Direct from Las Vegas, internationally known entertainer Jeff McBride presents Magic Behind the Mask at New Harvest Church, 142 Elk Mountain Road, Asheville, North Carolina on June 5 at 7 p.m. to benefit The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit charity for the disabled.
The 90-minute family-friendly show combines mask, martial arts, kabuki theatre, world class sleight-of-hand, myths and stories from around the world, grand illusion – and more – to create an electrifying performance that thrills a wide range of audiences.
Jeff McBride, a three time award winner at the International Grand Prix of Magic in Monte Carlo, is widely recognized as a foremost innovator and most exciting performer in contemporary magic. Naming him “Vegas’ Best” Magician several years ago, the Las Vegas Review Journal wrote: “Light years ahead of the pack… McBride is easily the most exciting and mesmerizing magician I’ve seen in years.” For several years, McBride headlined at Caesars Magical Empire in Las Vegas, where he was voted critics’ choice as Best Magician in Las Vegas.
McBride’s magic has been featured on every major television network, with the most recent appearances on The World Magic Awards and Masters of Illusion on MyNetwork, and judging VH-1′s Celebracadabra! and on A&E’s Mindfreak with Criss Angel. McBride has even “Gone where no magician had gone before” as a special guest star on Star Trek – Deep Space Nine.
His arrival in town will help The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc. raise funds to help train people with disabilities to learn skills in the arts.
In addition to his work as a performer, McBride is a much sought-after lecturer and workshop leader for such diverse groups as The Smithsonian, The Disney Institute, the Omega Institute and many others. He combines dynamic performance magic with deep insights into what makes magic work, its enduring fascination and many uses – not only on stage but in business and personal life as well. He is the founder and leader of the McBride Magic & Mystery School, based in Las Vegas and widely known as the world’s leading source for magical learning.
After the public show, McBride will be presenting a lecture for magicians only and a “Super Session” workshop for entertainers the following day, June 6th from 12 to 4 p.m.
Tickets may be available at the door, but advanced reservations are strongly encouraged. Tickets are $30 at the door; children 12 and under are $15 at the door. Have your payment ready at the door. Make hecks payable to The Vanishing Wheelchair, Inc.
Magicians Only: Lecture $30 at the door. Begins at 8:45 p.m. See the show and the lecture for $50 at the door.
Super Session: June 6th 12 to 4 p.m. at New Harvest Church $120.