The Vanishing Wheelchair Little Theatre is the permanent home of the 501(c)(3) non-profit public charity for people with disabilities, The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. The Little Theatre at 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K, in Asheville is the venue for several magic and variety shows for the public and is available for private functions and parties. The monthly magic and variety show, “Magic, Mirth & Meaning,” is a family-friendly, hour-long production that features story tellers, singers, jugglers, and magicians...Read More
The Vanishing Wheelchair will be hosting “Birthday Magic” the last Saturday of each month at 3 p.m. at its Little Theatre at 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K in Asheville starting on April 30. The forty-five minute children’s show will cater to those celebrating their birthday that month, and general admission is only $5 a person – proceeds benefit the non-profit.
“Birthday Magic” is an exciting show based around audience participation, from getting children to yell out the magic word, or acting as an onstage assistant to magician Wendal Wandell...Read More
On May 28 at 6:30 p.m., enter the phantasmagorical world of Jack, the Appalachian wonder tale hero – and his feminine counterpart the Least Gal – in an evening of intertwining folk tales and songs, a delightfully original take on the Appalachian storytelling tradition as told by Joseph Sobol. The enchanting evening will be held at The Vanishing Wheelchair Little Theatre, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite K in Asheville. Tickets are available for $10 general admission, $5 for storytelling guild members.
“Jack and the Least Gal” is a two-act fantasia on Appalachian wonder tale themes, an Appalachian “Into the Woods,” in which the many incarnations of the folk tale hero Jack and his feminine counterpart, the Youngest Daughter or Least Gal, meet on the road of trials and walk in and ou...Read More
The Swannanoa Valley Montessori School has teamed up with The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. to bring magic to Black Mountain on February 20 to raise money for the school’s annual fund drive. Live Your Dreams Magic Show is a two-hour event, including an intermission, which will begin at 2:00 p.m. at the Carver Center Gymnasium, 101 Carver Avenue.
The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. is a 501 (c)(3) non-profit public charity dedicated to helping people with disabilities find their passion and meaning through the arts. With a diverse group of professional entertainers from magicians to jugglers to storytellers to singers The Vanishing Wheelchair guarantees a memorable and inspirational time for the entire family. “We have a talented group of people,” says T.J...Read More
Celebrate “Holiday Magic” with Magic, Mirth & Meaning
a Benefit for
The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc., a 501(c)(3) Public Charity
Join the magician founders of the public charity The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. to share the magic of the season at St. Mary’s Church, 337 Charlotte Street in Asheville December 12 at 6:30 p.m. The family-friendly hour-and-a-half magic and music show is free to the public (donations are welcome).
Music and magic will fill St. Mary’s Church to reinforce the love of the season, and demonstrate that every person, no matter what level of ability, has a place in this world...Read More
Check out the photos from our stage show. We put on a show every month. It’s a lot of fun and raises money to help those with disabilities. Every show is different!Read More
Ricky D. Boone will be the “Person of the Week” on WLOS, the ABC affiliate out of Asheville, North Carolina. The broadcast will be on the 6 p.m. evening news.
Interviews for the broadcast were held at Ricky’s store, Magic Central, with author T.J. Shimeld and musician Randy Crane. The three are all part of the board of directors of The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc., the non-profit organization that is the publisher of Ricky’s biography, The Four-foot Giant and the Vanishing Wheelchair. Footage of illusionist Duane Laflin and other moments of the book release event on January 21 were filmed as well.
Congratulations, Ricky, on being “Person of the Week.”
If you missed Ricky Boone on WLOS-ABC, here is the link:Read More
On January 28, just one week after the release of The Four-foot Giant and the Vanishing Wheelchair, author T.J. Shimeld and subject Ricky D. Boone had their first book lecture and signing at Conley’s House of Magic in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina (www.conleyshouseofmagic.com/). T.J. shared with the group of magicians the real magic he has discovered through the years in the magicians he has known, especially Ricky. Ricky’s portion of the lecture focused on his creativity in adapting magic to suit his abilities.
The two autographed books and chatted with the group late into the night. Proceeds raised from the lecture and sales of merchandise benefit the purposes of The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.Read More
Illusionist Duane Laflin will be appearing on January 21 at 7:30 p.m. at the Carol Belk Theatre on the University of North Carolina-Asheville Campus to honor Ricky D. Boone and the softcover release of his biography, The Four-foot Giant and the Vanishing Wheelchair. The event is presented by the Psychology and Drama departments.
Ricky Boone and author T.J. Shimeld will be autographing books at the event. Softcover books sell for $37, but pre-paid orders will be taken now through the day of the event for $25. These books will be signed and specially numbered and may be purchased ahead of time through Magic Central.
Ticket prices for the event are $15 for adults, $10 for faculty and employees of UNCA, and $5 for children and UNCA students. Seating is limited...Read More