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Astonishing Productions
Lafayette, Colorado

Tobo's Magic & Marvel Show

Created by Gregg Tobo

An old-time magic show to awaken your sense of wonder! Sophisticated magic for all ages and four-time winner of the Boulder Fringe Encore Award! Prepare to be astonished!

Gregg Tobo returns to the Boulder Fringe with new magic and an even bigger show! Acclaimed for his lyrical storytelling and eye-popping magic, Gregg’s one-person show reminds audiences that anything is possible. Drawing from a 500-year-old tradition of performance, the show weaves magic, stories, and history into an astonishing and inspiring experience for the whole family.

When he’s not Fringing, Gregg works as a full-time professional magician for corporate events and private parties. He is pleased to participate in this year’s Fringe Festival, offering six rare public performances. Don’t miss this opportunity to see his biggest show yet!

CAST
Gregg Tobo

WEBSITE

ART FORM
Solo, Theater, Variety

RATING
G - General Audiences: All Ages Admitted

DURATION
85 min.

SCHEDULE

Fri Aug 17 6:00 PM
Sat Aug 18 1:30 PM
Sun Aug 19 8:30 PM
Tue Aug 21 9:00 PM
Sat Aug 25 2:00 PM
Sat Aug 25 7:30 PM


VENUE
Dairy Performance Space

TICKETS
$15/10


10 Reviews of Astonishing Productions

  1. Rona says:
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    I took my 7 year old grandson to see Tobo today. Tobo’s not only a good magician but also a delightful story teller. I loved his presence, and the calm pace of the show. The adults and kids seemed to enjoy the show equally. You’ll go home asking, “how DID he do that trick?”


  2. J. Jeologo says:
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    When you think of “magic show” you think you should bring the kids, right? I’m not so sure about this one, because for starters the pace is real slow. I mean real slow. The younger kids were getting bored with the 20-minute tricks to the point where Tobo lost one of the kids he used in a trick, apparently stiffing the kid for a prize all the other participating kids got. No doubt this little lad was to get his magical reward later in the program, but he had already left, bummed out and bored, and the finale to the extended trick was lost and ruined. Also, I have never seen a magician blow 3 or 4 tricks in a show before. As an adult, I enjoyed the historical patter about magic through the centuries, but stage magic versus witchcraft discourse was lost on the kids. Tobo ended the show with a beautiful tale, doing amazing creations with a simple 2-ft X 1-ft bamboo mat. Maybe this is an adult magic show?


  3. Overall Rating:
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    Great show, loved the storytelling and history behind the magic. This is what makes a Fringe show great. “Magic on the Edge”.


  4. Mark Mosher says:
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    What a fantastic show. The rings trick was nothing short of amazing. Some previous comments mention that young kids were bored. This is indeed a “fringe” festival and not a birthday party for kids, and I found Gregg’s story telling and pacing refreshing and felt it really fit the vibe of the festival. Extremely entertaining and captivating. I can see why he’s won “Encore Awards” in the past.


  5. Kent says:
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    Awesome. Worth the time and money. Gregg does a wonderful job of telling the history of magic while doing it.


  6. Armando Gonzalez says:
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    I went expecting another traditional Magic Show. So I was wonderfully surprised when Tobo’s performance turn to be something I have never seen before… letting 90 minutes of great acts fly by. For sure it is the event NOT TO MISS at the Fringe Festival.


  7. Kevin Mote says:
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    Great show!! Greg does an incredible job of mixing story telling and performing magic tricks. Can’t wait for next year’s show!


  8. Cheri Stringer says:
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    We went to Gregg’s show as a family and loved his unique and meaningfull magic. What he does so well is entrance even the most skeptical with his skill. Gregg’s magic astounds and amazes the audience with gasps of surprise and wonder escaping the crowd during the performance. His magic is so profound that there is NO comparison to the ametur, simple magic we often see at kids parties. If you rlooking for meaningful and skilled magic that gives you culture and depth. This is the show for you!!!


  9. Robert Cozen says:
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    If you’re looking for a high octane las vegas style magic show, this isnt for you. But if you hate and avoid cheesy magic that insults the audience, then you want to see Gregg. There’s a lot more going on than “tricks” in this show. He gives you historical facts and inspirational wisdom along with draw-dropping illusions that are either visually stimulating such as when he continuously links together and then takes apart large solid steel rings literally inches away from someone’s face. And then he’ll turn around and give you a mystery that gets more amazing the more you think about it, such as cards from a deck of cards that are only thought of and then… I’ll let you watch it yourself. He ends his show with a Japanese fairy tale that contains more magic than the entire show, even though there is no “real” magic in it at all. This is a show in the best tradition of the fringe because it bills itself as a magic show yet is actually using the form of magic to do something much more interesting than fool you. Yes, not all of it works perfectly, but the flaws only prove that Gregg is stretching to create a theatrical experience worthy of your time. I promise you will find a lot of hidden magic in this show.


  10. Alan Davis says:
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    Simply amazing. Greg rolls up his sleeves above his elbows so you know there’s “nothing up his sleeve” and then slowly and gracefully does things that are seemingly impossible, while educating you about the history and art of magic.


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