Robbie Wise ready to open library fundraiser concert with some magic and laughs

There’s going to be a new component of the Tyrone-Snyder Public Library’s fundraising concert next month, and it’s sure to keep the audience rubbing their heads in astonishment and slapping their knees with laughter
Master Chrisitian magician and comic Robbie Wise, who claims to be “Pittsburg’s best-kept secret,” will open the third-ever concert fundraiser, which will help the library defray costs of the new facility located on Pennsylvania Avenue.
Tickets for the show are on sale now, and at a price of $25, library Vice-President Chuck Banas said the show will “definitely be worth much more than that.” Headlining the April 17 show will be 60s sensation The Vogues, and making a second return to northern Blair County will be 11-year-old Star Search 2003 runner-up Vanessa Campagna.
Wise, started practicing magic in 1966 when he was just four years old. For the past 37 years, he continued his practice and entertained thousands.
Although he’s billed as a musician, Wise incorporates a clean, family-oriented comedy into his shows.
He said that he really believes that laughter is the best medicine.
Wise made an appearance in Tyrone this past Saturday when he and Campagna entertained more than four dozen residents and guests of Colonial Courtyard.
“I had no idea how good he was until I saw him Saturday,” said Banas. “He did one trick and he wasn’t even in the room.”
His love of people is evident in his unique style of comedy and magic. He always welcomes the participation of the audience and enjoys seeing the look of bewilderment on their faces.
He has entertained for the Pittsburgh Public Schools, Children’s Hospital, United Way, and the Make-A-Wish Foundation. He also performs at a variety of business functions and churches.
According to a press release provided by Banas, Wise said the greatest magic in the world is not the applause, the money, or even the tricks, but the moments he shares with his audience.
His magic is for everyone – children, adults and older Pennsylvanians.