The Amazing Kreskin
on Capitol stage Saturday

The Amazing Kreskin

The Capitol Theatre, 220 W. Dominick St., presents the "world-renown mentalist," The Amazing Kreskin, on stage at 7 p.m. Saturday.

Tickets are: adults $17, seniors $16, Capitol Friends $15, children $8. Reserved seats are available from the Capitol box office 10 a.m.-5 p.m. through Friday, by telephone at 337-6453, and on the web at Tickets are also available at the door.

Born in Montclair, N.J., Kreskin recognized from his childhood that he had an extraordinary ability to find hidden objects. By his teens he was nationally known as "the world’s youngest hypnotist," and his fame became international during the decade of the 1970’s when he starred in his own television show, "The Amazing World of Kreskin," and made guest appearances on numerous other programs, including over 60 on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson. Other TV appearances include Late Night with David Letterman, the Jimmy Fallon Show, Fox Business News, and scores of others.

He has had a board game created in his honor, and was the inspiration for the key character in the 2008 film, "The Great Buck Howard" starring Tom Hanks and John Malkovich (who played the Kreskin character).

His predictions typically gain international attention, and according to his website, "his very name has become an integral part of pop culture throughout the world, invoked in comedy clubs, comic strips, print stories, and TV shows from sitcoms on through national magazines."

The Amazing Kreskin’s stage show at the Capitol is expected to last approximately two and one-half hours, including a 15-minute intermission.

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