At the age of 9, Scotty Wiese performed some magic tricks for family members. He was good at it. He liked it. For several years, Wiese, who will be performing in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 21, said he …
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At the age of 9, Scotty Wiese performed some magic tricks for family members. He was good at it. He liked it.
For several years, Wiese, who will be performing in Highlands Ranch on Jan. 21, said he continued to perform magic tricks, with an added dose of humor, as a hobby. In high school and college, Wiese said he could not ignore it anymore and knew he would make a full career out of it.
In 2017, Wiese said his high school basketball team was flying to Los Angeles to participate in a tournament when high winds forced the plane to divert and land in San Diego.
While the team sat on the runway, Wiese said, everyone was in a bad mood and not happy about the situation. It was at that point, Wiese said, that he decided to lighten the mood with his magical talents.
“In high school, I was always performing for my friends. Teachers would have me incorporate the tricks into projects,” Wiese said. “It was not until that plane that I knew this was it. I started performing and all that stress just turned into smiles. I thought if I can do this on a plane, imagine what I could do on the stage.”
Wiese, who grew up in Denver, said he went to college at Santa Clara University, doing shows for restaurants in the Bay Area. After a short time, Wiese said, he moved back to the Denver metro area, started his entertainment company and is now performing all over the U.S. with his home state, especially along the Front Range, being his favorite.
Wiese joked that starting his entertainment company seemed like a great idea in 2019 when he had 200 shows nationwide that year. Then, the pandemic hit, and the entertainment industry went from “100% to zero just like that.”
“I took that time to work and develop my show,” Wiese said. “I wanted to find a way to connect more with the audience.”
In trying to continue bringing smiles to citizens even during a pandemic, Wiese said he performed at various hospitals and groups for children in 2020.
With shows resuming in 2021, Wiese said his work to better connect with the audience paid off because people were ready to smile and be a part of something.
In his upcoming Jan. 21 show in Highlands Ranch, Wiese said he will be performing brand new material, calling the event “Connection.”
“The show is really based on what we’ve gone through,” he said. “I will be interacting with the audience. It’s a lighthearted show that I hope is a magical, fun night for all.”
Wiese is performing at the “Family Magic Show” at the Southridge Recreation Center, starting at 7 p.m. Click here for show information.
To learn more about Wiese, visit the website at scottywiese.com.
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