Join us Monday, May 7th for our next S.A.M. meeting which will be a MAGIC SWAP MEET!
Please bring a FEW items that have been collecting dust or some books that you want to let go of. Please limit the number of items to what can fit into a banker's box or equivalently sized cardboard box.
The great thing about clearing off the shelves is it makes room for new stuff!!
We were pleased to have Suzanne lecture for the Assembly on April 2. Her high-impact style of close-up magic was incredibly effective, and after adding her touch of personality and humor to the routines, the audience was enchanted with her from the get-go.
Known for her restaurant work in her home state of Minnesota, Suzanne was pleased to share the benefit of her wisdom through years of work in the trenches. This accumulated talent reached an apex when she was the first woman awarded Close-Up Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts.
Suzanne's take on many classic routines, particularly her famed Cups and Balls routine, showed first-hand how to take a routine and make it your own.
The capacity crowd at our meeting included several members of the newly established Chicago Magic Round Table, who joined in the conversation and coaxed some very thoughtful responses from Suzanne on the topics of performing, creativity, and "following your bliss."
Special thanks to David Linsell for taking the photos during this month's meeting.
INDYFRINGE THEATRE FESTIVAL AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARD WINNER! Don't miss this interactive and magical theatre experience about life and death ... presented in the historic May Chapel of Rosehill Cemetery. You'll laugh, ponder and wonder. But don't bring the kids. This is grown-up, dead-serious fun. CRITIC'S PICK — Windy City Times
S.A.M. Assembly No. 3 presents the incredible Suzanne for a lecture. Audiences all over the country have been falling in love with Suzanne since 1985. She resides in Minneapolis/St. Paul, Minnesota. Her engaging style makes the audience an essential participant in her performance. Other respected professional magicians have called her "flawless" and "amazing". She is a favorite at Hollywood's famous Magic Castle and was awarded Close Up Magician of the Year in 2010.
Attendance is free for S.A.M. Assembly No. 3 members, and for members of the Chicago Magic Round Table. All other guests are $25 at the door.
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As seen on Sesame Street and Sprout, Mario the Maker Magician is an award-winning performer known for his signature brand of DIY electronic + robotic magic. In his lecture, he performs several of his signature routines and shows their inner workings and the processes that went into creating them.
Based in the NYC area and traveling worldwide, Mario has been performing for family audiences full-time for over a decade. Recently, Mario was selected to join the tight-knit creative team behind David Blaine’s first ever North American tour. Mario has been featured in HuffPost, MAKEzine, the NYPost, BroadwayWorld, and recommended by the NYTimes. He is also the subject of award-winning indie documentary film, Building Magic. When he is not in New York, he is traveling the country, performing and lecturing, alongside his family - his wife and two young children. They document their adventures in a YouTube series called My Magic Family.
For more info, please visit mariothemagician.com.
Join us @ 7:30pm
Pilgrim Congregational Church
460 Lake St.
Oak Park, IL 60302
Our September meeting was held on Monday, September 18, outside our usual first Monday meeting day, in order to accommodate our lecturer, Louisville magician David Garrard. David was tapped to fill the lecture tour of TC Tahoe, who had to cancel his tour, but we were very happy that David was able to take his place.
David brought 40 years' experience as a working pro to his lecture, teaching a little something for everyone: close-up, stage, and kids' magic, all while keeping the effects and explanations clear and understandable for magicians of all levels.
Most impressive during his lecture was his routine for the Torn-and-Restored Napkin, which culminates in the spectator restoring their own napkin! The lecture was worth it for just that one piece, but David's Sketch-o-Magic, Pop Pop Poof, and his work with appearing canes and candles really made this a lecture for all to enjoy.
Our future meetings for the remainder of 2017 include the New Member Initiation and Showcase in October, a lecture from local pro Jamie Sanden in November, and Mario the Magician in December.
Updated Lecture for September 18th, 2017
S.A.M. #3 Presents: David Garrard
Free for S.A.M. No. 3 members
$30 for guests.
David’s lecture features material from his brand-new book, Out of My Hat as well as a variety of other magic that you will want to add to your act! Close-up magic, children's routines (including David's presentation and handling for his trick, Sketch-O-Magic), stage/parlor effects there is something for everybody!
Mark your calendars, you don't want to miss this one!!
Join us at:
Pilgrim Congregational Church
460 Lake Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
The 2017 Chicago Magic Competition will crown the ultimate Windy City Wizard in an all-ages show, produced by the historic Society of American Magicians, and sponsored by the Chicago Magic Lounge.
Eight magicians from around Chicagoland will show their best stuff and be scored by our distinguished panel of judges. They'll be competing for points, but also for votes. The audience selects the People's Choice winner!
The Chicago Magic Competition is an annual event produced by the Society of American Magicians, founded in 1919 in Chicago. It is the oldest and most prestigious magic society in the world.