Taylor, Koch and Moosa to host magicians from around the world for College Of Magic’s 40th anniversary show

Cape Town’s only magical arts organization, the College of Magic, will celebrate its 40th anniversary of sharing wonder with the world with its first-ever online fundraising show, Stars of Magic, on Saturday June 27, 2020 at 8 p.m. !

South Africa’s top comedians and proud College of Magic graduates, Stuart Taylor, Conrad Koch and Riaad Moosa will host the Stars of Magic show, presented in association with Web Shows (PTY) Ltd and featuring a star-studded line-up of international and local magicians.

Audiences will be able to experience the magic virtually via a special streaming link. All proceeds from the Stars of Magic show will be used for the College of Magic’s various outreach programs.

Taylor, Koch and Moosa will host live from the College of Magic in Cape Town, South Africa, with special guests from around the world including:

  • David Ben (Canada): Writer and magician, Ben has been entertaining people with magic across Canada, the United States of America, Mexico, England and Japan for over 40 years. Winner of the Masters Award (2013) from the Christopher Milbourne Founded in New York, he was also recognized as a member of the Inner Magic Circle, Gold Star by the famous London Magic Circle.

  • Chris Capehart (USA): Chris Capehart is an accomplished master magician who has seen and done it all. With over 40 years in the magic industry, Capehart has performed on big stages, lectured to magicians, become a celebrated and accomplished street performer, created routines and mastered magic rings. connection. His close-up skill is no less astonishing while his fast-return verbal skills, honed on the streets of New York, have made him a standout comedian. Chris Capehart is a magician not to be missed.

  • Olwethu Dyantyi (South Africa): Hailing from Khayelitsha, Dyantyi has not only performed on stages across South Africa, but has also taken his passion and talent for magic and captivated audiences in Las Vegas, Italy, UK and China. He was also one of the top six finalists on SA’s Got Talent in 2013. His proudest achievement, however, was winning top honors at the 2015 South African Magic Championships held in October, where he also clinched the coveted Grand Prix title for his performance results. .

  • Julie Eng (Canada): An award-winning magician with over 30 years of experience under her magic wand, Eng is also the Executive Director of Magicana, a Toronto-based arts organization dedicated to the study, exploration and advancement of magic.

  • Guy Hollingworth (UK): Named Magician of the Year by the Hollywood Academy of Magical Arts in 2009, this elegant card trickster is a full-time lawyer specializing in intellectual property law. Hollingworth’s South African performance took place at the 2015 South African Magic Championships gala.

  • Larry Soffer (South Africa): One of the country’s leading mind power experts, Soffer has performed for royalty, celebrities, politicians and sports stars and is a hugely popular live show and a corporate events entertainer, inspiring his audience to ‘Believe See’ instead of ‘See to Believe.’

  • Ran’D Shine (USA): Over the past few years, Ran’D has become one of the most sought after artists in the industry, as his show is so entertaining and hilarious. Shine’s magical style is inspired by his playful interactive relationship with his audience, combined with his engaging psychological illusions and sleight of hand. Some of his accomplishments include being a featured artist at South Africa’s National Arts Festival, performing at two presidential inaugurations in Washington, D.C., and being one of the few magicians to perform on the Guantanamo Bay military base.

  • R Paul Wilson (UK): A master of deception, Wilson is also an acclaimed filmmaker and author. Star of BBC’s The Real Hustle and director of the multi-nominated film “Isolani” (2017), Wilson used his vast knowledge of cons and scams to contribute as a guest author to the review site Casino.org , as well as working on several film and television projects.

Celebrating 40 years of teaching the art of magic and its allied arts and life skills to children and adults this year, the College of Magic, a non-profit organization and the only one of its kind in the world, opened its doors on February 23, 1980.

While it traditionally hosts annual fundraising productions including Imagine! SA’s biggest magic show at the Artscape Theater in Cape Town, the global pandemic has seen the College adapt its show offerings:

“As magicians, we strive to make the impossible possible. The current health crisis has presented us with the unique opportunity to reinvent our 40th anniversary fundraising show and the art of virtually sharing magic with the public. from around the world. We have been thrilled with the response from world-class artists and our own successful graduates who have come to our aid and generously donate their time to our show. Stars of Magic is going to be a fantastic event and we can’t wait to share the wonder online with you!” said David Gore, Principal of the College of Magic.

Witness South Africa’s first online magic extravaganza:

Join Stuart Taylor, Conrad Koch and Riaad Moosa and fellow magic artists from around the world for an evening of virtual enchantment with the College of Magic’s Stars of Magic online fundraising show on Saturday, June 27, 2020 at 8 p.m.

Tickets are R150 and go fast. Reserve yours TODAY at Quick.

When you’ve completed your ticket purchase, a unique stream link will be sent to you and you’ll be taken to the Stars of Magic show for an unforgettable night of wonder.

For more information on the College of Magic, please visit www.collegeofmagic.com

Brian L. Hartfield