On August 26, 2015

Castleton Presents Derek Hughes

Stand up magician finalist on America’s Got Talent to perform at Castleton University.

Wednesday, Aug. 26 at 9 p.m. – CASTLETON – Castleton University presents the mind-blowing magical talents of America’s Got Talent finalist Derek Hughes onSaturday, August 28 at 9 p.m. in the Casella Theater.

Magician and comedian Derek Hughes is well known for his appearance on Season 10 of America’s Got Talent. As a current finalist on the show Hughes has performed several acts captivating celebrity judges Howard Stern, Heidi Klum, Mel B and Howie Mandel.

This performance is open to the public and free of charge. For more information, please contact the Director of Student Services Matt Patry at (802) 468-6085.


Derek Hughes is a magician in demand. He’s created original deception for MTV’s Room 401, Justin Willman’s YouTube series Magic Meltdown, and Michael Carbonaro’s hilarious appearances as the Magic Clerk on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.

He believes magic, in it’s purest form, is a live performance experience and that no camera, no matter how high-definition, can truly capture and transmit a moment of wonder. He performs regularly at the Magic Castle in Hollywood, California, where he was recently nominated for Parlour Magician of the Year.

From being the only magician ever invited to perform at HBO’s prestigious Comedy Arts Festival, to filling in for the legendary Mac King at Harrah’s in Las Vegas, Derek is truly a unique voice in the art of conjuring. His sense of humor and mind-blowing magic have made him one of the most sought after entertainers on college campuses across the county.

As an actor, Hughes was “Logan,” opposite Jaleel White, on the Paramount situation comedy Grown Ups. In the American remake of the British hit comedy series As If, he played “Jamie”. He appeared in Adam Sandler’s feature film Mr. Deeds and has guest starred on the Warner Brothers series Angel and Nikki, as well as on the CBS hit drama CSI: NY. Hughes leads a phenomenal cast, including Rance Howard, Richard Riehle, and Christa Campbell, in the independent feature film Audie and the Wolf, produced by Brooklyn Reptyle Films. This spring he can be seen in an episode of Tosh.O.


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