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Purim 2019: The Wizarding World of Brith Shalom

For Families

6:00 PM Family Megillah Reading in the Sanctuary
6:40 PM Dinner in the multi-purpose room
7:00 PM Build-Your-Own-Yogurt Bar

For Adults

6:30 PM Traditional Megillah Reading in the Chapel (including short shtick by Jimmy Fingers)
7:45 PM Light Refreshments in the multi-purpose room (21+)
8:15 PM The Magic and Mind-Reading of Jimmy Fingers (21+)

 

ABOUT JIMMY FINGERS:

Jimmy Fingers has performed in every major performing venue and almost every major corporation in the southwestern part of the U.S.  A list of companies that Jimmy’s worked for would be easier compiled by removing a few names from the local Houston business directory.  But he’s also considered a national act.

He had a standout feature role in a Command Performance for President Bush at the 1991 Economic Summit.  His fire-eating presentation was front and center stage at the Houston Grand Opera Command Performance of Carousel at the Wortham Center.  The guest list also included Barbara Bush and the Prime Minister of Japan.  Jimmy personally met and shook hands with President Bush while he and Barbara tearfully commented on the powerfully memorable events onstage.  This was only the first of two performances for the Bush family, as Jimmy’s full show was provided as entertainment for the President’s family for their annual holiday party held at the home of his son and daughter, Neil and Sharon.  Other guests included several local dignitaries, once again Barbara, the grandchildren, and New York Yankees World Series Champion pitcher Roger Clemens (who Jimmy played baseball with in Little League as a high schooler).
 
A few weeks later, he stumped David Copperfield with his original version of Rope through Body.  Copperfield asked Jimmy to do it again… 3 times in a row!  Other high profile performances included providing party entertainment regularly for parties with such guests as Houston Mayor Bob Lanier with his wife Elyse, Tommy and Dick Smothers, Ross Perot, and others too numerous to mention.  The Smothers brothers commented on the show, stating that “it was over way too soon…”
 
In 1994, the Trickstar headed to Las Vegas to open for Rodney Dangerfield.  Due to circumstances beyond his control, the show was never opened, and Rodney went overseas.  Jimmy refused to leave Las Vegas before giving it a shot without any connections.  He performed in several showrooms, lounges and ballrooms before returning to the Houston market after 10 intense months of searching and struggling to find a niche in Las Vegas.  His dream to perform in a Las Vegas review as a regular comedy act was delayed.  Jimmy returned to Houston in August of 1994.  Almost immediately after returning to Houston, he began to receive invitations to do showroom reviews back in Las Vegas, but none were quite what Jimmy was looking for.
 
In 1995, Jimmy was selected as the only performer in Texas to represent Coca-Cola/Minute Maid Foods in the national touring production of the Fruitopia Road Experience.  In a crew of a half-dozen performers, Jimmy was depended on to fill over 75% of the performance time, several times a day for 4 months.  He acted as emcee, review act, and final act of the performance.
 
The Trickstar was hired to perform in a cameo unicycle and juggling part with the world renowned Cirque du Soleil’s “Quidam” touring company.  A little known fact, Jimmy was selected as Houston’s Top Juggler in the only juggling competition ever held in Houston.  He also won a Duncan Yo-Yo Champion as a ten year old, showing the kind of dexterity and determination that still causes his show to sparkle today.
 
Laff Spot Comedy Club’s Don Learned discovered Jimmy while searching for a local comedy magician who could fill a huge demand created by World’s Greatest Magic’s resident comedy magician Mac King, a Las Vegas veteran with a reputation for offering comedy clubs something different than the usual stand-ups.  After excelling as a feature act before such legends as Jimmy “J.J.” Walker (of “Good Times”), Bob Zany, and other great headliners, the Laff Spot engaged the Trickstar to perform with Jimmy Walker at the New Year’s Eve Millennium show.  After a week of knockout comedy and magic, Jimmy Walker spent the big evening relaxing and emceeing for the Trickstar.  Soon, Don Learned was sending Jimmy to perform in Las Vegas at special events, comedy magic clubs and showrooms supervised by Steve Schirrippa, the manager and the actor portraying Bobby Bacala on HBO’s “The Sopranos.”  Jimmy also substituted for Mac King and Nick Lewin in the ComedyMax showroom at the Maxim Hotel.
 
Jimmy was the regional television and radio spokesman for Gulf States Utilities in 1992, and has done several TV and radio commercials.  His audition percentage is legendary, posting a gaudy success ratio of being cast well over 80% of the time that he is submitted.

In 2005, he was selected as a finalist in the Carnival Comedy Cruise Line Challenge, and also represented the Houston comedy community as the only Comedy Magician to appear in the Houston Comedy Festival.

Jimmy has starred in television pilots for Syfy network's Wizard Wars and NBC's Phenomenon. He will be featured weekly in an upcoming ABC television reality series called Bringing it to the Streets. Filming has begun, and is expected to air Fall 2017.

Jimmy has worked cruise lines, coffee houses, comedy clubs, universities, corporations, churches…  anywhere that audiences gather, regardless of age, gender or taste…  Instead of becoming a hardened, road weary, jaded lounge lizard, Trickstar Jimmy Fingers approaches every performance as more of a work of art than just work.  With the kind of improvisation and quick wit that Jimmy exhibits, each show is a new, fresh canvas that gets filled with the experiences of both Jimmy and the audience.

Bravo! Your work at the World Magic Seminar was LEGENDARY!  Folks are still talking...Your shows in our MYSTERY SCHOOL room took the World Magic Seminar to a new level..... praises to the late night Cult-0-Jimmy!"  Jeff McBride, Internationally acclaimed television and Vegas star of World's Greatest Magic

What do the world's greatest magicians say about Jimmy?

"I can always depend on Jimmy to totally rock our WONDERGROUND nightclub in Las Vegas. He amazes and mystifies the worlds greatest magicians. Jimmy is one of the top creative minds in the world of magic making!" - Jeff McBride, star of World's Greatest Magic and television's Celebracadabra!

"Jimmy Fingers gave a wonderfully amazing performance." - Eugene Burger, expert magician, mentalist, and author.

"Jimmy Fingers is different! A unique, original and edgy approach to magic with unique, original and edgy tricks. Gentlemen, something must be done!" - Whit 'Pop' Haydn, internationally recognized star of magic, and Magic Castle regular

"Wow! Jimmy Fingers really made me laugh!" - Mac King, long-running star of Las Vegas show, and the only magician to appear in ALL of the World's Greatest Magic TV specials

"Jimmy Fingers' approach to mentalism is laughable. The good thing is, it's supposed to be!" - Max Maven, world renowned mentalist and author

"Jimmy Fingers rocked the crowd again with his wonderful original material...Jimmy Fingers was the official #1 hit of TAOM 2010! Congratulations!! You deserve it!!!" - Paul Vigil, house magician and mentalist at Las Vegas' Mirage Hotel and Casino Resort

"It's rare to find someone who is equally talented at Entertainment & Creativity" - Bill Malone, star of World's Greatest Magic and owner of  world renowned Malone's Magic Bar at the Boca Hotel and Resort in Florida

"The Highlight of the 2010 World Magic Seminar was an impromptu, late night performance by some guy I'd never heard of... Jimmy Fingers!!!" - Rick Lax, Las Vegas Weekly journalist and author

 

Date and Time: 
Wednesday, March 20, 2019 - 6:00pm
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