Over the years I have seen a lot of magic shows at the Fringe, and the Winter Magic fest.  They all come complete with the requisite card trick, silk handkerchief trick and coins coming out of peoples, ears, heads or toes.

And if you are coming for those tricks, you won’t be disappointed. Jamahl Keyes does all of those typical tricks, but what makes this show special is how he does them.

The magic is woven into the story of his life. The first tricks he learned from a book his mother made him read and the ones he learned later to charm the girls.

There’s a little music, and a lot of laughs as he tells his stories.  The stories, which by the way always end happily all include a little bit of magic and frequently a tribute to someone who was influential in his life.

The hour flies by as he makes a cell phone disappear and reappear in  most unusual place, escapes from thumb cuffs, and predicts what we will write down on a sheet of paper.

The show is fun and family friendly.  Take time to see Magic, Music and Mischief! before the Festival closes:

Sunday, August 21 at 3pm

Wednesday, August 24 at 9pm

Thursday, August 25 at 6pm

Saturday, August 27 at 4:30pm

Sunday, August 28 at 3pm