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Bristol Riverside hosts interactive online magic show

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Bristol Riverside Theatre heads into the fall with a brand new interactive magic show.
 
The theater brings award-winning mentalist Vinny DePonto’s virtual show, “Mental Amusements,’ into the audience’s homes Sept. 24 to 26.
 
Ticket-holders are granted admission into a carefully crafted carnival of the mind, designed exclusively for the virtual stage. The show runs approximately 60 minutes.
 
Two types of tickets are available. Front Row Tickets put audiences into the action. Front Row Ticket holders can participate in the show and have their minds read. General Admission tickets allow audiences to watch the show and comment without being seen or heard.
 
Tickets and information are available at brtstage.org or 215-785-0100. Information can also be found at mentalamusements.com.
 
“I have been wanting to work with Vinny for about two years now. I’ve seen a few of his shows and we’ve been talking about a number of pretty big projects,” said BRT Producing Director Amy Kaissar.
“At some point, looking for things to do, I discovered that he had an online show he’d developed for the COVID era. So, being fans, we bought tickets and had a really fun evening. ... From there we started talking about bringing him to BRT.”
 
Throughout the fall and winter, BRT will be rolling out online programming. BRT has just announced a new set of fall classes that includes everything from acting to playwriting to theater history. The theater is also looking at outdoor programming for the spring and is hoping to be able to re-open its production of “Cabaret” that had to close due to the pandemic.

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