Illusion, misdirection, sleight of hand coupled with laughter and surprise defines the close-up magic that will be performed by three of the world’s greatest magicians in the Coolidge Theatre at the Deane Center for the Performing Arts at 104 Main St., Wellsboro.

Magic Beyond Imagination is presenting “The Mental Madness Show” featuring magicians Garrett Thomas, Kozmo and Joe Maxwell at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 at the Deane Center. Theatre doors will open for the show at 6:45 p.m. This is a family-friendly event for eight-year-olds to adults.

As a special treat, magic enthusiasts can pay extra for VIP tickets for a 45-minute meet-and-greet with these magicians, including an up close and personal magic session with cards and coins that begins at 6 p.m. VIPs will be admitted early to the theatre and be given their choice of seating.

“We consider it a work in progress,” said Kozmo. “We are doing material we’ve been doing for 15 years but not in this configuration. We use cameras and screens so people in the audience can see all of the details of our magic.”

Thomas and Maxwell are from Buffalo, N.Y., and Kozmo is from Binghamton, N.Y.

Thomas is a magic creator, technician and artist. He is also a TV consultant for David Blaine, known for his magic, including his high-profile feats of endurance.

Kozmo is a street performer, who has thrilled audiences from Bourbon Street to China with his hilarious magic, according to a press release. He keeps his audiences in stitches using ordinary objects.

Maxwell has done it all. He is the master of ceremonies for the Mental Madness Show and is one of the world’s most sought after drummers, having toured the world with Grammy-nominated recording artist, Moby.

These magicians have performed for some of the biggest stars in the world, such as Johnny Depp, David Copperfield, Olivia Wilde, Willie Nelson, Scarlett Johansson, Seth Rogan, Jay Leno, Trace Atkins and others.

Purchasing tickets in advance is strongly recommended. For tickets and more information, visit or call 570-724-6220.