Marc DeSouza Mystery, Magic & More
Nov 4 @ 7:00 PM Ages 13 + BYOB 21 +
Marc DeSouza has been deeply involved in the world of magic for over 60 years. He is a performer, creator, author, lecturer, teacher, consultant, historian, collector, and mentor. As a competitor, he amassed over 60 regional, national, and international awards in both stage and close-up magic, including three Silver Medals from the Society of American Magicians. He won the SAM stage competition twice (1978 and 1989), was a three-time Gold Medal finalist at the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and represented the US at FISM, The World Championship of Magic, three times. He also won first place in Close-Up Magic at both the SAM and IBM conventions in 1996. Although Marc retired from competitive magic in 1997, he was honored by The Milbourne Christopher Foundation with their Close-Up Award in 2017.
As a performer, his talents have been in demand for private parties, corporate events, and gala production throughout the US, Europe, Asia, and Australia. Marc has also used his education and real-world experience to deliver presentations incorporating magic for businesses and organizations. He has served as a theatrical consultant for a variety of shows from productions by the Enchantment Theater Company to Marc Salem’s Mind Games to the Philadelphia Orchestra. In 1990, Philadelphia Magazine named him Philadelphia’s Best Magician. In 2001, Marc was one of twenty magicians chosen worldwide to entertain at Presidential Inauguration events. In 2022, he presented his Multi-Media presentation, The History of Magic Through Performance, at the FISM Convention in Quebec City, Canada, and in 2023, he appeared on the CW Network’s Penn and Teller Fool Us.
You will be entranced by this unusual performer who blends humor, skill, and mystery to create MAGIC! Michael Breggar willl be the opening act.