Lake Placid Center for the Arts Welcomes Magician Gary the Great

Lake Placid Center for the Arts Welcomes Magician Gary the Great

Lake Placid, NY: For the third year in a row, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts (LPCA) presents magician Gary the Great in a high-energy performance full of magic, comedy, and story-telling that gets everyone involved with demonstrations of mentalism, close-up magic, and stage illusions. The family show will take place on Friday, August 21 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are $15 for adults, $13 for students, and $5 for children. Tickets are available by calling the LPCA Box Office at 518.523.2512 or online at

About Gary Ferrar
Gary presented his first trick for kindergarten show-and-tell – and still uses that trick to this day! Since then, he has performed magic for Nickelodeon, The Broadway Comedy Club, TADA Theatre and for America's Got Talent and is currently the resident magician for Brooklyn Public Library, Broadhollow Theater, and the New York Kids Club among others. Don's miss this one-night-only event – you never know what trick he has up his sleeve!

Gary Ferrar is the kind of magician who is as comfortable headlining for multi-billion dollar companies (Burberry, Ralph Lauren, and Morgan Stanley) as he is performing for casual backyard barbecues. He has trained with Jef Johnson (of Cirque du Soleil) and is a recipient of the Philip Rosenthal Grant for Comic Excellence. As a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians, Gary has served as a magic consultant for national television commercials and New York theater companies. In addition to performing, Gary also provides private lessons on magic theory, teaches on, and the director of summer magic programs at SUNY Old Westbury, SUNY Purchase, and the Lake Placid Center for the Arts. His love for theater is expressed not only through his magic, but also by serving as the Artistic Director of Hyper Aware Theater.

About the LPCA
Nestled in an Olympic village, the Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round treasure to residents and visitors of the Adirondacks and is the premier art and cultural hub of the region. Orchestrating quality programming, performances, rotating art exhibitions, and education experiences to residences and visitors alike, the LPCA provides an ensemble of offerings in music, theatre and dance, and supports local, regional and national artists in its Fine Arts Gallery. At the heart of this hub is hands-on learning experiences for children exploring their creativity and adults finding new passions. As a leading organization, the LPCA collaborates with other Adirondack non-profit partners to build, support and cultivate the arts community. Inspiring excellence in the arts for generations, the LPCA continues to thrive today at its unique and captivating Lake Placid campus.


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Lake Placid Center for the Arts

The Lake Placid Center for the Arts is a year-round performing and visual Arts Facility.  Located in the Adirondack Park of Northern New York, the LPCA consistently presents arts of the highest caliber in music, dance and theatre performances, film exhibitions and visual arts presentations. 

In addition, the Arts Center provides special arts-in education programs, workshops and residencies for aspiring and renowned artists.

The Arts Center is the home of the Lake Placid School of Ballet, LPCA Children's Theatre, Community Theatre Players, as well as the Summer home of the Lake Placid Sinfonietta.

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