Performed by: Mike Smith
A few years back, Chris Ramsay, a professional magician and YouTuber, asked a question of his nearly 7 million followers: “How many of you have ever seen a magic trick in real life?” The answer was surprisingly low. Of the small percentage that said yes, most had only seen some simple trick at a party or from an uncle. The reaction to Ramsay’s question had ripples in the magic community, but one person it affected was Mike Smith. Having returned to his magic cards during the lockdown, Mike thought about the fact that so many people never see a real magic trick, so the next day he brought a small packet trick to his English class, started his day with a grammar lesson, and then did a magic trick. Although not always appreciated by his ninth graders, they at least get to experience the wonder and amazement of a magic trick to take the sting out of grammar.
Spellbound is Mike Smith’s first full length magic show, combining mentalism, card magic, Rubik’s cubes, comedy, storytelling, and his love of theater, teaching, family, and of course, magic. Each magic routine is connected to a story from his life, some more true than others admittedly. For members of Town & Gown, there are stories about past shows and Mike’s time in Athens. For friends of Mike’s, you’ll learn what Mike considers to be truly magical. For others, there’s just good magic to experience. It will be a fun, family friendly show that will truly leave you with a sense of wonder and awe.
March 3, 2023 at 8:00 pm
March 4, 2023 at 8:00 pm
March 5, 2023 at 2:00 pm
$5 for Adults
*All guests are required to wear a mask while inside the theater. Masks must cover the mouth and nose and fit tightly to the face (no bandanas, face shields, or gaiters). Vaccinations and boosters, while not required for entry, are strongly recommended.*
Address: 115 Grady Avenue, Athens, GA 30601