Abbotts 73rd Get Together Press Release

The Abbott Magic Co., the Colon Lions Club, and the Colon Chamber of Commerce will celebrate the 73rd annual Abbott Magic Get Together, august 4,5,6,7, 2010. Watch as the village of Colon (population 1,200) doubles in size and turns into the Magic Capitol of the World.

Besides magicians performing in the streets, restaurants and bars, the Annual Craft and Arts Fair is held in town on Friday and Saturday. The Chamber of Commerce will have free fire works after the Friday evening show. Colon has one of the most unique cemeteries in the world where headstones memorialize the famous and not so famous magicians. Some are already buried and some yet to be buried.  Stunt Media 3 will be in town filming a movie about the Abbott Get Together, chances are you could end up being a part of the movie!  Magicians from all over the world will find great magic values in the Abbott dealers room with all the latest new magic and also plenty of used magic and auctions as well .

Each of the four days ends with a world class magic and variety show held in the air-conditioned Colon High School Auditorium. Each of the four evening shows is DIFFERENT, with comedy, large stage illusions, animals and variety acts. Tickets for the shows are $20.00 for reserved seats and $15.00 for side bleacher seating (reserved by section). Some of the highlights this year will include the following:

Wednesday August 4th will start with an act that last appeared at the Get Together 67 years ago before leaving for WWII. Bill Pitts opened the show back then and will again this year. We also have acts from England and Japan on this show along with a Juggler, Jim Oakley from Branson, MO. Gordon Miller, a Colon resident will MC this show.

Thursday, Aug 5th will feature an international two time gold medal winner, George Saterial. Mark Cannon will attempt a death defying escape. Chained in an open box below 24 blades of steel, he will attempt to escape before the rope burns through crashing into him. This is only one of a few escapes he will attempt. Mark Merchant, a cruise ship performer, is a man of many voices with characters to match will M.C. this show.

Friday, August 6, the show will be M.C.ed by Paul Emmick, the Fox weatherman from Louisville, KY. Liu Zihao, from China, will be making his first U.S. appearance. He’s the China National Champion Magician. Bob Higa will feature the large illusions that are seldom seen anymore.

Saturday, August 7 we have a star studded show featuring Chris Hart, who played the hand in the Addams Family Movie. His hands really are magical. Also is John Carney who appeared on the David Letterman show last month.

These are just some of the acts booked this year.

We also have a Benefit Matinee on Saturday afternoon with tickets at $10.00 for adults and $8.00 for senior citizens and children under 12. this Show benefits the Colon Lions Club.

For more information, call Abbott magic Co. 124 St Joseph St., Colon Michigan 49040 at 269 432 3235, email or visit and for more info.

Hope to see you there

Get Together Producer Hank Moorehouse

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