The Magic Chamber Returns!
"A tour de force. A dazzling display," said the Kitsap Sun's review of Joey Pipia's close up miracles; that intimate show returns to Anacortes after two years on the road. The Magic Chamber: 30 seats, 60 minutes, one outrageous event plays Friday, January 18, 7 pm at The Depot Arts Center.
Expect to be dazzled by this performance, honed on the road in Pipia's successful Northwest Tall Grass Magic Tour, a recreation of the legendary cadre of traveling "Tall Grass Magicians" who haunted the earliest days of the vaudeville era; literally walking through tall grass from town to town.
"What is a wonderful show!" raved Intiman Theatre's production manager, Evan Tucker, when The Magic Chamber had it's three week run there in Seattle.
The Magic Chamber was in Anacortes two years ago; that intimate show sold out quickly, and a second show was added. Last year, Pipia returned to Anacortes with his stage show, Delusions of Grandeur, that also sold out to a standing room only crowd.
"The magic happens literally inches away from your eyes," says Pipia about The Magic Chamber. No fancy boxes, no smoke or mirrors. It's the ultimate challenge; up close, fast paced, and amazing. The Depot Arts Center will be transformed into an intimate theater; Pipia travels with customized seating, so each audience member can see.
Pipia is a central performer, writer and producer of the legendary Stage Left Vaudeville Show at the Oregon Country Fair. His escape from a straightjacket while hanging 80 feet above Water Street in downtown Port Townsend was featured on Seattle NPR's KUOW Presents, he performs at the international Moisture Festival, and tours regularly with The New Old Time Chautauqua and The Flying Karamazov Brothers.
Joey has performed at the famed Hollywood Magic Castle, Caesar's Palace in Las Vegas, on TV, in film, and on stages across the states. He writes the column, Imaginary Circumstances, for VANISH International Magazine, the industry journal for professional magicians.
Grown-ups awake, The Magic Chamber is for you. Kids will enjoy it too, but this event is probably not for six-year olds.
Tickets are $20 and may also be purchased locally at Watermark Book Company at 612 Commercial Avenue in downtown Anacortes, (360) 293-4277. The Depot Arts Center is located at 611 R Avenue.
The Depot Arts Center (View)
611 R Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
|Kid Friendly: Yes!|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|