Supporting a great cause is a whole lot easier than pulling a rabbit out of your hat. All you have to do is join Children’s Dyslexia Centers of Cincinnati for Abra-Kidabra, a night of comedy, laughter, magic, and wonder. This family friendly and affordable event will be held on October 20, 2012 in the Scottish Rite Auditorium at the Cincinnati Masonic Center, 317 E. Fifth St., next to the Taft Theatre. Tickets are priced at $15 for premium seating and $10 for value seating. Doors open at 6:00 p.m., and the show starts at 7:30. Click here to order tickets online.
This year’s Abra-Kidabra features world-class magicians and illusionists Matthew David Stanley, Matthew Brian Taylor, and a very special performance by Sir Patrick.
Matthew David Stanley
Matthew David Stanley truly is one of America’s brightest rising stars. At an age when most people are hesitant about their future, Matthew had already established himself as an international headlining comedy magician and illusionist. He is the proud recipient of the Lance Burton Award and International Brotherhood of Magicians Stage Champion Award presented in Kansas City, MO. Matthew has been a full-time professional for more than 15 years and currently performs around 300 shows worldwide. His quick wit and genuine, likable personality make him an instant crowd favorite. www.matthewdavidstanley.com
Matthew Brian Taylor
For Matthew Brian Taylor, following in his father’s footsteps was an obvious choice. First experiencing the thrill of the stage as part of his father Michael’s magic show at the age of seven, Matthew was performing professionally, and solo by the age of ten and has been peforming throughout North America and Europe since. Matthew continues to hone his craft, studying and teaching magic and performance with some of the world’s foremost entertainers. Matthew served as Chancellor of the prestigious Coxcomb Academy of the Performing Arts and was the original Dean of the College of Conjuring. Matthew is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Magicians, the Society of American Magicians, Clowns of America International, The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor and The International Society of Humor Studies. www.matthewbriantaylor.com
Direction and a special performance by:
Patrick Thernes developed a passion for the performing arts when his grandfather showed him a magic trick when he was ten years of age. Whether dancing, telling stories or performing traditional magic, Patrick has appeared in a variety of venues in the United States and Italy. Lately, Patrick has started to work behind the scenes directing many stage shows and also serving as an illusion designer/special effects coordinator for theatrical productions. www.sirpat-trick.com/
SPECIAL GUEST: THE CINCINNATI BALLET
Want to make a night out even better? Our friends at the Cincinnati Ballet will be joining us for Abra-Kidabra this year with a highlight and whimsical preview for Alice in Wonderland. If you think the Ballet is only about tutus and tights, think again as you’ll have an opportunity to delight in a high-energy vignette!
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Please consider sponsoring an advertisement in this year’s Abra-Kidabra program. The cost of an ad is as follows:
Black and white 1/4 page: $50
Black and white 1/2 page: $100
Black and white full page: $200
Please contact us about full-color cover positions.
Contact David Girmann to place your ad at: 513-237-4696 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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