World Champion Illusionist, Wayne Alan, has announced that the "First Annual Houdini Festival" will be held at The Historic North Theatre in Danville, Virginia, June 21-22, 2013. The Historic North Theatre is a beautifully restored 1947 Vaudeville house with a full balcony. The event is open to the general public as well as magicians.
Along with performances "by some of America's top magicians and variety artists", there will be a display of Houdini memorabilia, screenings of two of his movies (no word which movies), plus lectures and demonstrations (according to the official press release, "two are Top Secret- for magicians only"). There will also be a special Halloween attraction, Houdini's Haunted House, in the theatre's basement.
Tickets for the festival are $75.00 for magicians and $55.00 for the general public. Tickets for individual events may also be purchased. Students and children are half price for the Saturday night gala stage show.
Tickets can be reserved by calling 434-793-SHOW (7469) or online at TheNorthTheatre.com.
Thanks to Dean Carnegie at The Magic Detective.