For the second year in a row, Myth: Legends of Burlesque & Magic left the audience spellbound. The show, produced by William Draven, was filled with magicians, burlesque dancers, and a host who had fun interacting with those in attendance.
William Draven started the night’s events showing off his skills with a whip by breaking bundles of noodles placed in various locations, including the hands of an audience member, while both of them were blindfolded. Miss Universe pageant contestant, Vixen DeVille was the hostess for the evening, and did a wonderful job interacting with the audience members.
The audience themselves created a few surprises during the evening; most notably after DeVille made some jokes about a chair she called Steve. For the rest of the show audience members repeatedly yelled for Steve the chair to be brought back on stage. This love for Steve the chair went so far as to affect other stage performances, in a way that made everyone crack up.
For example, during Aye Jaye’s magic routine, he asked five audience members to draw anything they want on a board. Four of the five guests drew something to do with Steve the chair. Also, while a magic section of the show called Weird Science was going on, DeVille brought out Steve the chair with a face drawn on him as well as a bra. The audience cheered when Steve came back on stage.
The night was not only filled with magicians, but also many lovely ladies showing the audience the art of burlesque. Most of the night’s burlesque was themed towards the Anime Expo audience, with Princess Leia/ Slave Leia, Captain America, and Green Arrow inspired costumes, among others.
The evening ended with William Draven lying on a bed of nails while several audience members stood on his stomach. After which, pro-wrestling magician The Shocker placed a cinder block on Draven’s stomach and smashed it with two strikes of a sledgehammer.
For those who wish to see Myth: Legends of Burlesque & Magic next year will be able to buy tickets to just this event, if this year’s ticketing procedure remains intact.
Although it only happens once a year, Myth: Legends of Burlesque & Magic is not to be missed for all those 18 and over.