By Annie Blanks | The Destin Log
A new magic show at Fudpuckers on Okaloosa Island promises to bring a family-friendly nighttime entertainment option to the Emerald Coast.
The Noah and Heather Wells Maximum Magic show premiered at the restaurant and entertainment venue Wednesday evening before a crowd of about 150 people. The show, which lasts about 60 minutes plus an intermission, is jam-packed with illusion, comedy and crowd involvement. Fudpucker’s offers a dinner service before the show as well.
“Where else can you go and get dinner and a show in Destin?” said Greg Fisher, president and CEO of Tripshock, a booking entity for travel, activities and events. “There really isn’t a place. Nighttime family entertainment is like a needle in a haystack around here.”
Fisher hopes to change that with this show. Noah Wells is a two-time Merlin Award winning magician who previously performed for several years in Panama City Beach. To bring him to Okaloosa Island, Fudpucker’s converted a second-floor space in its restaurant into a world-class theater venue with a state-of-the art lighting and sound system, spacious stage, DJ booth, bar and dining area.
“I think it’s going to add so much to Okaloosa Island,” said Chester Kroeger, co-owner of Fudpuckers. “It’s just one more thing people can do when they’re here. And, it’s an evening activity, which there are so few of those. I’m excited, very excited.”