How does a magician and/or mentalist top a great five week engagement at Dublin’s beautifully appointed Olympia Theatre (“theater”)?
Good question, that.
We asked a random sample of passers-by outside the Inside Magic editorial offices here in Mystic Hollow, Michigan. Fortunately, the folks in this town know magic and magicians. The question would make no sense otherwise.
Two of the twelve thought he should take over for Criss Angel in Las Vegas. They were all of the opinion that Criss Angel has too much going on and that he needed to have a steady guest star.
A woman who describes herself as Criss Angel’s Number One Fan said she has seen the show five times and is not sure the Mindfreak Magician can keep it up. “It is not an easy show to do and he’s got a lot going on so something is going to have to give.”
One woman thought Keith Barry should perform at Victoria and Albert Hall in London. She said the believed it was the equivalent of our Carnegie Hall. Her friend corrected her that it was actually called The Royal Albert Hall and was built by his widow, Victoria. Regardless, the first woman maintained, Mr. Barry would be perfect for such a “dignified setting.”
There were a smattering of non-statistically significant suggestions that we have left out.
It turns out, Keith Barry will be back in theater (theatre in metric languages) with his killer show, Keith Barry – Eight Deadly Sins.
It will not be a long run. Actually, it will be a very special, one-night only event on Saturday January 7 2012 at the beautifully appointed Royal Theatre Castlebar.
How good is Keith Barry?
Well he picked up the Merlin Award for Mentalist of the Year in 2009 from the International Magicians Society.
That was the same year he received the title “Best Magician in Las Vegas” as voted by the Las Vegas Review Journal show critics based on his show that Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino.
You can order tickets (and you should because they are apparently selling well and it is only a single performance) by visiting The Royal Box Office
Read more here: Keith Barry is coming back with a new show.