Maui would not be the Magic Isle without Warren and Annabelle’s. Comedy, magic, a bird! and a delicious meal hosted by none other than an enchanting ghost Annabelle, the 4-Hour Magic & Comedy Show is sure to amaze as well as amuse.
Our evening began with a brief history of the infamous Annabelle who haunts this club nightly while mourning her husband taken by the sea during Lahaina’s whaling days. Upon check in we were ushered into a mysterious chamber in which a riddle must be solved to open the passage. As the door opens, a cozy piano lounge is exposed, I felt like I was in a mystery movie, what will happen next?!
You must indulge in the Royal Flush package ($94.50/person) that includes two premium cocktails (try the Maui Madness, it’s a must), gourmet appetizers (crab cake, coconut shrimp, Polynesian chicken satay, Hawaiian Kalua pork wraps), and dessert (choice of creme brulee, chocolate pots de creme, white chocolate raspberry cheesecake, apple pie, key lime pie, or NY cheesecake) that will leave you full and eager for laughter and magic.
While lounging our ghost/hostess Annabelle delightfully took requests on her piano. Random songs were called out, and the amazing apparition correctly played each one, already getting your mind thinking, ‘how does she/he do that!’
After dinner, and we say dinner because all those appetizers were so deliciously filling, was complete we were led into a posh theater for the show. With only 78 seats, you feel the intimate setting perfect for the show and it’s close-up magic.
First the charming and hilarious John Shryock treated us to an awe inspiring up close display of slight of hand magic. Really, words fail to explain this skillful performer’s knack for casually blowing your mind while making you chuckle with his delightful takes on fatherhood, marriage and the mundane. His charming contant smiling was contagious and just made for a great time.
Dana Daniels and his psychic bird Dwayne (different bird shown in the photo) followed with a one of a kind performance that had the entire audience enthralled. His poker face was just one way that his comedy just really worked. I don’t really know if this was a comedy show or magic show but it does not matter because the audience was falling out of the seats laughing as this Magical Duo executed a unique version of entertainment. Both comedians used the audience to participate and even Dana Daniels chose my husband to “pick on” a bit. What was hilarious is that we got all the trick letters/paper diagrams, balloons ends, and a newspaper as our souvenirs, Mr. Daniels kept throwing them to him, and it made the night just that much more personal and meaningful.
The show is for adults only (21 and older) and it’s something we’d definitely do again with a different set of comedians! Make sure you bring a sweater, though it’s beautiful outside, air conditioning in the theater may catch you off guard! Parking is validated thanks to the show, take a stroll down Front. St. in Lahaina afterwards and enjoy a great night out!
We were hosted with the Royal Flush Package in exchange for it and honest review. All opinions are our true experience.