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The Dailey Dose; Abracadabra, It’s Impossible Magic

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LEXINGTON, Ky (10/15/13)—You may believe in it, you may not, but magic is fascinating. Just to watch someone stand in front of you and disappear, eat fire, or escape from the impossible leaves you completely mind blown. Since Reed Masterson was 6 he knew one thing was for sure, when he got older he wanted to amaze every one he met.

“Not very many people stick with what they say they want to be when they are 6 years old, but I did. Even though a magician is a farfetched thing,” Masterson said. “I was introduced to magic by my uncle.”

Masterson’s uncle started out by showing him simple tricks like pulling a penny from behind his ear and card tricks, but as Masterson started to catch on to his uncles’ tricks, he started to try and find new ways to do them.

“My uncle was a big story teller…or a liar whichever you would like to call it,” Masterson said laughing, “he was one of those people that would lie just to get out of telling you the truth.”

After graduating from Harrison County High School, Masterson got his business degree. Since he had been performing shows since he was 14 at birthday parties and different events, Masterson decided that in 2008 he wanted to put on his first big show.

“At that point in time I was working with a Halloween projection company in Lexington doing special affects makeup,” said Masterson, “so I decided to do a Halloween show, and my first show ever was a sold out one.”

In preparation for his next magic shows Masterson said that it is a never-ending process. While training and learning how to live breathe and eat fire, add costumes and a full lighting show, Masterson and the rest of the cast and crew are constantly busy trying to make their next show the best one yet.

“My stage character and myself are two different people. It’s like asking an actor to act when they aren’t acting,” Masterson said laughing, “I’m a 100 percent different person on stage. I don’t even use my same voice. I am wittier and act goofy on stage, off stage I’m pretty relaxed and not all that social.”

His main goal is to be successful on his own without a second job. When he isn’t busy doing magic he has a graphic design business in Cynthiana. Eventually Masterson wants to focus all of his time and attention on his magic so that he can continue to get better. After doing 70 shows already this year they have a few more left then things will be slow until after the holiday season.

“I am a big fan of the holidays, my family is important to me,” Masterson said, “After the show in Cynthiana this Friday we will be traveling to Benton, Cumberland Falls, Atlanta and Morehead then we will be done until the middle of January.”

In the upcoming show this Friday in Cynthiana, Masterson has a lot of surprises in store for the audience. Along with a dog, eight doves and two albino rats, two crazy eccentric clowns will make an appearance on the stage.

“The clowns are crazy and hilarious, not the scary ones, I know a lot of people tend to be scared of clowns,” Masterson said, “there will be a lot of stunts, mind readings, illusions, people vanishing, and fire eating and breathing.”

The next show is at Rohs Opera House in Cynthiana at 7:30 p.m. on Friday night. Masterson encourages people to buy their tickets in advance because this show has been sold out for the past five years.

“You might even see someone get their head chopped off,” Masterson said smiling, “I don’t know, but you just might…you’ll have to come and watch to find out.”

For more information about Masterson and Impossible Magic, visit the website www.impossiblemagic.net.

You are guaranteed to say at some point in the show, ‘wow that was awesome.’

Bonnie Dailey
SurfKY News

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