As it turns out, this was our second time on the stage of the beautiful Palace Theatre in downtown Marion, OH. We were here in January 2006. Since that time, this place has undergone some renovations and additions. It was beautiful then – it’s even more beautiful now.
We loaded in through the new loading area – quick and easy…and in this very cold weather, it was also warm! The show went up quickly – scenery, lighting, hazers, etc.
Ticket sales had been fairly strong prior to our arrival today. And, if you remember reading about it, I also spend a couple of days in Marion at the beginning of the week working with the Marion Smith Clinic training their therapists to use simple magic tricks in their treatment practices. A nice article appeared in the MARION STAR that also promoted the show.
Doors opened an hour before the show and people were there to find their seats. As the time came closer to 8pm, the audience continued to grow and, in the end, we had a great house of enthusiastic people. I love this kind of audience too – a great mix of families, seniors, and young adults. The responses to each of the illusions was great. All of the new illusions in the show are getting very strong reactions!
After the show, we packed it all up, made our way back to the hotel for some rest….and now we are in Georgetown, KY for a performance here on Valentine’s Day.