Magician Adam Trent, known to audiences as “The Futurist” is moving from touring with and Broadway smash THE ILLUSIONISTS to his own tour with his show THE MAGIC OF Adam Trent. The show is a great mixture of magic, comedy and magic with a family focus. He brings his show to the beautiful Balboa Theatre in equally lovely San Diego, California this Saturday, March 24th.
He caught the magic bug as a young ‘un and was inspired by David Copperfield. Unlike many, his magic love turned to obsession and fascination and he moved on to shows for birthday parties and nursing homes. Mr. Trent’s nickname, The Futurist, comes from his desire to bring the latest tech into his magic performances.
Mr. Trent believes he is more than just a magician – not that being a magician isn’t sufficient – but he strives to be an entertainer; hence the comedy and music in his show.
Says Mr. Trent, “I want them to say it was completely different than they expected a magic show to be. I want them to say they laughed harder than they ever have in a theatre, and I want them to have been emotionally moved by the end.”
Reporters forewarn audiences that one of this personal faves in the show is borrowing an audience member’s cell phone to serve as blender-fodder. “I borrow an audience members phone and put it in a blender onstage. I always enjoy seeing how different people react to that.”
Our guess, the reactions probably have a rather small spectrum from surprise, to concern, to more surprise and concern.
“My goal is to make people forget about the tricks. Will they be fooled? Yes. But I want them to not care about being fooled because they are too busy laughing.”
Why do folks like magic? “It’s the closest thing to being a real life superhero. Magicians are people who make the impossible seemingly possible. It’s like being James Bond, Sherlock Holmes, and Superman all in one. I certainly want to be that guy.”
You can see Mr. Trent’s show and reading article http://www.broadwaysd.com for tickets and showtime information.
Check out young Mr. Trent on his tour on Twitter and Facebook @AdamTrent Magic.
We can’t wait for him to sojourn to the Los Angeles area where we will see him and give a full review. In the meantime, we will watch him on his excellent website here: https://www.adamtrent.com/