Students pose for a picture outside the Manderino Library at Cal U.  Students pose for a picture outside the Manderino Library at Cal U.

STREET MAGICIAN STAGES FREE SHOW OCT. 9

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Posted on September 19, 2012

Nate Staniforth, magician
7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Convocation Center
FREE, general admission seating
Doors open at 6 p.m.

Nate Staniforth will bring his award-winning magic and multimedia stage show to Cal U as part of Homecoming festivities.

The performance at 7 p.m. Oct. 9 in the Convocation Center is free to students, alumni, Cal U employees and local residents.

Staniforth is known across the country for staging “campus invasions” at colleges and universities. He arrives early with a video camera and spends the day filming as he performs close-up magic tricks for small groups of students.

Video highlights — and the students’ reactions — become part of the evening’s stage show, which combines stunning illusions, original music, audience participation and video to create a one-of-a-kind multimedia presentation.

“I’m here to show the audience something they won’t ever forget,” Staniforth has said.

The family-friendly show is presented by Cal U and VenuWorks, which manages the Convocation Center. 

“Cal U appreciates its relationship with our neighbors in the borough, so we’re sending a special invitation to everyone in the community,” said Craig Butzine, the University’s vice president for Marketing and University Relations.

“We’re hoping that students will meet Nate Staniforth during the day, enjoy his illusions, and then turn out to see themselves and their friends on the big screen as part of the show.

“And we’d love to have local residents and our Cal U alumni bring their families and friends to the Convocation Center for this free performance. It’s going to be an amazing night of magic.”

The Nate Staniforth show is free and open to the public. For questions or information about handicap accessibility, call the Convocation Center Box Office at 724-938-4600.