Monday – Friday, March 23-27, 2015 • 7pm
Each evening features a different professional magician or illusionist. Performers will roam through the crowd teaching guests tricks and illusions. Audience participation is encouraged! Each performance will be held at the Lincoln City Cultural Center.
Want tickets? Call 541-994-9994
Advance evening show tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for youth ages 5-18, and free for kids 4 and younger. Tickets are on sale now through the Cultural Center’s website, or by phone.
Monday – Friday, March 23-27, 2015 • Time 9-11am
Learn from a pro! Held daily, registration is open for kids ages 8 to 18, and includes props and instruction by local magicians. Contact the Cultural Center at 541-994-9994 for more information.
The most dedicated young magicians will have the option to perform at the Lincoln City Talent Show on Friday, March 27. Information on tickets will be available soon.
Schedule of Performances
March 23 • Joe Black
March 24 • Henrik Bothe
March 25 • Steve Hamilton
March 26 • Jeff Evans
March 27 • Louie Foxx
The evening performance series will open on Monday, March 24, with the impressive Joe Black. Black, a magician and mentalist from Seattle, is back by popular demand as one of the most popular magicians in the 2013 festival. Black was awarded the “Rising Star Award” two years in a row, and was a televised finalist on “America’s Got Talent!” His “Black Magic” show is a real crowd pleaser, and is appropriate for older children and adults.
Born in Denmark, Henrik Bothe can tell jokes in four languages and has performed in all 50 states and 22 countries. He has been featured on “The Tonight Show” and “A Prairie Home Companion” (and yes, it was hard to juggle on the radio). He has a gentle sense of humor and stage skills that keep audiences on the edges of their seats.
He brings audiences to their feet while sharing with them the most powerful of gifts – laughter. How does he do it? Mix the gentle humor of Victor Borge, the physical agility of Kramer, and the cross-generational appeal of Bill Irwin and you have some idea of what Henrik Bothe brings to the stage. He walks on ladders, spins ropes, juggles without using his hands, manipulates fancy hats, and rides a unicycle that’s higher than the expectations you have for your group’s entertainment program. He walks with 4 legs, escapes from a straight jacket, and blows your audience’s collective mind as NeonMan – a glowing alien that floats and flies and mesmerizes.
On Tuesday, March 25, older children and adults will thrill to the comedy magic of Steve Hamilton – aka “Steve the Pretty Good.” He’s been performing around the world – from Shanghai to Indiana — for the past 20 years. Known for his spontaneous humor and original routines, Hamilton offers the classics of magic with his own funny twist, and transforms his audience into his magical assistants. Does someone get sawn in half? You bet. Can he make someone float? Absolutely.
For a family-oriented show that is appropriate for all ages, check out Jeff Evans on Wednesday, March 26. Evans’ career in magic began at age 12, when he found a book on coin tricks in his grandparents’ house. Today, he performs 250 shows a year, all over the Northwest, has won 16 magic competitions, and has held the title of Stage Magic Champion at the Northwest Magic Jamboree three times.
Louie Foxx is the consummate kid that never grew up and it’s evident as you watch him interact with audiences of all age. He is living his childhood dream of being a magician. As a kid he realized that he excelled at all of the things that adults told him were a waste of time. Instead of playing baseball in high school, Louie built himself a rickety table and rode the bus into downtown to perform magic tricks on the street corner and got paid by “passing the hat”. He’s come a long way since then. The Society of American Magicians voted Louie The Best Stage Magician and Best Close-Up Magician in Minnesota in 1996. He has also been featured twice in the prestigious Linking Ring magazine which is a magazine for the 13,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Magicians! Louie has also written several books about magic tricks for professional magicians, one of which has sold over 2,300 copies!
Louie is also a Two Time Guinness World Record Holder and has been on NBC’s America’s Got Talent, the nationally syndicated television show How ‘Bout That, Evening Magazine, New Day Northwest, Otra Movida TV in Spain, and in London’s Guardian Newspaper!