Date: June 6, 2015
Times: 7:00 p.m.
Location: Frenetic Theater, 5102 Navigation Boulevard
Tickets: $25 at the door
Robby Bennett will perform his spellbinding routines that have left audiences emotionally charged, astounded, and laughing to tears. And to top it off... The Audience is HIS CO-STAR! During the course of one show, Bennett will tell gripping stories and hilarious anecdotes as narrations to astonishing magical feats, alter your conception of time and the impact of your own imagination. He will also take someone out of the crowd and turn him into a genuine magician with his own routines and production in a matter of minutes – That's one you have to see! “I had to take out my levitation of an infant over burning spikes. It apparently made people too nervous and I got some letters,” says Bennett. Unlike what you might expect from typical a "magic show," Bennett has created the perfect blend of fantasy and comedy which has left preview audiences on their feet in applause. Bennett has made the typical evening of theatre disappear as he takes stage with his routines involving metaphor, allegory, powerful storytelling, and plenty of dirty jokes. All of which is brought full circle throughout the evening. This is a new type of show modern audiences been waiting for. The impossible is simply overlooked and all logic is forgotten as you sit in the theatre in awe.
It has been over a decade-and-a-half now since Illusionist Robby Bennett was a sick child being treated at several different medical centers for stomach ailments. It was during this time that Bennett started teaching himself magic tricks from a magic kit he had been given several years earlier. After he recovered from being ill, Bennett noticed that he had developed a skill that put him apart from his peers at school and made him stand out among them. Soon after, Bennett started performing professionally at the age of 12 and it all took off from there! Since then his client list has grown to include some of the most sought after names in the corporate and entertainment world including General Electric, Viacom, Shell Oil, New York's Beacon Theatre, The Golden Nugget and Caesar's Palace along with a laundry list of others.
Bennett has also been a major figure on the charity scene, helping those who are in the same position he once was and visiting a hospital or care center at least once a week since he started performing. The vast number of charities he has worked with has placed Robby as a beloved figure to patients and their families as well as the staff at each institution he visits. This wide range of helping others has inspired Bennett to collaborate with various children's charities across the country and visit children's villages (and perform on national television) in Uganda!
As a performer, Bennett has the caliber and charisma which has allowed him to pick and choose from the best consultants and production staff from around the globe, giving the audience pieces of strange which they have never experienced before. He firmly believes that magic is not created by props but rather in the minds of the audience with the 'Magi' acting as a middleman between them and wonder. It is with this belief that he has earned a reputable notoriety as a storyteller allowing his effects to be created within a context using strong metaphorical elements that set him apart from his contemporaries. Bennett states, “I could never handle a real job. I believe cubicles prove that animals are instinctively smarter than humans: At least you have to put a door on an animal's cage.”
The Show will also feature up-and-coming Magician Grant Freeman. Freeman has been a long-time student of Bennett. After five years, he is ready to take the stage with his esteemed mentor. Feel free to throw things and yell at him during his performance.