Humans of Lexington | Reed & Ashton Masterson – Illusionists

Humans of Lexington | Reed & Ashton Masterson – Illusionists

At age 16 I entered my High School talent contest which is the school that Ashton ended up attending a few years later. I entered the contest and won first place. After my performance I was hired by 3 different teachers to do a show for each of them. After about 3 months of rehearsal I developed a 45 minute show. On March 25th 2006 I did my first full show for the entire 1st grade class at Nicholas County Elementary School in Carlisle, KY. After that show I was reading a book on the infamous Harry Houdini, I learned a ton about Houdini but the craziest part for me was finding out that he was born on March 25th 1874. That was like a glimpse of destiny. A few months later I did the other two shows for my other teachers. Both were birthday parties however, one was for a little boy who loved magic but the other was for an 80 year old legally blind lady. And for her birthday I pulled out all of the stops by performing the infamous Water Barrel Escape made famous by Houdini himself.

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