Adam Realman Blog

New Act Just In Time For Summer
Submitted on: Sat, 06/27/2015 - 9:34am

It's gearing up to be a busy summer with shows as far north as New Hampshire and as far south as North Carolina.

I'm thrilled to have recently purchased a vintage stage illusion which has already seen a bit of action in some of my shows. It's called the Incredible Sword Basket. It was hand built and painted by an old time illusion maker.

The premise is as follows: A young lady enters the basket, the basket is covered and five real swords are thrust into the basket. Where has she gone? Is she inside contorted around the five sharp blades? Has she disappeared? The swords are removed and the assistant returns to the stage looking as good as ever!

I've actually had magicians ask me how the Incredible Sword Basket works! It seems impossible!

Check it out for yourself and see if you can figure out the mystery of the Incredible Sword Basket!

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A Busy Winter...But Please End Soon!
Submitted on: Thu, 03/05/2015 - 12:17pm

This winter brought more than just lots of snow. It brought some great performing opportunities. The new year started off at the first ever Brooklyn New Year's Eve celebration right under the parachute jump in Coney Island. The event was a huge success, drawing over 5,ooo revelers, where I performed with the Coney Island Circus Sideshow. 

I found my way to the Ivy Leagues with a featured performance at Yale University, also with the Coney Island Circus Sideshow. Then it was on to the Wadsworth Atheneum. Both performances were in collaboration with the Wadsworth's Coney Island Exhibition. 

Be on the lookout for a television appearance scheduled for April 9 on TruTv's hit show Impractical Jokers. I was filmed on the stage at Sideshows by the Seashore performing the classic sideshow act, the Human Blockhead. The Jokers were great to work with.

As luck would have it, with all the snow we've had in the New York area, I was very lucky to only have one event where I had to brave the elements and drive in a storm. Thankfully, I made it with time to spare and brought some much needed happiness to a wonderful group of kids!

We're only days away from spring and just weeks away from Coney Island USA's Spring Gala where along with some amazing sideshow performances, you can have the opportunity to meet the star of American Horror Story; Freakshow, Mat Frasier.

See ya in warm, sunny Coney...I hope!

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At The Year's End...
Submitted on: Mon, 12/15/2014 - 7:37pm

As the calendar year approaches it's end, I look forward to sending it off in pure Coney Island style. 

I'll be performing with the cast of the Coney Island Circus Sideshow under the parachute jump on New Years Eve for the first event of it's kind. It'll be cold, but the energy of the night will keep us warm. I hope. Fireworks will light up the night sky following our performance.

On New Years Day, right after the 1:00 Polar Bear Club swim, I'll be joining the sideshow again for another fun filled day of unusual acts and elecrtifying feats. This time we'll be at Sideshows By the Seashore. First show starts at 2:00.

Hope to see you there...and have a happy new year!!!

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Stuff Yourself Silly!!!
Submitted on: Mon, 11/10/2014 - 7:22pm

After a two year hiatus, I'm bringing the original Coney Island Variety Show, Stuff Yourself Silly back to the place where it all began...Sideshows by the Seashore!

This Thanksgiving Eve, be a part of the fun, the craziness and the sillyness along with New York's top variety performers:

Agent Topchick - With her amazing aerial artisty

Camielle Atkinson - Serving up beautiful vocals

Miss Vivian - Taking needles and pins to a whole new level


Tanya Solomon - Making the magic happen

I'll be your master of ceremonies...

So come on out to Coney Island USA 1208 Surf Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11224

On Wednesday, November 26

Doors at 7:00 - Show at 8:00

Tickets are just $10. Available at the door or in advance at NO extra charge right HERE.

Come out and play!!!

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The Strongmen Are Coming To Hanover!
Submitted on: Tue, 09/30/2014 - 7:01pm

The Olde Time Coney Island Strongman Spectacular will make it's debut performance in Hanover PA, just two months since the show debuted in Nebraska City!

For tickets visit the Eichelberger Performing Arts website.


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