This isn't your eight-year-old's magic show: Kevin Spencer, one half of the husband-wife duo behind Spencers: Theatre of Illusion, says the act was designed to keep both kids and adults entertained and in awe. "As a magician, I can take my audience on an incredible journey right to the brink of impossibility," he explains. "One of my jobs as a magician is to help reconnect people to wonder that surrounds us every day of our lives."
The Spencers will help inspire this sense of wonder through a series of illusions performed with spectacular lighting, sets and costumes. While they do perform traditional favorites -- like cutting a lady in half -- Spencer says he's given them fresh twists. One he's particularly anticipating is a re-creation of Harry Houdini's 1914 feat of walking through a solid brick wall. Spencer will perform this illusion -- which he says no one has attempted since Houdini -- substituting concrete for brick.
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The couple also spent the days leading up to the show at Sky Ridge Hospital, helping incorporate teaching magic tricks into rehabilitation programs. "I love transporting people to a place where anything can happen," says Spencer. "It's the best job in the world."
Experience the magic tonight at the Lone Tree Arts Center, 10075 Commons Street in Lone Tree, at 8 p.m. Tickets, $35 to $45, are available at www.lonetreeartscenter.org. For more information on the Spencers, visit www.spencersmagic.com.
Sat., March 24, 8 p.m., 2012