Magic, dancing and singing are all a part of this year’s Fame Talent Show.
“In the past, we have had a number singing acts both in groups and solos,” said Heather Wolf, UNK student activities coordinator.
“Different types of dancing, ranging from hip-hop to Irish step dancing, have been performed. We’ve even had acts like sign language to music and rubrics cube solving.”
Spencer Wolfe, a senior theatre major from Lincoln, will be performing a magic show during Fame.
“I have been doing magic for most of my life. I was in early elementary when I first got involved in it. I’ve always done tricks for friends, but I didn’t start truly performing until I got into college and had the opportunity to at the first Fame Talent Show.”
Wolfe’s magic show is a combination of comedy and tricks, where he usually performs two or more tricks and does a comedy routine.
“I love huge spectacle shows like sawing people in half, but I know that I will never be able to manage a trick like that, so I have had to adjust my vision for performances from disappearing cars to disappearing cards and having them pop up in funny places,” said Wolfe.
Wolfe has participated in Fame each year since it started. This will be his fourth Fame performance.
“The last three years I’ve done what I call ‘banter comedy’ which is when you get an audience member on stage and the comedy comes from the funny things that happen between the magician and the volunteer,” he said. “The last couple of years it hasn’t gone over as well as I hoped. I am a performer to the end, so I’m constantly trying to give the audience what they want, so I’ve decided to shift my focus this year. I’m hoping to show a side of magic that isn’t often seen, the inside. Just how deep I show will be an adventure I’m hoping the audience will love.”
To see Wolfe’s magic show and more campus talent, check out the Fame Talent Show on Thursday at 7 p.m. in the Ponderosa Room of the Nebraskan Student Union.
Fame talent show
Thursday, March 10, at 7 p.m. in the Ponderosa Room of the Nebraskan Student Union. Admission is free.
First place: $300 group, $200 single
Second place: $200 group, $150 single
Third place: $100 group, $50 single