PVCC Fine Arts and Performance Season To Open with the Modern Magic and Grand Illusions of Jason Bishop

Charlottesville, Va. – August 31, 2023 – The Piedmont Virginia Community College (PVCC) Fine Arts and Performance division opens its fall 2023 arts season with one of the largest touring magic shows in the United States. Illusionist, magician and comedian Jason Bishop brings his modern magic and grand illusions to the V. Earl Dickinson Building Main Stage Theatre Friday, September 8, at 7:30 p.m. 
Bishop’s show features original, large-scale illusions unique to his performances, as well as close-up magic, captured live and projected onto large screens for the audience to have a clear view of every detail. His presentations include wonders such as “Double Levitation,” “Teleportation” and “Plasma,” with audience participation and funny commentary set to a modern rock soundtrack.

Bishop has performed under spotlights off-Broadway, on NBC’s Today Show, CW Network’s Masters of Illusion, Canada’s Breakfast Television Toronto and Europe’s Le Plus Grand Cabaret Du Monde, filmed in Paris, France. The New York Times said of Bishop, “How did he do that?” and “There’s real elegance and even wit in the precision of his gestures, the agility of each finger.” 

Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for seniors and students. Patrons may purchase advance tickets at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts or by calling the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 (major credit cards accepted). The PVCC Cashier’s Office, located in the Main Building, also sells tickets during normal business hours. If available, tickets may also be purchased starting two hours prior to the performance at the box office, located in the lobby of the Dickinson Building. 
The V. Earl Dickinson Building is at the south end of 501 College Drive on the PVCC main campus in Charlottesville. Ample free parking is available in front of the building. 

For more information, contact the PVCC Box Office at 434.961.5376 or email boxoffice@pvcc.edu. View more upcoming Fine Arts and Performance events at www.pvcc.edu/performingarts

About Piedmont Virginia Community College
Established in 1972, Piedmont Virginia Community College is a nonresidential two-year institution of higher education that serves Central Virginia – principally, residents of the City of Charlottesville and the counties of Albemarle, Buckingham, Fluvanna, Greene, Louisa, and Nelson. PVCC is one of 23 community colleges in Virginia that comprise the Virginia Community College System. PVCC is committed to providing access to a college education for all who can benefit, an opportunity for each student to reach her/his potential and excellence in all programs and services. Visit pvcc.edu.


Susian Brooks                                                                                   
Director | Marketing and Media Relations                             
434.961.6574 | sbrooks@pvcc.edu


Humanities, Fine Arts and Social Sciences Division