HOUGHTON - The art of illusion will take center stage Friday as up-and-coming illusionist Mike Super will take control of the Rozsa Center for the Performing Arts stage, as well as audience members and the room temperature.
The winner of reality magic competition "Phenomenon" on NBC, Super has honed his skills to transcend the term "magic." Using illusion and a little bit of self-proclaimed "voodoo magic," Super defies gravity and entertains in a show full of spectacle.
"He's performed for some pretty heavy hitters in the magic world, and is the hottest new thing in magic," Rozsa Center Marketing Manager Bethany Jones said. "He takes control of people on stage, and apparently it's pretty impressive."
On "Phenomenon," Super charmed audiences with a down-to-Earth style and personality to go with his stunning illusions. He won the Merlin Award for Entertainer of the Year in 2011 and 2012, in what could be deemed the Academy Awards of the world of magic, according to a press release. He also puts on a show that can be safely viewed by everyone from ages 9 to 99, Jones said.
"It's all ages," she said. "Everyone is welcome."
Super has also been busy performing for some of Hollywood's big names, including Jay Leno, Regis Philbin and Criss Angel.
"He's super charismatic," Jones said. "It's a spectacular show."
Tickets are $10.75, as the show is also presented by the Michigan Tech Student Entertainment Board. To purchase tickets, call 487-2073, go online at rozsa.mtu.edu or visit Ticketing Operations at Michigan Tech's Student Development Complex on 600 MacInnes Drive in Houghton. SDC box office hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday and noon to 8 p.m. Sunday. The Rozsa Box Office is closed during regular business hours, and will open two hours prior to showtimes.