Magician Sam Sandler will be performing in THE CHRISTMAS FOLLIES starring Sidetracked, Dec 14th, 2014 at 3pm in Philadelphia, PA. Get your tickets here: http://christmasfollies.bpt.me.
Hailing from Southeastern PA, Sam Sandler has been mystifying and amazing audiences for over two decades with his award winning magic shows.
Billed as “The Hilarious Magic of Sam Sandler – America’s Only Full Time Deaf illusionist”, Sam presents a fast paced, high energy family fun show filled with hilarious comedy, award winning magic, an inspirational message and tons of audience interaction and participation.
Sam has racked up close to 10,000 live performances across the country, including multiple appearances at the Tropicana Casino Atlantic City and the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Sam was also recently named “Close-up Magician of the Year” by the Philadelphia region’s Society of American Magicians.
In 2005, Sam began to experience hearing loss — and rather than letting it control his life and goals, he learned how to manage it. In January 2009, a genetic disease called “progressive hearing loss,” which touched his paternal grandmother, father, and oldest brother, soon turned into more than just a slight hearing problem. This disease, which first begins as a minor problem hearing voices and background noises, eventually evolved into full-fledged hearing loss. Although now deaf, Sam chose not to give in or give up, working through the difficulties of presenting his show the same way he did prior to going deaf.
What might be more magical than the magic itself is watching Sam perform and never realizing that he is actually deaf. He has embraced his deafness and created a new show called DEAFinitely Magic. The goal of DEAFinitely Magic is to both entertain and educate. Sam presents this show at schools across America, combining spectacular magic with information about deaf history and culture, thus inspiring the students to pursue their dreams regardless of what hardships life hands them. Sam is just back from his most recent national tour of DEAFinitely Magic after racking up over 330 performances in 41 states.
In 2012 Sam was featured in the Linking Ring, the official magazine for the International Brotherhood of Magicians. They stated that one should be inspired by his story of overcoming his deafness and not letting it stand in the way of performing his shows and moving forward. Sam has also been featured on the cover of other magic magazines and is a lecturer and performer for magicians at many magic conventions throughout the country. He has won multiple first place awards for both stage and close up magic.
Come watch and be amazed by this truly remarkable guy. Don’t miss this incredible performance!