Aiken Performing Arts Group - You will not believe your eyes
AIKEN, SC - Look for it! There will soon be a little bit of magic in the air in the Aiken area. But it's not what you might think it is.
Spencers Theatre of Illusion, presented by the Aiken Performing Arts Group (APAG), will be appearing on the stage of the URS Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday and Friday evening, November 1-2, with a spectacular production. The Spencers' production is a unique fusion of magic and illusion, humor and mystery, and persona and personality.
By blending the theatrical elements of a Broadway-style production with the high energy of a rock concert, these artists take their audience on a journey to the brink of impossibility... and back again. Audience members don't simply watch the show, but are also invited to participate in the magic. Using magic much like a storyteller uses words, Kevin fuses this family-friendly production with a gamut of emotions. And with the skills of a master showman, he creates a world where nothing is impossible and anything can happen.
They have mesmerized millions of people with sold out performances in 19 countries on 5 continents. They have been named Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year an amazing six times and, in 2009, were bestowed magic’s highest honor, the Merlin Award for International Magicians of the Year joining the ranks of Doug Henning, David Copperfield, and Penn & Teller.
Spencer is the founder of the “Healing of Magic” project and is widely considered the leading authority on the therapeutic use of magic tricks in physical and psychosocial rehabilitation. He holds an Assistant Professorship in the Occupational Therapy Department at the University of Alabama in Birmingham and has conducted numerous workshops around the world for therapists, psychologist, physicians, and rehabilitation specialists. He has been a featured speaker at the Virginia Occupational Therapy Association Convention, the Great Southern Occupational Therapy Conference, the Health, Heart & Humor Conference, and many statewide and international Continuing Education workshops.
Magic is no longer merely about baffling the audience by doing something seemingly impossible. We've seen it all before. Magic these days is about spectacle, drama, danger, and personality. Kevin and Cindy Spencer are the masters of this new magic theatre. Entertainers come and go, but few make a lasting impression on their audience or their art. The Spencers are that rare exception! This is one show you won’t want to miss!
Tickets are $40.00 and are available online at www.apagonline.org, or by calling the box office at 803-648-1438. Student tickets at $20.00 are available through the box office only with valid student ID.
About Aiken Performing Arts Group
Aiken Performing Arts Group will present six shows in the 2012-2013 season, with most shows being performed at the URS Center for the Performing Arts on Newberry Street in downtown Aiken. In past seasons, APAG has also been instrumental in bringing in such high profile groups as the National Symphony Orchestra to the USC Aiken Convocation Center and occasionally offers concerts at The Etherredge Center and other smaller, more intimate venues. APAG is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization with an all-volunteer Board of Directors and part-time Arts Administrator. One of APAG’s most important contributions to the community is its educational outreach from visiting artists with Aiken County’s public schools as well as the College of Music at University of South Carolina, Columbia and the Music Department of USC Aiken.