An Evening of Magic and Comedy

Posted Sunday, February 14th

February 14, 2016

An Evening of Magic and Comedy

Starring Bay Area #1 Magician Ryan Kane
Pleasanton, Calif.  Reigning San Francisco Stage Magic champion Ryan Kane brings his trademark comedy and magic to the Firehouse Arts Center in Pleasanton on Saturday, March 5, at 8:00 p.m.  Known for his humor, high energy, and original magic, Kane performs at venues from New York to Las Vegas, and his prestige corporate clients include Microsoft, HP, Intel, and Louis Vuitton.

Although a self-described “contemporary magician,” Kane says the art of illusion hasn’t really changed much in the last 500 years or so, despite technology. He elaborates: “People know so much… but absolutely anyone can be fooled.  The more we learn about neurology and the brain, the more we understand how susceptible we are to deception.”

Kane notes that people still want to be floored and witness something they’ve never seen before – to be wowed.  “I don’t think that’ll ever change,” he adds, “Ever.”

Ryan Kane began learning magic in 1995 when he was 6 years old, and spent a good chunk of his childhood grasping the fundamentals of the sophisticated and complex craft of illusion. In high school and college he studied theatre to beef up his stage skills.

As a young teen, Ryan used his magic and engaging personality to gather and entertain audiences on the streets of Old Sacramento.  The lessons learned from those challenging early street performances are evident today in the quick wit and charm he demonstrates as a featured performer at casinos in Reno and at the top tourist destination in San Francisco, Pier 39.

Let the “wowing” commence!

Reserved seating tickets are $15 – $25.  Tickets can be purchased online at www.firehousearts.org, by calling 925-931-4848, and in person at the Box Office, 4444 Railroad Avenue, Pleasanton.  Box Office hours are Wednesday – Friday 12:00 noon-6:00pm and Saturdays 10:00am-4:00pm, and two hours prior to the performance.

The Firehouse Arts Center is dedicated to inspiring passion through the arts.  The center is comprised of the 227-seat Firehouse Theater, the 2000 square foot Harrington Gallery, classrooms and rehearsal space, the grand atrium lobby, and the famous interior glass bridge.  With world-class performing and visual arts, exciting interactive programs for all ages, and a state-of-the-art venue which opened in 2010, we combine the sophistication of the culturally rich Bay Area arts landscape with the hospitality and intimacy of our own home town.  The Firehouse Arts Center is located at 4444 Railroad Avenue in downtown Pleasanton.  Media:  Jane Onojafe, jonojafe@cityofpleasantonca.gov, or 925-931-4855

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