Bringing the Magic to Williamsburg: Wagsters Magic Theater

Partner and wife magicians, Brandon and Hannah Wagster, are opening the Wagsters Magic Theatre on Olde City Street this summer months. (WYDaily/Ben Mackin)

WILLIAMSBURG — Magic is coming to the Historic Triangle this summer in the kind of the Wagsters Magic Theatre.

Award-winning magic pair, Brandon and Hannah Wagster, are bringing their demonstrate chock entire of illusions, sleight of hand, escapes, and their heartfelt tale to an personal, eighty person theatre found on Olde Town Highway.

The South Carolina natives have carried out for audiences throughout the state and are arranging to share their abilities with the Historic Triangle on a standard basis commencing in June.

“When you think of a magic clearly show, you think of a significant Las Vegas exhibit,” Brandon explained of their act. “That is what to anticipate when you come our display. The flashy costumes, the lights, the major bins, disappearing, reappearing. At its core that is what our show is. But our present has morphed and is continuing to morph into a tale of our life. By the time you go away, you are likely to know Hannah and I. You are heading to know our tale.”

The Historic Triangle newcomers are significantly from beginners when it comes to magic.

Brandon has been training his craft given that getting a magic package for Christmas when he was six many years previous.

“Magic was the point that clicked for me,” Brandon remembers. “I started off doing magic for a spending viewers when I was about 11 years aged. I worked at a restaurant executing tableside magic for a number of many years. I also did magic competitions throughout the southeast.”

Even though she did not commencing doing magic as early as Brandon did, Hannah does arrive from a executing arts history. She expended her childhood learning a slew of musical instruments as properly as singing and dance. In fact, she did not to begin with treatment for magic.

That altered when Brandon and Hannah commenced to date in 2010. At 1 place early on in the relationship, the two girls who assisted Brandon on stage remaining to embark on magic professions of their possess. Being aware of he needed guidance, Hannah commonly volunteered.

“At initial we were unquestionably ‘magician and assistant’ because he had been executing magic way more time than I experienced,” Hannah suggests of their early times accomplishing collectively as magicians. “Brandon would accomplish and I would complete and the audience hated me mainly because I had two a long time of practical experience compared to his 12. It’s taken awhile to catch up, but I feel I am keeping my have. Now it is not just him throwing me into boxes, I throw him into some, too.”

All over the course of their marriage, the Wagsters have earned a slew of recognition and awards from the world-wide magic local community. The most prestigious of their accolades remaining the 2020 Merlin Award from the Intercontinental Magicians Culture for “Best Theatrical Magic Manufacturing.” Brandon says that the award is tantamount to an Oscar in their circles.

Likely ahead, the Wagsters have massive plans for equally their theatre and clearly show.

Now they are actively renovating the constructing, which to date has only housed church congregations.

By bringing in a stage, lighting, sound tools, chairs, concessions, the Wagsters prepare to set on a show that delights men and women of all ages and backgrounds.

“There is so substantially rubbish in the globe,” Brandon suggests. “We are living in a planet of social media, 24-hour information networks, pandemics and wars and all the things else. We just want persons to walk in these doors, and for 75 minutes set all that out of their heads. To be a child all over again.”

As of yet, the Wagsters do not have an precise date for their debut in Williamsburg, but they are hoping for mid to late June.

For more info on the Wagsters Magic Theater, checkout their web site. To view clips of their display remember to take a look at either their Facebook webpage or YouTube Channel.