Story by Carole Chiles Fuller on 07/28/2017JOINT BASE SAN ANTONIO-LACKLAND, Texas --
Snow? Indoors? In the heat of the summer?
Mystifier Mike Super is promising Air Force audiences just that during his 17-installation tour, which launches July 20.
The Air Force Services Activity's "Live Stage" entertainment program managers continue their quest to bring high-quality entertainment to Airmen and their families with this for-all-ages performer.
"AFSVA is always looking for opportunities to provide quality entertainment and programming for Airmen. Mike Super is an award-winning, engaging and very entertaining magician who will be a perfect fit," said Naybu Fullman, AFSVA's tour coordinator.
Super was a finalist on NBC-TV's "America's Got Talent" in 2014; has earned the International Magician's Society Performing Arts Entertainer of the Year Award in 2011 and 2012 magic's Academy Award; and won NBC's magic competition show "Phenomenon" in 2007.
He just finished a week on the Disney Dream cruise ship and is ready to wow Air Force audiences with his family-friendly show that combines art, theater and magic. Indoor snow is one of his signature pieces.
"It's both a tribute and a fun piece of magic. All of us have someone we're indebted to," Super said. "For me, it's my mother, who taught me I could be who I wanted to be. One of her favorite things was snow, and she never got to see me perfect the piece. I make it snow wherever I perform as a tribute to her."
The audience can expect some new material as well, he said.
"I'll be doing some of my newer pieces. It's all completely interactive and family friendly. I work for Disney quite a bit on their cruise ships and in their parks. It's universally entertaining. The magic in my show speaks to different age ranges on different levels. It allows families to share a bonded experience," he said.
Super will also showcase pieces he performed on "America's Got Talent" and the July 13 season premiere of "Penn and Teller: Fool Us" on the CW network.
Super, born and reared in Pittsburgh, lives there with his wife and two daughters. He's cut back on touring to spend time with his family, and he understands the sacrifices Air Force families make.
"We owe a debt of gratitude to our military members and to their families. I can relate to how your job and your duty take you away from your family," he said. "I know that where they're stationed there might not be a lot to do as a family. If it's only for an hour, I'm honored to unite families with my show."
He's also looking forward to meeting Airmen and families, learning more about Air Force career fields and spending time on installations.
"The bases are always amazing hosts, and I love interacting with the families and meeting folks," he said.
The tour launches at Dover Air Force Base, Delaware, July 20, and includes Joint Base Andrews, Maryland, July 21; Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia, July 22; Shaw AFB, South Carolina, July 25; Robins AFB, Georgia, July 27; Maxwell AFB, Alabama, July 28; Keesler AFB, Mississippi, July 29; Barksdale AFB, Louisiana, Aug. 1; Vance AFB, Oklahoma, Aug. 3; McConnell AFB, Kansas, Aug. 4; Kirtland AFB, New Mexico, Aug. 6; Cannon AFB, New Mexico, Aug. 8; Dyess AFB, Texas, Aug. 10; Goodfellow AFB, Texas, Aug. 11; Laughlin AFB, Texas, Aug. 12; Patrick AFB, Florida, Aug. 18; and Los Angeles AFB, California, Sept. 22.