July 28, 2017

The Fairmont SF


World-renowned, The Fairmont San Francisco Hotel presents an awe-inspiring picture of historic San Francisco.

Held in a gorgeous Theater, and the hotel where Tony Bennett first sang “I Left my Heart in San Francisco“, you’ll enter into a world of mystery. Ivan’s performance blends compelling story-telling, incredible coincidences, psychological illusions with dazzling live music by a concert cellist.

June 12, 2013

Hollywood Today Review

Marci Weiner


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


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.