October 9, 2017

Backstage at the Egyptian: Interview with Mike Super

Interview conducted by: Jesse Moore – Egyptian Theatre Intern

Mike Super is a world-class magician whose passion for the art can be summarized with one-word…Obsession! Mike’s ever-growing popularity has garnered him many prestigious awards and honors. Despite this, Mike humbly insists, it is the loyalty of his fan base that has been the most rewarding part of his career. Mike has astonished millions of people with his craft as he transcends the “trick” in order to connect more personally with his audience. Today, Mike Super is one of the world’s most sought after mystifiers. We recently interviewed Mike about his current tour and upcoming show at the Egyptian Theatre on Friday, October 13, 2017.

Jesse: You are renowned for your special brand of entertainment. Would you say that performing is something that comes naturally to you?

Mike: I have always enjoyed performing for people, so I would say performing and entertaining are in my blood.

Jesse: How do you renew yourself after a tour with so many shows in so many cities?

Mike: Well, the tour is so much fun because I’m always connecting with my fans and listening to a responsive audience. Yet, time home with my family helps to relieve a lot of the stress from always being on the move.

Jesse: You will be doing a meet-and-greet with some of the Egyptian Theatre audience. Why is it important for you to get personal with your audience?

Mike: Foremost, I’m a people person. I truly enjoy meeting the audience after a show so that I can get their reactions and thoughts first-hand.

Jesse: The Egyptian Theatre has amazing sight-lines to the stage. Do you prefer working with an audience that is so advantaged?

Mike: Definitely, the closer the better! It’s all about connecting with the audience, and the closer they are to me the easier that becomes.

Jesse: Is there a best part about leaving the audience in complete disbelief?

Mike: I want the audience to be laughing, smiling and having a good time. Although disbelief is important, it alone is not enough. My goal is to entertain which is multi-faceted. In other words, I work to connect with my audience in a way that triggers a range of emotions throughout the show.

Jesse: Why is the Egyptian Theatre an important stop for you to make on this tour?

Mike: Simply, I love performing. It’s an honor each and every time that I get to share my craft with an audience. I want to help people escape the pressures of everyday life, even if for only 90-minutes at a time.

Jesse: Your current tour will take you to a variety of stages of different size and proportion. Is it necessary to change your act in order to suit each specific venue?

Mike: Magic is a specialty art so there are changes I must make to each show depending on the stage. Unfortunately, most of those changes are secret magic stuff and a good magician NEVER reveals his secrets.