When: Saturday, September the 9th, 2023 at 2 PM
Place: Jasper Theater Club at Magic, Inc.
1838 W Lawrence Ave.
Cost: $25.00 Paid on or before the 8th of September
$30.00 Paid the day of the event
Tickets will be available for pick up at Magic, Inc. the afternoon of the lecture.
"Nothing New, Just Different"
“Vinny Grosso is a true gentleman, one of the most gracious guys in magic. That said, he also fooled us badly and made us love it.” -Teller
“Not only did he fool Penn & Teller, he also fooled me. Which I believe to be way harder.” -Mac King
Who is Vinny Grosso? Las Vegas headliner and the first comedy magician to fool Penn & Teller twice. Vinny served as National President of The Society of American Magicians, is a member of the Inner Magic Circle with Gold Star, world record holder for jumping on broken glass (RHR) and former tour manager and technical director for artists like Cesar Millan (the dog whisperer), Colin Mochrie & Brad Sherwood (whose line), Ina Garten (the barefoot contessa) & Mel Brooks.
What’s in this lecture? As the title suggests - unique handling, technique, and performance premises for several existing routines including a tossed out deck (without a deck!), name a card, Kellar rope tie, mental epic, and more. In addition Vinny will discuss his routine Tasteless that fooled Penn & Teller and wowed the judges on America’s Got Talent. Vinny will reveal the genesis of the routine, earlier methods and all the behind the scenes info including walking off the stage thinking he didn’t fool them!
“Vinny Grosso is one of my favorite magicians. Anytime he talks, I listen, and so do lots of other magicians in the know. Don't be fooled by his nice guy image, it's real. And like most top magicians, he realizes that sometimes the best material lies in uncovering a classic and making it new again. Vinny also knows that the real secret to success is in how an entertainer treats an audience and being likable, and he's a master at both.” -Michael Mode
“Vinny Grosso is one of those rare magicians. He has experience in almost all areas of magic, from behind the scenes to theater booking other acts and creating rare, unusual, off-the-wall yet highly entertaining performance pieces. Vinny is hands-on funny, and amazing. You need to see, to learn, and to experience Vinny Grosso. You will walk away with your life changed. Oh, and if that was not enough, he is kind of okay as a human being as well." -Banachek
Monday, September 11 - 6:30 p.m.
Location: Rhapsody Theater, 1328 W. Morse, Chicago, IL 60626
The return of an ancient and annual tradition!
Assembly 3 will hold the longform Initiation Ritual for any member in good standing of the S.A.M. who wishes to participate. This is the only meeting we hold each year that is strictly MEMBERS-ONLY - and we'll be checking that your dues are paid!
It's important we get an accurate headcount! Please RSVP to let us know if you wish to participate in or observe the ceremony.
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