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“Delightful surprise”

P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre
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Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: "One of America's Best Magic Shows!" Enjoy the mysteries of an ancient art as presented by Galena's master magician, P.T. Murphy. The setting is Murphy's private 24-seat theatre located in the heart of historic downtown Galena, IL. P.T. Murphy believes in magic. It's his job. He will entertain, mystify and inspire you to believe! P.T. is known for his personable style, mischievous sense of humor and sophisticated sleight of hand that the Chicago Reader called "An evening that shows magic to its best advantage, up close and personal." As the theatre only seats 24, advanced purchase is suggested. Approved for ages 13 and up. Run Time: 65 minutes. No intermission. Theatre rentals are available for your tour group, or private party.
Reviewed 3 May 2018

Would never have imagined what a wonderful show we'd find. Read the positive reviews and they were absolutely right! Intimate setting, wonderfully personal, interactive show and some terrific prestidigitation done right before your eyes (literally). Great show, well worth the time!

Thank Todd V
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PTMurphyMagic, Owner at P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 5 June 2018

Thank you for sharing your kind words, they mean a great deal to me. I am glad you enjoyed your time at my show.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018

PT Murphy is a very talented magician and engaging story teller. He made all of us feel welcome and involved many of us in the show. I loved his magic, personality and sense of humor. It was a fun evening!

Thank Lorrie B
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PTMurphyMagic, Owner at P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you Lorrie! We appreciate your kind words. We look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Our family had a great time. Amazing magic, but the showmanship put it over the top. Highly recommend!

Thank Chelsey P
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PTMurphyMagic, Owner at P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you! We appreciate your kind words.

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Reviewed 19 April 2018

P.T. is a "must see" in Galena! I have seen the show 5 times and still find it incredibly entertaining. We take all our guests and highly recommend it to anyone visiting Galena.
P.T is a great magician - completely engaging the audience! Love the small crowd and intimate venue. Everyone (young and old) we have taken has really enjoyed the show. I can't wait to go back again!!

1  Thank Elizabeth H
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PTMurphyMagic, Owner at P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thank you Elizabeth!

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Reviewed 7 April 2018

While visiting Galena mid-week we decided to try the PT Murphy Magic show.The crowd was small, but made for a very interactive, enjoyable experience. We really liked the stories and the magic! Highly recommended.

Thank Eric W
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PTMurphyMagic, Owner at P.T. Murphy Magic Theatre, responded to this reviewResponded 30 April 2018

Thanks Eric! We hope to see you soon.

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