The Lexington Opera House Fund and Variety Live presents an evening of mesmerizing magic from “Spencers: Theatre of Illusion” on Feb. 15 and 16 at the Lexington Opera House.
This is not your run-of-the-mill magic show. The Spencers carry a lot of equipment on their 65-foot truck and trailer, but a rabbit and top hat are not in the inventory.
The Spencers’ production is a unique fusion of magic and illusion, humor and mystery, and persona and personality.
Kevin and Cindy Spencer are among the world’s most recognized magical performers.
They have mesmerized millions of people with sold-out performances in 19 countries on five continents.
With a background in clinical psychology, Kevin likes to say, “I was going to help people’s minds but now I just mess with them.”
Their show, Theatre of Illusion, stands in stark contrast to the traditional magic show.
Spencer sees it not as a stage full of tricks used to fool people, but as a way to inspire viewers with a sense of wonder.
Kevin Spencer has committed his life to magic both on stage and off. When he’s not working with his crew to set up a show, Spencer can be found spreading the word about the therapeutic and educational benefits of learning magic for persons with disabilities.
He is widely considered the leading authority on the functional and academic benefits of the art of illusion.
“Healing of Magic” uses simple magic tricks as a form of rehabilitative therapy.
“Hocus Pocus” integrates magic tricks into the classroom to motivate students in the learning process.
Both projects have an international reputation with published research in leading scientific journals.
Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $26 and are available on Ticketmaster.com or from the Lexington Center Box Office. Info: 233-3535.
“A Healing of Magic” workshop will be held Feb. 16 at the Lexington Convention Center. The course is fully accredited and is designed for Occupational Therapists, Occupational Therapy Assistants and other therapy professionals including physical, speech and recreation therapists.