Myrtle Beach resident Carl Michael is quickly becoming one of the top magicians in the country, and Grand Strand residents and tourists will have an opportunity to see him perform throughout the summer.
The Carl Michael Magic and Comedy Show for all ages premieres next Friday at the Carolina Comedy Club at Celebrity Circle in Broadway at the Beach.
“The show in a nutshell will be a mix of audience interaction, comedy, slight of hand, mentalism … and I’m going to be using a lot of volunteers,” Michael said. “It’s not one of those shows where it’s just a production where you watch the magician show off his fancy props.”
Michael, 26, is a native of Gallipolis, Ohio, who moved to Myrtle Beach in 2007 and has been perfecting his craft ever since. He has performed in five countries, on cruise ships and for numerous celebrities, and will perform a scheduled 130 shows through Sept. 7.
Through May 26, shows are at 6 p.m. Friday and 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. Saturday, and there is a 90-minute magic workshop at 2 p.m. Saturdays for $50.
The Show expands to six days a week on May 27, with two shows Monday and Saturday in addition to the Saturday workshop. The 4 p.m. Saturday show is for children.
“I’ll also be doing some bigger stunts and illusions throughout the summer that will be open to the public to promote my show,” said Michael, who plans to escape from a straight jacket while being suspended from a helicopter and create an illusion utilizing a boat and the ocean.
Michael sat down to answer a few questions from The Sun News.
“… This will be geared towards people who want to be involved. It will be interactive and I think one of the most intimate magic shows in the United States. There’s no show that’s a mix between stage and close-up.”