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Moore Magic is SAM#12 October Meeting

Monday, October 22nd, 2018
Adam Moore conducts the backstage tour for the group. He points out a massive electrical box once used for lighting in the theater but, now is totally non-functional. Impressive but useless.
Below, Adam is in front of a double door that can not easily be used as it exits underneath an outside deck of the restaurant that is directly above the Moore Magic Showroom.
Members of the SAM Assembly #12 Hocus-Pocus Club were treated to a  fun performance by Adam and Lisa Moore’s “Moore Magic” show at the Plymouth Playhouse Theater for our October meeting. The 90 minute show featured a Palaquin Production; Metamorphosis (aka Sub Trunk); and a fast paced Stock Exchange. Many smaller effects were individually presented by the magic couple such as, multiple rope tricks; bottle tricks; some scientific demonstrations which incorporated magical moments; multiplying billiard balls; a self dividing banana, and a clever baseball themed dart board card trick. Adam even showed how to perform a couple of simple tricks with colored handkerchiefs and and egg.
Following the actual performance which also showcased audience participation, Adam gave the SAM #12 group a backstage tour. He showed his sound and music set up, lighting controls and how his stage crew (his kids) maneuver around the huge concrete pillars on each side of the curtained  black box  area, where props are stored when not being used. They also have a simple closed circuit video system that allows them to see what’s happening on stage while preparing for the next trick backstage.
The show is truly a family affair as Adam and Lisa and their two children Carter and Jason work the concession stand, take care of all box office activities and ticketing, handle the theater marketing tasks, booking shows, creating of new magic routines for the show, emptying the trash and even cleaning the bathrooms. Anything and eveything you can imagine!
Then, during an informal question and answer session Adam offered tips about setting up and reopening the 211 seat theater venue that sat empty for nearly six months. Their future plans include hosting an Shakespearian acting troupe that will present a play, a local singer’s event and even a family magic show during the Christmas Season with Santa Claus. If you will be visiting the Twin Cities why not plan on a visit to the Plymouth Playhouse.
Our November meeting is scheduled for Friday, November 9th. One week earlier than our normal meeting date. We will return to the regular meeting place – Eagle Magic and Joke Store in Burnsville at 7pm. The theme will be to show something new that you’ve recently been practicing. Until soon, best magical wishes, TomOL.

SAM#12 to see Moore Magic @ Plymouth Playhouse

Tuesday, October 9th, 2018

 

 

 

Sam Assembly #12 is excited to announce that our next meeting on Friday, October 19th at 7 p.m. will be held at the Plymouth Playhouse to see Adam and Lisa Moore (Moore Magic) perform their 80 minute magic show. Following the show there will be a backstage tour of the theater and a question and answers session. individuals that join the SAM #12 (dues $15) prior to the meeting will be able to get into the show for free. Dues may be paid online at SAM12.org. Become an SAM Assembly #12 member right away and take advantage of the free admission to see Moore Magic at the Plymouth Playhouse on Oct. 19th.

Steve Marshall Lecture

Sunday, August 26th, 2018

Plan to attend the Steve Marshall Lecture on Tuesday, September 18 at 7pm at the Regency Woods Apts Community Room, 2200 South Plymouth Road  in Minnetonka. Regency Woods is just west of Ridgedale Center Mall with easy access from I-394 and I-494, Current SAM Assembly #12 members may attend without charge. Others will be charged $20. You can register online.

In Steve’s lecture you will learn magic that Steve has personally used in his shows for paying audiences so he knows that it works and the strong reactions the material gets. You will learn Steve’s original effects as well as magic from Japanese magicians who are friends of his and have a unique way of thinking about the art and presentation of magic. You will also learn items for close-up and stage routines as well as Steve’s presentational tips that make everything play well.

Bring your questions as well as Steve loves to discuss magic with you and tell stories of his life and travels.

 

No July or August SAM #12 Meetings

Friday, July 13th, 2018

Hello Everyone:

Just wanted to alert you that there will be no July or August SAM#12 meetings. Its summer vacation time. Have fun!

We will be back with a great lecture (free for SAM#12 members) on Tuesday, September 18th at 7 pm featuring Steve Marshall who is well know for his skill with dice. He was trained by Jim Zachary (who wrote the book on Dice Stacking). The lecture will be held at the Regency Woods Apartments Community room in Minnetonka.

Our next official meeting will be on Friday, September 28th (moved back one week to not conflict with the Houdini Club of Wisconsin Magic Convention) at 7 pm at Eagle Magic and Joke Store in Burnsville. Have a great summer!

SAM#12 June Meeting

Friday, June 8th, 2018

SAM #12 meeting

at 7 pm 6/15/2018 

 

The theme will be “Dice.” Do a dice stacking routine; show how the numbers on opposite sides of the dice can magically change; cause the dice to shrink or change colors. Or how about a dice box effect? Never say die. See what you can up with! And remember if you perform at the meeting you will be eligible to win a magic trick donated by one of the gracious dealers who have contributed to the SAM 12 “Performance Award!”

 

May Meeting is a “Freeform” Theme!

Tuesday, May 1st, 2018

Friday, May 25th
Incomprable, unequalled, distinctive, different, unique, eccentric, silly, fun, clever or just plain unparalleled. That’s how you may describe the tricks you’ll see at the May 25 “Freeform” meeting of Society of American Magician’s Assembly #12 of Minnespolis/St. Paul. It will be held at Eagle Magic and Joke Store on 11995 County Road 11 in Burnsville at 7 pm. Practice up and bring a trick that fits one of the adjectives above. See you then! By the way, we will once again award a special prize to someone who performs for the group. 

 

May Meeting Date Change

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

The May meeting will be held on May 25th.

October Meeting

Monday, October 16th, 2017

SAM Oct Mtg

Perform a favorite trick that calls on the mystical magical spirits, the eerie, occult, or otherwise spooky magician helpers during this Halloween season.
As usual, there will be drawings for cool magic gifts graciously donated by these special magic dealers:

  • PaulRichardsMagic.com,
  • Hocus-Pocus.com,
  • MagicbyGosh.com or
  • VanishingIncMagic.com for performances and attendance.

Mark you calendar now and be there! Society of American Magicians, Assembly 12 meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Friday of September through May at Eagle Magic, 11995 County Road 11, Burnsville, MN (4 lights east of 35W on Hwy 13, southeast corner right under the Remax sign). Bring potluck “snacks” to share.
Crafts

November Meeting

Wednesday, November 13th, 2013

This Friday, at our meeting, we have a theme and a tip.

The theme is impromptu coin magic. Bring your first or best non-gaffed coin trick. Or one you are working on.

The tip is anything you have learned and are willing to share around linking rings.

Bring your change bag to this Friday’s meeting.

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

At our meeting on Friday, March 16, 2012, we will begin a new learning series where members are encouraged to bring any tips they may have on presentation or technique for a classic trick or prop. The topic for this month is change bags. Bring your change bags large and small, one- and two-handed, two- and three-way, with and without a zipper, traditional style and disguised as something normal (change cap anyone?). Then …

  • demonstrate any unique features,
  • offer a tip on handling this prop,
  • perform a routine that uses it,
  • talk about its history or that of change bags in general, or
  • recommend a related book or DVD.

Looking for ideas? Check out “Time for a Change” on page 52 of the January 2012 issue of M-U-M.

Whether or not you have anything change bag-related, come ready to learn something new and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow magicians.