday and Saturday…”


Toured America and Canada beginning in 1927.

During one show, he accidentally injured a girl assistant from the audience. Her name was Julie Capriotti. They married in 1931 and the act became Virgil and Julie.

Famous tricks:

Burning the Woman Alive
Death on the Guillotine
The Coffin Escape

His original Canary In Lightbulb effect
His original version of P.T. Selbit's "Sawing" illusion in 1942 
and he and Julie's performance of The Spirit Cabinet.

In 1952, Virgil carried his 33-ton show consisting of 20 illusions, 120 costumes, and 19 full sets of scenery to New Zealand as the start a world tour which lasted five years; touring the South Pacific, Asia and the United Kingdom until 1957.

Returning to America, Virgil and Julie continued touring the U.S. and Canada annually through 1978. They retired to the home they had built in 1965 overlooking Boston Harbor in Olympia, Washington where he died in 1989.

Magic Shows and Events

Visit Orlando's longest running Comedy Magic show starring Tony Brent

Outta Control

Check out the line-up of magicians that will be performing at Wizardz in the next few months:


Every Friday Magic Dove Allstars perform!
Show starts at 4pm.
Tickets only $2.00

SYM Event

Kostya Kimlat

Note: The Magic and Events section and side bar, are posted here to show our support for the art of magic in the Central Florida area. These events are not sponsored or specifically endorsed by I.B.M Ring 170. Please take the time to see these events or venues, if you are here in town or just enjoy seeing live magic.