DeKALB – When he performed on America’s Got Talent, Mike Super scared model and judge Heidi Klum by shattering a pitcher she was holding in her hand without touching it himself. It was encased in a container to limit any flying shards, and there was no other visible means to break the class.
The judges were stumped as to how he did it, while Klum stood there holding a handle and nothing else.
Super is bringing his show of illusions to DeKalb. On Friday, Super will perform at the Egyptian Theatre, at which point he will steal a car. How he plans to do it is still a mystery.
“The dealership has never done anything quite like this,” said Mike Mooney of the DeKalb Sycamore Chevrolet GMC dealership in Sycamore.
Mooney said there have been no preparations at the dealership for the impending grand theft auto. On the day of the show, there will be a vehicle on display at the dealership but what kind hasn’t been determined yet, he said.
A lot of prep work went into the show just to OK it, however.
“The Egyptian approached the dealership and asked it to be a sponsor,” Mooney said. But he wanted to know more about the show. Not necessarily because it would be stealing a car from the lot, but more about how the dealership would be presented.
“I asked for references from previous dealerships,” Mooney said.
He got in touch with a dealer in Maryland that also participated in a Mike Super show. Mooney asked them how they were portrayed and what the feedback from customers was.
“They were very happy with the performance and from the response from customers and the community,” he said.
Super has received praise from magician Criss Angel and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres. He was one of the top 12 finalists on “America’s Got Talent.”
The Egyptian Theatre’s website says Super will make the car disappear from the dealership’s lot. If he can make it reappear at the Egyptian, one audience member with a valid driver’s license could win it.
Reserve ticket pricing ranges from $25 to $75; there is a $5 discount available for students and children. Gold Circle tickets cost $75 and include a meet-and-greet with Super before the show and the best seats for the performance.
The Egyptian Theatre is at 135 N. Second St. in DeKalb. For information and to purchase tickets, visit www.egyptiantheatre.org or call 815-758-1225.