night, Dan conducted a 10 week course of magic, from its
history to the creation of a show, at the Seminole
The Orlando Florida Symphony
was a huge entity in the Central Florida Arts community.
An enormous media blitz and fund raising promotion
called "Symphomania" ensued and a fictional "super hero"
emerged. Dan performed magic throughout the city,
usually concocting elaborate publicity stunts and became
"Symphomania Man", spreading the goodwill of symphonic
music throughout the community. For one stunt, Dan hung
upside down in a straitjacket ala Houdini, high in the
air, and another evening, was chained and handcuffed and
lowered into a giant tank of water.
noticed Dan (how could he not!) and invited him to
perform at an ERA banquet hosted by Maureen Reagan,
who's father was about to become our next
A new tourist attraction was opened,
and Dan was asked to rewrite one of the shows that was
part of the attraction. Ringling Bros. & Barnum and
Baily Circus World had opened it's "all live" shows
attraction and after making his suggestions as to how
the Theatre of Illusion show be improved, he was invited
to be the magician of that show. He stayed three