Looks like we can add Colon, Michigan, "the Magic Capital of the World," to the list of locations that will try to summon the spirit of Houdini this year. Ron Carnell, who does a regular comedy magic and dinner show at the River Lake Inn restaurant in Colon, will be adding a special Houdini seance to his show this Saturday, October 29.
"We'll have a forty-five minute comedy magic show first," said Carnell, "Followed by a leisurely dinner, and then conclude the evening with the séance. How long that lasts will ultimately be up to Harry."
The evening will also include a playing of the original recording of the Final Houdini Seance in 1936.
"The Séance might be a little spooky," Carnell says, "But our shows at River Lake always put the emphasis on laughter and fun. If we're successful this year, I suspect we'll discover Harry still has a great sense of humor."
The "Tribute to Houdini" Magic Show and Séance starts at 5:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $29.99, which also includes dinner. Seating is limited, so call (269) 432-2626 or visit the River Lake Magic website for tickets and information.
Below are links to more seance celebrations marking this 90th anniversary of Houdini's death.