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WHAT/WHO: CarneyMagic. John Carney combines magic, illusion and comedy to create a one-of-a-kind theatrical experience,


WHERE: Sierra Madre Playhouse, 87 W. Sierra Madre Blvd., Sierra Madre, CA 91024. Sierra Madre is just east of Pasadena. There is ample free parking behind the Playhouse.

WHEN: August 17-19, 2018. Fri. & Sat. at 8:00, Sun. at 2:30.


ADMISSION: $30. Seniors (65+) $27. Youth (21 and under, $20).

RESERVATIONS: (626) 355-4318.


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Following two SOLD-OUT engagements in 2018, CarneyMagic returns to the stage of Sierra Madre Playhouse for three more dates of amazing FUN!


John Carney is a unique blend of comedian, actor and sleight of hand virtuoso.

His approach is smart, engaging and often….hilarious.


Carney is widely acknowledged by his peers as one of the finest sleight of hand performers in the world, with awards and accolades worldwide. Hollywood’s Magic Castle has awarded Carney more awards than anyone in their history, as well as the Academy of Magical Arts prestigious Performing Masters Fellowship.

Television appearances include The Late Show with David Letterman and the Jerry Seinfeld HBO special. He has performed in theaters throughout the world, as well as casinos in Atlantic City, Lake Tahoe and Las Vegas.


He is an accomplished actor, with featured appearances on such TV shows as Spin City and Two and a Half Men, as well as numerous sketch comedy shows, plays and theatrical productions. He has done a number of television commercials including a stint as spokesman for MasterCard, designing and performing dazzling visual effects for their television commercials.

John often incorporates different characters, from silly to sentimental, into his performances, creating a complete theatrical experience.

He is a tireless creator of original material and has shared many of his ideas, techniques and presentations in several books and instructional videos of advanced sleight of hand. He has lectured extensively throughout the world, and his books Magic by Design, Carneycopia, and The Book of Secrets are considered modern classics in instruction of the art form.

Carney embodies the state of his art, combining exceptional skill and creativity….with pure entertainment.

Prepare yourself for an evening of laughter and astonishment when you experience CarneyMagic. 

Tickets are available NOW for CarneyMagic. Order your tickets early and don’t miss out.

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