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SJU Student Shares Talents of Magic and Illusion with Campus Community

 

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By Michael Hemmesch, SJU director of media relations

Being on stage is literally like magic for Jared Sherlock.

"Performing has always been a part of my personality from very early in my life," said Jared, an Indianapolis native and Saint John's University junior. He started performing magic at the age of eight, trained with the Society of Young Magicians and very quickly started booking shows in a variety of local Indiana venues.

On Friday, Jan. 22, and Saturday, Jan. 23, Jared will perform his show "Night Games" at 7:30 p.m. in Escher Auditorium at the Benedicta Arts Center of the College of Saint Benedict.

"Night Games" fuses modern magic and illusions with comedy, dancing, storytelling and rock concert lighting to create a modern day variety show. Critically acclaimed for its collaborative and affecting performances, the company features a high energy and eclectic show for the young and young at heart.

Jared's goal is to create one of central Minnesota's more sought after touring productions through a new faculty/student cooperative project. He has nearly 40 CSB and SJU students, faculty and staff helping him with the production. "The faculty and staff have worked tirelessly with me to provide the personnel necessary to run a production of this magnitude. This is the first-ever student-run production in the fine arts program, and it has been an amazing collaborative effort," Jared said.

In 2000, Jared established his own Indiana-based production company, The Magic of Jared Sherlock, and he also established his own charitable foundation called "Arts Now," which helps people overcome obstacles and achieve their dreams.

A magician at heart and humanitarian in training, Jared has donated parts of the proceeds from all of his performances to charities in Indianapolis. "There is nothing more rewarding than using your gifts and talent to change the lives of others. It is the ultimate reward," he said. All ticket sales from January's performances will benefit the Saint Benedict's Monastery retirement fund and Saint John's Abbey retirement fund.

The performances are sponsored in part by the Donald McNeely Center for Entrepreneurship at CSB and SJU and the McKelvey Foundation. The production is supported by Fine Arts Programming, and is in collaboration with the theater department.

Both shows are open to the public. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for CSB/SJU students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available online or through the CSB/SJU Fine Arts ticket office at 320-363-5777.

Full news release.

January 18, 2010

 

"Night Games"

Jared Sherlock

Both shows are open to the public. Tickets are $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $10 for CSB/SJU students, faculty and staff. Tickets are available online or through the CSB/SJU Fine Arts ticket office at 320-363-5777.