Magic Castle Cabaret Performer News & Info

Magic Castle Cabaret Performer News & Info

Magic Castle Cabaret Performer

News and Info

The new Magic Castle Cabaret is open and thrilling people with great performers and decor that blends a bit of Disney with Hogwarts. As one who is often seen adding a bit of magic at the Cabaret, I couldn’t be more delighted by the line-up of performers. Below is a look at Magic Castle Cabaret performers taking the stage in the coming weeks.

I am excited to be on the bill for April and hope to meet a lot of new friends.

For Reservations & More Cabaret Information Call

The Magic  Castle Cabaret is located at
30 Los Patos Way, Montecito, CA 93108


Magic Castle Cabaret Performers Line-Up

May 1-3 2019

Michael Ammar

Cabaret members are in for a treat this week. World-Champion magician, Michael Ammar is taking the stage. He is truely one of the best magicians in the World and a good guy too. Don’t miss this weeks shows!!

May 4th ONLY

Richard Burr & Josette

Think internationally traved magicians collide with the Guiness Book of World Records and you may get a sense of this act. You may have met Richard, he’s popped up to the Cabaret a few times including Milt’s birthday.

May 8-11 2019

Ron Saylor

Ron is a regular performer at the Magic Castle who combines magic, mentalism and music to mystify and entertain. You’ll have a great night watching this award winning magi.

May 15-18 2019

Doc Eason

Doc Eason is a big name in the magic world. He has performed and lectured around the World. He is considered by most as a premier bar magician. His closing trick will leave you jaw-dropped.

The Magic Castle Cabaret is a private members club. If you are not a member, yet would love to visit this special place, there are ways. 

As a member, Gene can offer you a guest pass or take you as his personal guest. Please feel free to contact him to explore one of these options. 805-729-8459 or

Naturally, if you are hosting a party, putting together a corporate event, planning a wedding reception, Gene Urban would love to make magic happen for you and your guests. Contact Gene today to check availability. 

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Magic at Satellite Wine Bar

Magic at Satellite Wine Bar

Magic at Satellite Wine Bar

It’s happening on Thursday Nights

Gene Urban
Gene performs mind-boggling close-up magic and mentalism

Good news for magic lovers. There is magic at Satellite Wine Bar on Thursday nights from 6:30 to 9:30 pm.

Santa Barbara magician Gene Urban has performed in 21 countries, is a performing member of the Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA and is now bringing magic to the Satellite Wine Bar.

Gene leads the fun with close-up magic and mentalism performed behind the bar and tableside.

“Gene is the real deal. Watch out though, your mind might just explode”
Satellite Guest
ABOUT GENE — Gene got the magic bug while attending UCSB. It never went away.

Gene specializes in close-up magic and mentalism. People say his magic is crazy good and the mentalism beyond explaination.

ABOUT SATELLITE WINE BAR — In a very short time, Satellite Wine Bar has made a lot of friends.

The proprietor, Drew Cuddy, loves wine, especially farm wines. Satellite is a farm to table to glass experience. The difference keeps people talking and coming back.

The food at Satellite is equally exceptional. Chef Emma West hand selects her ingredients from local farmers markets. From there, she adds her own magic.

“Drew’s wine journey began at age 15 with a trip to Italy, evolving into annual home-stays with Italian winegrowers each college summer. He’s enjoyed working on many small family-run wineries and across Italy, France, Spain and, most recently with Medlock Ames Estate Winery in Sonoma, California..”

Satellite Wine Bar

1117 State Street
Santa Barbara, CA, 93101
(805) 364-3043

Magic Castle Cabaret News Info February 2019

Magic Castle Cabaret News Info February 2019

I am excited to announce the latest Magic Castle Cabaret News for February 2019. It is great news!

I am told that Arlene and Company have satisfied the City’s requirements and are ready to bring even more magic to Santa Barbara. How better to do that than have a big Valentine’s weekend party with the festivities beginning on Wednesday the 13th and continuing into the night of the 16th.


Wednesday Feb. 13th

Wednesday will be a special party by invitation on with a sneek peak for the press, Angel members and a few others. It is sure to be a great night of magic, mingling and fun.

Valentine's Night

Valentine’s night will be our grand opening with one of Arlene’s famous parties. One of the top magicians in the World, Steve Valentine, will be astounding people with his unique style of magic. He is a real treat. In addition, there will be music, complementary champaign, a full no-host bar and light food faire. This is a special event so reservations are a must. Arlene has also made this a charity event with part of the proceeds going to Friendship House. Tickets for this special event are $150.00/person and open to members and their guests only.

Friday & Saturday Night

The doors will open at 5:00 pm on Friday and Saturday night to celebrate our grand opening weekend. There will be lots of magic happening with special cabaret style show at 7:30, 8:45 and 10:00 featuring the amazing Steve Valentine. Mark Collier will be doing bar magic and other special guests will be there to help you have a great night. Reservations are a must as we have limited seating and a lot of interest from members.

FYI: Santa Barbara Magician Gene Urban will be performing at the Magic Castle in Hollywood and not able to make magic happen at the Cabaret this weekend.

Magic Castle Cabaret News
The February Line-Up

The Magic Castle Cabaret will begin regular business hours after the Valentine’s Grand Opening week. Doors open at 5:00 pm on Wednesday-Saturday nights with closing time scheduled for 10:30.

For Reservations & More Cabaret Information Call

February 20-23

Cabaret members and guests are in for a treat as the MCC welcomes the magic of Andrew Goldenhersh.

A lot at his bio will tell you that Andrew is a world class performer.

Andrew is held in high esteem by his peers in entertainment, including Las Vegas superstar Lance Burton (who calls him a “genius”) and the world renowned David Copperfield (who licensed and performs one of Andrew’s signature routines). The celebrity list of whom Andrew has entertained includes Johnny Depp, Ringo Starr, P!nk, Sheryl Crow, Rod Stewart, Dustin Hoffman and Nicolas Cage.

Doors open at 5:00 pm and the fun continues till about 10:30 pm. Reservations are a must.

February 29th - March 2nd

The Cabaret’s featured perform will be Terry Lunceford, a Sand Diego based magician and regular performer at Hollywood’s Magic Castle. Here is a bit about Terry…

Terry Specializes in fast paced comedy where the audience members share in the magical experience. He is a master of Sleight of Hand, a skilled emcee, a television consultant, and an international lecturer.

Doors open at 5:00. 

Hope this update is as exciting for you as it is for me. If you have questions about the Magic Castle Cabaret, please call 805-854-0555 directly. 

I am excited about performing at the Cabaret too. I wish I could be there for the grand opening week, however I’ll be at the Hollywood Magic Castle performing that weekend. No doubt, I will be dropping by often and look forward to meeting and seeing you there. 

Do You Need Magic At Your Own Event, Adult Party, Wedding or Trade Show

If you are planning a corporate event or party, I’d be delighted to help make magic happen for you. I am based in Santa Barbara and available world-wide for your needs. Just drop me at line at or call 805-729-8459 for availability and pricing. 

Magic Castle Cabaret News & Update – November 2018

Magic Castle Cabaret News & Update – November 2018

Magic Castle Cabaret News & Update

November 2018

Gene Urban
Santa Barbara based magician and Magic Castle performer

 Magic Castle Cabaret
News and Updates

Are you looking for the latest Magic Castle Cabaret news & updates? Well, you’ve come to the right place.

I visited the Magic Castle Cabaret this week and talked to Arlene Larson about what’s happening.

Below is the latest news about this amazing addition to the Santa Barbara area.


I am always impressed with Arlene Larson’s positive and upbeat attitude. As you may have read in a previous article, the Magic Castle Cabaret is temporarily closed as the Larson’s work with the City of Santa Barbara to meet some building requirements. Nothing serious, yet the hoops and paperwork can be daunting.

They will be meeting with some officials in early November to learn more and complete the final requirements. Since they have not met yet, I can not give you a timeline of when the place will reopen. I can tell you it will be worth the wait.


The organ pictured to the left is one of many sweet items that adorn the Cabaret and add to the amazing ambiance of the place. 

Magic Castle Cabaret News & Updates  November 2018

The construction crew is very busy these days. Members and guests are sure to appreciate all their hard work including:

  • They are busy building out the show room, refinishing the wood floors, hanging frilly wall paper, building custom booths and adding lots of fun items to make it spectacular.
  • The Cabaret will have a special gift shop too. Arlene combed through pictures of European castles and mansions to get ideas for the space. I can only say it is looking fine!
  • Milt has been collecting chotskies from various Hollywood movie sets for years. The gang is adding these items to the place giving more fun things to enjoy.
  • After the gang finishes more interior work they will complete the new patio.
  • Members received their new membership cards this past week too.

FYI: Arlene has been getting lots of inquiries about booking the Cabaret for private events. She can’t do much until they re-open, but keep it in mind for 2019.

Thanks for taking the time to read this Magic Castle Cabaret News & Updates article. I am anxious for the place to reopen so we can start making even more magic happen in Santa Barbara.

If you have questions about membership information, please call 805-845-0555.

Best to you,

gene urban magic castleGene Urban… exceptional magic & mentalism
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Who Is Performing at The Magic Castle

Who Is Performing at The Magic Castle

Who Is Performing at The Magic Castle

Hollywood, CA


performing at the magic castle

Gene Urban…Magic Castle Performer

Are you wondering who is performing at the Magic Castle, AKA Academy of Magical Arts, this week?

Each week Magic Castle members and their guests witness some of the finest magicians in the World. You can see sleight of hand magic, comedy magic, mentalism, stage illusions and much more. A night at the Magic Castle is a wonderful experience.

FYI: Gene Urban performed at the WC Fields Bar in early May. Here is link to some video and thoughts from his time there. He will be performing on February 14-17, 2019 . 

The list below is provided by the Academy of Magical Arts and re-posted here for your enjoyment. FYI: This is the anticipated line-up and may change. Magicians have been known to disappear.

Who is Performing at the Magic Castle – February 11 – 17


gene urban close up magic at magic castleCLOSE-UP GALLERY

This is a small room specially designed for intimate magic when performing at the Magic Castle,

Early Early Performer

  • Emanuel Brown

Early Performer

  • Kayla Drescher

Late Performer

  • Harrison Lampert


This room offers parlor style magic… somewhere between stage and close-up.

Early Performer

  • John Carney

Late Performer

  • Greg Wilson

gene urban magic castle magicianPALACE OF MYSTERY

The “Big Room” at the Castle where you will often see Illusions and larger scale shows.

  • Ice McDonald
  • Lindsay Benner
  • Skilldini


The WC Fields Bar is located near the Peller Theater and features bar style magic

Gene Urban – Thursday – Sunday (Thursday night may be in another room.


A very intimate theater and place where many performers offer impromptu shows while visiting or performing at the Magic Castle.

  • Paul Draper
  • Christian Cagigal – (Thursday-Sunday)


For more information, reservations and such, visit the Academy of Magical Arts Web Site

Gene performing in China

Gene performing in China


If you are looking for exceptional magic for your adult party, corporate event, gala or wedding reception, Magic Castle performing magician Gene Urban would love to entertain your guests with mind-blowing magic and mentalism.




If you are reading this letter of referral Mr. Urban is most likely trying to convince you to purchase his services with your hard earned company funds. From one business person to another considering Gene for a company function or forum will be a wise investment in your program.

Marc Calderwood

President, Rio Grande Travel

Your presentation at our International Super Rally in San Antonio was fun, entertaining and provocative–a perfect opening for our Forever Training Academy.
Thank you for challenging our FLP distributors to expand their thinking by showing them the power of illusion. One of our favorite questions of the past week has become, “How did he do that?”

Rex Maughan

President and CEO, Forever Living Products

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