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An Evening of Magic & Lies


DECEPTION is a magic & mind reading show, hosted by magician David Ranalli.

David creates an unforgettable evening by combining world-class sleight of hand, witty banter, and mysteries of the mind. Guests are invited into an intimate, cabaret theater where surprises lurk in every corner.

Perfect as a date night, group event, and for the hardcore magic fan.


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  From the atmosphere of the venue to the quality of the food and the delivery of the best magic the Indianapolis area has to offer I was thoroughly impressed. David... Read More

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  I've seen Deceptions twice and David never disappoints. Prepare to be deceived....

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  • 5:30 pm // Doors & Kitchen Open

  • 6:00 pm // Close Up Magic During Dinner

  • 7:30 pm // Main Stage Show Begins

  • 8:30 pm // Show Ends + Meet & Greet

  • 9:00 pm // Bar & Doors Close


DECEPTION is typically hosted at Feinsteins Cabaret Theatre, inside Hotel Carmichael in Indianapolis (Carmel).  David also hosts the show at venues in Chicago and other mid-western cities. Please check the ticket calendar for location-specific details.

Feinstein’s is located at:

1 Carmichael Sq
Carmel, IN 46032

– Frequently Asked Questions –

This show is meant for adults and teenagers age 13 and over. Guests under 18 are not allowed without a parent or guardian. No babies, strollers, or toddlers will be allowed in the show.

The dress code for DECEPTION can be summed up with one word: COOL. Please wear whatever makes you feel confident and excited for magic. Whatever it is, wear it.

The doors, bar, and kitchen are open 2 hours prior to showtime. Please check in with our team when you arrive. All seating is determined when you buy tickets. Anyone with special needs will get priority access and accommodations.

DECEPTION is a full dinner and show experience. Feinstein’s has a full kitchen and bar, every ticket has a $25 minimum on food and beverage.

DECEPTION runs about 60 minutes in length. Doors open 2 hours prior to showtime, during which David appears doing close-up magic for people while they enjoy their food. Afterward, David briefly hangs out to take pictures and discuss odd things.

Please notify us in advance if you are celebrating a special evening (birthday, anniversary, etc.). We will do our best to recognize your special moment if possible.

No photography or video is advised during the show. We want you to enjoy the show by being fully present. David will be more than happy to take pictures with you after the show. Please do not share any surprise moments from the show on social media as this may ruin the show for future guests.

Yes, Feinstein’s and Hotel Carmichael are 100% wheelchair and walker accessible. Please let us know what seating accommodations you require and we will be more than happy to ensure you are comfortable and enjoying the show.

Yes, you can buy tickets at the door (if available). However, we advise buying them online before the show so we can get a proper headcount and guarantee your spot. If it says “Sold Out” for a specific time, then we are sold out with no seats available.

All refunds and date changes must be received within 24 hours prior to the show date. We will refund tickets sales or move you to another date, if available. If David Ranalli must cancel the event for any reason you will be contacted about moving your ticket date. No tickets are refunded due to contracting COVID-19.

Hand sanitizer is available upon arrival and throughout the show. Masks are encouraged but not required. David Ranalli will not be wearing a mask during the show. Otherwise, David Ranalli & venue abide by the health advisories and executive orders given by the State of Indiana and Marion County Public Health Order.

  • We strive to maintain an atmosphere where all in attendance can enjoy the event.
  • Be respectful of patrons and staff.
  • Please do not be disruptive during the show, or risk being roasted by David.
  • Refrain from fighting, obscene gestures, throwing objects, and engaging in behavior detrimental to the experience of other patrons.
  • Please consume alcoholic beverages in a responsible manner.
  • Comply with requests from David Ranalli, show, & venue staff.
  • If you are disrupting the show you will be asked to leave, or the proper authorities will be called to escort you out.

No problem! We would love to help you. Please direct all questions to David Ranalli’s Events Assistant, Megan