Mike Super is one of the most sought after magicians in the world and West Chester is proud to be hosting him on Nov. 5 at Asplundh Concert Hall in Philips Memorial Building.As part of a college campus tour created by his very own “Magic and Illusion Productions,” this show will be one of about 200 shows Super performs each year. He has been doing magic since he was 6 years old and has turned his childhood fantasy into his career.
Surprisingly, Super is his actual last name and he was born not far from here, in Pittsburgh, Pa.Throughout his career, Super has learned to bring personality and humor to the art of magic and has used that recipe to attain success. The audience is an essential part in his performance, making every show unique. Whether he is on television or in front of a live audience, Super tries to make the audience?s experience both fun and exciting.
He says that a show should not only be about the magic but about the entertainment value, which is why he has stated that one of his biggest influences is Jerry Seinfeld.
His show is unusual, partly due to the entertainment effort he puts in, but also because his tricks are baffling and awesome at the same time. He has taken magic in a whole new direction that you have to see to believe.
He also shares stories of his life throughout the performance, personalizing the show and making the magic even more interesting.
Super has entertained many famous personalities including Regis Philbin and Paul Reiser, to rave reviews. He has also won many awards, such as “America?s Best Entertainer of the Year” in 2003 and “Best Live Novelty Performance” in 2004. He is a member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians, the world?s largest organization for magicians, and of The Society of American Magic. Both organizations require absolute silence on the secrets about the profession; failure to uphold this promise may result in a blacklisting from the magic world.
During the show, Super actually levitates a member of the audience without of mechanical aid. He creates snow from his hand and folds up a spectator so small that they fit into a Japanese show box. He also makes a piece of paper dance on a spectator?s hand simply by blowing on it. These stunts and more will make everyone in the audience appreciate the art of magic.
Super not only does elaborate stage shows but also does close-up magic, without the aid of special lighting or a stage. These close-up tricks will convince even the most stubborn non-believers because they have no choice but to believe when they are that close to the action.
The show will last about 90 minutes and starts at 7:30 p.m. on Friday Nov. 5. It will be a great way to start off parent?s weekend. Tickets are $3 with WCU ID, and are on sale at the SSI Service Center now