Magic Theater Reviews

Toronto NOW magazine

“John Tudor is a storyteller at heart and he’s among a small clan of conjurors who can tell a tale and use magic as the ‘punctuation.’ He combines his professional acting background and striking good looks into strong and dramatic magical pieces.”

Tim Quinlan, Inside Magic

“‘The Incredible John Tudor’ – an Inside Magic favorite – was at home on the Gala stage as he interacted with the kids in the front row, pulled a rabbit from a young volunteer’s hat, balanced a sheet of newspaper vertically on his nose, and generally worked the room. Tudor – as well documented in the past, is a consummate performer. Very smooth in execution and timing, very impressive, very clever and even sweet. What stands out, however, and sets Mr. Tudor apart from almost every magician we have ever seen: his thing is using magic to tell a story, or telling a story to present magic. Whichever the combination, it works. It was, in keeping with his Renaissance persona, as if he was holding court and we were welcomed guests. It played tremendously…he had us laughing to the point of hysterics.”

Booth Chilcutt, Sumter Opera House

“John Tudor’s “Magic Theatre” performance was one of the best magic shows that I have ever seen. John is the comsumate performer and held the varied program together with his wit, humor and stage presence.  The large audience thourghly enjoyed the entire evening.”

Eric Henning, Genii, The International Conjuror’s Magazine

"John brought up a little girl from the audience and told a story about the moon.  Tudor handled the very bright and fidgety child effectively, maintaining a fun atmosphere. When the circular cut-out of gold  foil changed into a Star, the look on the girl’s face was priceless.The lights came back up to a stage bare except for a small staircase and foggy mist.   A young woman entered, playing a European peasant girl, sweeping the porch and dreaming of romance.  John, this time in costumes suggesting Russian roots, returned and, well, swept her off her feet.  Completely off of them – she was suspended, supported only by the broom.  I marveled at the attention to detail in this piece.  No aspect had been left to chance, down to the drape of her skirt as she floated above the stage.  The first half ended with a huge ovation, and as the audience left for intermission they wondered aloud how the second half could possibly top what they had just seen."

Betty Malone, Koger Center Philharmonic Orchestra

“EXCITING and INNOVATIVE performance! We were impressed with your creativity and expertise. Very professional and enthusiastic, attractive performers… You were a great addition to our concert!”.