One of the magic questions we are never asked is when will there be a dinner featuring renowned Magician Méliès with a real magician (meaning live) for a Fireman’s Spaghetti Supper. We’ve been asked about dinners with spaghetti (or pasta – to be accurate) with magicians. We’ve been asked about Méliès, the great filmmaker and magician from the turn of the last century and even about Fire people doing magic.
But now, we have ticked the box. According to Wicketlocal from Wareham, there will be “a Spaghetti Supper featuring the renowned Magician Méliès, who will perform a 90-minute program recommended for adult audiences. The program will consist of classic sleight of hand, illusion, and mind-reading.”
The show is scheduled to take place on October 26 at 6 p.m. at the beautifully appointed Redmen Hall. The ticket will cost you a mere $20 but look at what you get: spaghetti meatballs, salad, bread, and dessert. The magic and mentalism program follows the meal. So if you just like magic, you’re set. If you’re into meatballs, bingo. If you are a garlic bread lover – we can’t be sure because the menu just says bread.
We did a Blue / Gold dinner for the Boy Scouts of America once and had so much garlic bread that we almost didn’t get our check at the end. We wreaked of garlic and the Scout Leader didn’t want to stand near us. Being ever ready, he pulled up his kerchief over his mouth and nose and handed us the check. We were enthused to be paid but more impressed that he lived the Boy Scout spirit. We also performed for Girl Scouts but there was no garlic bread just thin mints in the ad-hoc green room. We ate about six rows (maybe just two – we started to lose consciousness once the second row kicked in). We did our show with such enthusiasm that we were never invited back. We assume we weren’t invited back because we were on a sugar rush but it could have been that the cookies were not for us – we didn’t have a rider in our contract.