“A superb theatrical magic show! What most distinguishes Smoke and Mirrors, however, is the personal connection that Selznick explores between his life and his art … Perhaps his greatest trick of all: making boredom completely disappear.”
– Los Angeles Times

“A bewildering tour de force!”
– Go! LA Weekly

“Smoke and Mirrors is about magic, wonders, and spectacle. You’ll leave feeling spellbound!”
– Backstage

“More than just a display of magic, and as striking as any dramatic piece, Smoke and Mirrors excels as it infuses the synergy of illusion and deception to tell a story — a story complete with arc, complexity and emotional impact. It contains theatrics, drama and has of course, a plethora of tricks that defy logic. It is also infectious and fun. And any time that Houdini is a source of reference and veneration, it’s a winner! It was one of the most enjoyable performances this writer has ever encountered.”
– The Tolucan

“The magic tricks throughout the play are always impressive, and, at their best, they are funny, beautiful, astounding, and even deeply touching. As Selznick recounts his story, it becomes clear that he is not only a masterful magician but also a person who has thought deeply about human psychology as it relates to magic. Smoke and Mirrors is out to recharge the childlike sense of wonder in its audiences — and it is beautifully successful in this regard. After the show ends, as the audience files down a long stairway out of the theatre, Selznick (as if by magic) is already in the lobby shaking hands and sharing conversation. This gesture embodies precisely what makes him a great magician, actor, and storyteller. Smoke and Mirrors illustrates Selznick’s belief that the real magic is to be found in human interaction — whether in the relationship he had with his father or in the relationship he cultivates with audiences each night that he performs.”
– Stage Raw

“Smoke and Mirrors Returns to Blend Humor and Pathos Better Than Ever! The production has been changed up for a more fun loving style while retaining the same messages about death, fear, loss and the need to confront the darkness in ourselves. There’s plenty of laughs, a healthy dose of audience participation, a light fun loving style, and something deeper for those who want to think and feel a little more!”
– Creepy LA

“A magic show of the highest order… and much much more. Don’t miss Smoke and Mirrors!”
– Broadway World

PRESS:

LOS ANGELES TIMES CRITIC’S CHOICE
Big transformation act in magic show

LOS ANGELES TIMES CULTURE MONSTER
Albie Selznick uses ‘Smoke and Mirrors’ to deal with childhood loss

LA WEEKLY: SMOKE AND MIRRORS
Go Smoke And Mirrors

STAGE RAW
Believing Again In Magic

BACKSTAGE LA THEATRE REVIEWS
SMOKE AND MIRRORS Elicits Wonder Through Magic

LOS ANGELES BROADWAY WORLD
BWW Reviews: SMOKE AND MIRRORS is Magic and Much More

NOHO ARTS REVIEW
Smoke and Mirrors – Theatre Review

GENII MAGAZINE
GENII MAGAZINE: The Foremost Magic Magazine

LA STAGE TIMES
Selznick Uses Smoke and Mirrors and Magic to Heal

LOS ANGELES CREEPY
Smoke and Mirrors: Heartfelt Magic for the Season and Beyond

STAGE SCENE LA
Smoke and Mirrors – WOW!

STAGE HAPPENINGS
Smoke and Mirrors Carol Kaufman Segal’s review

STAGE HAPPENINGS
Smoke and Mirrors

SMOKE AND MIRRORS EXAMINER
Smoke and Mirrors Magic, wonder and spectacle for all ages

SPLASH MAGAZINES
Smoke and Mirrors Theatre Review – This “Smoke” Billows With Magical Marvel

EYE SPY LA
“Smoke and Mirrors” – An Alchemy of Magic, Hope and Heart

EYE SPY LA
“SMOKE AND MIRRORS” – An Alchemy of Magic, Hope and Heart

STAGE SCENE LA
Smoke And Mirrors

THE TOLUCAN TIMES
Smoke And Mirrors

THE CALIFORNIA THEATRE CRITIC – YAHOO INTERNATIONAL
Smoke And Mirrors: A Theatrical Review & Announcement

SANTA MONICA DAILY PRESS
Not your daddy’s magic act

THE TOLUCAN TIMES
Magic in the Air at Santa Monica Playhouse

THE TOLUCAN TIMES
Smoke And Mirrors

L.A. STAGE TIMES
Selznick Uses Smoke and Mirrors and Magic to Heal

SMOKE AND MIRRORS THEATRE REVIEW
Smoke and Mirrors Theatre Review – This “Smoke” Billows With Magical Marvel

CREEPY LA
Smoke and Mirrors Returns to Blend Humor and Pathos Better Than Ever

EXAMINER
Smoke and Mirrors’ a fun, touching, exciting magical mystery tour