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Magic Show at the Seaview Theatre

Matthew Laslo-White - Contributed photo
Matthew Laslo-White
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Thirteen-year-old Matthew Laslo will step onto the big stage at the SeaView theatre on Sunday, Dec. 29 at 7 p.m. for his first full-length illusion show. Doors open at 6 p.m. for a reception in the Marquee Lounge.

“I love performing and I need an audience to grow as an artist, and there’s no audience more supportive than my home town,” he said. “I’ve added an exciting new element to the show with Maria Bullock and her aerial silk artists, Madi Jane West and Virginia Sides.”

Tickets are $10 for adults, $5 for 12 and under and available online at:, SeaView Theatre and at Darvill’s Bookstore. Net Proceeds will benefit Orcas Open Arts.

It all started when his grandfather noticed Laslo’s fascination with magic and for Christmas gave him his first magic kit.  He was just six but was soon performing tricks for family and friends. He went on to perform for anyone who would watch: diners at the Orcas Hotel, tourists waiting for the ferry, shoppers at the Farmer’s Market.

He won top honors at the 2011 Stan Kramein’s Northwest Magic Jamboree in Newburg, Ore., where he took home the coveted Ray Grant Memorial Award for “Outstanding Showmanship and Creativity.” At the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians conference he was a medal winner for the junior competition. In 2012 he won Orcas Has Talent Junior and made it to the top three in the adult competition.

Laslo is performing at SeaMar Community Health Center’s annual Christmas Party in Marysville, Wash. Three hundred children and their families will be treated to a hot meal, presents from Santa and The Magic Show. Joining him are singer/songwriter Madi Jane West, trio Allmost Classical (Paris Wilson and Emy and Lisa Carter), and face painter Morgan Meadows.


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