Joshua Lozoff became a magician thanks to a quote from Albert Einstein
“He said that the most beautiful thing that we can experience is the mysterious,” said Lozoff, who brings his Life is Magic tour to the Jan Brown Anderson stage in the Emma Kelly Theater on May 2. “The most beautiful thing about magic is how it appeals to everyone. I can go from a black-tie gala to a backyard barbecue, and everyone has a few moments in time which transcend our ordinary reality; moments of awe, of astonishment, and just a flat-out fun time.”
Tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance are $18 for adults and $12 for students. They can be purchased in the box office at the Averitt Center main gallery (open 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Monday through Friday), by calling (912) 212-2787 or online at averittcenterforthearts.org/performances-events.
Lozoff has been studying and sharing magic around the world for 20 years. He regularly performs in theaters, at corporate and private functions throughout the United States and abroad.
His stage show is highly interactive and combines amazing illusions developed in his travels around the world, with mental feats that explore the possibilities of the human mind.
His performances reflect his love for the art of magic, and his fascination with psychology, intuition and other inner workings of the mind. In one moment, he solves a Rubik’s Cube just by tossing it in the air, and in the next he attempts to predict a volunteer’s choices even before she knows them herself.
The result is a fun, mind-boggling performance that leaves audiences amazed and talking long after the show is over.
Before turning his attention to magic, Lozoff was a professional actor, with a notable recurring role on the TV show Cheers as “Gino Tortelli” and as “Logan” in the movie "Clueless." You can even see his martial arts prowess on display (he holds a second degree black belt in Aikido) in the 1990 film Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.
But, after 14 years as a professional actor, Lozoff left Los Angeles to regain his sanity and devote more time to service work, including volunteer stints throughout Latin America.
It was during his travels that a chance encounter with a street magician sparked a new passion, and Lozoff began his training. Traveling around the world, he studied with master magicians on several continents. After years of full-time training, he began sharing his craft with others. Now he is regarded as one of the top magicians working today.
Last year, Lozoff logged more than 200 private and public performances, at events ranging from small private parties to corporate banquets and gala balls, and even wedding receptions.
Lozoff loves sharing his craft with people in every setting, and his love and respect for magic come across in every performance. A few moments spent with him can truly inspire, amaze and entertain.