A Clash of Heroes by Jesse Burgener The Rialto Community Arts Center is proud to present its first ever original murder mystery dinner theater, A Clash of Heroes! This satire of popular superhero cinema follows a unique group of heroes looking to impress a disapproving public, but when ideals begin to clash and heads begin to roll, they'll have to set aside their differences to expose the killer amongst them! Come donning your favorite hero attire and be ready to solve a mystery and enjoy a three course meal, served with a side of justice!
Paul Carlon has been performing magic since the 3rd grade. During those elementary years, he was mesmerized by his preacher performing magic for the kids at church as well as performances by a magician at our school. Each time he would rush home and working out the illusion in his way to do the same effects. Eventually, he came up with a few original ideas that fooled people. He eventually discovered the magic books in my school library. By around age eleven, he performed his first show for his sisters and their friend.
Magic remained a hobby throughout high school and college. After graduating college, he started working in children's programming at the YMCA and various summer camps Paul was a regular at the Children’s Museum located at the old Train Station in downtown Little Rock, Arkansas. He also was a top performer for the museum's Friday Night Performance Series. In the early 1990s, Paul was chosen to help develop illusions, write music, and travel full-time with a popular children’s drug prevention school program. The program received a “National Program of the Year” award from the National Sheriff's Association and featured on Good Morning America. Paul traveled for four school years with the program averaging over 250 shows each year across Arkansas In the years that followed, had the opportunity to perform and speak for special events throughout Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Colorado, and California where I performed at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Today he specializes in children's entertainment for birthdays, schools and churches as well as teen and adult programs. In addition to entertaining Paul teaches magic classes while working with the Children's Museum. Classes and workshop experiences include teaching magic for Summer at the Academy, UALR Summer Arts Camp, Art of Illusion workshops for UALR Community School of the Arts, PHUMC Arts Camp, PHUMC Arts school, Workshops at Central Arkansas Library System Children's Library, as well as private lessons. Through these programs, my Arkansas Masters of Illusion friends have helped me produce several Stars of Tomorrow magic shows on stage at the University of Arkansas in Little Rock featuring our students. Paul will perform at the Rialto Theatre in Downtown Morrilton August 1, 2019, at 6 p.m.; please visit rialtomorrilton.com to purchase tickets. Tickets are $5 for all ages.
The soulful dance moves, their signature style, show stopping costumes, and unmistakable vocals, defined soul and R&B in the 60s and 70s, with “My Girl”, “Just My Imagination”, “Papa Was a Rollin’ Stone”, “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg”, “I Wish It Would Rain”. This epic tribute to The Temps, and so many other great R&B and Soul Music Legends, will have you Dancing in Your Seat!
August 24, 2019 at 7 pm. Tickets are $20 and are available at online or the Morrilton Area Chamber of Commerce.
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