Presto! International Magic Show at Destin Commons May 19-Aug. 28!

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Prepare to be dazzled! PRESTO! at The Magic Parlor is a spectacle of magic featuring five internationally-renowned acts that have graced the stages of Broadway, London’s West End, America’s Got Talent and more. Guests will be transported to an amazing world in this tapestry of illusion, showmanship, and outright hilarity with this timeless new production. Inspired by early 20th century magic performances and the beauty of vintage, traveling European dance halls, PRESTO! delivers an experience unlike anything previously seen in North America.

The Magic Parlor

PRESTO! will run from May 19 through August 28, 2022, with 10 shows per week at Destin Commons. Under the velvet dome of The Magic Parlor, audiences will witness some of magic’s greatest minds perform their innovative, legendary acts. Full of hilarious magic, stunning mentalism, and mind-blowing illusion, PRESTO! will be a must-see experience for the whole family.

The show will be hosted by the charismatic David Williamson, who has been featured on ABC’s Champions of Magic, CBS’ Magician’s Favorite Magicians, and NBC’s World’s Greatest Magic III. David has also been featured on the CW’s Masters of Illusion and as a guest-performer on America’s Got Talent. Williamson has created illusions for and performed in several commercials, all while developing TV shows for Walt Disney Productions and consulting for illusionists David Copperfield’s and David Blaine’s television specials.

Chris Cox is the only mind-reader in history to have starred on Broadway, the Sydney Opera House and in London’s West End. Having performed for millions worldwide, he is the star of Chris Cox’s Mind-Boggling Magic (CBBC) and the award-winning Killer Magic (BBC Three) in the United Kingdom. Cox has starred in some of the world’s largest magic shows including world tours of The Illusionists, Impossible, and Wonderville. Additionally, he’s written and performed five critically acclaimed Edinburgh Fringe Festival shows, four solo UK tours and two extended sell-out runs at the New Zealand International Comedy Festival. Chris has created magic and theatrical creative experiences for DC Comics, Warner Brothers, and Harry Potter & the Cursed Child Parts 1 & 2.

To house PRESTO!, The Show Company has imported a beautiful antique theater from Belgium, which will appear almost overnight at Destin Commons in early May. Opulent palaces of red velvet and gold brocade, stained glass and deep mahogany, these European cabaret tents, known as spiegeltents (or mirror tents), were constructed in the 1910s by renowned craftsman Willem Klessens. These warm, intimate circular theaters hosted dances, cabarets and celebrations throughout Europe for almost a century. There are currently about thirty-five of these remarkable structures in existence, largely still seen throughout Europe. PRESTO!’s spiegeltent, dubbed The Magic Parlor, is owned by the Meder family in Belgium, which continues to lovingly restore and provide these glorious venues to the world, overseeing their construction on-site personally.

Guests to The Magic Parlor will be transported to what feels like another time, where the venue itself is one of the co-stars of the performance. Standing over 30 feet tall, and with a diameter of almost 100 feet, The Magic Parlor can comfortably accommodate up to 500 guests, along with the performers, crew and hosts who serve them.

PRESTO! at The Magic Parlor will reside in Destin from May 19 through August 28, 2022, at Destin Commons with 10 shows per week, six days a week. The show is dark on Tuesdays. Tickets start at $69.95 and $49.95 for children under 12, with special rates available for military and seniors. Group rates are available for parties of 12 or more. Reservations for the fun and excitement of PRESTO! can be made by visiting prestodestin.com.

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Author: SWal Life