Upcoming Street Magic Events
Register Now! $145
Dr. Larry Hass, Dean of the Magic & Mystery School
When: Three Thursdays, April 30, May 7, and May 14, 5:00-7:00pm PACIFIC.
In this real-time, interactive Zoom course, Larry Hass will teach five of his professional routines as he shares his celebrated model for improving your magic by raising it through three distinct levels of skill acquisition. This is wisdom Larry has so-far shared with only the most select Master Class students.
See why Juan Tamariz has said, "Thank you, Larry, for doing so much to help raise the intellectual level of our Beloved Art!"
Larry’s "three-level" model is fascinating in itself—an entirely new way to think about developing your magic—but it also offers an accessible and fully practical path for improving your performances.
You will learn every detail of at least FIVE real-world, audience-tested routines from Larry’s professional repertoire. You will also be given readings and homework to prepare for the next class, plus FREE BONUS supplementary materials upon completion of the course.
When: Three Thursdays, April 30, May 7, and May 14, 5:00-7:00pm PACIFIC.
Lance Burton: "With the publication of Inspirations, [Larry Hass] has made a significant and long-lasting contribution to our art. This is required reading..."
Ross Johnson: "Larry Hass has become the contemporary Henning Nelms."
Teller: "Larry Hass is an inspirational teacher and a joyful man to know."
Register Now! $1,000
Three Days that will change your life!
More than a workshop, much more than a lecture!
An amazing 3-day, up close and personal teach-in with the master of modern magic. This workshop will be hands-on. Some people are just better at teaching than others, and Gazzo is a MASTER of the CUPS AND BALLS. But, please don’t take our word for it…
"In all art and performance, it's the singer, not the song--and you are the best singer we have ever seen." -- Penn, of Penn & Teller
Gazzo is one of the world's legendary and most sought-after comedy magic entertainers. His unique cocktail of spellbinding magic and comedy leaves audiences astonished and laughing hysterically.
In his professional career, Gazzo has performed more than 55,000 shows and entertained over 15 million people!
Al Pacino, Halle Berry, Cameron Diaz, and Steven Spielberg are just a few of the celebrity fans he has entertained.
"When you are watching Gazzo you feel like you are watching a show biz Legend." -- Teller, of Penn & Teller
Gazzo is a world-class entertainer. His theater KrowdKeepers in Bath, UK is currently ranked the #2 thing to do in the city. (#1 are the Roman Baths that have been there for over 2000 years). He RARELY ever does workshops. This is a rare and exclusive opportunity only available to the McBride Magic and Mystery School!
You will have a rare chance to study the magic and methods, the wit and wisdom of one of the great performers and teachers of our age.
We will work on 3 FULL ROUTINES
THE OPENING EFFECT
Gazzo’s nightclub mind-reading opening routine features his original works on the Tossed out Deck. Learn what makes his version a POWERFUL OPENING ROUTINE.
This will teach you how to capture the room and gain the attention of the crowd.
THE CROWD PLEASER
Audience participation, humor, and powerful magic blend to make your middle routine engaging and pull the crowd into your work. Gazzo teaches you how to connect with his signature Egg Bag Routine.
THE GRAND FINALE - THE GAZZO CLASSIC CUPS AND BALLS UPDATED!
A proven grand finale for a street show or theater show, the Cups and Balls is a timeless classic.
Gazzo’s new and streamlined version gets rid of all the old baggage and moves into the modern age with a POWER-PUNCH ending. This is a NEW updated 2020 vision of the cups and balls! No bulky pouches…Streamlined and updated for today’s performing condition to perform ANYWHERE.
IN THE PARLOR, STAGE, or STREET!
Give your audience the WOW factor and learn this routine that will serve you well for a lifetime!
You will get as part of your class tuition:
- The Gazzo tossed out deck
- The Gazzo egg bag
- Hands-on training in cups and balls. *
You may wish to use your own set of cups, or cups can be purchased at the class. If you do not have cups and balls they can be provided on loan for the duration of the class...we have it all here for you. You need not buy anything!
You will also receive:
- Certificate of Participation
- Special Mystery School enameled membership pin (for students only!)
- Access to The Secret Arts journal and archives
- Special promotions and membership to our Mystery School Insider’s newsgroup
Register Now! $50
This event is open to women who perform magic, who work with magicians, or who simply love magic. Together, we will share in group discussions about what it means to be a woman in the world of magic, the challenges we encounter and how we deal with them, and how we weave together the many worlds of performance and relationship. Abigail McBride will be hosting this event, and special guests will be announced!
We will have the opportunity for some of us to perform for each other and receive feedback on how we can take our magic to the next level of excellence. We will share our stories about what we love and what we find challenging; we will have a fabulous lunch together, maybe take a dip in the pool, and learn some hints, tips, and new ideas about costuming, make-up, managing men, and which tricks work the best for us ladies....
Register Now! $695
Join Jeff McBride and Dr. Larry Hass and our special guests for these two days of lectures, workshops, and shows on the "dark arts" of Séance and Bizarre Magick.Jeff, a collector and student of ritual theater magic, will share magic pieces he has gathered from his world travels. Larry made many séance shows and lectures with Eugene Burger--including his final ones--and will share all the secrets he learned about making this kind of performance theater. Jeff and Larry will be joined by our Master of Mentalism Ross Johnson, who has performed Séance and knew Tony Andruzzi, and by Séance expert Terry Tyson. Terry’s writings on Séance appeared in the entire run of the now legendary Séance magazine, has presented séance and taught séance skills in the US and UK.Tentative Schedule Projection (may change slightly):Day 1: Monday, November 8, 20206:00pm: Arrival and Registration6:30: Opening Bizarre Magick Show7:00: Opening Circle8:00: What Are these Bizarre Arts?9:00: Class Concludes and After-PartyDay 2: Tuesday, November 9, 202010:00am: Getting Started10:30: Keynote #1: Dr. Larry Hass11:30: Hands-On Skill Building and Small Group Teaching #112:15: Lunch Break (go as a group)1:45: Wild Magick2:15: Keynote #2: Terry Tyson3:15: Hands-On Skill Building and Small Group Teaching #24:00: Workshop on Character and Presentation5:00: Class Concludes5:00-7:00: Dinner with your new friends7:00: Showtime!! Time to see a Las Vegas show... Enjoy your night on the town!Day 3: Wednesday, November 10, 20209:00am: Arrival and Library Time9:30: The Bizarre Magick Experience10:30: An Interview with Ross Johnson11:15: Hands-On Skill Building and Small Group Teaching #312:00: Lunch (on your own)1:15: Keynote #3: Jeff McBride2:30: Break, Photo, Magic Shop3:00: Pulling Things Together4:00: Class ConcludesAs you can see, each day will feature performances, keynote presentations from the teachers, and Seance/Bizarre Magick trick teaching, for close-up and stand-up. By the time the class is complete, you will leave exceptional knowledge from performers who have done this kind of magic in the real world, a complete list of resources for your further and advanced studies, and a number of routines that you will be able to perform.This is a rare opportunity to immerse yourself in some of the strangest magic on earth! This is the first, and perhaps only, time this special class will offered.
Register Now! $500
LIVE IN LAS VEGAS. THIS EVENT WAS MOVED FROM THE END OF JULY FOR PUBLIC HEALTH CONSIDERATIONS.
The Magic & Mystery School faculty is delighted to once again team with Vanishing Inc. Magic to present a new and exclusive way to explore close-up and parlor magic.
SIGN UP NOW! LAST YEAR SOLD OUT IN 48 HOURS!
Spend two transformational days with some of the finest magicians and teachers in the industry, with an intense focus on raising your magic—and your performances—to a new level. You will learn enough material to create a brand new show, and more importantly, you'll leave with a deeper, more refined appreciation for the power of your own magic, and how to tap into your best inner-magician.
Last year's session was such a success, we've decided to move this year's location to The Olive Grill, which some of you may know as the home of Jeff McBride's WONDERGROUND for the past 10 years. On our opening night, we'll all meet for a magical gathering at Jeff McBride's House of Mystery...but after that, sessions will take place at The Olive (3850 E Sunset Rd, Las Vegas, NV 89120).
You will receive exclusive materials not available for sale or elsewhere, a “Breakthrough Magic” kit of more than $200 worth of merchandise, and both group and individual instruction on the intricacies of close-up and parlor magic. Whether you are a seasoned professional or you are just thinking of putting your first show together, this is a unique opportunity to sculpt or tune up your show with some of the finest teachers in our craft.
• You will leave with no less than five performable pieces of parlor and close-up magic that you can incorporate into your show.
• You will leave with a “Show Roadmap,” in which you and the facilitators will help design your ideal “dream” show, as well as actionable steps you can take to make the show happen.
• You will take home a binder of materials so that what you learn and hear and see at “Breakthrough Magic” will remain with you forever, available to study again and again.
• You will leave “Breakthrough Magic” with the skills to “tune-up” every piece you already perform. You will be a better, happier magician after these unforgettable two days.
• You will have notes from our guest speakers, Jeff McBride, Dr. Larry Hass, Joshua Jay, and Andi Gladwin, tailored to YOU and your goals or material.
• Memories of surprise shows, late-night social events, and surprises as you bond with your twenty workshop associates, the facilitators, and the guest speakers.
• Join Andi, Jeff, Josh, Larry, and more for our opening night party on July 29 (registrants only).
Register Now! $475
During this special 3-day class, Jeff and guest teacher Mario Morris will share the real secrets of performing STREET MAGIC. They will share their insights born of years of experience and also special magic effects that are best suited for today's street magic venues. During this Class, both real "STREET PERFORMANCE" and "STREET MAGIC FOR TELEVISION" will be covered.
You will have three days of intense learning and great fun with street magic, including the opportunity to perform before real "street" audiences in various locales around Las Vegas. Click below for the extended description and schedule.
Real Street Magic In Las Vegas!
Learn the secrets of the craft from highly experienced street performers!
Street Magic is one of the most rapidly growing forms of magic in the world today. It is also one of the oldest. Jeff McBride invites you to an extraordinary 3-Day experience at MCBRIDE'S MAGIC & MYSTERY SCHOOL and on the dazzling streets of Las Vegas!
Who is the event for?
Beginners, Intermediate, or Advanced students in the art of magic. Hobbyists, Enthusiasts, and Magic Lovers. Professional street entertainers, writers, film-makers, collectors, historians. Anyone who loves street magic!
Please read over the schedule below, and see yourself participating with other top street performers on the streets of Las Vegas. In these three days, you will have a wide array of magical experiences awaiting you. Jeff will teach you many of his favorite street magic routines. Students will also get to perform in ultra-modern Las Vegas Street Magic locations.
Jeff McBride studied street magic with master of the art, Jeff Sheridan. Mr. Sheridan literally wrote the book on street magic, and taught many of his skills to Jeff McBride. Now you will have an opportunity to learn these inner secrets too.
Special guest street performers will join us for lectures and workshops, to teach us the tricks of their trades! Events will include workshops, shows, lectures and small group sessions.
Schedule of Events
10:00 - Doors Open at The McBride House of Mystery, with Jeff McBride, Mario Morris, and faculty.
Registration, SHOWTIME! (You may bring one guest for the show, but they will have to leave before the class starts)
10:30 - 1:00 - Lectures, Workshops, Small Group Sessions.
1:00 - 2:00 - Lunch
2:30 - 3:30 - Jeff McBride and Mario Morris present: "The Real Secrets of Street Magic, Part 1"
3:30-5:00 - Small group workshops & "Hands On Skill Building"
5:30 - 7:00 - Dinner on your own
7:00 - ?? - Meet at "Buskers Point": The secret location to be announced. Las Vegas Nightclub and street magic in action on the Las Vegas Strip with the Mystery School faculty.
This evening is spent with "boots on the ground" in the streets of Las Vegas learning the real techniques for: finding the right spot (pitch) for your show, crowd gathering, showmanship, building the crowd's excitement, and learning the perfect "hat pitch" for your show.
Students, if they choose, will take turns performing and receiving feedback from the Faculty.
10:00 - meet for "Abraca-breakfast!" at Starbucks on the corner of Russell and Eastern Ave.
11:00 - McBride's House of Mystery opens. Skill Building and hands on workshops.
12:00 - Jeff McBride and Mario Morris present: "The Real Secrets of Street Magic, Part 2"
1:30-2:30 - Lunch break
3:00-5:00 - Small group workshops & "Hands On Skill Building"
5:30 - 7:00 - Dinner on your own or with your new friends
7:00 - ?? - Meet at "Buskers Point": The secret location to be announced.
Las Vegas street magic in action on the Las Vegas Strip with the Mystery School Faculty.
This evening is spent with "boots on the ground" in the streets of Las Vegas learning the real techniques for finding the right spot (pitch) for your show, crowd gathering, showmanship, building the crowd's excitement, and learning the perfect "hat pitch" for your show. Students, if they choose, will take turns performing and getting feedback from the faculty.
11:00 - Some will meet for "Abraca-Brunch" at Starbucks, corner of Russell and Eastern Ave.
12:00 - Arrive at the McBride's House of Mystery for personal feedback sessions, with Mario Morris and skill building sessions
2:30 - Photo opportunities with your friends
3:00 Social Networking workshop
3:30 - Closing Festivities!
4:00 - Departure & Safe Travels or Performances/ strolling /street magic on your own!
5:00- ??? Optional After Party: At the end of this class, some of the performers will go downtown to Fremont Street to check out some of the live stage acts, or hey, even busk a bit!