Mr. Watkins, magician and forever perpetual creator. (look at this card trick below)
"Resolute imagination is the beginning of all magical operations" - from Philospher Paracelsus
In Paris in 1895 at the Grand Cafe, two brothers, Auguste & Louis Lumiere premiered the first ever moving pictures. From there evolved the art of cinematography, movie making and film. From that inception evolved different techniques, trades, crafts and methods of projecting and exhibiting moving pictures and part of that growth was the incorporation of film into the live theatrical experience. ILLUSION THEATRE is where I perform different magical effects derived from the masters of old.
A HORRIFYING MAGIC SHOW - Isn't the song 'HOTEL CALIFORNIA' a very creepy song? What's the meaning behind the song? Who and what is it about? The rock group the Eagles created not only a classic song but a song that carries with it an urban legend and a strong myth as well. Is 'HOTEL CALIFORNIA' about Hell? Trapped souls? The myths are long and strong. The same can be said about the Davenport brothers, who were magicians that specialized in the spirit cabinet. The spirit cabinet was a stage phenomenon in the year 1850. They weren't the only magicians that delved into the supernatural and in turn made money off of it.
The Davenport brothers were inspired by the Fox sisters, who by the way performed in my hometown of Rochester, N.Y. and the obsession of the supernatural and dark arts took hold and captivated those who seeked answers to the unknown and from the beyond.
'A HORRIFYING MAGIC SHOW' takes a look at some of those early figures in magic and even some of their stage tricks and manifestations. Created by James D. Watkins. 'A HORRYIFYING MAGIC SHOW' is not just of scares....but MAGIC!!!!!!
This live intimate magic/illusion show will begin performances in select cities starting January 2021 in Orlando, Florida at ME THEATRE, 1300 La Quinta Drive, #3 and then to Tampa, Florida in late February 2021. For now, view the card magic trick by James D. Watkins below.