bergenPAC Presents Bill Blagg III, 3/3
When Bill Blagg was 5 years old he received his first beginner's magic set and his magical journey began. That single magic kit set the stage for what would become a life long love for magic and a desire to become one of magic's biggest stars.
Bill's first big break occurred in 1998 at the Abbott Magic Get-Together in Colon, Michigan. He entered the Adult Stage Competition and debuted his now signature effect, The Dancing Hank. Members of the audience, including many magicians, were astounded with Bill's routine. Not only did he give the hank attitude and style, he made the hank dance in ways that were all but impossible! Though countless hours of practice amounted to only 4 minutes of stage time in Colon, Bill turned the magic world on its head by becoming the youngest contestant to win the Adult Stage Competition at Abbott's! In his first major competition, Bill had joined the ranks of his idols. The buzz circulated through the convention and people noted "We'll be seeing that young man in Vegas or on TV in the near future."
Bill insists that though the show is advertised as The Magic of Bill Blagg none of his success would be possible without the dedication of his crew. "I'm very fortunate to have such extreme dedication from these key people," Bill says with a big smile on his face. "Putting together a show is a long process, sometimes it takes over a year, and without the help and support of my crew, none of it would be possible. They're amazing." With College out of the way, where does one find Bill when he's not creating, producing, and practicing magic? "Well, I'm involved in all aspects of the show. There's a lot of things that people don't see, things that go on behind the scenes. There are a lot of meetings, but I love all that." When Bill does have a free minute, he enjoys dinner with friends, maybe a movie and he loves talking with his closest friends. "Just relaxing. That's what I like. So much of my life revolves around my magic that sometimes it's nice to put it all aside and just be with my friends."
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