Magic Weekend in Waynesboro

Thanks to a grant from the Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge, WTA’s Gateway will host a congress of magicians for a weekend of magic in Downtown Waynesboro.  The September 28-30th weekend will feature three performances at WTA’s Gateway, two magic classes, and seven performances at downtown restaurants and local venues.

The Mr. Magic Show at WTA’s Gateway will be a Friday, September 28 at 7:00 pm.  The family oriented performance will feature Phil Tatton.  Tatton and his wife Elissa are owners of Freckles N’ Friends Entertainment.  He began is study in 1989. His hilarious performances have amused his audiences ever since.  Advanced tickets for the Friday night performance are $5 for children and $10 for adults.  Tickets at the box office on the night of performance aret $7 for children and $12 for adults.

Steve the Magic Guy’s Family Matinee will be at WTA’s Gateway on Saturday, September 29 at 2 pm.  Steve Pittella (aka Steve The Magic Guy) is a jolly vision of moving color as he performs non-stop, every moment filled with whimsical antics that produce excitement and laughter in his audience, both little and not so little. Pittella learned his skills on the boardwalk of Coney Island. For the past 35 years he has taken his wonderful antics to delighted audiences at such notable venues as Radio City Music Hall and New York’s Town Hall. Advanced tickets are $5 for children and $10 for adults.  Tickets at the box office on the night of performance are $7 for children and $12 for adults.

At 7:00 pm on Saturday, September 29, Peter Monticup’s Comedy/Magic Show will feature the humor and wizardry of Peter Monticup.  Also appearing will be fire-eater Pittella and the Electric Lady, Julie Scott.   Monticup began his career in magic at the age of seven, when he became an apprentice to Professor Henry Bessette, part of the famous Miracle Team. By age seventeen, Monticup had developed a full stage show, and was the featured act at a number of magic conventions. A few years later, he purchased the House of Magic in upstate New York. For more than 30 years, he has continued to perform as well as develop his well-known magic business and teaching magic to others. Advanced tickets are $12 for adults and $8 for children 16 and under or $15 adults at box office and $10 for children 16 and under.

Peter Monticup will also teach two classes in magic on Saturday, September 29 at WTA’s Gateway. “Magic with Ordinary Objects” will be available at 10:00 am and “Amazing Card Tricks” at 11:30 am.  Lessons are $20 each or two for $15.

The Staunton Magicians’ Ring will offer free performances in downtown Waynesboro restaurants and at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center.  Friday lunch at Stella, Bella and Lucy will have Brian Bence with Magic at the Table at 12:30 pm. Friday evening will have Magic Up-Close with Dennis Phillips at Green Leaf Grill at 6:00 pm.  Saturday’s schedule includes two performances at the Shenandoah Valley Art Center:  Tobini the Magician at 10:00 am and Grebo the Magician at 1:00 pm.  The Stone Soup Books and Café will host The Wizard’s Lunch with David Clauss at noon and Green Leaf Grill will have Dr. Arba Da Carbas at 6:00 pm.  Magic Brunch with Brian Bence at 1:00 pm on Sunday, September 30 will complete the Ring’s performances.

A Weekend Pass is available. An adult pass for three performances and one lesson is $45 and a child’s pass for $25 covers the two family performances and one lesson.

For tickets call 540-943-9999.

Augusta Health Kris McMackin CPA
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