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Illusionist set to make magic with special show for Calgary children

Master illusionist Derek Selinger will create magic when he takes the stage at the Jack Singer Concert Hall next month to benefit Calgary children.

Selinger, a long-time volunteer for Dreams Take Flight, will be performing his new show “The Gift” with 100 per cent of the proceeds to go to the local not-for-profit.

Dreams Take Flight is a charity that takes children who have experienced some sort of physical, social or mental challenge to Disneyland for the day.

“They can expect a fantastic magic and illusion show that is artiscally based,” said Sellinger. “I kind of liken it to going to Cirque du Soleil, meets Michael Buble, meets Penn and Teller.”

He describes it as an interactive show that centres on the essence on the art of magic.

“Really all ages but I wrote it for the adult mind.”

“Dreams Take Flight is such a fantastic charity because what they do is give wonder, hope and innocence to kids who would never have a chance to go to Disneyland on their own.”

Selinger says they wanted to focus on making the March 10th show affordable. Tickets are available through the Arts Common website.

More information about “The Gift” can also be found on Selinger’s website.