Mike Super has been obsessed with magic since visiting a magic shop at Walt Disney World at age 6.
That started a lifetime passion that has led Super to a career.
“Every day I thank the Lord I get the privilege to do what I do for a living,” Super said. “I’ve surpassed my wildest childhood dreams, and I hope I keep getting to do what I do until I’m too old to do it.”
Super will perform his magic and illusion show at 7:30 p.m. Dec. 2 at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center.
Super, 41, was the winner of NBC’s “Phenomenon” in 2007, the show’s only season, and was a Top 12 finalist on “America’s Got Talent” in 2014.
“Both shows exposed me to millions of people,” Super said. “It’s amazing. It also allowed me to make a ton of friends I’ve never met. At the airport people wave to me all the time. What I love about it most is that the shows live forever on YouTube, and it gets families to come see me live.”
Super performs 175 to 200 shows a year. He splits time living in Pittsburgh and Los Angeles, but jokes his address should be Hampton Inn.
“The only thing I like about being on the road is the show part,” Super said. “Everything else about it is draining. But, the audience always makes it worth it. A great, enthusiastic audience is the key to any performance. Also, involving them is another unique element of what I do. It’s totally immersive and fun.”
Super does admit visiting some cities are special.
“There are many, many places I love to see, but a favorite for me is Rome, Italy,” he said. “I was performing for Disney Cruise Line and got to spend the day in Rome. It was magical.”
Super still enjoys watching other magicians, such as David Copperfield, David Blaine and Criss Angel.
“I’m always amazed at their ability to reinvent themselves, and I try to do the same,” Super said.
For tickets, visit super.tix.com.