Friday, July 28, 2017


The El Portal Theatre is a beautiful proscenium house in NoHo where entertainment abounds.  Misty Lee (Dominatrix of all trades more or less)
Misty Lee Photo
is a highly credentialed magician who has been inspired by this poem by Sarah Williams to create her stage show: "Bold Magic!"  

"Reach me down my Tycho Brahe,

I would know him when we meet,

When I share my later science,

sitting humbly at his feet;

He may know the law of all things,

yet be ignorant of how 
We are working to completion,

working on from then to now. 

Pray remember that I leave you all my theory complete,

Lacking only certain data for your adding, 
as is meet,

And remember men will scorn it,

'tis original and true,

And the obloquy of newness 
may fall bitterly on you. 

But, my pupil, as my pupil

you have learned the worth of scorn,

You have laughed with me at pity,

we have joyed to be forlorn,

What for us are all distractions

of men's fellowship and smiles;

What for us the Goddess Pleasure

with her meretricious smiles! 

You may tell that German College

that their honor comes too late, 
But they must not waste repentance

on the grizzly savant's fate.

Though my soul may set in darkness,

it will rise in perfect light;

I have loved the stars too fondly

to be fearful of the night.                               

Sarah Williams

To mount a huge production like Bold Magic takes a large crew and great creativity.  Opening for the first time, director Tom Keegan, has allowed Misty Lee to ramble a little. After all, it is her show!  Co-Producer Lennon Hobson doubles as choreographer and leggy assistant with her almost identical pals, Brooke Brady, Kija Rae and Megan Ashly Cutler (who takes flight in a closing trick at the audience's direction!)

Thanks to an enthusiastic audience, Misty Lee does 'tricks' (she never calls them 'illusions') and interjects patter that make some of the tricks a little long.  None the less, the audience loved the show. And, for those who love to see a beautiful and talented magician tease with threats of danger (there is an electric chair!) this is a must see!

Shastaaa, the mind reading honeybadger, has back up singers and needs new batteries in his/her magic box! 

El Portal Theater
Lankershim Boulevard
North Hollywood, CA 
July 29 and 30, 2017
Saturday and Sunday only at 8PM 
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