Comedy in the Canyon: Ledbetter brings magic to Mill City stage

November, 2016 Posted in Arts, Culture & History
Magician Brian Ledbetter

Magician Brian Ledbetter

Ready to be amused and amazed? The North Santiam Chamber of Commerce brings Moonlight and Magic to Mill City on Oct. 15.

It’s a professonal magic show the family can enjoy at family-friendly prices.

Magician Brian Ledbetter and his assistant Keira come to Mill City to “wow” the crowd with illusions, levitation, comedy and fun.

Tickets start at $5 for children and seniors, and $10 for adults. Family passes are $35, and includes 2 adult and 4 children’s tickets.

“Magician Brian Ledbetter gets the entire audience involved during this interactive show,” said organizer Dave Shelton. “We’re really excited to have this level of talent come here to perform. Audience participation, situational comedy, and truly great magic are the ingredients that make this show a sure-fire hit! And we love that no audience member is ever embarrassed – they’re always treated respectfully as they join in the fun and become a part of the show!”

Ledbetter performs large scale stage illusions similar to what television viewers or Las Vegas audiences may have seen. Imagine seeing a person levitate in mid-air, or vanish in the blink of an eye.

He got his start in showbiz by working in the theatre. He was cast in his first role at 8, and over the next decade appeared in nearly two dozen plays.

At 17 years old, the Society of American Magicians, one of the largest magic organizations in the world, named him “Star of Tomorrow.” His act has grown and developed over the years and can be seen regularly at theatres across the country.

Keira’s role is more than that of a traditional magician’s assistant. She collaborates with Ledbetter, and is responsible for a portion of the staging, choreography, and creative elements.

She has also designed and constructed the most dazzling costumes in the wardrobe trunk. Prior to joining Ledbetter & Co, she was an accomplished performer and make up artist working in professional theatres. In addition to her career as an actress and vocalist, Keira is a national-champion artistic rollerskater – figure skating on wheels!

The show begins at 7 p.m at Santiam High School Auditorium, 265 SW Evergreen, Mill City. Advance ticket sales are online at staytonevents.com or at US Bank, Mill City and Mill City Pharmacy. Dessert concessions will be available from Sam’s Krispy Krunchy Chicken.

The affordable ticket prices are thanks to the event’s many sponsors: Focus Heating and Construction, White Water Signs and Graphics, Pacific Power, Pacific Sanitation, Kelly Lumber Sales, Poppa Al’s Hamburgers, Rosie’s Coffee House and Mill City Market.

For information, contact Dave Shelton, 503-804-3613 or baxterboy57@hotmail.com; or the North Santiam Chamber of Commerce at 503-897-5000 or director@nschamber.org.

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