on August 16, 2013
I laughed till my sides hurt.While planning our trip I had recommendations from two friends and our travel agent. All of them said, "This may sound strange, but one of the most fun things to do on Maui is go to a magic show at Warren and Annabelle’s." It did sound strange, but we followed up on the suggestions. We bought the Royal Flush Package that included an appetizer meal, two drinks and the magic show for $103 per person. It is possible to buy just the show tickets. The waitress allowed us to pick and choose items from the appetizer menu. That helped me avoid the dreaded shrimp allergy. I picked crab cakes and chicken satay with pineapple that were good. There was a kalua pork wrap that was pretty tasteless. Vegetarian plates are available. We also got to select one of the six desserts. Each of us was given two playing cards. We could trade them in at anytime for a beverage of choice. I selected a Maui Madness umbrella drink for pre-show and carried a ginger ale into the show. While we ate our meal in the comfort of Annabelle’s library, one of our hosts took song requests and was accompanied on the grand piano by the ghost of Annabelle. It was a pretty good trick and a not bad singer. At showtime we were lead into the auditorium and "arranged" by the hosts. The front row seats were given to people who had agreed to be part of the show. The night we were there Warren wasn’t. We did get to see two entertaining slight of hand artists. John George was good with the tricks and patter. However, the second act Dana Daniels was hilarious. He worked with his partner a psychic dove, whose only job was apparently to be the butt of jokes and a distraction. Dana was so funny I laughed till my sides hurt. I would get under control and then hearing another woman laughing the same way would start me in again. My friend Marilyn suggested it might have been the Maui Madness I drank. Well, maybe, but Dana was funny. At first you weren’t impressed with his magic skills as he established the humor pattern. It wasn’t long before his tricks elicited gasps as well as laughs. This is an adult only attraction and it takes about 4 hours. Parking was validated by Warren and Annabelle’s and was easy to find in the huge lot shared by Hilo Hatties. Theater is located at 900 Front Street with entrance off the street. We then gathered in an upstairs lobby (there are both stairs and elevator). The staff knows what they are doing and the process of getting us checked in and into the theater was swift and in part entertainment itself.
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