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“Chicago’s Best Magician.” - Chicago Magazine

“Eugene is not just one of my favorite magicians in the world to watch, he's also one of the greatest teachers of magic alive. I'm sure he'll perform and explain fantastic tricks that'll fool you and your audiences, but I'm certain he'll also impart important and valuable insights into audience management. Plus, he'll be funny and charming. Do everyone in the world a giant favor and watch Eugene Burger's Penguin LIVE Lecture.” - Mac King

"Dear magicians: Eugene Burger gets it. He knows how to explain it. And he's willing to share." - Max Maven

"Eugene is the Dean of the Magic & Mystery School, and has mentored many of the most successful artists of our time. Now you can learn why he has earned the title of "THE MASTER”!" - Jeff McBride

"For decades Eugene Burger has been recognized by magicians and the public as one of the finest and most engaging magicians alive.” - Stephen Minch, Genii Magazine

What will he teach?

Spirit Theatre, How to Haunt a House, and More
Eugene Burger is a world-leading authority on performing magic that involves the spirits. His book Spirit Theatre (1986) is a landmark work that re-defined this kind of magic for modern audiences.

In this lecture, Eugene will be joined by Lawrence Hass, who has created several spirit theatre and séance shows with Eugene. They will talk in great detail about performing this special kind of magic and teach the following spirit or Halloween-related routines.

Acrobatic Matchbox - A fun close-up opener that invokes the spirits.

A Bizarre Ritual - Eugene’s latest work on this powerful, spooky piece of close-up theatre.

Soul Survivor - Eugene’s presentation for Robert E. Neale’s classic effect, followed by Lawrence’s performance with an alternate ending. Magic Dark and Light.

The Haunted Bell - Lawrence performs this creepy effect using Eugene’s original script. Based on an idea by Max Maven.

The Lake Witch Project - Eugene and Lawrence have both performed this powerful effect by Steve Bryant. It scares the hell out of an audience!

The Ballad of the Harp Weaver - Eugene has performed this classic, disturbing poem by Edna St. Vincent Millay the entire length of his career in spirit theatre. Eugene will also share a magical ending for the poem created by Jeff McBride.

The Dark Room - Eugene and Lawrence will discuss one of the deepest secrets of spirit theatre: how to create a powerful Dark Séance to close the show.

Tools of the Trade: Birds, Balls, Ectoplasm, and Show Ghosts - Eugene shares some of the backstage tools he created and uses for the Dark Room.

Who is he?

He's amazed and delighted audiences from Las Vegas to Tokyo. As Stage Bill magazine proclaimed, Eugene Burger is "universally recognized as perhaps the finest close-up magician in the world."

"Close-up magic" is just that: magic performed right under your nose, where everyone becomes part of the show. And with Eugene Burger, it is an unforgettable experience, for as the Chicago Reader noted in an unprecedented eleven-page cover story about him, "Burger adds something extra." His warmth and humor are captivating and his magic is simply amazing.

By definition, magicians are pretty special people, but Eugene Burger is considered exceptional even by other magicians. He has written fifteen best-selling books for the trade, starred in eight instructional videos, lectured extensively to magicians' groups in over a dozen countries, and his writings have been translated into several languages.

His deep understanding of the psychology and philosophy behind the magic have won him international accolades, cover stories in conjuring magazines, and four awards from the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood.

But as much as he loves discussing magic with fellow performers, Eugene's true passion is bringing mystery and enchantment to the public, and at this he is unparalleled. His special presence has led to numerous television appearances in Great Britain, Canada, Belgium, Finland and Japan, and on such highly acclaimed shows as The Art of Magic on PBS and Mysteries of Magic on The Learning Channel. He's been profiled twice on CNN.

During the past several years, Eugene has been a featured speaker for top executives of such major companies as Coca-Cola, Williams-Sonoma, Unisys and Pottery Barn, as well as top business schools including Wharton, and the graduate schools of business at the Universities of Chicago and Maryland. His talk, "How Magicians Think," applies his special understanding of deception and perception to the corporate world.

When the leading international trade journal Magic magazine compiled its list of the one hundred most influential magicians of the twentieth century, Eugene Burger was included for his ability to "arouse feelings of astonishment, as well as a host of other indescribable sensations."

Find out why this engaging entertainer is in constant demand for private parties, corporate functions and special events. Discover for yourself what the Chicago Tribune hailed as the "delightful excitement" that is uniquely Eugene Burger.

If you could ask ONE question to one of the world's most creative professional magicians, what would it be?



If you've never been to a magic lecture, there’'s never been a better time. Sunday, May 15th, at 7:00pm, we're live-streaming Eugene Burger 2 LIVE in a spectacular 2-hour interactive online lecture. Watch, ask questions, and learn things you won't find in any book or DVD.

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ATTENDING COULDN'T BE EASIER.

  1. Purchase the Eugene Burger 2 LIVE “product”. This is your ticket.
  2. On Sunday, May 15th, anytime before 7:00pm Eastern, click the “MyPenguinMagic” area at the top of the Penguin site. You'll see the livestream appear 1 hour before showtime. At 7pm sharp, Eugene will hit the stage and begin his JAM-PACKED professional lecture.
  3. Sit back and watch over 2 hours of DVD-quality live streaming magic from the comfort of your own home.

DON’T WORRY IF YOU MIGHT MISS IT.

Reserve your seat anyway. Within 24 hours of ending, you'll be able to download and/or watch the full lecture on-demand, and go over all the great routines and subtleties as many times as you want. It'’ll be waiting for you in your “MyPenguinMagic” area.

Magicians flock to see “workers” give talks. Why? Because these guys see and learn things that you won'’t find in any book or DVD. Yes, you'll be learning some incredibly powerful A-material, but the INVALUABLE stuff will be the insight you learn along the way.

This lecture is for everyone, from the beginner to the professional and for magicians and mentalists alike. Don'’t miss it!

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So Fun - a must 'see' Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 20th, 2016
Wow Larry and Dan and Eugene tell a tale of bizarre magic with illusions and setups that are so important for that holiday and all the times you present.
I gained more insight into Larry's and Eugene's past too that help me understand the core essence of where their magic comes from.
This is a wonderful presentation and I thank them all for sharing their 'hidden' secrets.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 16th, 2016
Watch this lecture if you want to create outstanding magic theater. This one lecture can bring all of your magic to a higher level. There are no better teachers than Eugene Burger and Larry Hass. Together they give excellent examples of turning magic tricks into pieces of theatrical art. One of the effects, soul survivor, is a routine that is easy to do but very powerful with an excellent presentation. Don't miss this!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on August 31st, 2020
This is basically the same review that I posted for Eugene under the Eugene Burger live lecture. There’s just nothing else to say that makes more sense than what I already said. So if you read the first review and you haven’t purchased this lecture yet, don’t waste time reading this again just get the lecture!!

If you know the name Eugene Burger then you know all you need to know to get this lecture. If you don’t know the name Eugene Burger then you need to get this lecture so that you will understand why he is still revered as one of the great Magicians in our modern magical world. I knew of EUGENE before I ever met him. I was impressed by what I heard and what I saw. And once I met him I was even more impressed.

When I was an actively practicing Certified Financial Planner, I would hold a client appreciation dinner each year. At that dinner I would bring in an entertainer that I wanted to meet and see perform, and they would do a client dinner one night and the next night they would do a lecture for the Dallas Magic Club. The second year of that event, Eugene Burger was the entertainment.

I sent out a lot of pre-event letters and updates and reminders and promotional items that always included information about our entertainer. This was a big deal to me and my clients and my staff. I was spending a lot of money for the entertainer and a great catered dinner and the best location I could find. I wanted a great turn out and as I recall, the actual ratio of people that walked in the door based on the invitations I sent for that event, was the highest of any of the 10+ years I held the event. My secretary kept up with all that information for me and every year she asked me if I thought we’d beat the attendance ratio that Eugene had. I always told her I hoped that would happen but doubted that it would.

Eugene had a 99% attendance ratio compared to the invitations I sent. And this was an event that had well over 150 people in attendance.

I didn’t share all that information in this review to reminisce about those days. Even though they were a lot of fun! But rather I told you about that because no one in that room had ever heard of Eugene Burger before my letter to them and yet they were so impressed with his credentials and experience they made certain to be there.

I think that speaks volumes of how good a magician he was as well as a great entertainer. The entire crowd really loved the show and gave him an instant and enthusiastic and lengthy standing ovation at the end of the show.

The next night the lecture for Dallas area magicians was extremely well attended and a big success. No one in the room had seen him perform live before, except the few magicians that were my guests the previous night. But like everyone else they were very excited to see him and were thrilled to experience the lecture.

A few years later I made the decision to attend Jeff McBride‘s master class in Las Vegas at his home. One of the main reasons was that Eugene was going to be there. Everyone at the event was a great instructor. And the time we got to spend in a relaxed environment with them was very very helpful. We had a number of big-name entertainers such as Jeff McBride, Dan Harlan, and believe it or not even Siegfried and Roy were there one afternoon. And while I enjoyed meeting and hearing all of them it was the time with Eugene that I think had the biggest and longest lasting impact on what I did as an entertainer. And that means that they all got an A+ rating but Eugene got an A++ rating.

It really doesn’t matter what’s on the lecture from someone like Eugene Burger. Anything he talks about and teaches is beneficial and well worth your time and money to get.

I gave him five stars because he delivered that in these lectures and you will be better off, as a magician, after you see them.

Best Wishes
Carl

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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 14th, 2016
This Penguin Live is great even if you are not interested in seance work. I think you should purchase his book Spirit Theater as well to get more details and history of the seances of centuries past. One thing stands out in all the Penguin Live I have purchased; getting to know a performer on a more personal level. If you respect and enjoy the work of a magician, you may also be curious of their early years and stories never heard anywhere else. Dvd's are great for helping you to learn magic but, if you want to know a magician on a deeper level then Penguin Live is the way to go. Enjoy!
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 21st, 2016
Burger's lecture was great and very informative!
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A spooky good time Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 20th, 2016
Enjoy Eugene Burger, Lawrence Hass, and Dan Harlan as they bring pieces of Eugene's Spirit Theater and other sources to life -- or should I say death?You can find my complete review at LittleEgyptMagic.com (May 2016).
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 24th, 2016
I really enjoy Eugene and Larrys work. So much wisdom from real experience Doing these kind of shows. I lot of knowledge can be gained from the stories in there as well and the techniques.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on October 1st, 2020
The bottom line up front is that this gives the blue print for conducting a séance show. It provides how to set the mood, how to physically set up the space and what to look for in space, special effects to perform and how to make them, some effects to perform for a spooky/Halloween show, and general stagecraft.
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Wonderful to see Eugene again Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 23rd, 2020
There were lot of good pointers, and specifics around props for spirit shows. If you have Eugene Burger’s other material on the subject, including books and video, there is not a lot new here, except nice anecdotes.

Two things frustrate me about this lecture. The first is how much of the talking was done by Larry Hass, probably more than Eugene. This is not to say that his points are not most often good, but I paid for a lecture by Eugene Burger, not Larry. Simple clarifications by Dan and Larry would be just fine.

The second thing that was frustrating, which is also true in the recent posthumous book by Eugene, is how many effects are mentioned, but cannot be explained. Yes, there are effects by other magicians that are proprietary. Yes, if need be effects like this can be mentioned without exposing the method. However, that should be done parsimoniously. And as with the book, the impression left is that the originators were not asked, as other magicians do, in order to offer explanation. You buy one item, just to need to buy a number of others.

The frustrations aside, I still enjoyed this lecture very much.
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Eugene is GREAT! Report this review
Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 19th, 2017
Eugene Burger brings a lot to the table. His teachings are second to none. You will learn something from this lecture and you will be entertained!
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