Comedy Magician Al Lampkin
July 16, 2012
-- The Northern Utah Magic Association (NUMA) in conjunction with the magical mysterious Mister Dayley is presenting an evening of magic at the Ogden Amphitheater (434 E 25th Street, Ogden) beginning at 7:30 p.m. on Monday, July 23rd. Among the featured performers are comedy magician Al Lampkin, prestidigitorial prodigy Brandon Chapman, illusionist Eric Wanner, deceptionist Richard Hatch, bizarrist Bruce Bunnell and mentalist James Dayley, as well as magicians Jonathan Robbins, Rich Morse, and Steve Bauter. The performance is free and open to the public. Following the live performance will be a free screening of the Academy Awarding winning Martin Scorsese film, "Hugo", which was inspired by the true story of French magician Georges Melies, the father of modern trick photography. Starring Ben Kingsley as the retired magician, the film is based on Brian Selznick's Caldecott Medal winning novel, The Invention of Hugo Cabret. The film begins at dusk, following the live performances, and is part of Ogden Amphitheater's "Monday Night at the Movies" summer series. For more information about the Amphitheater and this series, see the amphitheater website: http://ocae.org/monday-night-at-the-movies/
Al Lampkin has been selected as Best Comedy Act of the Year by his peers and has performed in 25 countries around the world in casinos, theaters, schools, on cruise ships, at fairs and at countless corporate events as well as the world famous Hollywood Magic Castle. Al has appeared on over 100 television shows from the Tonight Show to the Rodney Dangerfield comedy special. He has opened for such luminaries at Crystal Gale, Johnny Cash, Lynn Anderson, Joan Rivers, and numerous others. Originally from Los Angeles, Al currently makes his home in West Valley, Utah and serves as President of the Salt Lake City Ring of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. For more information on Al see http://www.allampkinmagic.com/
Eric Wanner was winner of the 2011 International Brotherhood of Magician's Ring 193 magic competition. In addition to stage illusions, Eric is a hypnotherapist and performer of renaissance magic with his family troupe, Gypsy Magick. For more information on Eric see http://www.immagic.biz/
Brandon Chapman of North Ogden started performing Magic at the age of eight years old. Now just 16, he has studied with Jeff McBride in Las Vegas and performed with David Copperfield and Criss Angel.
Bruce Bunnell is a co-founder and past president of the Northern Utah Magicians Association. He specializes in comedy magic and escapes.
Richard Hatch holds two graduate degrees in Physics from Yale University, but finds it easier apparently to violate the laws of nature than to discover them. Richard and his wife Rosemary moved to Cache Valley in October 2010 and opened the Hatch Academy of Magic and Music in Logan's historic 1878 Thatcher-Young Mansion in January 2011 where they offer classes and performances of sleight of hand and violin. For more information on Richard see http://www.richardhatchmagic.com/
James Dayley, C.Ht. Board Certified Master Hypnotist and NLP Trainer, is a board member of the Historic 25th Street Association and is known as Ogden’s own Mentalist. He stimulates the minds of all who visit his restaurant, the Two Bit Street Café, with his mind bending abilities. A veteran of the entertainment industry, James was personal manager to Andy Gibb and played a key role in the development and production of Saturday Night Fever, Grease and many other major motion pictures. For more information on James see http://dayleyzone.com/