Well, actually, not "CAMERA", because our theater will house live shows. Believe it or not, kids, before movies, television, the internet, videos and YouTube, the only entertainment was live! Vaudeville and musical theater were huge attractions in the cities and the circus came to towns, big and little, every year (sadly, we recently got the news that Ringling Brothers Circus, the "greatest show" of them all, will be closing down this year).
A very special genre of live entertainment, of course, is the magic show. Before the advent of recorded entertainment in any form, magicians were the rock stars of their day, staging lavish and glamorous full-length productions complete with gorgeous costumes and scenery. No other act paralleled the drama and mystery of these live magic shows.
Live entertainment, to be sure, still commands huge crowds and will never lose its appeal. However, the full-scale "feature length" magic show has been a rare attraction in our day, outside of somewhere like Las Vegas. More than that, theaters devoted exclusively to magic performances are hardly ever seen; in fact, there are only something like a dozen such places in existence in our country.
Now Catalpa Trading Company adds a new name to the very short list of magic theaters and brings back the full-scale production in the style of the great magicians of the past. Not in New York or Las Vegas, but in Berlin, Ohio, the middle of Amish Country, you will be able to come and see entertainment, not only rare and historic, but filled with great fun and excitement!