From our sponsor: Witness the impossible with mentalist Wayne Hoffman!

Have you ever seen a can of soda emptied and seemingly refilled using only “brainpower”? Have you ever had your mind read by a complete stranger? If not, Wayne Hoffman’s “Mind Candy” is the next show you need to see!

Award-winning mentalist Wayne Hoffman visits the Hillman Center for the Performing Arts at Shady Side Academy in Fox Chapel on Saturday, October 19, for a performance that will leave you amazed and astounded. Hoffman has shocked audiences worldwide with his abilities as a mindreader and comedic flair as he demonstrates seemingly psychic phenomena, predicts the future and travels through time.

Featured on “America’s Got Talent,” the “TODAY” show, the NBC hit TV show “Phenomenon,” “The Ellen Degeneres Show,” “Penn & Teller’s Fool Us” and countless other radio and television shows, Hoffman is recognized as one of the top mentalists in the world. With only a few small props and the power of his own mind, he commands the stage and the audience’s attention. 

An interactive show that relies on audience participation, “Mind Candy” is a crazy melting pot of serious mind-reading, hilarious laugh-out-loud comedy and unbelievable mysteries that will have you on the edge of your seat! If you’re ready for an evening of fun with surprises at every twist and turn, don’t miss this performance! Tickets are only $30 for adults and $24 for children and seniors. Check out a preview of Wayne Hoffman and buy tickets here.

Wayne Hoffman’s Mind Candy is the first of four family-friendly Main Stage shows in the 2019-2020 Hillman Performing Arts Series, which offers a diverse lineup of affordable entertainment for kids and adults of all ages. Additional Main Stage shows include:

  • Six Appeal’s Ugly Sweater Partya holiday a cappella show on Dec. 14
  • The Legacy Show, a multimedia salute to African-American composers with violinist Tami Lee Hughes on Feb. 15
  • and Bindlestiff Family Cirkus, a unique hybrid of vaudeville, circus, comedy and live music on April 18.

Both three- and four-show Main Stage Series subscriptions are available for $63-$100 per person, while individual show tickets are $24-$30.

Looking for an inexpensive date night without the kidsThe Hillman Performing Arts Series 2019-2020 lineup also offers a Black Box Series featuring a variety of musical genres in a smaller, more intimate setting. Remaining Black Box shows this season include jazz pianist and vocalist Ariel Pocock on Nov. 16 and high-energy Celtic band Blackwater on March 14. General admission show tickets are only $20 per person and include pre-show coffeehouse drinks and treats.

The Hillman Performing Arts Center is located on the Shady Side Academy Senior School campus at 423 Fox Chapel Road in Fox Chapel. Parking is free. 

For more information on the Hillman Performing Arts Series or to buy tickets, visit or call the Hillman Center Box Office at 412-968-3040.