Las Vegas style magic show supporting Special Olympics comes to town
If you could choose whether to enjoy a night of entertainment straight from a Las Vegas stage or to have an opportunity to support Special Olympics, which would you choose?
Well, the great news is, you don’t have to choose!
John and Lisa Elder, owners of Euphoria Productions and long-time Lake Stevens residents, are bringing the Magic of Sterling Dietz directly to Lake Stevens to support Special Olympics Washington. Along with Dietz, Brothers From Different Mothers, as seen on the hit television show America’s Got Talent, will be joining in this entertainment extravaganza called the Torch of Dreams Tour which kicks-off right here in Lake Stevens on Jan. 31 at the Lake Stevens High School PAC.
Both the Elders and Dietz feel that it is important to “give back” when you have been blessed as they have.
“I have always been very involved in the community that I live,” Dietz said. “Without their support I wouldn’t be where I am today. I felt a calling to Special Olympics and John really got me involved in this.”
Elder learned the importance of helping those less fortunate from his father and grandmother who also supported athletics.
“My father and grandmother recently passed away and we wanted to use our national entertainment contacts to produce quality fundraising events for this great cause,” Elder said. “Lisa and I have been blessed and Dad was always around athletes and helped those who were less fortunate, so we parlayed that into this show. It is a tribute to them to make them proud.”
The Lake Stevens Police are also sponsoring the event and are consistent supporters of Special Olympics.
“Since I have been in law enforcement in the State of Washington, we have always supported Special Olympics,” Police Chief Randy Celori said. “We have a few people in our community who participate in Special Olympics and it is always heartwarming to see the kids when they get the opportunity to participate.”
Celori will be the emcee at the Torch of Dreams show on Jan. 31., which promises to be a show like you’ve never seen before.
“What the audience is going to see is a great show,” Dietz said. “They are going to walk away feeling that it was worth their time. It’s going to bring them back to a place in their life where anything is possible.”
The show will entertain both young and old alike with the hope of really impressing the local audience.
“He (Dietz) will reintroduce them (the audience) to the art of magic,” Brian Cook, General Manger for Euphoria Productions and Stage Manager for Dietz said. “When they see his show it’s going to be completely different.”
“The people of Lake Stevens are going to get a very high quality, Vegas style show that they have not had here before,” Rich Dietz, Sterling’s father said. “It’s high energy, involving dance movement and magic.”
Dietz has been performing magic for the past four years and has been named the World Teen Champion of Magic and is headed to Beijing, China in July to compete at F.I.S.M., commonly known as the “Olympics of Magic”.
“He is different than your average magic show,” Elder said. “Most magicians are about tricks. It’s safe to say that if you go to this show you will see things you have never seen before and will be thoroughly entertained.”
Tickets are available at Jay’s Market, Haggen Food & Pharmacy or by contacting Euphoria Productions at www.showcasemg.com or 425-377-8702.
Tickets are $12 but if you wait until the day of the performance the price will be $15 with proceeds going to Special Olympics Washington.
The Lake Stevens shows will be at 3 p.m. and 7 p.m. at the Lake Stevens High School Performing Arts Center.
The Torch of Dreams Tour will then be heading south with stops in Renton and Olympia with more to follow.