LAHAINA, Hawaii -- Warren & Annabelle's, a $1.2 million,
5,700-square-foot nightclub, opened on Front Street here.
Home to owner and sleight-of-hand magician Warren Gibson, the
club features a 78-seat theater where Gibson performs and a large
lounge called Annabelle's Parlor.
When patrons enter the club, they are handed a key to try to
unlock the correct door in order to enter the parlor. Guests spend
an hour in the plush parlor, where drinks, appetizers and desserts
The parlor's big attraction is a piano without a pianist.
Patrons shout out requests for specific tunes, and, according to
promotional literature, the ghost of Annabelle plays the songs for
Gibson's one-hour show -- with card, coin and ring tricks and
plenty of audience participation -- follows in the theater, where
patrons can take their drinks and order more. "My vision has always
been to offer guests an experience they cannot find anywhere else
in the country," he said.
Originally from South Carolina, Gibson has been performing magic
tricks since 1979, spicing up presentations when he was a criminal
investigator for a bank, and has been at it full time since
Gibson previously performed at Wizardz, a magic dinner theater
at Universal Studios.
He decided on Lahaina as the club's location after honeymooning
on Maui in 1993. (His wife, Lisa, is the club's sales and marketing
The club is above Ruth's Chris Steakhouse and next to Sam Choy's
restaurant at the Lahaina Center. Shows are 7 p.m. Mondays to
Wednesdays, 8:30 p.m. Thursdays to Saturdays; there are no Sunday
Patrons must be at least 21 years old. The price for the show is
$36 plus the cost of drinks and food at Annabelle's Parlor. Group
rates are available.
Warren & Annabelle's
Phone: (808) 667-MAGIC