Anyone who watches America’s Got Talent has likely seen magician Mike Super do some amazing tricks.
Now area residents will have the chance to see him perform in real life with no camera interceding. Super really does have some grand and baffling tricks up his sleeve, and he’ll trot them out on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the High Point Theater.
The City of High Point gave public notice of the performance on Wednesday, Sept. 8, with a press release that labeled Super as a “mystifier” and assured everyone that this will be “a family-friendly show of mind-blowing illusions with the hilarity of a headline comedian.”
Unlike many of the concerts coming to Guilford County venues this fall, the price of tickets to see Super is very reasonable – $25 to $35 dollars – and High Point residents can get a $5 discount if they call the theater box office directly. (Resident discounts aren’t available online.)
Super, who was a big hit on the Ellen DeGeneres Show and many others, has been named Performing Arts “Entertainer of the Year” twice. He was also the winner of NBC show Phenomenon and was a top-12 Finalist on NBC’s mega-hit show America’s Got Talent.
Super’s tricks are often multifaceted. For instance, in one, a woman deals out eight cards from a shuffled deck and then goes into a money grab machine where dollar bills collected from audience members are sent flying around her. She grabs a dollar bill out of the air and the serial number on the bill matches the cards she dealt out before entering the machine.
Super then asks the woman to think of something sweet that she’d like to buy with the dollar and, when she answers, “A chocolate chip cookie,” he produces a cookie from the bag that’s been on display the whole time. Then Super pulls out a copy of that day’s USA Today newspaper – everyone in the audience was given a copy – and he points their attention to a classified ad he’d taken out a week ahead of time to appear in that paper that day. The ad said that, on that date, a person from the audience would pick out a dollar bill with a particular serial number on it. The serial number listed in the classified ad matched the one on the dollar bill and on the eight cards she dealt out at random.