Magic at Padua Hills Theater

This past Friday night I was hired to perform at the 50th birthday party for Dr. James Lilly. With 100 guests in attendance, the event was held at the beautiful Padua Hills Theater in Claremont, CA. With its olive tree-lined patios, peaceful setting, and Spanish Colonial buildings, the Padua Hills Theater was the perfect setting for an elegant evening.

With everyone dressed to the nines and in a festive mood, the evening started with strolling close-up magic during the cocktail reception. Immediately following cocktails all the guests were escorted into the theater for dinner featuring the fine cuisine from Chanterelles Catering

Once the tables were cleared, the guests were ready for the show. I performed a combination of magic and mind reading to a very appreciative and responsive crowd. Sound and lighting was provided by Entertainment Express, and they did an excellent job with getting the lighting cues with very little direction.

The following photos were taken by Curtis at Enchanted Portraiture, the in-house photographer for the Padua Theater. Specializing in wedding and engagement photography, he did a stellar job of capturing some of the more magical moments of the show. You can get more information on his services at

While I was there, I was able to get a fantastic video review from one of the staff members of the Padua Hills Theater which you can see below.

If you're having a social or corporate event and are looking for world-class entertainment to create a memorable experience, please feel free to contact me.

Lou Serrano

(About The Author: Lou Serrano is a professional magician based in Los Angeles, and provides world-class entertainment for social and corporate events world-wide.)

Los Angeles Magician Performs At Kool And The Gang After Party

As a professional Los Angeles magician, I never really know for whom I'll be performing when I get hired to perform at an event. Last week I was hired to perform a couple of hours of world-class strolling close-up magic at a private event. It turned out that funk/jazz/R&B/pop band, Kool And The Gang, was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. You can read the story here: Kool And The Gang Honored With A Star On The Hollywood Walk Of Fame. 

I was hired to perform at the after-party where 250 guests were invited to celebrate such a great honor. Family, friends, and prestigious members of the entertainment industry were all in attendance, and were all very receptive to my special brand of close-up magic. 

The party continued long after the I left the premises, but I'm grateful for the opportunity to have entertained such a great group of people.

Lou Serrano 

Los Angeles Magician