WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING
"This magic duel was full of surprises and amazingly fascinating - from card tricks to disappearing acts to flames, there was never a dull moment. The talented magicians involved and humored the audience every step of the way! I would definitely go see it again and would recommend anyone to watch this adult -magic show!"
"WHAT A SHOW! Attended with friends and family for a 40th birthday and my goodness, we enjoyed EVERY SECOND of the show! These men are FUNNY not to mention sarcastic and witty! A great combination of comedy and awe inspiring magic! Absolutely recommend it and I look forward to seeing them again!"
"I've seen a lot of magic performances, including at the Magic Castle in L.A. This was easily on par with those. The small audience makes it feel intimate, and the lovely Biltmore Mansion is a perfect setting. Both magicians are really fantastic, and their patter is genuinely funny. In short: A perfect night out."
"If you don’t like this show, you don’t like magic. Period! Two terrific magicians in an environment that simply couldn’t be more intimate!"
"'Parlor Magic'? Why do we not have more parlor magic? Not enough parlors, I guess. So a scientist and the parent of a child magician went to see this show at the lovely and intimate parlor of the Carnegie Institute. And knowing many of the techniques to look for, saw nary a one right under our attuned and watchful eyes! Delightful skillful sleight of hand, clever repartee, and a few new twists on some classic magic made for a worthwhile and enjoyable evening out. The only thing we missed was the refreshments at the intermission apparently available at other venues. A nice change up from theatre, concerts and sporting events for those who like to be entertained on many mental levels."
"Without a doubt the best magic show I've ever been to! I'm extremely critical and can't find even one negative about this show! This blows Michael Carbanaro, David Copperfield, and Criss Angel out of the water! This duo will soon be a household name! I would give a million stars if I could, but unfortunately I'm limited to only 5 stars. Perfect event for a date night, night with friends...actually, perfect for anything!"
"Absolutely FANTASTIC! My mouth was open in amazement for the entire show! It takes us three hours to drive to D.C., but this show was well worth it! I would go to see these guys again and again. They are superb performers - truly skilled magicians with an entertaining comedy twist! The illusions were incredible and there was lots of opportunity for audience involvement. An INCREDIBLE show that I will remember (and be talking about) for a long time!"
"This show was a lot of fun. The magicians were very professional and did amazing tricks. There was lots of audience participation and jokes. We haven't laughed this hard in a long time!!"
"This magic duel was full of surprises and amazingly fascinating - from card tricks to disappearing acts to flames, there was never a dull moment. The talented magicians involved and humored the audience every step of the way! I would definitely go see it again and would recommend anyone to watch this adult magic show!"
"What a fun and unique performance! The magicians are top-notch and the illusions are amazing. There is lots of audience participation and the performers are really funny (not cheesy at all)! When I wasn't gaping in amazement at one of their tricks, I was laughing out loud at one of their jokes. This makes a great date night - or family fun night! I would absolutely see this show again (and again) and take along more family and friends to share in the fun!"
"Great show, it's a small location which is great since you can really see everything and they get pretty much everyone in the audience involved. They do a good job with the show itself, both funny guys, and the magic itself is great. Highly recommended."
"This was our second time and we loved it just as much."
"This is an amazing show!!! They are hilarious and the magic is great!! I would definitely recommend."
"This was an awesome show. The humor, the magic, and the energy from both magicians will have you waiting for what’s next. There’s never one point that you won’t feel connected as an audience. I highly recommend this to anyone interested. Will be coming back again!"
"Very entertaining. Went to the show on a Friday night at the Maison which was a cool small venue for a show. They were great magicians that kept you guessing. They also did a good job keeping the audience involved by having a lot of people participate in the tricks. Would definitely go back with more people next time."
"A wonderful evening of magic and laughs in a cozy, intimate setting. We had a great time! The magicians were engaging and entertaining, the tricks were fun to watch, and the whole experience was excellent. I would recommend this show to anyone."
"Great show, magicians interacted with the audience all throughout the performance. Nice small venue. We thoroughly enjoyed this show! Truly amazing tricks. A fun time for all! Go early--it's not easy to find parking."
"We had a great time! Both magicians were talented and fun to watch. Very charming guys. The audience was small enough for many of us to participate in some way. (Don't let this stress you out - it was all manageable and fun.)"
"This was FANTASTIC - high-quality magic (with great slight-of-hand tricks) in a casual environment. I've seen a lot of magic performances, including at the Magic Castle in L.A. This was easily on par with those. The small audience makes it feel intimate, and the lovely Biltmore Mansion is a perfect setting. Both magicians are really fantastic, and their patter is genuinely funny. In short: A perfect night out."
"This was absolutely the BEST show per cost I've attended in the last 5 years or so. Absolutely blown away by Mark Phillips and Ryan Phillips’ comedic genius combined with their underhanded, overhanded, sleight of hand magic stylings. These two could stand alone on their one liners, jokes, and snippity, snarky humor however the magic you witness has a separate if not even stronger punch of its own. Yes, the audience was repeatedly floored and no participants suffered in any way at all. I HIGHLY RECOMMEND YOU SEE THIS FOR YOURSELF!!"
"Total Hoot. Had moderate/low expectations - totally unwarranted. Agree the setting isn't "Vegas" but neither are the ticket prices, and great magic doesn't need glitz. Great back/forth between two talented magicians who pull volunteers and ideas from the audience."
"This show was absolute fun. Though I understand the mechanics of some of the sleight-of-hand tricks they performed, Brian and Mark performed them so seamlessly that I could not explain how they completed the tricks. To put it another way, Brian and Mark are masters of misdirection and slight of hand. Despite their obvious skills, they understood that you must engage the audience to put on a fun show, as all memorable performers do. Brian and Mark accomplished this with humor. I laughed as much as I ooo-ed and ahhhh-ed. If you have the time, see this show. If you don't have the time, rearrange your schedule."
"This show was SO much fun! I was there for opening night on a date with my husband, and we had a great time. Both magicians fooled us with their talents, and we belly-laughed our way through the show. I'd highly recommend it to friends!"
"As residents, we are always looking for something fun and unique to do in the city. The magic duel was just the ticket on all counts. Funny, engaging, intimate, well crafted and executed. The team was lively and very smooth in their delivery. The parlor magic was perfect for the venue size. Well done and recommended for an easy two hour event."
"Forget dinner and a movie! This is way better!!! We had a ton of fun!! Loved it, loved it! Fun, funny and AMAZING!! The whole audience had fun there was a lot of participation. Excellent venue. We highly recommend it and must say it was definitely worth it!"
"This cozy venue guarantees there is no bad seat to be had. Promises a great view of these talented performers as they combine Improv and Magic creating an unpredictable event with plenty of audience participation."
"This is HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! GO!! Fabulous fun! I would go again and again."
"Small event, around 50 people. Up close and personal to the magic. Both magicians were great. Both fun and personable. They talked with people before and after the show. The audience was fully involved in the magic acts and it was a lot of fun. Highly recommend."
"A Magic Duel, the perfect platform for these two world class masters of up close performance. The humor is family friendly, the action is clear, and the skill is top notch. All combined this totals out to be a perfect date night or special event or even just a Friday night outing."
"My husband has been to several magic shows and I've been to a couple. This was the most fun magic show either of us have ever seen! We still laugh remembering things that happened during the show. I highly recommend the show for adults of any age."
"Fantastic time, great entertainers, amazing parlor magic. Thanks for a wonderful evening."
"If you want to laugh and be thoroughly amazed, go see this! Don't think this is for kids!"
"Bought the tickets last minute after reading the reviews as something different to do with a friend in DC. It was worth every penny! Supper funny! Could not stop laughing and I love when the audience can participate. Great Magic trick and ones I have not seen before. You vote on your phone during intermission who should be considered the best magician. I will be seeing this again when I come back to DC. After the show you can take FREE pictures with the two magicians."
"Yeah, you get to vote for your favorite magician. It's a hilarious set up. And really, everyone wins. Especially if you happen to be in an audience with a hilarious bald German man who really takes the jokes in stride."
"We had a blast at this show. It was hilarious and the magicians were remarkable in their skill. We had the VIP tickets for front row seats, which I'd recommend for getting to see all the magic without having to peer over anyone."
"Close intimate magic show brought alive by two magicians who banter on stage to give a comedic side to the tricks they perform. Wonderful setting, wonderful entertainment, wonderful evening."