Palms Arts: Adam Trent, Next Generation of Magic, 12/30

Palms Arts: Adam Trent, Next Generation of Magic, 12/30

“Adam Trent: The Next Generation of Magic” is the next “Live at The Palm” show at Telluride’s Michael D. Palm Theatre. The show takes place Friday, December 30, 6 p.m. Reserved seating is $32 for adults; $22 students & children. Go here for tickets online now or call 970-369-5676.

“I haven’t officially met Adam, but he and I were across the street from each other on 52nd street when ‘The Illusionists’ were on Broadway in 2014/15 and I was in ‘Jersey Boys,’” said Nathan Scherich, programming & development director, Michael D. Palm Theater/Palm Arts. “He’s a Colorado native (Boulder) and doing a little Colorado tour (Aspen, Beaver Creek, Telluride) during the holidays before he joins back up with ‘The Illusionists’ on tour.  This should be a great show for the Telluride community for the busy Christmas to New Years week.”



Magic is enchantment  – and enchanting, if the artist producing the illusion by sleight of hand is the new “IT” guy on the scene.

If the magician is none other than Adam Trent, a Broadway and TV star and poster child for a new generation of Merlins.

Trent is one of the most in-demand illusionists on the circuit today.

Adam Trent was one of the stars of the hit Broadway show “The Illusionists,” which shattered box office records during its 2014/2015 run. And he makes regular appearances on “Good Morning America,” “America’s Got Talent,” Disney Channel, ABC, VH1, Rachel Ray, Travel Channel, SyFy, and others top programs.

In addition to his regular TV appearances and staggering schedule of over 300 live shows each year, Trent has a vast history of philanthropic work for which US News & World Report named him “One of the 10 Most Influential Youths in America.”

Described as “Justin Timberlake meets David Copperfield,”  Adam Trent’s interactive performances are part-magic, part- concert, part-standup comedy, in other words, a fast-paced variety show. Approaching his craftiness tongue-in-cheek allows this magician to connect with people who would ordinarily turn their noses up (or thumbs down) at the idea of magic on stage.



“Seeing is disbelieving,” The New York Times.

“A big creative talent,” The Chicago Tribune.

“So amazing, it’s hard to put into words. Your eyes will deceive you, your heartbeat will race, and your mind will be blown,” NY Theatre Guide.

“A long way from the stale, hocus-pocus image of birthday party magicians from the past,” Associated Press.

Adam Trent on Adam Trent:


What comes to mind when you think of a “Magician”? I’ve always thought that Magic should be entertaining first and tricky second. I don’t want people to remember just the “tricks,” but also the laughs and the memories that were made. Strange?

I can’t remember a time in my life when I wasn’t performing. I began with birthday party shows at age 9 for kids that were older than I was (slightly awkward), and corporate events when I was 13 (slightly illegal). At 14 I started street performing which was as the most amazing/brutal training a performer could ever have. It taught me to build a crowd be entertaining in the worst of situations. It discovered an audience’s true attention span, because they just walked away if things moved slow. At 18, I went to college in Los Angeles and got a degree in Finance and Entertainment Marketing. Apart from learning that a tiger would be tax-deductible, I got a crash course in LA’s music and comedy scene. I realized that the most important element in a

show is the performer’s connection to the audience, and without that even amazing skill can fall as flat as a bad boy band.

So that’s the way I approach my performance style. I’ll bet that you’ll  feel very different than you expected

to feel after a “Magic Show”. In fact, I’ll bet my reputation on it.

My apologies for not writing this in the “3rd person.” Here’s a spellling erorr to give this an organic feel…

And here’s a video of Adam Trent in action:



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