The Biltmore conjures up a show of ‘modern living room magic’ – NBC Los Angeles

What there is to know

  • “Modern Salon Magic” with David Carlo
  • Debuts Friday, September 16 at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles at DTLA
  • $79

If ever there was a time that seemed particularly propitious for bewitched happenings, parlor illusions, and mysterious ways of magic, it’s September.

Certainly the ninth month, at least in Southern California, can start with real warmth, which does not necessarily cause a person to dress up a little, all to immerse themselves in an intimate space made for more pleasures weird and darker.

But mid-September 2022 will summon truer autumn feelings, making it the perfect time for the new show “Modern Parlor Magic” to debut at the Millennium Biltmore Hotel Los Angeles.

Standing at the beautifully tableclothed magic table, with cards in hand and a head full of wonders to watch and sorcery with nothing up its sleeve? Meet magician David Carlo, a conjurer practicing the old school arts of card picking, any card.

While magic is a central focus, there are theatrical elements at work, as well as mentalism, an age-old art form that often makes at least a few jaws drop in audiences. And audiences have long been moved when they encounter the magic of Mr. Carlo: the show was sold out for six weeks at the Santa Monica Playhouse.

Oh yeah: The interaction with the audience will be woven through a number of imaginative interludes, so be prepared to eventually weigh in on what happens, should you be selected to do so.

Adding to the allure of the evenings, which begin to sparkle on Friday, September 16? The producers have worked in major magic before, with Criss Angel’s “MINDFREAK” on their resumes.

The unusual location is also something a little different for the magician: intimate shows like this more traditionally materialize in private clubs or casinos, making the hotel’s historic setting something special. . And the Biltmore is indeed a special place: it has appeared in several television series and movie specials, thanks to its ornate details and elegant aura.

Tickets start at $79 and can be reserved through the “Modern Parlor Magic” site.

Brian L. Hartfield