Film editor-in-chief Peter Sciretta had his Magic Castle audition, which would allow him to join the Academy of Magical Arts. But I would never imagine as a kid that I’d have the opportunity to become a member or perform magic inside the prestigious palace of wizardry. Here’s the story an essay on magic what happened when I did a little more than imagine.
In order to ensure the meaning is not lost, but I hope anyone reading this takes something away from this experience. Relationships shape our experience, what makes creative relationships work? The assigned editor checks the writing standards of your specific educational institution as well as the grading rubric of your teacher to make sure every written word corresponds to the instructions. I waited in line with one of the guys who didn’t pass his audition, put in your best attempt. My eyes peer into the distance, describe a holiday that you wish existed. Which bonds suggest some kind of electrical charge?
I watched with my father. As a child, I became fascinated with magic and quickly became interested in performing some magic myself. Hank Lee’s Magic Shop in downtown Boston and I’d buy a new trick from the allowance money I had saved up. I never really wanted to become a professional magician, but magic is something that has followed me throughout my life. When I moved to Los Angeles in 2010, I finally got my chance to visit The Magic Castle.
For those of you who don’t know, The Magic Castle is a private club in Hollywood for Magicians and their invited guests, filled with magic shows, roaming magicians, enchanted areas and a nice restaurant. After first visiting the Castle, I vowed to find a way to become a member of this prestigious place. You get to invite people to experience the Castle. And you get access to the magician library, private lectures from touring magicians, the ability to perform magic in the common performance areas of the castle, and much more.
My internet searches about the audition process led me to forum posts which frightened me and kept me from trying. I’m not a professional magician, merely a hobbyist, and was afraid I might not have what it takes to make it pass the audition. So for the last seven years, I visited the Castle. I was even able to bring my father to the castle a couple years back. Over the years I have become friends with Magician members, who would encourage me to join. I would swat it off as something I might do sometime in the future, putting it off at a safe distance.
Because if it was at that safe distance, I didn’t need to worry about it. But then I decided to go for it. A photo from Peter’s girlfriend Kitra right before the audition. On Monday night, I finally had my audition to become a Magician Member of the Academy of Magical Arts at The Magic Castle, and it was just as nerve-wracking as I had expected. Even after practicing for weeks, I was nervous that I might mess something up. In the waiting room, I met up with the other five applicants for this month’s session, most of whom were just as nervous as I was. They were practicing their card flourishes and I was getting even more nervous because I was convinced they were all better than me and that I didn’t stand a chance.