This week, Ira Sternberg spoke with The Naked Magicians.
Jason Baney and Charles Bach perform in “The Naked Magicians,” a show that combines magic and strip poker and involves the audience as well. The show is presented at 4 p.m. in the Tommy Wind Theater on the Las Vegas Strip through Halloween. Charles is producer/creator/choreographer for “The Naked Magicians and Jason is a cast member.
Bach’s career of more than 20 years began with a combined interest in acting, puppetry, magic, and dance. The last decade and a half has been spent touring the world with his own illusion show, a residency at Caesars Palace for four years, and producing and choreographing dance shows, musical revues, game shows, and magic shows for casinos, theaters, and corporate events.
Bach is the only magician in the world performing an incredible death-defying Underwater Escape locked in 100 pounds of chains, locks and shackles. This spectacular feat of skill has been performed around the world at large events, on cruise ships and grand openings. As a testament to the genuineness of this performance, men from more than 65 different countries have had the experience of chaining Charles up for the escape. In six years of Charles Bach performing this escape, over 500,000 people have witnessed it live.
After several years as a successful competitor and performer on the convention circuit, Baney was hired for the first time as a creative consultant by fellow magician Kevin James, a role which has continued for more than 10 years. Meanwhile, he took his act overseas, performing in Europe and Asia, performing live and on television for millions.
Upon returning to the United States, Baney took up residence in Las Vegas. It wasn’t long before he started performing in the longest running daytime show in the city’s history, “Viva Las Vegas.” Those performances directly led him to land a spot in the coveted “World’s Greatest Magic Show” for the next three years