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Believe in Magic: A Night of Illusion & Comedy
Saturday, August 12th at 7:00pm PST
Online sale ends: 08/12/23 at 9:00pm PST
AVC Performing Arts Theatre
3041 West K Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93536
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Believe in Magic: A Night of Illusion & Comedy


A fun-filled night filled with mysterious magic, crazy juggling and mind-blowing illusions. An audience mesmerizing show for all ages featuring the talents of: Jody Baran & Kathleen, Michael Rayner, Chris Herren as Faust & Darryl Charles.

Jody Baran & Kathleen create magic that captivates audiences of all ages.   "More magic in one show, then I've seen in my whole life!" Experience the Spellbinding Magic of Master Illusionists Jody Baran & Kathleen.  They've traveled the globe performing their unforgettable original illusions, custom built for a high energy, action packed performance... unseen anywhere else.  Jody Baran was awarded the World Cup Champion of Magic in 1985- since then the duo have performed in some of the world's most famous venues and shows, including both California & Tokyo's Universal Studios, Silver Lining Cruise Ships, the 'It's Magic' tour show, as well as at Hollywood's famous Magic Castle.  The performers recently ended a 16 year long run in the family friendly magic show 'KUPANAHA',self-produced on the island of Maui, HI.

Michael Rayner's show has been described as “preposterous brilliance” and “whacky jugglement,” a combination of hilarious tricks and stunts with uproarious stand- up. His signature trick is spinning a Burger King cheeseburger on a parasol which garnered him an appearances on America’s Got Talent, ELLEN, The Late Late show with James Corden, The Jennifer Hudson Show and The David Letterman Show, Sesame Street, The Extreme Gong Show, Thirty Seconds to Fame and Nickelodeon’s What Would You Do.  During the Covid-19 pandemic, Michael became a sensation on Instagram and TikTok. He amassed over 422,000 followers on TikTok and 152,000 followers on Instagram. His tricks were shared by celebrities such as Jennifer Garner, Josh Brolin, and Jessica Chastain. His most popular Instagram video went viral with 26 million views, resulting in an influencer deal with Hardee's restaurants. He performs regularly at southern California venues, Flappers Comedy Club, The Magic Castle, Hermosa Beach Comedy Magic Club, Teatro Martini Cabaret, The Tony Martini Show, The Brookeledge Follies and Downtown Disney.

Chris Herren as Faust is an award winning storyteller, magician, and pantomime.  He is a recipient of the 2022 Eugene Burger Legacy Award from the Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas, the highest award that can be bestowed upon any student at the school. He has headlined at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, in the Parlor of Prestidigitation, and has also made acclaimed performances at the legendary Chicago Magic Lounge, Jeff Mcbride's Vegas Wonderground, Ron Saylor's Celebrities of Magic, and Washington Magic. Chris is a member of the prestigious Magic Circle in London, and represented the United States of America at the 2021 FISM North American Championships in Quebec Canada. His performances have won him 4 international competition awards which include the 2018 and 2019 (PCAM) Pacific Coast Association of Magicians, 1st Place Gold Medal Award for Parlor Magic.  Chris is a regular performer on the international network Asian Culture Television. He has also filmed the opening sequence for America's Got Talent Season 15 and appeared on "NBC's Today Show" with Lester Holt.

Darryl Charles is a captivating showman with a passion for the mysterious.  He is a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) and The Academy of Magical Arts, housed inside the renowned Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. Darryl Charles has performed for thousands of  exclusive club's guests, private and corporate events all over the Western United States. Darryl Charles' work is packed with audience participation, thrills, laughter, romance and mystery.  Perhaps his own audience says it best: "On stage and in his element, Darryl Charles is the ethereal assemblage of magician, bank teller, mentalist, marriage counselor, doting grandfather, pool-room hustler and hotel concierge. After a recent, otherworldly performance, I didn't know whether to introduce him to my sister or check to see if my wallet was missing."Craig Leener, Sports Writer/Author.

Items Not Allowed
No photography or videography are allowed during the performances. No outside food or drink is permitted. Bottled water is allowed in the venue.
Additional Information
A Meet & Greet will follow the performance.

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7:00pm to 10:00pm
Doors open at 6:30pm

Mezzanine: $25.00
Senior/Military/ AVC student or staff/age 12 and under: $20.00
Orchestra 100: $25.00
Senior/Military/ AVC student or staff/age 12 and under: $20.00
Orchestra 200: $25.00
Senior/Military/ AVC student or staff/age 12 and under: $20.00

All Ages

AVC Performing Arts Theatre<br> 3041 West K Avenue<br> Lancaster, 93536




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