Mind Reader

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2302-mind-reader - Steven Nicholas

Company Name: Steven Nicholas

City/State: Cleveland, OH

Genre: Variety

Ratings: PG - Parental Guidance Suggested

Playwright: Steven Nicholas

Venue: The Bird Comedy Theater

Show Times:

Fri, 7/21 10:30 PM
Sun, 7/23 7:30 PM
Thu, 7/27 7:30 PM
Fri, 7/28 6:00 PM
Sat, 7/29 9:00 PM


After the success of his debut show ExperiMENTAL, Steven Nicholas returns to Kansas City with a brand new mind reading experience. The show will begin entirely in your imagination and you might not even know it's happening. We will reach beyond the walls of the theater, involving people who haven't even come to the show. Minds will be read, questions answered, and realities twisted. We can't tell you exactly what will happen, but we can promise you things you've never seen before.


Steven Nicholas (performer), Drew Backenstoss (director)

Past Fringe Shows:

Experimental (2021 - 2023)

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  1. Kristina on July 21, 2023 at 11:50 pm

    We were in a crowd of about 25 people and almost everyone was involved! Several people were brought on stage, one person gets to call someone so they can be on the show. It was a lot of fun and several times the crowd audibly gasped. A must see!

  2. STU LEWIS on July 22, 2023 at 12:44 am

    I know some things about how mind-reading performers work and I’ve seen some of the big-name performers, but Steven had me totally baffled with most of his revelations. I have never seen a stronger performance of stage mind-reading. The show started off a bit slow, but he built to an amazing climax.

  3. Dave Black on July 27, 2023 at 3:08 am

    Great mentalism!

    From the first to the last segment, Steven Nicholas got some very big wows from the audience and some very surprised expressions from his volunteers.

    One volunteer was asked to call someone on her phone (held up to the microphone). Steven asked that lady’s daughter a few questions and also asked three audience members to write out responses to three other questions. What happens next will wow you.

    I’m glad he’s sharing his talents with the Fringe circuit and visiting us from Cleveland. Won’t be long until you’ll only be able to see him in Vegas.

  4. LMM on July 27, 2023 at 8:35 pm

    Steven is incredible! Funny and amazing surprises. Highly recommend him!

  5. Randy on July 27, 2023 at 8:54 pm

    Amazing is the only word that comes to mind! Thanks Steven for developing this show!

  6. Gary and Linda Kuntz on July 28, 2023 at 9:23 pm

    We were delighted we could go to Steven’s show. He involved the audience and had us sitting on the edge of our chairs. We left thinking…”How did he do that?” He was very creative and used audience distraction to his advantage. I hope he comes back to the KC Fringe so we don’t have to travel to Las Vegas to see his future shows. What a crowd pleaser!

  7. Rebecca Smith on July 29, 2023 at 6:43 am

    This is the third time I’ve seen Steven Nicholas (at 2 previous fringe shows) and each time I’m wowed at his talent and showmanship. He always delivers.

  8. Rebecca Smith on July 29, 2023 at 6:44 am

    Steven Nicholas is a gifted, very talented performer. Stunning feats of showmanship.

  9. musicbyskippy on July 30, 2023 at 10:43 pm

    * Rating – 4 out of 5

    * 1-sentence review – Though this show’s transitions often felt awkward, they’re worth ignoring to see this production full of mind reads and feeds.

    * 3-sentence review – If you’ve never seen a mind reader show, trusting in Nicholas’ guidance is half the game to get to the joy you feel after his slow burn, mind-twisting reveals. As both a participant and observer, I switched from skeptic to sincere celebrator, noticing the amount of time and detail it may take for this art form to get to its sometimes lengthy conclusions. This show is worth a visit, especially if you’re ready to alleviate pique curiosity.

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