Gold Coast Arts is the new home of the Parlor of Mystery—a place where magic happens. To kick off things in Great Neck, the Parlor, in association with Gold Coast Arts, is pulling out the stops and staging two talent-packed magic shows. On Jan. 9 at 4 p.m. Gold Coast Arts and the Parlor will present a family magic extravaganza featuring the incomparable magic of Magic-Al Garber and the hysterical circus skills of Greg Milstein. On Jan. 27 at 7:30 p.m., super-charged up-and-coming magicians Eric Wilzig and TJ Tana will star in a magic and comedy show for grown-ups. Mike Maione, Long Island’s silliest magician, will host both inaugural shows.
Tickets for the Sunday afternoon family show on Jan. 9 are $25 for adults and $15 for children under 13. Proof of vaccination and I.D., and masks will be required throughout the event. Tickets for the Thursday evening, Jan. 27 show are $25. Proof of vaccination and I.D. are required; masks will be needed until seated but are recommended throughout the event.
Magic Al Garber is widely recognized as one of the best magicians in the New York metropolitan area. He has been a full-time professional performer for more than 30 years and maintains a busy performing schedule. Magic-Al has appeared on numerous television shows, including The Late Show with David Letterman and The Fabulous Life on VH1. Magic-Al has been featured in many magazines because of his success and unique show. He also created and starred in the Off-Broadway show It’s a Magic-Al World. Magic-Al is most proud of his weekly visits to children’s hospitals, in which he brings joy and laughter to children and their families.
Greg Milstein is the executive director of the National Circus Project. He has conducted programs in more than 2,000 schools, camps, libraries, and community centers throughout America and has personally taught circus skills to over one million students. Milstein represented the USA at the Circus Ring of Friendship, the former Soviet Union’s international circus festival. Milstein also performed on the main stage at Red Square as part of the 850th Anniversary Celebration of Moscow; in 2004, he appeared at the Gorky Park Theatre of Celebrated Artists as part of the fifth Moscow Circus Festival’s “Planet of Clowns.” The U.S. State Department commended Milstein several times for his work.
Eric Wilzig is considered one of the hottest rising stars of magic, with more than 3,500 national and international performances to his credit. He has had appearances on NBC’s hit TV show America’s Got Talent and Live with Jimmy Fallon, headline acts at Madison Square Garden and Caesars Hotel & Casino, and sold-out shows in Times Square, Europe, Canada, and the Caribbean. Wilzig’s style is energetic, and his presentations are electric. His client list is a genuine Who’s Who of corporate giants and well-known celebrities.
TJ Tana is also a rising star. He maintains a busy schedule performing at corporate events, private parties, and regional resorts and regularly performs at Monday Night Magic in NYC. Tana was a member of the touring cast of Masters of Illusions in 2015 and toured with The Illusionists 1903 as the lead illusion tech with performances in Australia and Dubai. He is one of the founders of the Parlor of Mystery and often performs and hosts Parlor shows.
Emcee Mike Maione is one of the founders of the Parlor of Mystery and produces the Parlor of Mystery shows. He is well known on Long Island for performing magic for the whole family and for his novel presentations. Maione also lectures and has produced magic props and routines used by performers worldwide.
For information and to order tickets, call 516-829-2570 or visit the website www.goldcoastarts.org.
—Submitted by Gold Coast Arts