On Saturday, Nov. 11, at the Vern Riffe Center in Portsmouth, The Magic of Jay Owenhouse presents “Family Magic!” an evening of some of the most spectacularly large illusions in the world.
Jay Owenhouse, legendary escape artist and awarded illusionist, will perform alongside his family for one night only in Portsmouth.
“This will be our first time in Portsmouth”, said Owenhouse. “We’re the largest touring magic show in the county, on tour with the Broadway series. We’re from a small town in Montana and we love performing in small towns. We saw the theater in Portsmouth was open and we decided we wanted to come.”
The large scale magic illusion show will feature Owenhouse, and his four children, John, Peter, Juliana, and Christina. The show will also feature two Bengal tigers from the family’s tiger sanctuary in Montana. Owenhouse takes the tigers out on weekends, and gives people a chance for people to see them.
“It gives people a chance to connect with the animals, we love having them with us,” said Owenhouse.
The show has been voted by audiences and critics alike “One of the Top 10 Live Shows in America”. Jay has amazed millions on T.V. in “Masters of Illusions” and ‘Magic on the Edge’ and by recreating some of Houdini’s most famous escapes.
“We leave a portion of the show unplanned,and borrow objects from the audience for impromptu magic. Everything is projected on a large screen, and relies heavily on audience involvement. Our shows also always feature a Houdini escape, to recreate the 1920s and the excitement of seeing some of his most daring escapes performed right in front of you. That’s why we do it,” said Owenhouse.
Owenhouse will perform an upside down escape from a straight jacket, with the added danger of being inside steel jaws weighing 300 pounds each held by rope on fire, with only two minutes to make the escape.
The show will go on at 4 p.m. at the Vern Riffe Center.
Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 Extension 1932