Dangerous Magic
by Patrick Gregoire
The Great Gregoire - Professional Astonisher - Winnipeg, MB
 www.thegreatgregoire.com
V.7 - The Cinematheque 
The Great Gregoire has been performing magic for over 20 years. He generally does not enjoy taking risks in life but in this hour-long performance, he will make you believe the danger is real.
Amidst the risk, true mind-bending mysteries will be witnessed including Gregoire's incredible mind reading and psychological influence, his seasoned sleight of hand and his award-winning Rubik's Cube act.
If you have seen magic on TV and thought it was a camera trick, come witness for yourself the live sensation that is Dangerous Magic.

  
Show Info:
60 Mins
Tickets: $12

Audience:
Parental Guidance
Warnings:Gunshots
Thu July 20 7:15 PM
Fri July 21 5:30 PM
Sun July 23 12:00 PM
Tue July 25 5:30 PM
Wed July 26 2:00 PM
Thu July 27 9:00 PM
Fri July 28 5:30 PM
Sat July 29 11:00 PM

Dangerous Magic

The Great Gregoire – Professional Astonisher—Cinematheque

What a magical year, and by that, I mean that there’s a huge representation of magic shows at the Fringe this year.

As far as competencies go, the great Gregoire gives a good presentation. He’s a tad shy on humour but very good at audience engagement. He does the slights-of-hand expertly and he executes the card tricks very well. Being a recruited participant, I have no idea how he does it.

One of his major feats failed today due to equipment deficiencies, which is too bad. I’m certain I figured this one out and I very much looked forward to the climax. I’m sure they’ll have it resolved for next show.

 

The finale, which Gregoire develops through the show, still befuddles me. I sat right in front of this setup the entire time and I was sure I would see the secret.

Whether you’re like me where you look for secrets, or if you enjoy seeing the unexplained or impossible come true, you’ll like this well-performed demonstration. Warning:  sit in the front only if you want to get called upon!

Ray Yuen