Paul Miller’s Magical Juggling Madness Extravaganza

Last Friday the sensational Paul Miller came to EMU to perform magic, juggling, and balloon tricks.

Even before the show started Paul Miller was in full character. While everyone was taking their seats, he walked around the audience and “stalked” one lady around untill she found a seat.

He captivated the audience with his performance even when all he was doing was being silly. Just seeing him walk around had the audience watching his every move.

Senior Leah Pannapacker said, “I loved the way he interacted with the audience. He was funny and entertaining for everyone.”

For his first trick he asked five members of the audience to throw him five balls on the count of three. At one point one young man missed and when Miller passed the ball back to him, it almost hit Angela Stoltzfus, a Sophomore, in the face.

To this, she said, “I was a damsel in distress and Ben Bontreger [Sophomore] saved me from the flying ball.” The ball had went flying strait at her face and Bontreger caught it with both hands right as it was about to hit her in the face.

Next, he explained how he became an entertainer. For this he needed another volunteer. He had Rachel King, a Sophomore, dress up in a cooking hat, fuzzy eyebrow glasses, and an apron and talk in an Italian accent. The reason why she was dressed so funny was because there was an Italian man who forced him to eat tomatoes when he was young. He did not like to eat tomatoes. So he would perform a trick where he made the tomatoes disappear.

Rachel King said, “Going up on stage was pretty fun. Wearing the apron, hat, and glasses was great. I especially enjoyed the fuzzy eyebrow glasses.”

Last but not least Paul Miller performed his most dangerous stunt.

He had three objects: a fake arm, an apple, and a machete. He started by juggling the arm and the machete, after he got a rhythm going he had someone toss him the apple, again on the count of three.

It was as if we all went into a trance when he juggled the three items. The tension was so thick you could have cut it with a knife (or a machete) and the room was so quiet that you could hear the bad party music from JMU.

Then, as if this was not amazing enough, he started taking bites of the apple while juggling the other two items. Everyone was on the edge of their seats.

After he caught the remainder of the apple on the machete, everyone erupted in applause.

Paul Miller is the greatest entertainer that I have ever seen and it would be awesome if he would come back to our school. It was a show that was worth seeing and one that no one will forget anytime soon.

He had three objects: a fake arm, an apple, and a machete. He started by juggling the arm and the machete, after he got a rhythm going he had someone toss him the apple, again on the count of three.

It was as if we all went into a trance when he juggled the three items. The tension was so thick you could have cut it with a knife (or a machete) and the room was so quiet that you could hear the bad party music from JMU.

Then, as if this was not amazing enough, he started taking bites of the apple while juggling the other two items. Everyone was on the edge of their seats.

After he caught the remainder of the apple on the machete, everyone erupted in applause.

Paul Miller is the greatest entertainer that I have ever seen and it would be awesome if he would come back to our school. It was a show that was worth seeing and one that no one will forget anytime soon.

Alicia Frey, Staff Writer


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