Believe in magic this summer: The Repertory Theatre in Seaside hosts renowned magician

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You can see “Perception: an elegant evening of artful magic with Jeanette Andrews” Saturdays at 7:30 p.m. at The REP in Seaside.

Special to The Sun
Published: Friday, June 27, 2014 at 11:49 AM.

The small Repertory Theatre in Seaside is hosting a huge talent this summer — Jeanette Andrews. Hailing from the suburbs of Chicago , Andrews started practicing magic at age 4, and started performing professionally at age 6.

“This is the only thing I’ve ever wanted to do,” Andrews said. “I love performing and sharing the art of magic with people. My show is inherently different, and I work hard to really make it relevant and modern for my audience.”

Andrews hosts her one-woman show “Perception” on Saturday nights at The Rep, along with kids’ workshops and family performances during the week. And when she’s not performing, she focuses on research and development and the historical path of magic.

“There’s such a science to magic,” Andrews said. “I love learning the background of study — philosophy, science, psychology. There’s more to the art of magic than meets the eye.”

Andrews is no stranger to South Walton. She was recently awarded a month-long retreat for the Escape To Create program in Seaside , using her time as an artist-in-residence to develop new interactive art experiences using new tools to create illusions.

“I had so much fun at Escape To Create,” Andrews said. “I was literally researching 18-hours a day. I want to give my magic a very modern aesthetic and be aware of what people want out of a performance, and that takes a lot of hard work. But magic is my artistic medium — an outrageously beautiful tool.”

Andrews is performing her shows and workshops now through Aug. 2. She’s part of The REP’s summer season, including a summer short series “Seaside Shorts” and a “Low Country” comedy tour and more. The REP is located at 216 Quincy Lane in Seaside . For more information on Andrews or The Repertory Theatre, visit

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