A- A+

Magician and Ames Native, Nate Staniforth, Former Host of Discovery Channel's Hit TV Series, Breaking Magic, Comes to the Temple Theater!

January 31, 2018

DES MOINES, IA — Des Moines Performing Arts is pleased to present Ames native, NATE STANIFORTH, magician, writer, traveler, and former host of the Discovery Channel’s international hit TV series, Breaking Magic, at the Temple Theater on April 6 and 7, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. (2 performances). Tickets to the NATE STANIFORTH: Real Magic Tour will be available starting at 9 a.m. on Friday, Feb. 2, 2018 at DMPA.org, the Civic Center Ticket Office, or by phone at (515) 246-2300.

Box link to image: app.box.com/s/g87x79untjvxa84vn77qiekc1hjaklrc

“Just caught a Nate Staniforth show,” one reporter tweeted after opening night, “and now I have no idea what to believe about anything ever again.”  No rabbits. No top hats. No smoke machines. Nate abandons the ubiquitous style-without-substance bravado so often associated with magic and appeals instead to the imagination and intellect of his audience. The journey is wild, visceral and immediate, and like all great art, encourages us to open our minds and hearts, and see the world in new ways.
“When you’re young, it’s easy to be amazed,” says NATE STANIFORTH. “As you get older, that experience of astonishment gets harder and harder to find. Good magic isn’t about deception. It’s about trying to see things the way you saw them before they became ordinary.”
For over a decade, Nate has toured the U.S. college circuit as one of the busiest working magicians in the country. He’s given a TED Talk, lectured at the world-famous Oxford Union, and on Jan. 16, 2018, the Harry Potter-famed Bloomsbury Publishing released Nate’s memoir in bookstores worldwide. Here is Real Magic (smarturl.it/HereIsRealMagic) follows Nate's evolution from obsessed wunderkind to disillusioned wanderer and tells the story of his rediscovery of astonishment — and the importance of wonder in everyday life — during his trip to the slums of India, where he infiltrated a 3,000-year-old clan of street magicians.


Website: natestaniforth.com

Facebook: facebook.com/natestaniforth

Instagram: instagram.com/natestaniforth

Twitter: twitter.com/nate_staniforth 

For additional information about the NATE STANIFORTH: Real Magic Tour, please visit desmoinesperformingarts.org/events/nate-staniforth-real-magic-tour/


About Des Moines Performing Arts

Des Moines Performing Arts is a private not-for-profit organization celebrating 38 years of presenting the performing arts to Iowa and the surrounding states on four stages in Des Moines — the Civic Center, the Stoner Theater, the Temple Theater and the newly renovated outdoor space, Cowles Commons. Des Moines Performing Arts is a presenter of major Broadway and educational touring companies, performers and groups, and is home to many local and regional groups, including the Des Moines Symphony. All performances of the Broadway Series are supported by Willis Auto Campus. All performances at the Temple Theater are supported by Prairie Meadows. All performances of the Family Series are supported by Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield. For more information, visit DesMoinesPerformingArts.org.