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DeMystifying Magic

solo performance · bob gebert · Ages 16+ · one person show · United States

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ADAM ROTENBERG certified reviewer June 10, 2013
Combining a one man show with magic is something I haven't seen before and I was very much inspired with how Bob put them both together. It takes a tremendous amount of work and dedication to not only write, create and perform a character (throughout 80 years of his life), but to add in the craft of magic is something quite wonderful. ... full review
ROD DAMER certified reviewer June 10, 2013
Bob Gebert has deftly woven his love for magic and acting into "Demystifying Magic," a story about second generation magician Richard Ryder reflecting on his life and career on the eve of his retirement. The magic tricks, sprinkled throughout the show, are savory treats as we get to see Gebert, the magician, ply his craft while playfully interacting with his audience with the ease of a veteran performer. But "Demystifying Magic" is more than just magic tricks. It's a story of love - personal and professional - spanning a lifetime, which Gebert, the actor, skillfully portrays from enthusiastic five-year-old, to dapper cereal pitchman, to pensive sage. Look for Ryder's description (in his testimony before the House Un-American Activities... full review
ASHLEY PLATZ certified reviewer June 13, 2013
This is so much more than a magic show. Moving, engaging, funny, and truly magical. This show has so much heart... Did I mention there's magic?... full review
SHANE ROTHMAN certified reviewer June 13, 2013
When first walking into this show, I thought I would be learning how some magician's do their tricks. However once the show started, and I realized it was really a show about the life and career of a blacklisted magician, I became immediately engaged. Bob gives a heartfelt and endearing performance as the magician, "Richard Ryder." Not only does Bob take us on a journey of his life, but he also performs tricks for us, and tells us how this "trick" is not just a trick, but a significant moment in his life. The magic was fun, the performance was great, and the story was touching, I definitely recommend this as a must-see show! ... full review
CAMERON MEYER certified reviewer June 22, 2013
"Demystifying Magic" is a unique one-man show mixing drama, comedy and magic all wonderfully executed by Bob Gebert. The tricks are great fun to watch (and impossible to figure out), and the story of the main character will stay with you long after you leave the theatre. I highly recommend this show.... full review
LA VONN JONES certified reviewer June 15, 2013
Demystifying magic captured my attention in a way I wasn't expecting. From the first moment it drew me in.The way the characters are portrayed, I completely forgot that this was all being done by one guy! I am not exactly a magic enthusiast so I was hesitant to check it out. I was more than impressed and when it was over I felt it was too soon. I am actually going back next week to bring some of my friends because this is a must see!... full review
LINDSAY WOLF certified reviewer June 20, 2013
Bob Gebert is an outstanding magician and actor. Moving, funny, entertaining, and a great way to spend my evening!... full review
TARA REDFIELD certified reviewer June 16, 2013
Bob Gebert shines in his one man show Demystifying Magic! You will have so much fun as an audience member and feel that you are a part of every moment. The tricks are wonderful and Gebert delivers this magician's story with great heart. Have fun and be in awe! ... full review
RYAN SHERMAN certified reviewer June 16, 2013
Great show. Bob takes you on a magical journey that will leave you breathless and wondering "how'd he do that" well after the show ends. I can't wait to see it again!... full review
DAVID BLATTER certified reviewer June 12, 2013
A great play that isn't about the "tricks" but rather is about a man's struggle with his past political and romantic life. Gebert uses magic as a tool to move the story forward and makes every trick meaningful and important to the context of the overall story. I've never seen anything like it and am glad I did. Go see it!... full review