The Magic Hour
Owenhouse magic show to benefit Wood
By MICHAEL AMES
Express Staff Writer
It is not everyday a live tiger saunters
into the Wood River High School gymnasium. But on Saturday, May 22, the Jay
Owenhouse Magic Show comes to town and with it, the myriad wonders and illusions
of a world-class magic show. Joining Owenhouse will be his pet assistant Bengal
Tickets for two performances, 4 p.m. and 6
p.m., are available for $12 advance purchase. At the door, tickets are $20 for
adults and $15 for children.
Proceeds for the event go to Youth Adult
Connections, a coalition of the Blaine County Teen Advisory Council. Each week
BCTAC holds meetings with approximately 40 middle and high school students to
discuss, implement and volunteer for weekly youth-driven projects, events and
YAK! Director Angenie McCleary is familiar
with the show. "This is Owenhouse’s sixth year doing the show in the valley and
the third time for YAK! and BCTAC," said McCleary. "The show is great for all
audiences, but especially fun for younger kids with lots of audience
BCTAC focuses on developmental assets that
youth need to become healthy, responsible and caring members of society.
The magic show is an opportunity to donate
to the cause of creating responsible young individuals in the community, along
with seeing an extraordinary show.
Owenhouse is currently working on his
second special for the Fox Family network, and has been featured on the "Masters
of Illusion" television special.
In its current incarnation, the Owenhouse
magic show features such impressive acts as "Sawing a Tiger in Half" and "The
Volunteers are needed for set-up and
tear-down for the show. Shifts are 9 a.m.-12 p.m. and 8 p.m.-11 p.m. on
Saturday. Volunteers will receive free tickets to the show.
Contact Angenie McCleary at 727-8735 for