Closer Up
Intimate Magic with Andrew Goldenhersh


The VORTEX welcomes world-class close up, parlour magician Andrew Goldenhersh back to our stage with his hit one-man show, Closer Up. Three nights only February 23-25, 2017. Closer Up blends amazing sleight of hand with breathtaking visual illusions of stage magic, creating a unique blend of original magic with signature twists on the classics. Andrew Goldenhersh ranks among the elite masters of magic, drawing thunderous acclaim around the globe. His skill and style have mesmerized audiences from Hollywood to the Far East, and all points in between, including Austin.

In 2015, we met Andrew when he performed in WONDERSHOW at The VORTEX. Each night, we all sat on the edge of our seats to see how Andrew Goldenhersh created this amazing magic. The other magicians in the show came around to the front of the house to watch his amazing prestidigitation. He really did make things appear out of thin air, over and over again, and we never saw the trick. It was a total delight from start to finish.

A perennial honoree at the legendary Magic Castle in Los Angeles, Andrew has received accolades from the prestigious Academy of Magical Arts. Having been voted the Academy's "Parlour Magician of the Year" in 2009 & 2010, Andrew is the only magician to have been nominated for both Close-up Magician of the Year and Parlour Magician of the Year for twelve years in a row. Andrew is held in high esteem by his peers in entertainment, including Las Vegas superstar Lance Burton, who calls him a "genius", and the world renowned David Copperfield, who licensed and performs one of Andrew's signature routines.

This project is funded and supported in part by VORTEX Repertory Company, a grant from the Texas Commission on the Arts and by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.