SOMERS — The University of Wisconsin-Parkside Arts Alive! brings to the stage eye-popping and jaw-dropping magic of Jason Bishop at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 29. Grand illusions, high-tech sleight-of-hand and close-up magic takes place on the Main Stage Theatre of the Rita Tallent Picken Center for Arts and Humanities, 900 Wood Road.
One moment, Bishop may have a person passing through his body; the next he’ll be coaxing his pet goldfish to swim out of his smart phone and into his hand. And while other magicians levitate a single person, Bishop gets into the act by levitating himself at the same time.
“Everything about this show is fun, from the card tricks to the ‘big’ illusions to the way Jason interacts with the audience,” said Stephanie Sirovatka-Marshall, Arts Alive! director. “He’s obviously having just a great time fooling us and we’re having a great time being entertained. People are going to love this show.”
Working with his assistant Kim Hess, Bishop cuts through the usual hype, delighting audiences with one illusion after another. In addition to the double levitation, his cutting edge op-art and plasma illusions are state-of-the-art magic. There’s always a camera close-by projecting his sleight-of-hand on a giant screen so the audience sees every detail.
Tickets $25.50 for adults and $20 for students. They can be purchased online at www.uwp.edu keyword tickets or by calling (262) 595-2307.