Cincinnati Celebrates Alice in Wonderland-Themed Magic

Sabrina as Alice – Too Much?

The Cincinnati
Post
gives the run-down of the entertainment set for the 15th Annual
Abracadabra Fund-Raiser this weekend.

It all begins tonight with a Preview House Party. For a $40 to $49.00 ducket
you can see some close-up, listen to music, watch strolling magic.

(We don’t know
how strolling magic differs from close-up but it’s for charity so let it go,
Man! Does everything have to be perfect? What is this Ring 2100 where the
slightest mistake in phrasing earns virtual reams of email attacking whilst
purporting to uplift our noble art?)

Wow. Sorry about that.

Anyway, you also get complimentary hors d’oeuvres and the performance begins
at 8 tonight. We looked it up and hors d’oeuvres is not a dirty phrase. It means
something you eat while standing up and watching people stroll past you.

Our biggest weakness is Alice in Wonderland. We don’t know why. Maybe
when we were young(er) we were tantalized by some costumed co-ed working a
summer Disney job as the confused blonde girl with a poofy petticoat .

(Ironically, our old stage name was Poofy D. Petticoat).

This weakness for all things Alice in Wonderland doesn’t make us bad.
It’s the things we think about animals that makes us bad and that has nothing to
do with Alice in Wonderland. See, In Re Timothy “Poofy D.
Petticoat” Quinlan, Civil Commitment Proceedings, Lakeland Circuit Court,
Lakeland, Florida, Case No.
87-82928
. “The Court is satisfied Mr. Quinlan’s detention is for his own
protection and the protection of animals who he is alleged to want to dress up
in petticoats or dungarees.”

Our point is we are so psyched for this weekend’s Abracadabra because believe
it or not, the theme is, Alice in Wonderland sponsored by Fidelity
Investments
.

(Further irony: the gala was Animal Farm sponsored by
Victoria’s Secret
— we smelled a sting-operation and stayed far away from
the River City).

So beginning at 5:30 pm tomorrow (Friday), the strolling magicians, costumed
entertainers, pre-show reception, main stage show and even after show dancing
will all feature an Alice in Wonderland theme. The cost is $250.00 per person.
But the complimentary hors d’oeuvres are free.

We are more excited than a hyper-critical flamer on a magic bulletin board.

The production will feature illusionist Tim Kole and comic magician
David Williamson.

He starred in the award-winning show, “Spellbound,” for seven years in Lake
Tahoe, Atlantic City and Las Vegas, and was also a featured performer in the
Flamingo Hilton’s “Great Radio City Music Hall Spectacular” in Las Vegas. Kole’s
television credits include “Secrets,” on the Discovery Channel; “World’s
Greatest Magic” on NBC; and “Champions of Magic” on ABC. His father, Andre Kole,
an…

Sabrina as Alice – Too Much?

The Cincinnati
Post
gives the run-down of the entertainment set for the 15th Annual
Abracadabra Fund-Raiser this weekend.

It all begins tonight with a Preview House Party. For a $40 to $49.00 ducket
you can see some close-up, listen to music, watch strolling magic.

(We don’t know
how strolling magic differs from close-up but it’s for charity so let it go,
Man! Does everything have to be perfect? What is this Ring 2100 where the
slightest mistake in phrasing earns virtual reams of email attacking whilst
purporting to uplift our noble art?)

Wow. Sorry about that.

Anyway, you also get complimentary hors d’oeuvres and the performance begins
at 8 tonight. We looked it up and hors d’oeuvres is not a dirty phrase. It means
something you eat while standing up and watching people stroll past you.

Our biggest weakness is Alice in Wonderland. We don’t know why. Maybe
when we were young(er) we were tantalized by some costumed co-ed working a
summer Disney job as the confused blonde girl with a poofy petticoat .

(Ironically, our old stage name was Poofy D. Petticoat).

This weakness for all things Alice in Wonderland doesn’t make us bad.
It’s the things we think about animals that makes us bad and that has nothing to
do with Alice in Wonderland. See, In Re Timothy “Poofy D.
Petticoat” Quinlan, Civil Commitment Proceedings, Lakeland Circuit Court,
Lakeland, Florida, Case No.
87-82928
. “The Court is satisfied Mr. Quinlan’s detention is for his own
protection and the protection of animals who he is alleged to want to dress up
in petticoats or dungarees.”

Our point is we are so psyched for this weekend’s Abracadabra because believe
it or not, the theme is, Alice in Wonderland sponsored by Fidelity
Investments
.

(Further irony: the gala was Animal Farm sponsored by
Victoria’s Secret
— we smelled a sting-operation and stayed far away from
the River City).

So beginning at 5:30 pm tomorrow (Friday), the strolling magicians, costumed
entertainers, pre-show reception, main stage show and even after show dancing
will all feature an Alice in Wonderland theme. The cost is $250.00 per person.
But the complimentary hors d’oeuvres are free.

We are more excited than a hyper-critical flamer on a magic bulletin board.

The production will feature illusionist Tim Kole and comic magician
David Williamson.

He starred in the award-winning show, “Spellbound,” for seven years in Lake
Tahoe, Atlantic City and Las Vegas, and was also a featured performer in the
Flamingo Hilton’s “Great Radio City Music Hall Spectacular” in Las Vegas. Kole’s
television credits include “Secrets,” on the Discovery Channel; “World’s
Greatest Magic” on NBC; and “Champions of Magic” on ABC. His father, Andre Kole,
an inventor of magical effects, has served as a creative consultant to David
Copperfield.

Kole’s signature illusions sound both painful and fantastic.
They include “Just Passing Through,” in which he is lowered into the center
section of a woman, and then walks the length of her body; “The Jet Engine
Penetration,” which involves a walk through the moving blades of a jet plane’s
engine; and “The Statue,” a slow-motion disappearance of a 9-foot metal
statue.

Check out the doings by visiting the gala’s website.

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