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An all-new interactive experience for at-home audiences

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September 18, 2020
BENTON TOWNSHIP, MI – The COVID19 pandemic has caused many theatres across the country, including The Mendel Center at Lake Michigan College, to remain closed for live events, leaving patrons without the in-person entertainment experiences they crave and so badly need in our socially distanced world.
To carry on the momentum of innovative online programming The Mendel Center began in April, it is partnering with Mills Entertainment, a leading live entertainment content studio, to present an allnew live interactive virtual magic experience for audiences to enjoy from the comfort and safety of their own homes. And it is all with the convenience and ease of Zoom.
Streaming directly to athome audiences, The Mendel Center presents Ben Seidman: Camera Tricks on Saturday, September 26, at 8 pm, for one performance only.
The whole family will have their minds blown during this fully interactive hour, packed with a unique blend of psychological magic, clever comedy, and artful sleight of hand, led by one of today’s hottest talents, Ben Seidman.
Having recently appeared on Netflix’s Brainchild and Penn & Teller’s Fool Us, Seidman is sweeping the nation, entertaining all with his “How did he do that?!” magic and knockout sense of humor. 
Creative, playful, hilarious, and entirely interactive, Seidman brings his astounding magic to athome audiences in a show that inspires awe and sparks laughter. Camera Tricks is live interactive virtual magic at its best; a oneofakind, uniquely memorable magic experience for all ages.
Passes to access this live streaming event via Zoom are $27.50, plus applicable service fees, per device and are on sale now at, or by calling the Mendel Center Box Office at 269-927-8700, option 1. Temporary box office hours are Mondays and Tuesdays from 10 am to 2 pm.
Capacity is kept at a minimum, with only 100 passes available. Whether enjoying the show solo or sharing the fun with the entire family, each pass allows viewing on one device.
For an additional $15, your pass will include the VIP package which includes a post-show Meet & Greet and magic trick demo/tutorial download.
Produced by Mills Entertainment.
The 2020-21 Mendel Center Season is sponsored by:
Stage Side: The Boulevard Inn & Bistro, Honor Credit Union, The Inn at Harbor Shores, Kruggel Lawton CPA, Meijer, The Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council, Spectrum Health Lakeland, TCF Bank, TPC Technologies.
Platinum: Berrien Community Foundation, Pier 33
Gold: Beaudoin Electrical Construction, Inc., Hanson Group, Horizon Bank, Metzger Insurance Agency, and Silver Beach Pizza.
About Mills Entertainment
Mills Entertainment, a leading live entertainment content studio, collaborates with top talent and property holders to create unforgettable live experiences. With full global distribution and partnerships worldwide, our specialty is taking shows from concept to stage, serving as the complete solution in realizing the vision. Current projects include family favorite The Elf on the Shelf: A Christmas Musical, hilarious comedy from Scary Mommy Live, and an intimate screening and conversation for fans with The Backlot Project, featuring television and film stars such as John Cleese and John Cusack.
About The Mendel Center
The Mendel Center raised the curtain on its first Mainstage season performance in the fall of 1992. Since that time, it has presented Mainstage season performances to more than half a million patrons in the 1,559-seat Mendel Center Mainstage Theatre. Newly renovated Grand Upton Hall, first opened in 1979, is a 14,400-square-foot venue serving the community as the host site for meetings, banquets, trade shows, weddings, and other celebrations. The 234-seat Hanson Theatre is home to the Lake Michigan College Visual & Performing Arts Departments as well as a variety of Mendel Center and community events.
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