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Want to learn MAGIC?

The MagicGuy, Don Russell, teaches "magic as a performing art!"  Watch for classes, club meetings, and lectures coming up!  Each summer Don provides classes through the Anchorage Community Theater, Kodiak Arts Council, Anchorage Folk Arts Camp, and other organizations.  He has also worked with the 21 Century Learning Center Programs through the Anchorage School District.  He has provided amazing insight into this great art in Valdez, Soldotna, Kenai, and Homer!

In addition to the summer programs, he is available through the Artist in Residency Programs at the schools.  Check with us for more information!

Magic Camps & Classes

Want to Learn Magic As A Performing Art?
We are now offering Magic Sessions at the Parlor of Mystery by invitation and application.  Sessions are for Beginning Magic and Themed Magic - close up, comedy, stage, street, etc.  Each session will run approximately 1-2hours depending on theme and attendence.  These programs are for ages nine to adult.  Children (under 18) must be accompanied by a parent.  Cost/fees will be determined as the Sessions are announced.  To get an invitation or application, please, email magicguy@alaskalife.net or call (907)522-1364 for information.  The Magic Shop will also be open after each program.
Suzuki Institute
will host magic classes for their 2017 summer program.  The dates are June 9-12, 2020.  Magic class times - 11am.  Check out complete curriculum and registration go to www.alaskasuzuki.org  
Magic Academy Invitationals
June 15-19 - Junior Academy (for ages 7 & up) 
(CANCELLED per lack of participants)
& July 13-17, 2020 -Premiere Academy (for ages 9 & up)
(Still a GO - email or call to register!)
Early registration/reservations recommended!  Do it today!
These special camps will be offered to those who are highly interested in learning Magic as a Performing Art.  The Junior Academy is open to ages 7 & up and will teach basic tricks of the trade. The Premiere Academy is now open to students ages 7 & up and will teach more advanced routines & illusions.  These camps offer an enrollment of a minimum of six to a maximum of 12 students.  The students will learn many fascinating tricks of the trade; put together a professional grade magic kit; learn, build and perform fantastic illusions; and have an opportunity for public performances.  Recruitment for this camp is being done two ways - invitation or application.  For students who need before or after care to attend the camp, arrangements can be made.  The camps run Monday - Friday, 10am-3pm - and will be held at the "Parlor of Mystery" (located in South Anchorage) The fee is $250.  To find out more details &/or enroll, please, contact us at (907)522-1364 or email to magicguy@alaskalife.net 
August 2020 tba
 This short, intensive seminar will feature advanced sleight of hand, illusions, and routines.  It will also include magical theory, theatrical technique, staging, scripting and much more.  Students must have attended at least two previous camps and must show dedication to advance in this amazing perfoming art!
*Hours will be the same as the Magic Camp Invitationals.  Fee $250.

Watch this column for more updates on Magic Camps as it becomes available!

Beware! The Slasher strikes again!
Aaaagh! It's an Alien!

The box of death!

Magic Lessons &
School Programs

Magic lessons and classes are available for groups, organizations, and serious individuals.  The classes cater to the ability of the student.  Basic & commercial effects are examined and explained with the emphasis on PERFORMANCE.  No "magic secrets" are exposed.  However, those developing their talent will be given means to pursue their interests.

School programs focus on learning performance skills.  Depending on the length of the course, students can learn the basics or advance to put on a full scale show.  The classes or seminars are for ages 9 and up.

I'm here!
The Great Escape
We present the "Box of Death!"

Watch this page for specific dates and times of upcoming camps & classes!
If your school or organization would like to host a class or session, call us!
They range from 2 hours to 2 weeks!
Call (907)522-1364 or email magicguy @alaskalife.net