Presto Change-o is a new musical about a family of stage magicians—three generations of illusionists—who find themselves living under the same roof for the first time in years.

 

In a story that is both hilarious and heartfelt, full of betrayals, secrets, and magic tricks, the Presto family must face their past, learn to co-exist, and reconcile what is truth and illusion in their lives.

 

All the while, the family’s patriarch, an aging sleight-of-hand conjurer, grows more and more senile and begins to believe he’s actually capable of magic. And maybe he is.

 

PRESTO CHANGE-O was commissioned by Barrington Stage Company and made its world premiere there in May 2016 in a production starring Tony Award-winner Michael Rupert, Tony nominees Jarrod Spector and Barbara Walsh, and Lenny Wolpe and Jenny Barber, who were both nominated for Berkshire Theatre Awards for their performances.

 

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