84TH ABBOTT MAGIC GET TOGETHER AUG 3-6 2022

84TH ABBOTT MAGIC GET TOGETHER AUG 3-6 2022
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The Abbott's Magic Company, the Colon Lions Club and the Colon Chamber of Commerce are proud to celebrate the 84th Annual Abbott's Magic Get-Together. The dates are August 3rd, 4th, 5th, and 6th of 2022. Once again, magicians from all over the world will migrate to Colon, Michigan, the Magic Capital of the World, to be a part of this family oriented event. Tents and campers will magically pop up everywhere to swell this tiny little village until it appears there is no room for even one more person. Everyone scampers to be a part of this fun convention which was named the #1 Unique Michigan Convention in the Detroit Free Press.

Magicians will be performing in the streets, restaurants and bars. The annual craft fair will take place on Friday and Saturday. Visit the Colon Historical Museum for a special Magic adventure or take a cemetery tour where many famous and not so famous magicians have chose to perform their final act and become a permanent part of the magical history of Colon. A Question and Answer session with three of America's top spook show magicians on hand to answer your questions. Plus a "old time Ghost Show" on Friday. Each of the four days ends with a world class magic and variety show held in the air-conditioned Colon High School Auditorium. These are not your average birthday party magicians and each show is different, with comedy, large illusions, variety acts, and much more. Dealers room will be full of magic with many specials available that you will not find anywhere else. For more information, contact the Abbott's Magic Company, 124 S. St. Joseph St., Colon, MI 49040 or at 269 - 432-3235. Or visit us online at www.magicgettogether.com where you can get more information on the performers, the history, and the latest updates to the event. Appearing at the Get Together this year are the following performers, more to come later...

Lance Burton

Lance Burton entered his first competition as a magician at Abbott's in 1977 and walked away with first prize. His maturity as a performer was becoming evident. It was no longer a matter of if, but when, the "break" would come. The recognition from his peers continued. In 1980, shortly after his 20th birthday, Lance Burton became the first winner of the coveted "Gold Medal for Excellence" from the International Brotherhood of Magicians. Lance decided that the time was right to leave home and move to Southern California. Bill and Milt Larsen immediately signed him up for their annual "It's Magic" show and used their contacts to have him introduced to all of America by Johnny Carson on "The Tonight Show." This one appearance put Lance Burton permanently into the pages of magic history. Lance honored his country on July 10, 1982 by winning the "Grande Prix" that recognized him as a "World Champion Magician." Lance Burton was both the first American and the youngest performer to be so honored. His star continued to ascend. Lance was brought back to "The Tonight Show" with Johnny Carson nine more times, for a total of 10 appearances and has appeared 5 more times with Jay Leno as the host. Hailed by Dai Vernon, the universally acknowledged "Patriarch of Magic," as "The most brilliant magician of this century." He was twice awarded "Magician of the Year" by the Academy of Magical Arts. He was honored to have performed for President Reagan, (during his presidency) and Mrs. Reagan, in Washington, D.C. In 1998, the first Blackstone Theatre Award was presented to Lance Burton for excellence in the arts. Lance Burton recently completed his fourth TV special which will be shown worldwide along with a new television special featuring young magicians. His specials air regularly on FOX Family Channel and internationally.


Mac King

Acclaimed by MAGIC Magazine as the #1 comedy magician in the world today. Mac has been named “Magician of the Year” by the Magic Castle, appeared on seven TV specials for NBC-TV, been inducted into the Las Vegas Hall of Fame at UNLV, appeared on “The Late Show with David Letterman,” and tore it up three times on “Penn & Teller’s Fool Us” where Penn and Teller called Mac, “The greatest comedy magician at least alive today, and maybe who ever lived.”


John Bundy & Morgan

John Bundy and Morgan were presented with the 2016 award for outstanding illusionists by the Milbourne Christopher foundation. This prestigious award is considered to be one of the top three accolades awarded to magicians worldwide. John and Morgan are honored to join David Copperfield, Harry Blackstone Jr. and Siegfried and Roy as recipients. John and Morgan have been recognized by the magic world with cover stories and feature articles in the industry periodicals: Magic, Magic Manuscript, Vanish and Laughmakers magazine. In 2010 they appeared in the Paramount Pictures "Morning Glory" which starred Harrison Ford and Rachel McAdams. That same year, Morgan was named "Escape Artist of the Year" on "The World Magic Awards" TV special. Their additional television credits include two appearances on The Late Show with David Letterman, Rachael Ray Show and Ricki Lake Show. While on tour in China, Bundy and Morgan's televised performance was seen by an estimated audience of one billion people. Behind the cameras, illusions and coaching was provided for a magic episode of "Law and Order Criminal Intent", "Gotham", “America's Got Talent" and "Best Time Ever" with Neil Patrick Harris.


Tina Lenert

Tina started her performing career as a pantomime artist at Renaissance Fares and busking in the street. As a member of the LA Mime Company she appeared regularly on Dick Van Dyke’s variety TV show. Her signature act, Mr. Mopman, combines the arts of mime and magic and has taken her around the world non-stop for the past 30 years at such famous venues as the London Palladium, The Princess Grace Theatre in Monte Carlo, the Wintergarten Variete in Berlin, and in casinos in Atlantic City, Reno, and Las Vegas. A new act called, “Simply Magic,” Tina presents classic magic using elements of dance and mime with minimal props.


Mike Caveney

Mike has spent fifty years presenting his unique style of magic in all corners of the world. On two occasions he was voted Stage Magician of the Year by the Magic Castle. He appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno and The Late Late Show with James Corden. Mike is curator of America’s oldest magic museum, Egyptian Hall Museum, and has written a dozen books on the history, theory and practice of magic for which he has been awarded The Magic Castle’s Literary Fellowship, The Magic Circle’s Maskelyne Award, The Allan Slaight Award for Sharing Secrets, and a special award from FISM for Research and Scholarship.


Guy Hollingworth

Although a practicing barrister in London, Guy still performs his highly original yet traditional style of conjuring for exclusive private gatherings and at occasional conjuring conventions. His book, Drawing Room Deceptions, was published in 1999 and became the best selling publication of Mike Caveney's Magic Words. Perhaps Guy's best-known effect is The Reformation, which was featured as one of the Fifty Greatest Magic Tricks in the British television program of that name and on NBC's The World's Greatest Magic. He has performed his one-man show, The Expert at the Card Table, directed by Neil Patrick Harris, to sell-out houses and rave reviews; and his new stage act combines the classic elegance of the golden age of magic with the intricate sleight of hand for which he is known.


Bizzaro

In a world full of reality TV and lackluster entertainment, Bizzaro. The Optical Illusionist strives to prove that "normal" is just the setting on a dryer. Bizzaro has performed from coast to coast and appeared on FOX, NBC, Americaís got Talent, and the Travel Channelís Extreme Conventions. He is a regular performer at the famed Magic Castle in Hollywood, CA. From lighting himself on fire to getting attacked by snack chips, a Bizzaro show is as different as it sounds. Using various types of music as a frame, he creates a unique picture with visual comedy and off the wall illusions that combine a neo-vaudeville style with silent movie antics. He also creates original magic that is sold across the world. His creations have even been seen on TV shows such as Ellen, The Late, Late Show and Wizard Wars on Syfy. He specializes in fabricating magic for other entertainers (including David Copperfield and Gallagher) and is a creative director and lecturer.


Joel Hodgson

Joel is best known for creating Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) and starring in it as the character Joel Robinson. In 2007, MST3K was listed as "one of the top 100 television shows of all time" by Time. Joel began his career in seventh grade as a magician and ventriloquist and performed for local events in Green Bay while at Ashwaubenon High School. Upon graduation, Joel moved to Minneapolis to attend Bethel University (Minnesota) to study Theatre and Mass Media. While there, Hodgson further developed his magic act by adding comedy and began opening for musical acts at Bethel as well as performing in coffee houses and comedy clubs. Hodgson cites a Theatre of the Absurd class at Bethel taught by Dr. David Horn for helping him crystallize the meaning of his comedy. In 1981 he won the Campus Comedy Contest and then the first annual Twin Cities Comedy Invitational in 1982. In November of the same year Hodgson moved to Los Angeles where he became a regular performer at the Comedy Store and the Hollywood Magic Castle, as well as the Comedy Magic Club. At the Comedy Magic Club, Hodgson was spotted by Late Night with David Letterman producer Barry Sand and three months later at age 22 had his network television debut. He later made four other appearances on the Letterman show, as well as four on Saturday Night Live as a guest act. Hodgson also was a featured performer on HBO's "Eighth Annual Young Comedians Special" hosted by John Candy along with Bill Maher, Paula Poundstone, and the Amazing Johnathan.


Nick Diffatte

Nick Diffatte is quickly becoming one of the most talked about and in demand young comedians working today. His unique brand of entertainment seamlessly blends dry humor, quick wit, and incredible skill. His performances are presented with perfect comedic timing far beyond his years and a deadpan delivery that will has audiences laughing uncontrollably from beginning to end. At the age of 23, Nick has already been a featured performer at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, appeared on The Late Late Show on CBS, appeared on the cover of both Genii and Vanish Magazine, has won multiple awards for both his magic and his comedy, has held multiple long-term residencies on the Las Vegas strip, headlines on Disney Cruise Line and has performed a multitude of shows at casinos, comedy clubs, and corporate events internationally. He has also accumulated multiple awards for his comedy and magic including the distinguished award for "Minnesota's Tannest Magician 2014". Nick is also the proud manufacturer and distributor of the famous "Dr.X" line of high tech marked cards, loaded dice, and other high quality crooked gambling devices after being closely trained in the art by the original "Dr. X" himself. Doug Stafford

Juggling is Doug's first passion and his shows include cigar box, contact juggling, diabolo, devil sticks, hat, ball, clubs, and many other props from the same to the different. He has been featured as a circus act at the Magicians Alliance of the Eastern States conference and now is bringing his act to the Abbott Stage in Colon Michigan. Doug is also a magician and has been performing his variety show to many Renaissance Faires. MANY MORE TO COME!