“When you’re here at the park and it’s hot outside, come enjoy a nice half-hour of cool air conditioning with us and a great magic show,” magician Greg Wilson said.
Most Knott Berry Farm fans know that the Charles M. Schultz Theater is home to the Peanuts gang and a wealth of ice skating performances, but through Aug. 20 it will be offering “Snoopy’s Magnificent Magical Revue.” The show features magician Wilson, the son of Mark Wilson and Nani Parnell.
“I made my first television appearance and got my union card when I was 6,” Greg Wilson said. “My dad was, and still is, a pioneer of magic on television in the ’60s. He’s the guy that David Copperfield and Doug Henning watched when they got started. My mother was my dad’s partner in business and in life; she floated in the air, got cut in half. She’s probably done more magic illusions than any other magic assistant in the business.”
While his older brother forged a different path — installing solar power in villages in Africa without electricity — Wilson followed in his parents’ footsteps. He has toured the world, appeared in numerous television specials and served as a consultant for film and television, including shows such as ABC’s “The Goldbergs,” CBS’ “Criminal Minds” and ABC Family’s “Pretty Little Liars.” He has also won many awards, most recently the “F.U.” from Penn & Teller’s CW television series, “Fool Us.” And now the Los Angeles resident has worked with Knott’s entertainment team to create “Snoopy’s Magnificent Magical Revue.”
Magic show has dancing and music.
“It is a beautiful vaudeville review show,” Wilson said. “It has a lot of dancing, and magic is fairly integrated into every moment of the show. The opening production number is fantastic. We have a bunch of magical illusions that we parade out, … all kinds of tricks in a hell’s a’ poppin’, cornucopia of magic.”
The illusions include Snoopy floating in the air…