When: Fri., Aug. 19, 9 p.m., Sat., Aug. 20, 3 p.m., Tue., Aug. 23, 7:30 p.m., Wed., Aug. 24, 6 p.m., Sat., Aug. 27, 10:30 p.m. and Sun., Aug. 28, 4:30 p.m. 2011
This nationally-recognized illusionist is new and exciting. He fuses magic with comedy, dancing and storytelling in a modern-day variety show. Critically acclaimed for its collaborative and affecting performances, the company features a high energy and eclectic show for the young and young at heart. According to The Bob and Tom Show, the performance is, "Amazing, like being in Vegas!"
It’s hard not to like Sherlock, what with his blinding-white smile, ready (and family friendly) wit, un-ironic enthusiasm and mastery of the stage magician’s tricks, from juggling to sleight of hand. Still, cheesiness is one thing and emotional manipulation another: A hokey segment concerning his dying great-uncle’s last gift stood out like a sore something-or-other in the middle of an otherwise glitzy, breezy show. That said, Sherlock is both charismatic and genuinely funny, and his riff on the kind of slow- motion, “how it’s actually done” segments seen on tricks-of-the-trade TV specials is pretty darn hilarious. Highly recommended for family audiences. - Scott Shoger
Price: $5 backer button, $10 general admission, $7 students with valid ID, $5 children under 5