Magic with Ben Seidman

See something truly unique as we present a night of whimsy, spectacle, and comedy featuring magician Ben Seidman!

April 13

Dinner at 5:30pm
Show at 7:30pm

Dinner and show: $45
General admission: $25



The Salad Bar
Traditional Caesar Salad
Red and yellow tomato salad, Buffalo mozzarella, basil, balsamic vinegar
Ramen noodle salad, Asian vegetables and sweet soy vinaigrette
Michigan-themed salad
Display of Zingerman's fresh baked breads, rolls, whipped butter

From the Sea
Cedar scented salmon, pineapple mango salsa
Fried shrimp, Asian black beans and red pepper beurre blanc
Saffron rice and peas
Broccoli slaw

From the Land
Seared chicken marsala
Carved black angus roast beef, horseradish or bearnaise sauce
Choice of whipped potato, roasted red skins or basmati rice pilaf
Colorful medley of seasonal vegetables

Vast assortments of house-made cookies, assorted brownie bites, chocolate covered pretzel rods, mini apple pies, mousse shooters (chocolate, raspberry, and key lime), coconut and almond macaroons, and chocolate dipped potato chips

Cash Bar

Craft Cocktails

Grosse Pointe Potion
Vodka, Sprite, club soda, triple sec and cranberry juice

Mystical Majesty
Rum, Sprite, club soda, and pineapple juice

The Alger Antidote
Blanco tequila, club soda, triple sec and basil syrup

Ben, who starred in Magic Outlaws on the Travel Channel, is an award-winning sleight-of-hand performer, actor, and comedian — and the only person to have served as the resident magician at Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas. Ben was also a magic consultant for Mindfreak on A&E, inventing magic effects for three seasons of Criss Angel’s celebrated show.

Ben’s performances are a treat, chock full of comedy, captivating storytelling, and — of course! — magic. His energetic playfulness is contagious, resulting in a thoroughly memorable performance.

“When I was a child, something impossible happened,” Ben says. “A strange man pulled a coin out of my mother’s ear. That might sound overly simplistic, but it had a profound effect on me. I didn’t know what the feeling was, but I knew I wanted more of it.”

That same feeling of wonder and amazement is guaranteed for Ben’s audience. “There’s a big difference,” he says, “between doing a trick and creating a moment of magic. Sharing a real moment of magic has heart, so the content must come from within. Recently, a girl approached me and said she cried three times during my performance because she was so moved. The three moments she spoke of took years to dream up and bring to life. I can only imagine that my love of sharing these specific pieces came through.”

About Anthony Grupido

Opening act

The American Museum of Magic calls Anthony Grupido Metro-Detroit's Busiest Magician. Anthony has traveled the US, performing a motivational magic show in every major city. Along his journey, he built a metaphor that shows you the course from crisis to hope. Anthony has appeared on Fox, NBC, and even debuted in Las Vegas at the Primm Valley Casino; he pushes others to think critically and accomplish dreams one goal at a time.

Today, Anthony travels around the United States and Canada sharing his personal story about overcoming mental adversity with schools and at conferences. He also performs magic at various company parties, businesses, and festivals around the United States.

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