Arthur Trace is an Inside Magic Favorite Magician from our hometown of Chicago. That should be enough for this article: a complete endorsement of Mr. Trace and description of his background as well as his particular talent. But we feel something stirring deep in our soul to share more about him and his upcoming one-man show in Venice, California.
Mr. Trace, as our social media team wrote last night on Twitter (@insidemagic), is to “magic what magic is to life.” It is so true. His magic transcends tricks or even sophisticated manipulation – both of which are contained in his act. To watch Mr. Trace perform is similar to watching a tightrope walker. As a magician, we worry about other magicians when they perform magic requiring incredible skills – we don’t want them to fail or fall. We have seen Mr. Trace walk that taut wire many times and he has never fallen to the magic equivalent of a horrible true finale. He does not even come close. His skill set is so highly developed that there is no risk of failure; only entertainment and complete entertainment at that.
He is a delightful person and deserving of the fame he has received and continues to receive. It says quite a lot about someone who is beloved by the public viewers of an act as well as his fellow performers with whom he spends times between shows.
If you are in Southern California or can get here by September 15th, do make reservations to see a true Magic Genius at the cozy Electric Lodge Theater.
Mr. Trace’s advertisement provides some clues as to what you will experience:
What would you do if you could stop time? Arthur will show you what he would do, and the outcome is funny and surprising.
An “invisible bee” that’s brought to life
Arthur will transform a piece of rope into a magical violin.
A long-distance call via a tin-can phone – the result is unexpected.
An interactive painting that is transformed through sleight of hand.
Mr. Trace is only the eighth magician in the history of magic to be awarded The International Brotherhood of Magicians Gold Medal and has appeared on Masters of Illusion and Penn & Teller: Fool Us.
Tickets are limited and priced well below what we would pay to see this 70-minute show – and we are notoriously cheap. General Admission is $40.00 and tickets to the Front Row are $55.00.
Please read all the details about the show and Mr. Trace here: https://arthurtrace.com/the-artful-deceiver.