William and I were standing at opposite ends of the dome, both holding a simple playing card that we had each signed with a Sharpie pen just moments before. “Now open your hands,” said the well-dressed enigma of a man standing between us.
What happened next is still baffling me to this day…
A few weeks ago, I was invited to a private event in the Discover Science Center’s Digital Dome. I was told it was a magic show preview, but I made it a point to avoid any cyber-research of the host before going. I wanted to be surprised. Being a woman who grew up with science, logic and reality drilled into my head, I have always been skeptical of magicians.
Nate Staniforth is a Television Host, TED Speaker, Author & Magician. He has been seen as the host of “Breaking Magic” on the Discovery Channel and is also a member of Band of Magicians, the world’s first magic supergroup. His Real Magic Tour is sweeping the country and docking in Fort Collins Friday, May 20.
It’s not all smoke and mirrors with Staniforth. The magic and wonder her creates directly in front of the audience is both astonishing and quite literally…impossible. Thus, producing an audience-participation event unlike any other I’ve seen in our town. Even if you don’t like magic, think you don’t like magic, or are a cynical scoffer, I dare you to not be blown away by what this man can create right in front of you.
Staniforth will be doing three shows at the Lincoln Center on May 20, June 3 and June 17. He promises that each of the three show at The Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre will be interactive and different. The shows are not intended for children (let’s say, under 13) probably because a loud-mouth kid blurting things out would totally ruin the entire experience. Or, maybe it’s because of language. I don’t know. But, I do know that I left the preview show feeling like I was back in Kindergarden – Completely confused and baffled by the most basic things. In a sense: Wonderment has been restored within me. Come see (or rather, NOT SEE) for yourself. Purchase tickets here
What: Nate Staniforth’ s Real Magic Tour
When: 7:30 p.m. May 20, June 3, June 17
Where: The Lincoln Center Magnolia Theatre