56TH Annual ‘It’s Magic!’ Prepares To Mystify And Entertain California Theatre Audiences, Highlight Hollywood News

Milt Larsen, along with Terry Hill, are executive producing this years “It’s Magic!” (http://www.itsmagicshow.com/). A tradition for magic buffs and slight of hand fans, the show has been seen regularly throughout the USA.  It’’s Magic! presents it’s annual magic revue featuring five of the top magic and variety acts from Las Vegas, Europe, Asia and Hollywood’s Magic Castle.
Producers Larsen and Hill are very fortunate to have been able to secure Tony Award winner Jay Johnson as host.  Jay is widely regarded as one of the very best ventriloquists working today with career highlights including a starring role on the classic TV series “Soap” as well as the 2008 Tony Award for his one man show “The Two and Only,” which was featured in theaters on Broadway and in London.
What:        The 56th year of “It’s Magic!”
When:       Saturday, November 30th at 7:00 pm
Where:      Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center – 2100 E. Thousand Oaks Blvd. Thousand Oaks, CA 91362
Info:          805-449- ARTS (2787) or Visit http://www.toaks.org/cap/tickets/events/event.asp?eventID=2025
Scheduled to perform: This years line up of the illustrious illusionists includes Milt Larsen (Magic Castle co-founder), Christopher Hart, Adam Trent, Rick Thomas and Tony Award winner, Jay Johnson, as host.
Scheduled to attend: Tippi Hedren, Erin Murphy, Alison Arngrim, Lee Purcell, Jerry Mathers, JoAnne Worley and Fred Willard

Jay Johnson (TONY Awards & The Two and Only)

Jay Johnson “The Two and Only!”
MILT LARSEN  (and his late Brother Bill) full-filled a life long dream of their father’s when they opened a  club for Magicians in 1963, The Magic Castle the most famous and successful magic enterprise in the world, with a current roster of approximately 5,000 members internationally. Milt Larsen was the magicconsultant for the multi-million dollar Caesars Magical Empire project at Caesars Palace in Las Vegas. He has produced and written numerous stage shows and musicals (collaborating several times with the redoubtable Sherman Brothers).  His more recent Television credits are as Co-Executive Producer / Writer of the Magicians Favorite Magicians Special for CBS Television, and consultant for Now You See It -The History of Magic for The Learning Channel.
TERRY HILL for the past 40 years, has produced and staged throughout the country, major shows and special events starring some of the biggest names in show business. He has worked with everyone from Bob Hope to Paul McCartney to Michael Jackson. He has staged the NFL Super Bowl Party; five times produced the CBS Television Affiliates Convention; and co-produced the local Emmy Awards, the Miss California/Miss Universe Television Specials, and the first HDTV Special for CBS. He has created and staged shows for Disneyland, Universal Tours. Las Vegas Hotels, Performing Arts Centers, State Fairs, Amusement Parks, and for major corporate events. He continues to produce concerts and stage shows featuring such stars as Frankie Avalon, Righteous Brother Bill Medley, the Lennon Sisters, Dick Van Dyke, Debbie Reynolds,  Neil Patrick Harris, Vikki Carr and many others.
Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
Photographs are Courtesy:  Magic Castle
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