MADISON, FL – Prepare to be mystified as the North Florida Community College Artist Series presents Award-winning illusionists Kevin and Cindy Spencer in SPENCERS: THEATRE OF ILLUSION, a night of dazzling illusions and high energy entertainment, Saturday, Feb. 2 at Van H. Priest Auditorium.
“Don’t look for the stereotypical top hat and black cape of an old-time magician. The Spencers are young, attractive, and hip 21st-century entertainers!” said the Dallas Morning News.
The Spencers have redefined the art of illusion and are shattering the stereotype of the traditional magician and assistant. They are the only artists in history to be named Performing Arts Entertainers of the Year for a record-breaking six consecutive years and have twice been named America’s Best Entertainers. “The Spencers have taken the art of illusion to an entirely new level!” said the St. Louis Post Dispatch. “You are guaranteed to be mesmerized by some of the greatest magic in the world,” said the Taipei Times, Taiwan.
The Spencers were recently named International Magicians of the Year, the top honor given by the International Magicians Society, joining the ranks of Doug Henning, Harry Blackstone, Jr., Penn & Teller, David Copperfield, and Criss Angel. Presenters and critics alike give them high marks and rave reviews describing them as "Modern Day Houdinis."
“The Spencers performed for the Artist Series back in 2008 and we are very excited to have them return to NFCC this year,” said Kim Scarboro, coordinator of the NFCC Artist Series program. “Many of our long-time patrons are still talking about the illusions performed in the first show and wondering ‘how did they do that’. Don’t miss Feb. 2, you will be mystified and amazed and thoroughly entertained by the Spencers.”
Tickets to the SPENCERS: THEATRE OF ILLUSION Feb. 2 performance are on sale now in the NFCC College Advancement Office (Bldg. 32) or by calling (850) 973-1653. More information is available at www.nfcc.edu/community-programs/artist-series or by emailing ArtistSeries@nfcc.edu. The performance is funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.
In addition to the Feb. 2 performance, the Spencers will also be providing outreach activities and workshops in the community. Kevin Spencer, who is also an Assistant Professor in the Occupational Therapy Department of the University of Alabama, will be leading a free continuing education workshop entitled “Healing of Magic” at NFCC on Monday, Feb. 4 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m. for area healthcare professionals and students. More information is available at www.nfcc.edu/healing-of-magic. Other outreach activities will take place at Lake Park of Madison nursing home and the ARC/Madison-Jefferson. The performance and outreach activities are funded in part by a grant from South Arts in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs.