TOPCON POP EXPO 2021 IS EXCITED TO WELCOME MURRAY THE MAGICIAN TO THE TOPEKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER ON OCTOBER 15, 2021
Murray who is currently headlining at The Tropicana Resort & Casino, on the Las Vegas strip nightly, really made his mark as a household name when he exploded onto the entertainment scene after his successful run as a semi-finalist on NBC-TV’s “America’s Got Talent.” The #1 network summer series was viewed by over 22 million fans nationwide. Murray dazzled the judges: Piers Morgan, Sharon Osbourne and Howie Mandel by producing a Ferrari from thin air, transforming a girl locked in a cage into a 450 pound tiger and did the largest trick ever on “AGT” by vanishing an entire 1918 steam train locomotive in mere seconds. All of these illusions took place before a “live” and national “TV” audience, and brought standing ovations from the judges.
“The funniest magician in Las Vegas!” Dean Cain Host of Masters of Illusion
Murray is one of YouTube’s newest sensations with over 1 Billion online views. He is a regular guest star on History Channel’s “Pawn Stars” as a Magic Expert. He has also been featured on over 20 Reality shows from America’s Got Talent, Pawn Stars, CW’s Masters of Illusion, SYFY’s Wizard Wars, VH1’s Celebracadabra, TLC’s 4 Houses and What Not to Wear, Reelz Extreme Escapes, PopTV’s Don’t Blink, Master Chef, Top Gear, Hallmark’s Home & Family, Nat Geo’s Brain Games, and many many more!
“You Are Larger Than Life” Sharon Osbourne America’s Got Talent
Murray John SawChuck was born in Burnaby, British Columbia – Canada and always had the passion for adventure. At age 3, he began swimming and golfing. He learned how to play the accordion, keyboard and saxophone at 5 years old. At age 7, he began dance lessons that included: ballet, Russian, swing, break dancing, ballroom, etc. He was an avid athlete and enjoyed participating in soccer, baseball, snow skiing, horseback riding, etc.
“Fantastic job on the show, you were awesome.” Thomas Lennon Producer Reno 911 on Comedy Central
Murray’s parents, John and Arlene presented him with a Siegfried and Roy magic kit when he was 7 years old and his uncle and aunt Bill and Olga gave him a magic gift that changed his life. Murray envisioned himself as an entertainer incorporating magic, music and dance in his routines. He wanted to perform for audiences like his idols Dean Martin, Johnny Carson, Lucille Ball, Danny Kaye and Phyllis Diller.
“Did you stick your finger in a light socket?” Jerry Lewis
As a teen, Murray had over 21 different jobs from bus boy to fixing bicycles, and lifeguard at local pools. He continued to entertain folks by dancing, playing the accordion and saxophone. He continued his studies and received a degree in Broadcast Communications and Journalism.
“You were a huge hit and thanks for making it a great evening.” Larry King
When Murray was a young man he met Marvyn and Carol Roy, a.k.a. “Mr. Electric.” The couple had toured worldwide for over 50 years and mentored Murray while he grew from an accomplished magician to an international star.
“Outrageous laughs match Murrays great magic.” Robin Leach
Murray was the only magician globally who invented a magic act that included the manipulation of a multitude of Compact Discs when he began his professional career called The CD Act!
“You were great and look wonderful on TV! The illusion was spectacular. Comparable to Copperfield if not better. Loved everything about the performance.” Neil Sedaka
Murray has won over 32 awards for his performances nationally and internationally and received the title of “World Champion.” He has delighted audiences in theatres from Monaco and Paris to Las Vegas and the legendary Playboy Mansion. Recently he was honored with 4 awards, The Hollywood FAME Award for contribution to Magic on TV, the LA Comedy Award for BEST COMEDY SHOW, TOP 100 Business Men of Nevada and 100 Most Distinguished Men of Nevada.
“Christmas pudding was the best to date. That was largely due to you. Thanks for sharing your time, talent and enthusiasm to make our 11th annual production a smash. You held everything together with your inimitable magic and comedy and brought down the house.” Alice Cooper
AND NOW YOU CAN SEE HIM LIVE AT THE TOPEKA PERFORMING ARTS CENTER COURTESY OF TOPCON POP EXPO
Not only can you enjoy the Magic and Laughs of Murray The Magician and his Side Kick “Lefty” on October 15th but you can also have a weekend of family fun on October 16 & 17 because as an added Bonus your Murray the Magician ticket is also your weekend pass into TopCon Pop Expo 2021