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Revisiting Jeff Sheridan Conjurer/inventor/magician

A few years ago I went to Frankfurt to visit magician Jeff Sheridan. He was working on some art collages and new magic illusions which were very amazing. Recently I spoke to him on the phone and he mentioned the Youtube video that he made in 2005. I have attached it below. Also, I created this slide show from photographs I have taken of Jeff Sheridan performing in Central Park and images taken from book covers and magazines where he was featured.

It was projected during Jeff’s performance at Monday Night Magic in 2005 which was hosted by Todd Robbins.
During the past several decades, Jeff has made Frankfurt his home and during this time he has performed at the legendary variety club Tiger Palast as well as many private engagements (Mercedes, Deutsch bank, etc). He has created many pieces of art/collages during his time in Frankfurt as well as invent many new magic illusions for Milton Bradley Magic Works, Japanese company Tenyo, and Viking Magic.

He authored the 1977 book, Street Magic, An Illustrated History of Wandering Magicians and Their Conjuring Arts. The book was co-authored by Edward Claflin.

Jeff Sheridan also authored in 1982 ‘Nothings Impossible, Stunts to Entertain and Amaze’ published by Lothrop Lee and Shepard. The book was illustrated with photographs by me.

His film “Jeff Sheridan – Hand to Mind” has been seen by over 24 thousand viewers on You Tube.

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Other posts about Jeff Sheridan can be found HERE!

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Comedy Magic Performing Arts Photography The Players Theatre

Monday Night Magic – 4/3/2017

Monday Night Magic is an interactive, jaw-dropping evening of illusion.

Off-Broadway’s longest-running magic show!

I hadn’t visited this series since it was uptown on the west side. The acts are all professional magicians!

Here are a few photographs I took that night of the acts.

Ben Nemzer – Master of Ceremonies

Great comedic patter and good magic for the MC.

David Oliver had a charm with the audience volunteers. His trick was a comedic version of the rope being and cut and restored.

Banachek did an amazing series of mentalist tricks including one that involved the audience and knives!

Banachek ability to read people’s minds and they numbers they choose was a miracle.

An audience volunteer takes a knife wrapped in an envelope and not knowing if the knife is in the envelope attempts to find out!

MC Ben Nemzer returns to the stage just before intermission and finds a torn $20 in a banana that the audience volunteer had selected!

Peter Samelson performed a stunt where he obtained 3 wedding rings from the audience and then joined them together.

One of Peter Samelson’s comedic reprises was to show the audience how he did the ‘scarf thru mic stand’ trick.

Peter Samelson’s finale was a beautiful ‘snowstorm’ trick from a handful of wet pieces of paper.

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During intermission, there were 3 magicians performing in the theater.

Michael Chaut, Noah Levine, and Eli Bosnick.

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Great fun every Monday night with new talent EVERY WEEK!

The Players Theatre
115 MacDougal Street
New York, NY 10012
(1 block East of 6th Avenue – between Bleecker and West 3rd Street)

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For more information go to their website here!

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