Illusionist Mike Super brings magic to Millstone


MILLSTONE — In seeking to make the Millstone Performing Arts Center (MPAC) an entertainment destination, the Millstone Township K-8 School District is presenting and promoting a performance by illusionist Mike Super.

Super will perform at the MPAC, Dawson Court, at 7 p.m. Nov. 1. Tickets range from $20 to $45 and can be purchased at

Superintendent of Schools Scott Feder reported at a recent Board of Education meeting that about 400 tickets had been sold for Super’s performance. He praised the team that put the program together, especially Barbara Schulze, director of community education and coordinator of MPAC.

Feder previously indicated he wanted to present an entertainer with a high profile to delight an audience as part of an effort to rebrand the MPAC, a 1200-seat facility that boasts a new sound system, new lighting and giant screens for live feeds.

“It is truly an amazing space,” he said. “We are honored to have the MPAC at our disposal to offer this kind of great event.”

Feder said he was wowed by Super at a live show.

“My family had the good fortune of attending a live performance at Radio City Music Hall, and we were blown away,” the superintendent said. “People are going to leave thrilled and amazed and ultimately befuddled at how he does it.”

Feder said Super will attract an audience of all ages. He has appeared on several popular television programs.

Robin Nemanick, who is Super’s publicist, offered some idea of what audience members can expect to see.

“Come see gravity defied,” Nemanick said. “Watch an audience member be influenced and coerced as Mike takes control of their body using voodoo magic.”

Super is the star of NBC’s “Phenomenon” and just competed in the ninth-season finals of “America’s Got Talent.” As the winner of “Phenomenon,” Super was the only magician in history to win a live magic competition on a primetime U.S. network television. He was named America’s favorite mystifier.

Super was recently named a recipient of the Merlin Award, an honor that celebrities such as David Copperfield and Siegfried and Roy have also received.

Super, who plays the role of “The Mystifier” by night, has said he begins each morning as “the average dad.” He is 37 years old and lives in Pittsburgh with his family.

Feder said he is looking forward to seeing Super again and continuing to build up the profile of the MPAC.

“We want to be able to offer wonderful opportunities for our community,” he said. “While doing so, we can offset taxes in the process. It is a win-win situation. At this time, I can’t wait to see the reaction of our community to Mike Super.”