So nice, they’re doing it twice: Magician Nick Federoff and comedian Trevor Wade return to The Stone House |

So nice, they’re doing it twice: Magician Nick Federoff and comedian Trevor Wade return to The Stone House

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Nick Federoff will be bringing his magic act back to the variety show at The Stone House.
Photo by Kim Sayre


WHAT: Nevada City Variety Show

WHEN: 7:30 p.m. Sunday

WHERE: The Stone House, 107 Sacramento St., Nevada City

TICKETS: $15 and available online at

After over-selling their premier show last month, the Nevada City Variety Show is back with a brand new line-up of live performances at The Stone House on Sunday. Magician Nick Federoff and comedian Trevor Wade return as co-producers and co-emcees to bring a melange of acts to the local stage.

“There’s no other show in the area with this array of performers,” said Federoff, who has been dazzling audiences with his magic show for years. “You can go see burlesque or go listen to live music, but something truly amazing happens when all of these different crafts come together in one show.”

And audiences are hungry for that truly amazing something.

“Fortunately, the Stone House is a restaurant, so they can satisfy all of their hunger in one spot,” said Wade, a stand-up who has performed comedy and told stories in as far-flung places as New York City; Reyjavik, Iceland and Juneau, Alaska.

If audience members are hoping to get a bite to eat, the hosts recommend making an early reservation, because they might not have a table come show time.

“We didn’t anticipate just how many people would be interested in the show,” said Wade, “And it’s an intimate space. We wound up carrying tables and chairs downstairs as people were munching on charcutterie. There’s a great feeling that comes with selling out a room, but I never delight in telling people ‘sorry, we don’t have room for you.’”

To this end, it is recommended would-be attendees buy their tickets in advance. The tavern will be open before and after the show.

Tickets are only $15 and can be purchased at

Doors open at 7 p.m. and the show starts at 7:30 p.m. Sunday.

Due to the potential mature content of the show, it is recommended for audience members age 18 and older.

Federoff has toured internationally and worked at corporate trade-shows and street fairs alike, delighting audiences both young and old with his unique style of magic and mentalism.

After five years in New York City, where Wade performed regularly at Eastville Comedy Club and was a company member at the Reckless Comedy Theater, he has returned to his roots with jokes and stories that are as likely to tug a heartstring as crack a smile.

The rest of the variety line-up changes with each show and this month’s endeavor will feature burlesque, music and more.

“There’s a reason people still think of vaudeville as the hallmark of live entertainment,” said Federoff, “There’s a tradition in our cultural bones of going out to watch variety. It’s as American as apple pie.”

Wade added, “More so. Because apple pie is Dutch.”

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