WYO will welcome magicians | Local News

SHERIDAN – The WYO Performing Arts and Education Center will host local magicians John Rotellini and AJ Longhurst for “Amazing Meets Extraordinary: Magic Takes the WYO” in November.

On November 20 at 7:30 p.m. and November 21 at 4 p.m., Rotellini and Longhurst bring their own magical experience to the stage and both are rooted in theatre.

For Rotellini, a childhood love for magic coupled with an eclectic collection of interests led to a career doing extraordinary things on stage. Combining the magic of sleight of hand and illusions with psychology and theatre, John has created interactive live events that have captivated audiences around the world.

AJ aka The Amazing AJ! also found an interest in magic at a young age, when he had his first magical experience watching a trick up close. AJ has been practicing magic professionally for over 10 years and has been a professional actor for over 20 years. Four years ago, Longhurst embarked on a magical new adventure: teaching! At AJ’s Magic Academy, AJ effortlessly incorporates important communication and life skills into every magic lesson, proving that magic is real and can change your life.

“It’s exciting to go back to my roots on the WYO scene,” Rotellini said. “Although it feels a little different from when I was a kid, it’s still so exciting to share my magic with audiences in my hometown.”

“Theatre is definitely one of my passions and although I’ve performed on the WYO stage a number of times, I’ve never had the opportunity to work my magic there. It’s going to be a great event.”

Customers can purchase tickets at wyotheater.com to attend either the live stream or the live event itself with limited seating available. Spectators will be encouraged to wear masks.

Brian L. Hartfield