SPOOKSTERS OF MAGIC PAST AND PRESENT
Cardone's House of Ghostly Haunts
"This is a Classic Spook Show for People of all ages who love the Strange,the Macabre,and the Fantastical! A theatrical event that you will never forget !"
I started dreaming about doing this show when I was a little kid. I'm not kidding . I alway had a fascination with the dark side of theatre and that fascination let me to the magic and illusion that has a flare for the macabre. I had been performing as a full time magician many years and I wanted a show that I could perform for the public that was different in form and style that I was booking at private events. I also wanted to have a show I could sell as a show for the October season. I spent a year developing the Spook Show and in that process I obtained a classic Abbott's giant Guillotine and An Abbott's Frame of Life and Death. These 2 illusions area part of Spook Show history and I wanted the show to feel like a trip back in time to the golden age of the Spook Show. The Black out sequence I created uses a few classic tricks but I wanted to add my own stamp on it . I have been making puppets for years for my own shows and other theatrical event over the years and it seemed like a perfect place to use this skill. A puppet show in the dark was born.
The highlight of the black out is when his Infernal Majesty shows up to look for a few lost souls.
I added my voice throwing act , an escape from a buzz saw and my macabre dime museum in the theatre lobby to round out the edges of the show ....and then I put it on its feet. Since presenting it to the public I have booked it at many private and public events and I must say it is a joy to perform this forgotten style of theatre and bring it back for the dead.
HOUSE OF GHOSTLY HAUNTS
Time Machine of Death
Razor Blade Eating
Rock and Roll Seance
Escape From The Whirling Blade of Doom
The Summoning of Spooks, Ghouls, Devils and Poltergeists !
Plus as a bonus feature:
Cardone's Strange Artifacts from Around the World !
What is it !
Brick from Dracula's Castle
2 Headed Bat
A Magician, Ventriloquist, Escape Artist, Ghost Master, Flea Circus Proprietor, and the Worlds First Mentriloquist !
This full time entertainer has captivated audiences around the world with his unique brand of old fashioned entertainment. His shows range from full stage productions for private and corporate functions to night club cabaret venues and his magic been featured on Fox 5 News, Good Day New York, A+E Biography, The IFC Network, MTV, CWíS Reality Show Stylista, Wonderground Las Vegas,Monday Night Magicís Main Stage and as the opening act for the Miss Hong Kong Pop Show.
Cardone holds a BFA in Theatre Arts from Carnegie Mellon University and has received grants from the Henson Foundation/St.Ann's Theatre for Puppetry and Magic.
A ROCKSTAR'S REVIEW OF GHOSTLY HAUNTS - "I had never been to a spook show before, so I wasn't quite sure what to expect when I entered the theater to see Cardone's performance. As soon as I stepped through the doorway, I felt a chilling yet thrilling energy come over me. I proceeded forward, with butterflies in my stomach, and as I made my way to my seat, I had a chance to view a miraculous yet deeply disturbing collection of strange objects and horrifying specimens - it was my first time ever seeing a real human skull and dirt from Dracula's Castle."
"As much as I thought I was ready for the rest of the action, nothing could prepare me for the excitement and terror I would experience during Cardone's feature presentation. The lights went down, the curtain opened, and the show began. I can't tell you exactly what I saw - you'll have to see for yourself - but I've thought about the events that night every day since. Something changed inside me as I sat in that theater. I saw levitating objects. I saw spectres, phantasms, and banshees. I experienced shocks the likes of which I've never felt before. I admit - I'm hooked on the horror which Cardone brings into this world. Something about all the danger and death ended up affirming my life. I was inspired and delighted and deeply entertained. 10 out of 10. But consider yourself warned: Cardone is intensely good."
- Andrew W.K.
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