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“A PERFECT Way to Spend an Evening in San Francisco!”

Marrakech Magic Theater
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Owner description: This unforgettable evening begins as you enter into a historic speakeasy. The perfect setting for a remarkable evening of entertainment. Upon entering you will be escorted into the Oasis Lounge where you will witnesses world class sleight-of-hand magic prior to the main performance. A wonderful assortment of drinks and Moroccan appetizers are available for purchase prior to the show. You will then be escorted into our intimate showroom for Jay Alexander‘s unforgettable performance of magic, mentalism, and psychological feats such as human lie detection. This evening of entertainment will lift your spirits and leave a lasting memory. Find out why Bono of U2 called it “Astonishing” and Monty Python’s John Cleese said it was “Wonderful!" You'll witness intriguing feats of mentalism, sleight-of-hand miracles, and throughout, Jay Alexander’s clean comedy will keep you laughing! Get your tickets today!
Useful Information: Bathroom facilities, Activities for older children, Stairs / lift
Reviewed February 20, 2012

Each year, a group of Bay Area friends heads to SF for a weekend getaway. After reading wonderful reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to spend Saturday night with magician Peter Morrison at the Marrakech Magic Theater. We all pronounced it one of our best choices yet!

From the moment you descend the stairs into the Moroccan themed lounge, you feel you're in for something unique. Our friendly hostess took our drink and appetizer order (yummy hummus and fresh bread) and, a few moments later, Peter was introducing himself to each group and giving us a taste of his engaging style of magic. Yes, he did fabulous card tricks that whetted our appetite for more, but he also, quite comfortably, got to know his audience - before the show even started.

Once he led us into the small, intimate theater, these introductory moments payed off tenfold as he seamlessly wove members of the audience into his show. He also, quite masterfully, taught us a bit about the history of magic in San Francisco. His passion for what he does is genuine and contagious. The magic he performs is classic and traditional, but nonetheless completely entertaining. My jaw was constantly needing to be propped back up and my head was often shaking as in "HOW DID HE DO THAT!!??"

As our group walked back to our hotel, and later on as we enjoyed a night cap, we continued to talk about how polished and professional the show was, what an engaging host and mesmerizing magician Peter Morrison was and what a perfect night out in San Francisco we just had!

Thank twink4
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

We just spent a few days in SF and visited Peter Morrison's magic show. A friend of us had seen the show and highly recommended a visit. What a treat it was. We have traveled all over the world, have seen many different types of shows, but I have to say this is one of a kind. The show starts officially at 8:30 pm, but make sure you get there at 7:30 pm so you can meet the owner and magician himself. Peter Morrison is such a delight and this job is made for him. You can feel that he loves to do this and to meet other people and have them enjoy a good time. He personally seats you to make sure everybody gets a good seat and can be included in the show. My husband and I got to help him in one of the tricks and it was so amazing. The show is really entertaining and you will be amazed by the tricks. Time went by really fast and we were enjoying every minute of it. Go if you are in SF as you will otherwise miss out on something special!

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Reviewed February 19, 2012

We enjoyed the evening and the magic. The intimate setting makes it special. Personally I would have preferred more magic and less patter, but Peter Morrison is pleasant and entertaining and I'd recommend his show.

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Reviewed February 18, 2012

This is the real thing, up close without glitz or overblown special effects. This is the sort of magic I read about years ago and it was becoming a lost art then. Peter is a stylish performer, witty, entertaining, and very polished.
The theater is intimate and just a bit bizarre, a perfect setting for magic of this calibre. Highly recommended, a 'real' experience.

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Reviewed February 12, 2012

I am not a big fan of magic acts, but have seen some world class shows. Peter is a nice guy and first rate magician. He owns the business and works very hard to keep his customers happy. The theater only seats about 40 guests and he greets each one personally. While waiting in the lounge to be seated, he goes from cocktail table to table, introducing himself, and performing a different card trick for each table. Nice guy and it is easy to want to support him.

Thank Al B
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