Magic Blooms this Spring in Asheville!

4-26-14 show

Tickets: Saturday, April 26 at 6:30 pm


Magic Blooms this Spring with

The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. and the Weekend of Wonder

            “Magic, Mirth & Meaning” continues monthly at St. Mary’s Church at 337 Charlotte Street as a fundraiser for The Vanishing Wheelchair, a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Bring the whole family to see story tellers, singers, magicians, and jugglers on April 26 at 6:30 p.m. The show is free to the public with donations greatly appreciated. The hour-and-a-half event continues each month, with a special showing this May 2 through 4 at the Asheville Community Theatre with the Weekend of Wonder.

“A magic show has always been an ultimate goal of The Vanishing Wheelchair,” says T.J. Shimeld, president and co-founder of the non-profit. “It gives an opportunity for people to showcase their talents and work with one another as an ensemble. Everyone is the star of the show. We are delighted that the show has continued for a year, and keeps growing.”

The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. plans on using the money raised from these programs to begin monthly dinners at which people with disabilities can enjoy a meal together and attend workshops learning skills in performing, painting, photography, music, crafts, writing, and wood working. Its ultimate goal is to establish a universally accessible hands-on museum for children to explore the arts and sciences at which people with disabilities can work and continue to learn these skills.

Inspired by the mystifying misdirection of Ricky D. Boone who uses magic and comedy to make his disability a great ability, The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. has garnered the attention of magicians from around the world. International magician Jay Scott Berry and Maxwell Blade are gathering a group of celebrity magicians at the Asheville Community Theatre the first weekend of May to honor Ricky Boone and acknowledge the accomplishments of The Vanishing Wheelchair. Las Vegas magician Jeff McBride and world close-up champion Michael Ammar will be featured at the Weekend of Wonder, with free and ticketed events at various venues centered around ACT.

Detailed schedule, venue map, tickets, and show times are available on The WOW Festival Web site: and Facebook WOW

Tickets for the monthly fundraiser shows at St. Mary’s may be purchased above. A suggested donation of $10 for adult tickets and $5 for children tickets is appreciated. Or contact Magic Central, 175 Weaverville Highway, Suite L, Asheville, North Carolina28804, or call 828-645-2941.

For more information contact T.J. Shimeld at, 1129 Allman Ridge Road, Morganton, North Carolina28655. Call 828-391-6965 or toll free 1-866-407-9463.