Magic of Love Continues Tour

 

Second Season Poster

Remember a while back we mentioned Lawrence Khong, billed as Asia’s Top Illusionist who just happens to be a Baptist minister working as a social worker in Singapore?

Rev. Khong is the author of The Apostolic Cell Church – Practical strategies for growth and outreach from the story of Faith Community Baptist Church and an ambitious and tireless man.

The Chicago Sun Times has a very nice piece of about the Rev. Khong and his current tour Magic of Love. The show is more than a great mealange of illusions, story and music; it is also a chance for Rev. Khong to work with his talented daughter, Priscilla.

The show is in Chicago’s beautiful Cadillac Palace through Saturday, May 28th. It then moves on to Salt Lake City, Utah, and completes its current tour in Cerritos, California.

The Magic of Love tells the story of a father and daughter who grow apart and later reconcile. The presentations received great reviews from the press at each of its stops so far and Chicago’s reception was no exception. This is a special production that exemplifies the highest form of our art.

Priscilla Reads Minds

Rev. Khong knew he wanted to bring together magic and theater in a special show. He also knew he wanted to work with his 24 year old daughter, Priscilla.

I’ve been a magician all my life, so I went to Las Vegas to get illusion builders, magicians to help me, and I saw a great show. But the thing is, you walk out and you’re dazzled, but that’s it. There’s nothing that you can think about. I wanted to put together a show that people walk out and say, ‘Hmm, it is something meaningful …’ Otherwise, most magic show is like, ‘Tada! I can do it and you can’t.

So how did he come up with the story? Was it based on his actual relationship with Priscilla?

Priscilla is a very creative person and the downside of a creative person is you get a bit rebellious. She’s always been a difficult person in terms of being able to get close to and see eye-to-eye, so we work on the show and the first year, we were literally killing each other. I would say ‘I’m the father, do it.’ It took us a year or two and I began to recognize that she really has something there and she’s good and let me respect her. And then she began to respect me for the experience I have.

Interestingly, the Sun Times reporter asked Rev. Khong his favorite effect in the show and his response reminds us of our favorite effect — as performed by Rick Thomas. “I levitate my daughter and she flies around…

 

Second Season Poster

Remember a while back we mentioned Lawrence Khong, billed as Asia’s Top Illusionist who just happens to be a Baptist minister working as a social worker in Singapore?

Rev. Khong is the author of The Apostolic Cell Church – Practical strategies for growth and outreach from the story of Faith Community Baptist Church and an ambitious and tireless man.

The Chicago Sun Times has a very nice piece of about the Rev. Khong and his current tour Magic of Love. The show is more than a great mealange of illusions, story and music; it is also a chance for Rev. Khong to work with his talented daughter, Priscilla.

The show is in Chicago’s beautiful Cadillac Palace through Saturday, May 28th. It then moves on to Salt Lake City, Utah, and completes its current tour in Cerritos, California.

The Magic of Love tells the story of a father and daughter who grow apart and later reconcile. The presentations received great reviews from the press at each of its stops so far and Chicago’s reception was no exception. This is a special production that exemplifies the highest form of our art.

Priscilla Reads Minds

Rev. Khong knew he wanted to bring together magic and theater in a special show. He also knew he wanted to work with his 24 year old daughter, Priscilla.

I’ve been a magician all my life, so I went to Las Vegas to get illusion builders, magicians to help me, and I saw a great show. But the thing is, you walk out and you’re dazzled, but that’s it. There’s nothing that you can think about. I wanted to put together a show that people walk out and say, ‘Hmm, it is something meaningful …’ Otherwise, most magic show is like, ‘Tada! I can do it and you can’t.

So how did he come up with the story? Was it based on his actual relationship with Priscilla?

Priscilla is a very creative person and the downside of a creative person is you get a bit rebellious. She’s always been a difficult person in terms of being able to get close to and see eye-to-eye, so we work on the show and the first year, we were literally killing each other. I would say ‘I’m the father, do it.’ It took us a year or two and I began to recognize that she really has something there and she’s good and let me respect her. And then she began to respect me for the experience I have.

Interestingly, the Sun Times reporter asked Rev. Khong his favorite effect in the show and his response reminds us of our favorite effect — as performed by Rick Thomas. “I levitate my daughter and she flies around me, and then I will fly up alongside her and then on the way down I will yank the cloth off and she will disappear.”

We wonder who had the idea first. If anyone knows the originator of the effect, we’d like to know what you know.

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