Can’t sleep? See a magic show! Starting tonight Mingus Magic shop in Reading will host its 5th annual 24 hour magic marathon to raise money for Alex’s Lemonade Stand. The annual event will take place on the Mingus Magic Mini Vaudeville Theatre stage, hosted by shop owner and magician, Wayne Shifflett.
“The next 24 hours will be a challenge, but we’re ready for it” says Shifflett. “Even at 2 or 3 in the morning we’re doing magic here. If you can’t sleep come and visit us for a show, it’s all for a great cause.”
Shifflett says all the proceeds of the 24 event will be given to Alex Lemonade Stand Foundation. Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation funds research, awareness, and supports families affected by childhood cancer.
Beginning at 5pm on Friday and ending 5pm on Saturday, magicians from all over the region will descend on Reading to perform on stage. With a rotating schedule, the event will host a new magician every half hour for the full 24 hours. Here is the schedule:
- Wayne Shifflett: Fri 5pm, Sat 4:30pm
- Harold Hoff: Fri 5:30pm
- Reb Strong: Fri 6pm
- Pheonix Suto: Fri 6:30pm
- Captn Jack: Fri 7pm
- Michael Horsham: Fri 7:30pm
- Ed Schmitt: Fri 8pm
- Ryan Adamowicz: Fri 8:30pm, Sat 1am, 4am
- David Solivan: Fri 9pm
- Todd Kent: Fri 9:30pm
- Carmelo LaMantia: Fri 10pm
- James Alexander: Fri 10:30pm, Sat 2am, 2pm, 3:30pm
- Andrew Imhoff: Fri 11pm
- Roman Memphis Miranda: Fri 11:30pm, Sat 2:30am, 2:30pm
- James Gordon Sr: Sat 9am
- Zach Harris: Sat 10am
- River Barry: Sat 12pm
- Abner J. Colón: Sat 1pm
- Squish The-Magish: Sat 1:30pm
Tickets are only $5 for a one time visit. This allows guests to stay for multiple shows during a single visit. If you prefer to come and go over the 24 hours, the wristband ticket price is $15. Mingus Magic Shop is located at: 528 Lancaster Ave Reading, PA 19611.