Embark on a theatrical journey where fascinating tales of Wonder and Shadow unfold. Our performance style seamlessly blends classical Conjuring classic with classical Storytelling. A beguiling blend of solo-performance and enchantment. Our Victorian Parlor show is “Astonishment!” and that is exactly its intent.
We introduce you to San Francisco’s most revered and feared eccentrics, offering captivating tales and astonishing conjuring. The evening’s vignettes are highlighted with magical moments employing unusual curios and rare artifacts.
Time seems to stand still in our little Parlor situated within the historic Chancellor Hotel Union Square. Our whimsical turn-of-the-century venue evokes old San Francisco. We’ve reimagined the ambiance of La Belle Époque that brief moment in history from 1885 to 1910. A magical era when wealthy Europeans dined at Maxim’s and frolicked at Moulin Rouge.
Our Guests Agree!
“A real San Francisco treat, better than Rice-a-Roni!”
“Our first night in San Francisco wisely spent.”
“A must do for any native San Francisco.”
Your Host, Walt Anthony, Conjurer & Teller-of-Tales, is a dynamic performer with more than thirty years of practical experience and formal training in acting, magic and entertainment. Walt has wit, exuberance, and an elegant style, making his performances unique and mesmerizing.
...A cozy and charming place where history and imagination meet: Anthony serves up saucy vignettes about some of The City’s most infamous historical figures...
-San Francisco Examiner-
…shimmering fairy tales are Anthony’s métier… conjuring up a façade of bygone elegance…
-San Francisco Chronicle-
You may enjoy light pre-show dinners, drinks, or desserts, from 5 pm to 7 pm in the lobby lounge.
David Facer at the San Francisco Magic Parlor
Time seems to stand still in our intimate San Francisco Magic Parlor conveniently situated within the historic 100 year old Chancellor Hotel on Union Square. The Parlor’s gracious turn-of-the-century ambiance evokes the San Francisco of old. Every Thursday/Friday/Saturday of January/February/March!
In our third year the San Francisco Magic Parlor is offering new shows new magic, and a new ambiance while retaining the distinctive qualities that have made it a staple of the Union Square Entertainment scene.
The San Francisco Magic Parlor’s new production features magician David Facer. Journey deep into his “World of Paradox” and explore David’s fertile imagination and creativity.
David Facer’s shows combine theatre and magic performance-art. During this one-person show he is your guide into a make-believe land of Magic, introducing several of the eccentric and bizarre inhabitants of his fantastical world where “Impossible is Not a Word.”
David portrays five diverse characters in his “World of Paradox.” Be enthralled by: Jack Winter and his Sideshow Sensations, Jakob the Mechanical Man with a Human Heart, the enigmatic Dream Dweller Nicolai Bayne, and magical prankster and adventurer Spellvin.
Award winning magician David Facer conjures paradoxical mysteries at his fingertips. He has performed with Broadway legend Carol Channing, and entertains in nightclubs, cabarets, restaurants, and at private events. David has been showcased at the San Francisco Zoo, the Hyatt Regency, Six Flags, the Cliff House, and Twining Vine Winery.
“Sidesplitting and heartwarming!”
–Bread & Roses
“A spectacular and intimate one man show.”
–SF Bay Guardian
“Just off Union Square, away from the bustle of the crowd, is a cozy and charming place...”
–San Francisco Examiner
Terms and Conditions
Thursdays / Fridays / Saturdays at 8:00 pm sharp
Ongoing / Open-Ended Run.
Chancellor Hotel Union Square Theatre,
433 Powell Street (between Post & Sutter)
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