Amsterdam Magic Show – 4 July 2017
Amsterdam’s Premiere International Theater Show
Dedicated to Magic and Comedy (In English!)
Continuing our sold-out run, the next edition of the Amsterdam Magic Show is on 4 July 2017 and features 6 champion magicians on stage. Our host is Fritz with a Z, dubbed the Dutch Dynamo. Performers include the current Dutch Street Magic champion Quintus, and stars from Ireland, the UK and of course the Netherlands. Not to be missed!
Bring your friends and colleagues!! Entry includes a glass of prosecco, close-up magic, stage show and magical afterparty (late show).
Amsterdam Magic Show is a passion project of some of Amsterdam’s leading magic performers to place Amsterdam firmly back on the map as a center for world-class magic entertainment. Each month we book the best international magic and comedy acts for in a roaring-20’s era atmospheric theater in the heart of the old city. Drift through Amsterdam’s bars, tourists and red lights, turn down a quiet canal minutes walk from Central Station and enter an oasis of red carpets and velvet curtains for a journey into magic, mystery and merriment.
An unforgettable evening of entertainment awaits….
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Magician & Mentalist - Alex Blackwood
Alex is the founder of magic entertainment agency Blackwood Magic - "Unforgettable Entertainment for Business & Social Events" and is co-founder of Amsterdam Magic Show.
Born in Ireland, Alex has lived on three continents, now resides in Amsterdam and performs his unique style of magic, illusions and mentalism throughout the world. He can be found performing at business summits, corporate workshops/teambuilding events, trade shows as well as at weddings and private parties.
Magician - Arjan van Vembde
Inspired by philosophy and astonishment, Arjan is one of the finest Dutch magicians. By night, he amazes audiences at festivals and theaters. By day, Arjan is an organization advisor and trainer.
Magic Artist - Rafael Scholten
+31 6 30 883 789
Known as the "Gentleman of Magic", Rafael Scholten from Holland is an enthusiastic and enchanting performer who has created his own style that is both modern and classic. Over the years Rafael has won numerous international awards including:
- Festival Internationale du Cirque de Monte-Carlo
- Prix speciale de jury and Prix amici del circo, Festival internationale du cirque de Monte-Carlo, MC 2012.
- Audience award at Wintercircus Martin Hanson, NL 2011/2012
- Preis des “Variete Neues Theater Höchst” at the European youth circus , DE 2010
- 2 x Dutch champion of magic, NL2010/2011
- 2 x Belgian champion of magic, BE 2009/2010
- 2th European Hans Klok Trophy, NL 2008
- Junior Master of Magic Award, NL 2008
At an early age Rafael became fascinated by art forms like theatre and circus. He was bitten by the magic bug after receiving a magic book at the age of 10 and it was immediately clear to him that magic would be his life. After successfully graduating his high school he started to work full time on this magic career.
Besides perfecting his magic technique and personal performance style, he attended professional theater and dance school.
Host - Fritz with a Z
When you hear the name "Fritz", you may of think of Fritz the Cat. Or even the chess program 'Fritz'. However, there is one Fritz that stands out: Fritz with a Z.
Fritz is unique as the only Dutch magician who has performed on six continents. Not only has his magic been published in numerous international magic publications, Fritz has appeared on TV shows around the world and counts millionaires and celebrities among his fans. This award winning magician now performs mostly at corporate and private functions.
“Hilarious! Taking interactive magic performance to a new level.” – Herald Sun Australia
“You are amazing, that was so good!” – Jermaine Jackson
“Holland’s hottest magician!” – Expresso Breakfast Show, South Africa
“The Netherlands has a great tradition in magic. Thank you for carrying on that tradition!”
– The Magic Castle, Hollywood
Mentalist - Timon Krause
Timon has just gained international television exposure by fooling Penn & Teller in Las Vegas in front of an audience of 1.5 million viewers in September 2016. Born in Germany, raised in New Zealand and now based in Amsterdam, Timon performs mindreading & hypnosis in theater and corporate environments.
His award winning acts have allowed him to perform on all 5 continents around the world. In 2014 Timon became the youngest ever "Dutch Champion of Mentalism"; in 2016 he became the youngest ever winner of the Nostradamus D'Or award and title of "Best European Mentalist". Timon's career features several seasons of own theater shows, numerous (live) TV appearance on national television in USA, Germany, the Netherlands, Italy as well as thousands of live performances.
Favourite Quote: "You fooled us!!" - Penn Jillette (of Penn & Teller)
Magician - Arthur Gerards
+31 6 46 794 739
Arthur performs close-up and stage magic in theaters and at corporate events.
Arthur started his magic career at the age of 13 and at the age of 18 he started his Musical Theatre study. During this time he combined his theatre and magic skills in "To Be Or Not To Be" from Het Zuidelijk Toneel theater group. His graduation performance was named: "Tweedehands Klok" - a gripping story of the rivalry between two magicians and the obsession to become the best! Arthur won recent acclaim for his role in the play "War Horse" with the National Theatre of Great Britain.
Magician - Aljaz Son
Originally from Slovenia, but now residing in Den Haag, Aljaz is a miracle worker and will amaze you up close before the show. He likes to perform close-up magic and has an incredible reputation amongst his peers. Aljaz is very good with his hands because he also plays the guitar. A magician first class!
Magician - Quintus The Purple Magician
Quintus performs theatrical slapstick-like magic, walkaround magic, street magic and gives lectures and workshops. He can be found performing regularly at weddings, corporate events, theatres and schools.
As the son of magician Aubrey van Amstel, Quintus came in contact with the art of magic during childhood. Since then, Quintus has developed his own style and has won several prizes in the Netherlands and internationally. In 2016 he became the first official Dutch champion of street magic.
Quote: "I don't drop my props, I just do random gravity-tests" - Quintus the Purple Magician
Favourite cartoon character: Private Snafu (Who?)