Mystifier Mike Super Magic & Illusion Show to Perform
MIDLAND, Pa. — Mike Super, illusionist extraordinaire, winner of NBC’s hit show “Phenomenon” and finalist of “America’s Got Talent” will bring an evening of eye-popping and jaw-dropping magic to the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center’s Main Stage Theater on Saturday, Sept. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
“Mike Super will entertain young and old alike with his down-to-earth personality and humor while astonishing them to disbelief with his magic and illusions,” said Justin Fortunato, Lincoln Park artistic producing director.
Super wows with his feats of magic and illusion. He is the only illusionist in history to win a live magic competition on prime time U.S. network TV. Super appeals to both the young and the old with his timeless tricks, making him one of the most sought after mystifiers in the world, according to Lincoln Park officials.
“I’ve always called myself a mystifier because I don’t like to be classified in one type of thing,” Super explained. “When you think magician, you think ‘kids’ birthday party.’ When you think illusionist, you think ‘guy in a shiny vest on a stage.’
“The fun part is if you call yourself a mystifier, people ask what it means.”
In the past, Super has performed in front of even the Hollywood Elite such as Joan Rivers, Regis Philbin and Kim Kardashian to name a few.
Super is one of Pittsburgh’s own, born in Clairton, Pa., and a graduate of the University of Pittsburgh.
“I’m thrilled to return and perform in my hometown,” said Super.
He’s proud of the fact that his show is one a family can enjoy together.
“Sometimes parents will take kids to Barney on Ice and the parents don’t enjoy it,” he said with a laugh. “My show is universal. It plays to all age ranges.”
A child may be enchanted by the magic happening before them, while the parents may be laughing at Super’s rapid-fire wit accompanying the visual displays.
“People are enjoying it at the same time together, for different reasons,” he said. “Even the teens enjoy it.
“The best compliment I get is from a parent. They’ll say, ‘My son didn’t want to go, but now he wants to bring his friends the next time you are in the area.’ I have two daughters. Anything we can do together is great.”
Laughing a bit, Super said his daughters, ages 4 and 7, aren’t as impressed with his magic as he hopes audiences will be.
“No kid is impressed with what their dad does,” he said with a chuckle. “If I take something, they say, ‘Dad, don’t make it disappear.'”
Tickets are $30 and $40 and are available by calling 724-576-4644 (option 2 for the box office) or online at www.LincolnParkArts.org.
About Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center.
Located in a beautiful park setting in Midland (Beaver County) Pennsylvania, Lincoln Park Arts is home to Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, Lincoln Park Performing Arts Charter School and the Henry Mancini Academy. The Center offers world-class arts education and professionally produced performing arts events including musical theater productions, concerts of all styles and genres, theatre productions, and dance and ballet performances. Its 2017-18 subscription series includes Mary Poppins, James and the Giant Peach Jr., It’s A Wonderful Life, The Nutcracker, The Great Gatsby, Sleeping Beauty Dance Upon A Dream, Big Fish and Ragtime. More information is available at www.LincolnParkArts.org.