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Famed illusionist brings phenomenal show to The Fredericton Playhouse

by on February 24, 2011

If seeing really is believing, then you don’t want to miss illusionist Mike Super when he hits the Playhouse stage on Wednesday, March 9 at 7pm. The winner of NBC’s hit TV show Phenomenon, he has pioneered a new form of magic with his own inimitable style and personality.  His appeal to both young and old alike has made him one of the most sought after mystifiers in North America. During his Playhouse performance he will even attempt to make a vehicle appear onstage, which one lucky audience member may have the chance to win!

Talented and versatile, Mike Super has been creating the impossible since the young age of six. Magic has truly been his life’s passion and obsession. He is a member of both the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians, and has entertained tens of thousands, including celebrities such as Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Paul Reiser, and Robin Leach. Mike’s ever-growing popularity has garnered him many prestigious honours. The readers of CA Magazine (entertainment industry publication) recognized Mike with their highest honour by naming him America’s 2003 Entertainer of the Year. He won three awards from this publication alone in 2003, including prestigious top honours.

Additional awards include being named the 2004 Novelty Entertainer of the Year, the 2003 Best Performing Artist, the 2003 Best Novelty Entertainer of the Year, the 2003 Best Male Entertainer of the Year, the 2002 Performing Arts Entertainer of the Year, and the 2001 Novelty/Live Entertainer of the Year.

Forget the idea of what a magician is… Mike Super has shattered the stereotypes and has taken magic in a very surprising direction. The secret to Mike’s success is his natural ability to entertain and fascinate people. He transcends the “trick” and connects with us on a very personal level. Whether it’s through television, stage, or theatre, Mike’s personality and humour reach out and enchant audiences of all ages.

Want to know more about magic and get an inside look at some classic illusions? Join Mike Super in an introductory workshop at The Charlotte Street Arts Centre on Wednesday, March 9 at 1pm, where he will teach the basics of magic, from the simple “disappearing coin” and sleight of hand techniques, to more advanced tricks such as the “cut and restored rope” and “the rising ring.” This one hour workshop is open to ages 6 and up, and the workshop fee is $20 ($10 for Spotlight members). Registration is required by calling the box office at 458-8344.

Tickets for Mike Super’s performance on March 9 at 7pm are available at the Fredericton Playhouse box office 1-866-884-5800, or online at www.theplayhouse.ca.

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