Mike Rose is not just a seasoned professional comedian and magician but he is also a magic historian and award-winning author (Mike’s book, Joe Karson – Beyond Zombie – a biography of the nearly forgotten yet highly influential magician from the early 20th century received the “Library Special Award” from the Book Award Committee of the Society of American Magicians Hall of Fame and Magic Museum). Mike has combined his love of performing with his passion for magic history creating the new show, “The History of Mystery.” This is definitely not your typical magic show! During the performance the audience will not only hear about magic and magicians from the past but they will see antiquarian magic recreated and performed. Many of the pieces of magic apparatus used in the performance are rare antiques from Mike’s personal collection. The historical facts and tidbits about magic’s past make the show fascinating and the performance of the magic makes the show engaging and fun. This show truly is entertaining and educational!
“I can’t say enough good things about Mike. I always get fan email about him and he is just a dear to work with. People love him!”
Ann D. – Executive Director, First Night Alexandria
The History of Mystery show is designed for adults. Although older children would enjoy the show, the cerebral nature of the presentation makes this perfect for mature audiences. Get in touch with Mike to discuss the needs of your group and he will be happy to custom tailor the performance to fit your requirements.