Seth Garrison Grabel is a professional magician who has performed around the world. Although magic is his 1st love, it is only his secondary occupation â€“ his first being a UNLV hotel management student with an emphasis on real estate. He is currently the president of the UNLV Real Estate Business Society. But if being a total-time student and performing in gigs as a master magician werenâ€™t enough to keep Grabel busy, he is also in the process of creating a action show whose theme is childhood imagination. â€śWhen we get to be adults,â€ť says Grabel, â€śwe lose our childlike imagination and we tend to get into a rut. I need to have to produce a show that brings that childhood wonderment back into focus.â€ť Grabel envisions the stage show taking place in an abandoned theater and as he walks through the vacant building â€śMagic just starts happening to me,â€ť he laughs.
Grabel performs in a whole lot of clubs but his specialty is bar and bat mitzvahs. In addition, he will share his love of magic at the Jewish Community Centerâ€™s Mystical Magic Camp that will be held from June 27 to July 1. The class will have 10 to 15 students from grades 3-9. Grabel will teach the campers how to do magic tricks, which they will perform in a stage show at the end of the week. Parents and other campers are welcome to attend. â€śI love working with kids,â€ť says Grabel. â€śI love to watch their eyes light up when they see magic for the first time.â€ť
â€śMagic is far more than just slight of hand. Itâ€™s also a performance art in addition to the technical aspects,â€ť explains Grabel. â€śYou have to be theatrical to be a good stage performer, to be a good magician.â€ť
Finding clean material is always a must and for Grabel; itâ€™s a matter of thinking up the new tricks himself. â€śIâ€™m constantly thinking about different tricks Iâ€™d like to do,â€ť he reveals. â€śSometimes I canâ€™t slumber at night because Iâ€™ll think of a new trick and I have to get out of bed to try it.â€ť
Talent may be something men and women are born with but practice is what turns â€śgoodâ€ť into â€śgreat.â€ť It took Grabel two years of almost constant practice to perfect his performance and magical art. â€śIn college, I had a studio apartment and when all my friends were out partying, I was at home practicing. I danced around with my dancing cane and did magic in the mirror until I was satisfied that my performance level was where I wanted it to be.â€ť He still practices constantly because he maintains that if he stops, even for a year, he would lose his dexterity and timing.
â€śWhat I love most is the way people react when I do magic. I can see peopleâ€™s smiles and their enjoyment and thatâ€™s the best feeling in the world.â€ť
|Date of Birth||3 October 1981|
|Place of Birth||Hollywood, Florida, USA|