The Center for the Arts at Monmouth University has announced that tickets are now on sale for an exclusive area appearance by award winning “mystifier” Mike Super, in a live display of “Magic and Illusion.”

Scheduled for Thursday, October 11 at 8 p.m. the one-night engagement is presented as part of the 2018-2019 Performing Arts Series at Monmouth. In addition to marking the campus debut of the performer whose patented blend of stage magic and all-ages comedy saw him achieve top honors on NBC-TV’s “Phenomenon,” the event also serves as a showcase for the Pollak Theatre. Recently renovated with an enhanced stage area and upgraded seating, the flagship performance space at Monmouth is newly equipped to accommodate the sort of scale and spectacle promised by a show of “Super” proportions.

From live murder-mystery games, mysterious vanishings, demonstrations of “voodoo doll mind control,” and sudden appearances of motor vehicles and other large objects — to the outright repeal of the law of gravity — a Mike Super performance mixes super-sized sleight of hand, classic vaudeville, state-of-the-art stage effects, and a refreshing sense of humor to breathe new life into the musty old lock-box of the traditional magic act.

A finalist on Season Nine of “America’s Got Talent” and a frequent guest on television talk shows, the young veteran has worked everywhere from colleges, concert halls and casinos, to corporate events, cruise ships, and command-performance tours of military bases. The October 11 date will be part of a major 2018 itinerary that has seen him play to audiences of loyal “Superfreaks” at venues across North America, including special appearances at NYC’s Madison Square Garden and the Nokia Theater in Los Angeles.

When it comes to college shows, the celebrated entertainer has been quoted as saying, “that’s where I started my career…and I’ll never stop doing them!” And, when he materializes on the Monmouth campus, Mike Super will be inviting members of his audience to join in the onstage fun — while schooling all doubters on how one of the oldest forms of live popular entertainment can continue to inspire and excite standing ovations in an age of video games and virtual reality.

Tickets for the October 11 performance by Mike Super are priced at $45 and $60, with a Gold Circle seating option of $75, and can be reserved through the Monmouth University Performing Arts Box Office at 732-263-6889, or online at Tickets for other upcoming Performing Arts events — including the Catapult troupe’s presentation of “Magic Shadows” (September 28), and the AATMA company’s celebrated stage piece “Mystic India” (November 17)  — are also on sale now. To schedule interviews, please contact Kelly Barratt at 732-263-5114.