As most of you have heard by now because the January showing of "An Evening of Magic" went over so well, The Calvin Gilmore Theatre has decided to make our show one of their regular in house shows and we are so excited! The name has been changed to "Pure Magic" because well the shows won't always be in the evening and the new name just sounds cooler. They kick off on Memorial day weekend, the day after my birthday, May 27th! We have 5 scheduled through the summer and we will continue to do Thunder & Light as always.
Our next big show prep is for returning to the Sea Mist resort for the 4th year and we are super excited to have moved up our show to the ballroom this year! Due to popular demand and always having to turn away guests we are now in a room that can hold close to 400 and it has a much bigger stage. On that stage we will be premiering some brand new magic that we can't wait to share with you guys! I'm FINALLY going to float! Well in our show for the first time. (I assisted someone else with a levitation) I'm thrilled we finally have our dream routine coming together!
It has hands down been the most difficult illusion I have yet to learn and I know all of our hard work is going to pay off. Brandon has had the idea of this routine for years and with the help of some awesome people it's finally going to be a reality. We officially got back my first ever custom costume from our new costumer on Tuesday and it is simply stunning! What started out as such a plain ugly dress truly turned into something magical in our designer's hands. And this will be our second routine we are getting officially choreographed by someone other than us. That rehearsal is on Saturday and I know it's going to take this all to the next level!
Another thing we will be really premiering is having an animal in our act. As adorable and talented as Luna is, she has some separation anxiety we still have to work though so she doesn't cry backstage while waiting to come on. Our new little star is Pippin, short for Mary Pippins, and honestly I don't think I've ever been so proud of an animal. She's a 3 year old parakeet and we have worked SO hard with her. From when we first got her last year from really an unsocialized situation and her not wanting to be handled at all, to her letting us kiss and love on her and not minding at all doing her magic trick. Actually she loves it. We added in some parakeet sounds at one point in the track of music for when she appears and she literally goes crazy. Pippin gets so excited because she knows it's her song. We can't wait for you to meet her! Pictured with her is our newest addition Olaf, but goodness that handful could have a blog post all on his own so we won't get into that today.
Then we have our library tour kicking off. Probably our favorite type of outside shows are our library gigs. We have so much fun traveling around the state performing at summer reading programs for families. They are always super well attended and we have a lot of kids who come back to see us every year because we're lucky enough to have some awesome repeat clients. This year's theme has been a little harder for us because it's about construction but next year's theme is music and I am pumped! I was actually studying music in school when magic came into my life and changed it forever but music is still such a passion of mine so I'm excited to do a show themed around it. I'm planning to buy some new instruments this summer and hopefully I can work in one for the show along with my flute.
We're super late to the game but we're really trying to get better on board with social media. It's so important in this time and we have to work more on it. I finally got all our social media handles matching. Don't know why I didn't think to do that sooner. It's @thewagstersmagic by the way. Hint, hint. I'm going to start being better about updating on here for those of you who take the time to always read these word tornadoes. And we're also started a travel vlog, we posted one last month and people went crazy, so yes we will be doing more! We just got our new fancy camera for it in today! Our website is currently under a major over haul. Well you can't see that, because the chaos is not live but we can't wait to share the new one when it's finished. We found a new photographer and graphics guy so we now have a new photoshoot and logo and pretty much just everything. We kind of started over again but fresh starts are a great thing sometimes.
So I guess the overall theme of this post is we have LOTS of new stuff going on! We always love to release sneak peeks and first looks on different outlets we have on social media and we don't post the same things in every place. Please make sure to go follow us and to all the people who do choose to keep up with our crazy on Facebook, Instagram, Youtube, etc. thank you! And especially to everyone who attends our shows, you're the reason we get to follow our dreams and make them a reality. Your support means the world to us and we love creating magic memories with all of you!