Lecture for Bay Area Magicians @ Exit Theater
Jan 22 all-day

Small Changes make a Big Difference

Peter will teach and perform material from his working repertoire with attention to the small details that have a huge impact and the theoretical underpinnings of why those changes matter and why they work.

“Peter Samelson makes magic an art.”
– Dai Vernon

“The theatrical spirit that Samelson infuses into his work is individual and highly effective. All the effects were treated like minor theatrical presentations. Each one was a self-contained three-act play that had an emotional arc and a specific mood. Best of all there wasn’t any evidence of that kind of thinking worn on his sleeve to be admired by the audience. It was rather subtle and all the more powerful for being so.”
– Nick Lewin

Fog City Magic Fest
Jan 23 @ 3:00 pm – Jan 24 @ 4:30 pm

Peter Samelson insists that he doesn’t do magic; he only helps people to see it, and his new family-friendly show will delight, amaze and touch you. Peter is collaborating with Ted Killmer to create Magic in the Time of Madness, an irreverent look at the current Mad and Maddening World, seen through the eyes of a magician.

“Samelson is an exciting showman who combines illusion with philosophy, mime and mental exercises.”
     ~ Los Angeles, California
Christened “the soft-spoken conceptualist of sorcery” by The New York Times, Peter created and starred in three critically acclaimed one-man Off-Broadway shows, and has designed magic for two Broadway productions, Leap of Faith and Harvey. Peter is an illusionist/entertainer/philosopher, blending simplicity and sophistication as he provokes thought and inspires wonder.
“… a splendid performance.”
~ The New Jersey Shakespeare Festival
“… he ‘makes’ us want to believe … fantastic!”
     ~ Rainbow Room, New York City, NY
Tickets HERE
monca Performance @ Museum of Northern CA Art
Jan 27 all-day


Museum of Northern California Art

Benefit @ The Pour House in Chico @ The Pour House
Jan 28 all-day

Benefit @ The Pour House in Chico


The Magic Castle – Close Up @ The Magic Castle
Feb 4 – Feb 10 all-day

Peter will be appearing nightly in the Close Up Gallery of the World Famous Magic Castle. He is performing the Late Shows starting at 10 PM