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Magician Illusionist Michael Turco to Perform at William Paterson University on Saturday, September 24

Michael Turco

Michael Turco, the famed magician illusionist and a William Paterson alumnus who recently appeared on America’s Got Talent, will perform at William Paterson University in Wayne, N.J. on Saturday, September 24. The show will begin at 7:00 p.m. in Shea Center for Performing Arts on campus.

Turco has been touring and entertaining sold-out audiences with his spectacular illusions, magic, and trademark storytelling since he graduated from William Paterson in 2005. 

For three years, he headlined the show “Wonder” in Atlantic City, getting rave reviews for his high-energy magic and illusion act. He also co-produced a variety show featuring music, dance, aerial stunts and magic four nights a week at the Atlantic City Hilton.

 Earlier this year, he was a contestant on NBC’s popular reality television show, America’s Got Talent, where he made it to the second round in Las Vegas.

Tickets to the show are $18 for the general public, and $15 for children, students, and William Paterson faculty staff, and alumni. For ticket information, call the Shea Center Box Office at 973-720-2371 or order online at