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TruTV star Michael Carbonaro performs live magic at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 16

TruTV star Michael Carbonaro performs live magic at Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre on Dec. 16
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From a press release:

Michael Carbonaro has performed over 500 comically perplexing and improbable feats of magic on his hit TV series “The Carbonaro Effect” on truTV. Now, he is taking his show on the road and, for a limited time, you can feel his effect live on Friday, Dec. 16 at the F.M. Kirby Center in Wilkes-Barre.

Tickets, which are $39.50 or $150 (VIP with meet and greet), plus fees, go on sale this Friday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. and will be available through the Kirby Center box office (71 Public Square, Wilkes-Barre), online at, and by phone at 570-826-1100. A Kirby Member pre-sale begins Wednesday, Nov. 2 at 10 a.m.

If you have ever wondered what it must feel like to be on the other side of the charmingly devious Michael Carbonaro as he works his magic to make people believe the unbelievable, now is your chance to find out. You will not just “sit back, relax, and enjoy the show” – “Michael Carbonaro Live!” is jam-packed with audience interaction, hilarious video clips, and a whirlwind of mind-blowing magic performed live on stage. See for yourself why the New York Times calls Carbonaro’s blend of magic and bizarre antics “genial and witty … utterly convincing.”

In his own words, “I’m thrilled to get the chance to connect with fans and do what I have loved doing since I was a just a kid – performing magic for live crowds!”

After years of performing in comedy clubs and school gymnasiums, Carbonaro started winning roles as an actor in both television and film. This led to a breakout series of hit magical appearances on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.” After turning into a viral sensation, his unique brand of magic performed for unsuspecting people landed him his own hidden-camera series, “The Carbonaro Effect,” currently in its second season on truTV.

Carbonaro has starred in CBS’s “Rush Hour,” HBO’s “The Newsroom,” NBC’s “30 Rock,” and TV Land’s “Happily Divorced,” among many others. He also won OutFest’s Best Actor Award and was named “Magician of the Year” by the Academy of Magical Arts.