Hillman Center for Performing Arts

October 18
7:30 p.m.

Trickery, illusion and time travel will converge at the Hillman Center for Performing Arts, when Canada’s most successful magicians take the stage on Saturday, October 18th.

Kicking off the Center’s 2014-2015 Performing Arts Series, and its 10th anniversary season, Outerbridge—Clockwork Mysteries will provide the perfect dose of spook and sensation for theater-goers of all ages. A professionally orchestrated theatrical production featuring some 20 custom-designed illusions, Clockwork Mysteries is a high-energy and high-tech magical adventure for family and adult audiences alike.

One of the most creative and dynamic shows of its kind, the innovative illusion show is the brainchild of acclaimed husband and wife duo, Ted and Marion Outerbridge. The talented pair has been working their on-stage magic together since 1999, and have created the largest and most successful touring illusion show in Canada. An award-winning magician known for his innovative style, Ted Outerbridge has applied his knack for magic to everything from materializing Fortune 500 executives and consulting for Cirque du Soleil, to creating the magic for the Hollywood film, Switching Channels.

Via an elaborate Victorian time machine, the show’s performers and spectators will take a fascinating and bizarre journey through the ages. Audiences will be invited into a mysterious clock tower equipped with a variety of timekeeping devices as they race against time, experience time accelerating and slowing down and participate in predicting the contents of a time capsule. Just in time for the Halloweeen season, the Outerbridges will keep audiences enthralledfrom the show’s first remarkable illusion to its dramatic finale.

Bring the kids to the show’s special Harvestfest, which includes a pre-show family event featuring bounce houses, kettle corn, carnival games and more. For adults ages 21+, there is an Oktoberfest after-show party with live bluegrass music, craft beer and games.

Up next for the 2014-2015 Hillman Performing Arts Series are: Cirk La Putyka: Slapstick Sonata (November 15); ArcAttack: Tesla Coil Music (February 28); Rhythm of the Dance (March 7); and Popovich Comedy Pet Theater (April 11). All shows are child- and family-friendly.

The Hillman Center for Performing Arts is located at 423 Fox Chapel Road on the campus of Shady Side Academy Senior School.

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Jennifer has worked at the Mattress Factory, Brooklyn Museum of Art and Dahesh Museum of Art and is co-author of Pittsburgh Signs Project: 250 Signs of Western Pennsylvania. She also is co-coordinator of Handmade Arcade. Musically, she is in a band called The Garment District and is a founding member of Brooklyn's The Ladybug Transistor.