Magician Lee Terbosic has come a long way since his middle school days. He went from performing magic tricks at Pizza Hut tables to now performing for audiences that often top out over 20,000 people in attendance. On Saturday, Nov. 7, at 8 p.m. he’ll be performing at The University of Findlay’s Ritz Auditorium in Old Main to give a one-of-a-kind performance.
The event will cost community members $10 at the door. Those with a valid UF I.D. will be admitted free.
Terbosic has developed his own brand of comedic magic and turned it into a compelling act that also includes sleight-of-hand and mind reading.
Terbosic has one of those jobs that allows him to live out his dream each day and night by performing his brand of magic and comedy for audiences across the country. With sold out theater shows, performances for Fortune 500 companies, and a few national TV credits under his belt Lee Terbosic has been very busy.
Terbosic is a nationally touring magician and comedian from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania who blends mystery, humor and sleight of hand into every performance. He has wowed countless celebrities like Aaron Paul, Wiz Khalifa, Paula Abdul and Andy Grammer. Every year Terbosic crisscrosses the country to perform at corporate functions and college campuses. In 2015 he was named the Magician of the Year by the Association for the Promotion of Campus Activities.
Terbosic began performing magic at the age of 12 after seeing his older cousin Robin who was a magician from Brooklyn, New York perform at a family party. Soon after, his weekends where filled with trips to the Carnegie Library in Homestead, Pennsylvania to check out magic books and visits to The Cuckoos Nest, a magic shop on the south side of Pittsburgh. He was hooked and began reading and studying as much as possible about the art of magic. Over the years, he perfected his skills and thrived on performing for anyone who would give him just a few minutes of their time.
Terbosic’s first gig came at the age of 14 when he began performing at the local Pizza Hut every Tuesday night. He would perform table-to-table entertaining patrons, and after each performance was paid with a free pizza. He continued his passion throughout high school, where he became known for freaking fellow students out in the cafeteria and gained recognition around the city while working with corporations and performing at social functions.
Terbosic is a 2008 graduate of Robert Morris University with a bachelor’s degree in marketing and business. After college he jumped right into being a full-time professional comedy magician.
In recent years Terbosic has created, produced and performed sold out performances of his one-man theater show titled “52 Up Close,” created a YouTube/Instagram magic series called “Anything Is Possible” and works with numerous charities and nonprofits.
Terbosic has truly seen a wide variety of audiences, and made a successful career out of something that most people only consider a hobby. He has found something that brings joy to not only himself but so many others.
The audience is invited to meet Terbosic at the end of his show. To learn more about him, visit his website at http://www.leeterbosic.com/
The Ritz Auditorium, located on Old Main’s second floor, is accessible via an elevator on the building’s southwest side.
Terbosic’s performance is presented by The University of Findlay’s Campus Program Board, a student-led group that strives to bring high-quality, diverse entertainment to campus. Call (419) 434-4606 for more information.