Nebraska Masquers Present Magic Marvels: A Night of Granting Wishes; A Benefit for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation

Magic Marvels opens on March 1, 2014, with shows running at 1:30pm and 7:30pm.
Magic Marvels opens on March 1, 2014, with shows running at 1:30pm and 7:30pm.

Nebraska Masquers Present Magic Marvels: A Night of Granting Wishes; A Benefit for the Make-A-Wish® Foundation

23 Feb 2014    

Nebraska Masquers, a Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film sponsored Recognized Student Organization, and the Kappa Chapter of Chi Omega have teamed up, and are extremely proud to present Magic Marvels: A Night of Granting Wishes. Magic Marvels is a theatrical production of illusion and mystery in benefit of the Make-A-Wish® Foundation. The Make-A-Wish Foundation is an organization that grants wishes to children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Magic Marvels opens on March 1, 2014, with shows running at 1:30pm and 7:30pm in the Temple Building's Howell Theatre at 12th and R sts. The women of Chi Omega are sponsoring a silent auction featuring local businesses that will be available to interested bidders before and after each performance, and a reception following the evening performance. 100% of the proceeds received through the silent auction will be donated to Make-A-Wish.

Tickets for Magic Marvels may be purchased in advance at www.unltheatretickets.com. Tickets for UNL Students and Children are $10, and General Admission is $16. Tickets are available for the afternoon and evening performance. 65% of all proceeds received from tickets sales will be donated to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Magic Marvels: A Night of Granting Wishes Stars Matthew Rightmire (MFA Candidate – Stage Design) and David Michael Fox (BA – Theatre Performance, Pre-professional degree in Medicine).

Since the age of 6, Matthew Rightmire has been mesmerized by the power of illusion. His interest in magic was fostered by books borrowed from the public library in his small Wisconsin hometown. His performances for family and friends garnered enough encouragement to urge him to keep learning new magic throughout his life. His formal training in theatrical production and design has accelerated his drive to produce quality entertainment for the next generation of magic fans. Matthew is a Lifetime Member of the International Magicians' Society and is pursuing its independent course of study to attain the diploma of Doctor of Magic.

At the age of 6, David Michael Fox received a magic kit for Christmas. He spent days practicing the tricks that were provided in this kit, constantly interrupting his family to show off the new illusions he had just learned. After mastering one kit, David would beg his mother to buy a new one that had different tricks. After what seemed like 100 kits and thousands of mini-magic shows later for his family and close friends, David realized his passion for performance. It wasn't long after that before David started performing at birthday parties, restaurants, and anywhere he could show off his skills. David joined the International Brotherhood of Magic when he was 14 and the Society of American Magicians when he turned 16. David is now in his senior year of pursuing a BA in Theatre Performance and a Pre-professional degree in Medicine. He is applying for medical school this Fall.

Nebraska Masquers is sponsored by the Johnny Carson School of Theatre and Film.