June 12, 2013

Hollywood Today Review

Marci Weiner

Sixth-Sense

Beverly Hills, CA (Hollywood Today)

Ivan Amodei might be the best-kept secret in tinsel town.  He is celebrating his 400th show this year at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, and is the most entertaining and exciting illusionist we have ever seen.  Did you know his show is ranked #1 on Trip Advisor of attractions in Beverly Hills?
 
This handsome and charming gentleman performs in a candle lit elegant salon at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, complete with sophistication and intimacy of a glamorous Hollywood “after party”.  What else would one expect from this elegant hotel’s resident headliner? 
 
His 90-minute “magical and musical” experience has received rave reviews.  Ivan, skillfully accompanied by Celine Dion’s talented cellist, is a master performer, who has performed with two decades of royalty, and celebrities including Steven Spielberg, Jim Carrey, Sly Stallone and Ashton Kutcher to name a few.
 
For info how you can participate in an evening of unique entertainment, check out his website www.ivanamodei.com.
 
May 07, 2013

BH Courier 400th Show Review

Dwayne Ladd

CATEGORIES:
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World-renowned illusionist Ivan Amodei (e-von ah-moe-day) celebrated his 400th show past Saturday at the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel, on the famed Rodeo Drive.

It was a refreshing approach to magic, in our opinion.  Held in an intimate setting and close to the action, there was fun to be had for all.  Ivan started the show with a simple illusion at first and then built from there.

As the illusions became more and more complicated you are left scratching your head and wondering what just happened and how.  Ivan tells us that all his illusions are self created or at least highly tweaked to suit his style of performance.  The final illusion, a real brain twister which Ivan created entirely himself, once again you find yourself thinking “How did he do it.” 

Ivan has been performing and studying magic since he was a kid, and to this day he is still studying and designing new illusions.  In fact Ivan has told the Beverly Hills Courier that he is in the process of creating a brand new show for a bigger audience.  We are sure that it will be just as amazing or even more so than the show he is currently performing.

One interesting fact is that Ivan refuses to perform in Las Vegas, contrary to almost every magician out there.  He states, “I want to give the audience something different and personal, moments they can remember for the rest of their lives.” That is exactly what we enjoyed at this hallmark performance, moments we will always remember.  We look forward to seeing Ivan’s new show sometime next year.  Until then we will keep scratching our heads and thinking what?  How did he…

 
Read on Beverly Hills Courier site.
May 03, 2013

400th Show Article by BH Courier

Dwanye Ladd

CATEGORIES:
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World-renowned illusionist Ivan Amodei (e-von ah-moe-day) who’ll be celebrating his 400th show this year at the historic Beverly Wilshire Hotel, on the famed Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills, California.

Audiences will enjoy a night of entertainment in candle lit elegant decor; complete with the sophistication and intimacy of a glamorous Hollywood “after party.”  For the last 3 years, Amodei has performed his critically acclaimed show “Intimate Illusions” before sold out audiences.

Besides being a resident headliner at the Beverly Wilshire Hotel, Ivan has been touring the country selling out venues nationwide. He’s set to perform at the The Ritz Carlton Chicago on April 26 and April 27 and at the Four Seasons Westlake Village on May 18.

“Intimate Illusions” is a 90 minute “magical and musical” experience that has received rave reviews. Ivan Amodei (skillfully accompanied by Celine Dion’s talented cellist) is a master performer, who combines his dynamic personality, amazing world-class magic, sensational story-telling and audience participation for an evening of unique entertainment. Amodei has created all of the innovative and exciting illusions in the show, which include shocking stunts and intriguing mind games.

His razor sharp wit and humor, combined with dazzling “live” music provide an evening of theatrical entertainment.

Amodei has performed for the last two decades for royalty, VIP’s and celebrities including: Steven Spielberg, Jim Carrey, Sylvester Stallone, Dick Clark, Nicholas Cage, Ashton Kutcher, etc.