West and George Tovar's Late Night Magic Present
The Jester, A Real Live Cartoon
3 - March 25, 2006
and Saturdays at 11:15 p.m.
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THE JESTER OPENS MARCH 3
For six years
now, longtime Theatre West member and Magic Castle magician George
Tovar has produced anannual show, "Millennium Magic,"
that has proved to be an enduringly popular attraction with Theatre
West audiences. Mr. Tovar would present several shows featuring
several different rosters of his colleagues, the gifted illusionists
from the Magic Castle and elsewhere.
Theatre West ventured into late-night entertainment, with line-ups
of comedians and the show "The Twilight Zone: Live on Stage"
(projected to return with new stories in late spring). Now, a
new series of entertainments for night owls is inaugurated: Late
Night Magic, as Theatre West and George Tovar present the finest
names currently working in contemporary magic and illusion for
the stage. The first of these names is Dan Sylvester or, as he
prefers to be known, Sylvester the Jester: A Real Live Cartoon.
magic is surreal, defying the boundaries of three-dimensional
reality. As A Real Live Cartoon, he is able to make his eyes,
nose, mouth, tongue, head, arms morph into physically impossible
shapes, distended and distorted into ways one would only see in
a cartoon. Like a cartoon, he is clownish and funny. It's not
surprising to find among his influences the late Tex Avery, MGM
and Warner Bros. cartoonist and creator of Droopy Dog, Daffy Duck,
Porky Pig and more.
Sylvester has performed in countries around the world, as well
as American venues here (Magic Castle, Key Club, Ice House, more)
and elsewhere (Vegas' MGM Grand, Golden Nugget, Tropicana, Reno's
Flamingo Hilton, more). Just a few of his numerous TV appearances
include "World's Wildest Magic" (NBC), "Undercover
Magic" (BBC), "Champions of Magic II" (NBC), "Just
for Laffs" (Comedy Central), "Sabado Gigante" (Telemundo),
prize-winning performer received "The Golden Wand" from
Princess Stephanie of Monaco as well as the "Junior Jury's
Grand Prix" (Kids' Choice) at Monte Carlo; The Pacific Coast
Association of Magicians Gold Medal Champion Award; Festival Favorite
Award from XV Festival International del Humor (Bogota, Colombia);
12 nominations from the Academy of Magical Arts; and more. This
is your opportunity to see a truly world-class magician, creating
illusions unlike any you'd see anywhere else. Put aside any preconception
you have about magic shows. Sylvester The Jester: A Real Live
Cartoon is genuinely unique.