Miracles & Other Deceptions: The Close Up Magic of Paul Gertner

Miracles & Other Deceptions: The Close Up Magic of Paul Gertner

Miracles & Other Deceptions: The Close Up Magic of Paul Gertner
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TheatresComedy ClubsTheatre & Performances
Saturday
3:00 PM - 11:00 PM
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NEW MAGIC ADDED FOR 2024 See the ONLY magician to appear on Penn & Teller: Fool Us FIVE Times and fool them TWICE! Paul Gertner returns to Boston's classic Omni Parker House on select Saturdays at 3:00 & 7:00. Miracles & Other Deceptions is a 90-minute program of innovative theatrical sleight-of-hand magic. The show is performed for a small exclusive audience of only 32 people and the magic happens close-up, right before your eyes. The magic you will see is original material created and performed by world champion sleight-of-hand expert Paul Gertner. At each show premium VIP “At the Table” Seats will give 10 lucky people an interactive opportunity to become part of the show. Paul Gertner is recognized by his peers as one of the finest sleight-of-hand magicians in the world today. Three Magician of the Year Awards from the Magic Castle in Hollywood... Three Tonight Show Appearances... FIVE Fool Us Performances. YES... HE FOOLED THEM... TWICE!
Duration: 1-2 hours
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  • Quinn P
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Would see again
    Paul was absolutely magnetic. With fantastic storytelling leading up to each act, I was fully immersed in the experience. I was a part of several acts and at some point felt him physically put cards into my hand - and yet, I couldn’t figure anything out. Amazing show all around.
    Thanks for posting a lovely review. Glad you enjoyed the stories as much as the magic. Hope you come back again.
    Written 10 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited June 2023
    Travelled with friends
    Written 8 June 2023
  • Thomas H
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Paul Gertner’s Magic - Simply Incredible!!!
    This was our 3rd time seeing a Paul Gertner magic show; the first two were consecutive years at Picolo Spoleto in Charleston, SC several years ago. As always, Paul performed fantastic magic with a wonderful underlying story thread throughout. I would strongly recommend attending one of Paul’s shows!!! You will see a lot of incredible magic and have a great time!!! Tom & Linda - Hilton Head Island, SC
    We love repeat visitors. Thanks for making the trip to Boston to see my show for the third time. I'm sure you saw some new magic this time. We hope to get back to Picolo Spoleto in the future... perhaps with a run of Miracles & Other Deceptions.
    Written 10 September 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 28 July 2023
  • Emily
    28 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful Show - Must See
    Terrific show! It's an intimate experience in that it's a small room & audience seated around a table where Paul tells entertaining stories and performs mind blowing magic. My son and I and everyone there had a great time.
    Glad you and your son enjoyed the show. This is the best environment to see Close-Up Magic. Small audience where everyone has a great seat.
    Written 10 September 2023
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    Visited July 2023
    Written 14 August 2023
  • Johnny M
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Wonderful!!! 100% Amazing!!!
    This was the second time seeing Paul’s show, and I will be back, absolutely fantastic. Not only is the magic amazing his stage presence, story telling and calm professional demeanor takes all the nerves out of being in such a close up intimate setting!!
    Welcome Back. I'm glad the magic was good the second time. Thanks for the great recommendation!
    Written 10 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 2 September 2023
  • Betty L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Amazing!
    Went prior to going out for dinner for our anniversary, my husband and I enjoyed every second of it. The time flew right by! Paul wowed us with his magic and warmed us with his stories. Would 100% go for another show.
    Happy Anniversary. We get a lot of magical anniversary couples celebrating at Miracles & Other Deceptions. Hope you come back again.
    Written 10 September 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 6 September 2023
  • Steve N
    Leca do Balio, Portugal4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    A+
    Absolutely amazing event - Paul was incredibly impressive, and kept the audience on their toes throughout the show. The intimate setting, versus requiring screens, further enhanced the experience. Highly recommend - and like the key takeaway of everything is possible / ¡todo es posible!
    You are right... NO VIDEO SCREENS... just magic the way it should be seen in person and up close. Glad you enjoyed the show. Paul
    Written 17 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 16 September 2023
  • Lloyd A
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Awesome
    This is a fabulous show. The magic of course is great, but the close intimate environment adds a whole other dimension. But most of all, Mr Gertner is a gracious, warm, ftirndly, caring and tremendously gifted individual. Just go.
    Thanks for the great recommendation. So happy you enjoyed the show. Paul
    Written 17 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 18 September 2023
  • Taylor L
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a fantastic performance!!! A must see show!
    We were captivated by the performance from the start! Paul Gertner had us sitting on the edge of our seat wondering how did he perform that trick?! Then puzzled with the next!! We felt like kids again! He would call on volunteers to assist and let’s just say he has some amazing tricks up his sleeve! you must go to his show! We will definitely be going again! Thank you for a great show!!!
    Thanks for taking the time to post such a lovely review of the show. We hope you come back again, and chances are you will see a few new tricks... I have more up my sleeve. Paul
    Written 17 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited September 2023
    Travelled as a couple
    Written 18 September 2023
  • Alison M
    Boynton Beach, Florida21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Storytelling and up close magic
    Paul Gertner is more than just a great magician/illusionist— he’s also a very entertaining storyteller and liar (in the best way possible). Go see his show if you’re looking for a unique and intimate entertainment experience. You won’t regret it! (We had VIP seats at the table, but you’ll have a good view from anywhere in the room).
    Thanks for the great review, and glad you enjoyed the magic and the stories. We limit the audience to only 32 so everyone has a great seat... that is the best way to see close-up magic.
    Written 17 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
  • Safari08828875551
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Intimate Magic Experience for All Ages!!
    Amazing magic show!! This was a birthday gift for my 17yo son but my sister, brother-in-law and 10yo nephew joined us. We all loved the show. The 10yo couldn't stop talking about it. Paul Gertner was mesmerizing. Being in such an intimate setting made the experience and show special and engaging. Recommend it highly!
    So glad you enjoyed the show and the intimate performance environment. I'm glad your son enjoyed the show. Paul
    Written 17 December 2023
    This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.
    Visited November 2023
    Travelled with family
    Written 26 November 2023
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Allagash98
Newton, MA9 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
So it’s pretty amazing watching close up magic from a few feet away and having no idea how it’s done. What makes the evening even more special are the memorable personal stories interwoven with the illusions. Paul is not only a master magician but has a wonderful sense of theater. He also involves the whole audience and made sure we were all included. My teenage son proclaimed it “much more entertaining than I thought it would be!” (Note that this is high praise coming from him.)
Written 19 May 2024
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Peter R
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Solo
I have been a fan of Paul Gertner for a long time. Here is an opportunity to see him in an intimate setting. A wonderful mix of classic close-up magic and mentalism.
Written 13 May 2024
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Companion46046699987
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5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
Excellent show. Paul Gertner is a very engaging performer. It’s amazing that he can do all this in a small room with everyone close to him. I’ve seen him several times and I’m consistently surprised. Highly recommended!
Written 7 May 2024
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debI9403VQ
Boston, MA4 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
This show was so much fun! My mother and I went for her birthday, and we both had a wonderful time. Paul was really engaging; the magic was great; and everyone was able to see and participate. Highly recommend!
Written 6 May 2024
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Cosmo's Magic Theater
Colorado Springs, CO17 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Couples
Put this at the top of your list when visiting Boston!!
I am a big fan of magic and a professional magician myself. What's missing from the magic shows I see, is an understanding and sense of theater. A deep passion and dedication to the art, not just the tricks but the art of real magic.
Paul Gertner is legendary in the field and one of the most highest respected magicians in our profession. I have wanted to see him perform live for years and made a special trip to Boston specifically to see his show. It was worth 10 times the effort it took to be here!
I watched the audience and saw people appreciate magic the way it should be appreciated. Not just tricks, not just getting fooled, but seeing a real theatrical performance by literally one of the greatest sleight of hand artists and performers In the world.
Thanks to Paul Gardner and his lovely wife Katherine for a phenomenal experience!
Written 5 May 2024
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robert k
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2024 • Family
Second time to see the show I was amazed just as much from the first show that we saw over two years ago Paul is a great magician and showman worth every pennie
Written 5 May 2024
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Sherpa21002183629
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
So much fun! Paul was so entertaining. Great close up tricks. Wonderful stories to go with the tricks. Just amazing to watch his work so close! Highly recommend attending this show. Great gift idea for any age!!!!
Written 25 April 2024
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nancy c
Abington, MA2 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
Paul is truly amazing! He included me in one of his "deceptions". That was so much fun and we are still scratching our heads, wondering how he did that trick. His message was uplifting and positive and we left feeling great. Everyone should go and enjoy.
Written 24 April 2024
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Smitty
Boston, MA3 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Friends
We had an absolutely fabulous time. This was a return visit for me and I am ready to go again. Paul Gertner puts on a marvelous magic show in an intimate setting. His tricks are amazing and performed with an entertaining , warm and deft touch . Not to be missed
Written 15 April 2024
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Thanks... glad you enjoyed the show on your return visit. I added a few new routines this year and we expanded the show to 90 minutes. I think it's the perfect time and hopefully a few of the new magic routines surprised you. Come back again.
Written 16 April 2024
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Sam A
1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Apr 2024 • Family
This is a great event. I brought my son and nephew (13 and 12) and they were blown away. Very small space so there is plenty of visibility. The boys are still talking about the tricks. I highly suggest this show.
Written 15 April 2024
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Thanks for coming to our show. I'm thrilled your son and nephew were so impressed. It's always fun to hear the show gives teenagers and parents something to talk about after the show. Hope they did not figure out too many of the tricks. Thanks for your recommendation. Paul
Written 16 April 2024
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