Focus on Community/Arts
TPAC Serves up 'Duck Soup'

Posted on Thursday, March 15, 2007


WYE MILLS – Join an all-ages audience for "Duck Soup Magic Show" on Saturday, March 24 at 11 a.m. in the Todd Performing Arts Center at Chesapeake College.

The Duck Soup Magic Show is a fun-filled production in which husband and wife magicians Tim and Robin Balster dazzle audiences with a their sleight of hand display. The show, suitable for all ages, features audience participation, incredible tricks and a lot of fun for the whole family.

Tim Balster purchased his first magic kit when he was 10 years old. He later made his first appearances on the nationally-syndicated Bozo´s Circus on WGN in Chicago. After high school, Tim attended Chavez College in Michigan and later Carthage College in Wisconsin. He has been a full-time professional magician since 1982, traveling the country performing his magic tricks.

The daughter of professional figure skaters, Robin Flanagan Balster received a bachelor´s degree in communications from Western Michigan University. After working in both radio and television, she decided to return to professional ice skating. She met her husband when she was cast has his assistant in the 1988 tour of Jubilee on Ice. Robin later accepted Tim´s offer to appear in other shows with him. She also accepted his marriage proposal!

The performers have been touring extensively ever since and now travel with their two sons.

The show is presented by Theatreworks USA, the largest not-for-profit theatre for family audiences. Theatreworks performers have been entertaining families since 1961.

Tickets for the show are $8. For more information or to reserve tickets, please call the TPAC box office at 410-827-5867.


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