Artist Spotlight: Elias “Lefty” Caress

Who are you and what do you do?

Magician and variety entertainer worldwide. Comedy, stunts, sleight of hand, illusion, mind reading, and more! Winner of magician awards and competitions, Elias has an excellent stage show that everyone will love! Amazing magic, thrilling stunts, hilarious jokes, and a lot of audience participation. Sophisticated enough for the discerning spectator yet fun enough for younger audiences! Expert sleight of hand artist and a charming personality, Elias has years of experience entertaining in a wide variety of atmospheres. During the greatest financial depression of his generation, Elias walked away from a lucrative career to follow his passions, and hasn’t looked back!

Why does it matter?

I love variety arts, and I love my life as a variety artist. I love to make people happy, it’s important for my audience to experience something new.

When did you realize performing was what you wanted to do?

After I learned my first magic trick, I was hooked! I’ve always admired other live entertainers, but it wasn’t until then that I knew I could be one of them!

Do you remember what it was like in the beginning?

I remember very well. I had the horrible feeling that I was wasting my life. What I do now gives me a feeling of purpose.

What is your dream performance?

Ha! Every show I do is a dream come true! Well… most of them anyway. I love the variety of places that I work.

Which living person do you most admire?

Charley Frye, David Lichenstein

What do you consider your greatest achievement?

The day I made a little girl laugh…. it was a hours after she learned she was going to die of cancer.

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Window washer. I want to sit on a little seat suspended by a rope 10 stories in the air.

Elias lives in Salt Like City, UT and has performed in Tucson, AZ multiple times.  To learn more about Elias “Lefty” Caress, visit his website and be sure to check out his Upcoming Shows.

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