Brian Gillis and Sisuepahn

sue2One of our favorite
magicians is Brian Gillis.

We saw him for the first
time at the Magic
Castle years ago.

He performed his classic
— an outstanding effect where several members of the audience looked at any
card in a deck and Mr. Gillis was able to tell each member the card they
glanced at.

It seemed impossible.

We barged our way his way
and introduced our date for the evening –we'd reveal her name but we promised
to protect her anonymity and she promised to not press charges.  We told him how much we enjoyed his
performance. 

As you would expect, he
was kind and nodded.   

He likely hears the same
praise from so many each time he performs. 

We returned to the Magic Castle
years later and heard Mr. Gillis was booked for the Palace of Mystery
with "Sue."

We knew that if Brian
Gillis was involved in the act it had to be great.  Our date (same anonymous person but with her
lawyer) asked us to "schmooze" the door person to see the show two
times. 

Bottom line: if you ever
have a chance to see Brian Gillis and Sue, you need to grab that chance
quickly.

If you love magic and the
history of magic, you will love this show. Brian and Sue put on two classics
from the rich history of our art.

Sue is on stage – which
makes sense because she is clearly the more attractive member of the
partnership – and blindfolded.

Without any noticeable
hints, clues or leads, Sue was able to identify objects audience members held,
answered questions known only by the audience and finally correctly discerned
the serial number of a ten dollar bill held by a woman next to our starlet/date
and her drunk lawyer.

(Coincidentally, the
beautiful blonde female volunteer was with Friends
star Mathew Perry).

But it got better.

We smiled involuntarily
when the petite Sue invited two men on stage to perform her version of the
Georgia Magnet.

We read about the effect but
it was amazing to see.

We guessed Sue weighs 90
lbs soaking wet and with lead shoes.

But the two men were
unable to lift her unless she allowed them.

It was truly magic.

We hope they are able to find
their way to the heartland or the east coast to show audiences the impossible.

We are tough on
magicians.  We're not easily pushed around
— even by some drunk, under-aged has-been starlet and her lecherous attorney.  

We criticize magicians
that lack imagination or the desire to improve the art.

Brian’s old act was
outstanding.

The addition of Sue and
the mentalism effect improved upon his prior success and the Georgia Magnet
effect only added to the attraction.

Check out their website;
very nice and professional — just like Brian and Sue.

Quinlan's Inside Magic Rating: Five Out of Five

sue2One of our favorite
magicians is Brian Gillis.

We saw him for the first
time at the Magic
Castle years ago.

He performed his classic
— an outstanding effect where several members of the audience looked at any
card in a deck and Mr. Gillis was able to tell each member the card they
glanced at.

It seemed impossible.

We barged our way his way
and introduced our date for the evening –we'd reveal her name but we promised
to protect her anonymity and she promised to not press charges.  We told him how much we enjoyed his
performance. 

As you would expect, he
was kind and nodded.   

He likely hears the same
praise from so many each time he performs. 

We returned to the Magic Castle
years later and heard Mr. Gillis was booked for the Palace of Mystery
with "Sue."

We knew that if Brian
Gillis was involved in the act it had to be great.  Our date (same anonymous person but with her
lawyer) asked us to "schmooze" the door person to see the show two
times. 

Bottom line: if you ever
have a chance to see Brian Gillis and Sue, you need to grab that chance
quickly.

If you love magic and the
history of magic, you will love this show. Brian and Sue put on two classics
from the rich history of our art.

Sue is on stage – which
makes sense because she is clearly the more attractive member of the
partnership – and blindfolded.

Without any noticeable
hints, clues or leads, Sue was able to identify objects audience members held,
answered questions known only by the audience and finally correctly discerned
the serial number of a ten dollar bill held by a woman next to our starlet/date
and her drunk lawyer.

(Coincidentally, the
beautiful blonde female volunteer was with Friends
star Mathew Perry).

But it got better.

We smiled involuntarily
when the petite Sue invited two men on stage to perform her version of the
Georgia Magnet.

We read about the effect but
it was amazing to see.

We guessed Sue weighs 90
lbs soaking wet and with lead shoes.

But the two men were
unable to lift her unless she allowed them.

It was truly magic.

We hope they are able to find
their way to the heartland or the east coast to show audiences the impossible.

We are tough on
magicians.  We're not easily pushed around
— even by some drunk, under-aged has-been starlet and her lecherous attorney.  

We criticize magicians
that lack imagination or the desire to improve the art.

Brian’s old act was
outstanding.

The addition of Sue and
the mentalism effect improved upon his prior success and the Georgia Magnet
effect only added to the attraction.

Check out their website;
very nice and professional — just like Brian and Sue.

Quinlan's Inside Magic Rating: Five Out of Five

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