Thursday, September 17, 2009

What’s in the Box on top of the Weinberg Center Marquee?

What’s in the Box on top of the Weinberg Center Marquee?

Everybody’s asking…what’s in the box that the Weinberg Center staff, along with the assistance of the Department of Public Works placed on top of the Center’s Marquee this morning? The answer is a prediction! A prediction that could get you a refund on your ticket purchase and a chance to see the show for FREE, that’s right FREE… Mike Super, here on October 16th, has made a public wager with the community that he will be able to accurately predict the headlines that will appear in the headlines the day of his show (October 16th.) To prove it, Mike pre-recorded the predictions and sent them (a month early) to the Weinberg Center in a sealed FedEx envelope.

This morning, the Honorable W. Jeff Holtzinger, Mayor of the City of Frederick locked the prediction in a Frederick News Post single news copy box and the box was hoisted up to the Marquee. The box has been secured with locks, chains, and weights! After the box was locked, the key was given to Jacquelyn Bello, Assistant Manager of the PNC’s Citizen Office in Downtown Frederick where Jacquelyn has placed the key in a safe-deposit box. The box will remain locked on top of the marquee until October 16th at 3 p.m. when the box is lowered and Mike Super will be on hand to prove whether or not he could predict the headlines—a month early! If Mike is wrong, he has made a promise to refund the price of each paid ticket that evening. The public is invited and encouraged to attend the big reveal of the headlines on October 16th at 3 p.m.

Don’t miss out on this challenge – buy your tickets early and guarantee that you have a chance at a refund if Mike is incorrect. You must have purchased a ticket to the show and tickets must be purchased by October 15 in order to be eligible for a refund. Prices range from $20 - $30 and kids under the age of 16 are only $12. Tickets are on sale now at the Center box office, by phone at 301-600-2828, or online at Share this memorable theatrical experience with your family and friends. Who knows… you could end up seeing the show for FREE!

More about Mike Super

Now one of the most sought-after mystifiers in the country, Mike Super has been making magic since the young age of six. A member of both the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians, Super has entertained tens of thousands, including celebrities such as Regis Philbin, Joan Rivers, Paul Reiser, and Robin Leach. In 2007, he was named the winner on NBC’s hit television show Phenomenon.

The secret to Super’s success is his natural ability to entertain and fascinate people. He transcends the "trick" and connects personally with his audience on a level they can relate to. Whether it's through television, stage, or theater, Super's personality and humor enchant audiences of all ages.

To purchase tickets, call the Weinberg Center for the Arts at 301-600-2828, 301-600-2838 TTY or stop by the Box Office Tuesday –Wednesday 10am to 4 pm; Thursday – Friday 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.; and Saturday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. or visit

The Weinberg Center for the Arts, a municipal facility of the City of Frederick, is located at 20 West Patrick Street in downtown Frederick, Maryland. The historic theatre opened in 1926 as the Tivoli, and it and was donated to the City of Frederick in 1978. Today as one of the region’s premier presenting facilities, the 1,200 seat Weinberg Center offers professional LIVE! Series, including dance, music, theatre, family performances and films, weekday performances for students, and classic movies. Performance space and professional services are available to a variety of community arts groups, civic and business organizations, and other arts promoters. Programming at the Weinberg Center for the Arts is made possible with support from the City of Frederick, Frederick County Government, Maryland State Arts Council, Frederick Arts Council, Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, The Frederick News-Post, Bank of America Foundation, The Plamondon Companies and other corporate and individual donors. For more information about upcoming events at the Weinberg Center, please call the Box Office at 301-600-2828 or visit

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