Merlin’s Magic Dinner Show is comedy, magic, and great food in Orange, CA

Merlin’s Magic Dinner Show is located inside of The Rib Trader on Chapman Avenue. As a frequent diner at The Rib Trader, Merlin’s Magic Dinner Show had peaked my interest over the years and I finally made it a point to see what it’s all about. If you’re early, you can always hang out in Rib Trader’s bar for drinks and appetizers from their scrumptious menu. A great starter is the Fried Mushrooms which are served with their homemade pepper ranch dressing. These are so light. The batter is almost tempura-like and seasoned like a good fried chicken. The dressing is the topper, adding a cool, creamy flavor to these hot-out-of-the-fryer delicacies. Thumbs up, way up!

When the theatre is ready for seating, you’ll walk down the corridor and be welcomed by Merlin and his bar wenches. Once you’re checked in and seated, the wenches come around for your drink orders. While that is going on, Merlin pops on stage between courses and does a few tricks and asking members of the audience to assist. His tricks are mostly slight of hand so it great that the venue is so intimate. He’s actually a pretty funny comedian and the wenches are there to beat him up on the sidelines with their witty comebacks. The costuming is fabulous. If you’re a fan of the Renaissance Faire, you’ll be right at home here.

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