Although Kreskin says he’s a mentalist, rather than a fortune teller, his Blue Ocean Music Hall performance comes on the heels of a post-election day appearance on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, during which he revealed a 2012 election prediction that he made more than a year ago.
“All I can say is, ‘To be continued,’” he said cryptically, just days before the election.
It may be a disconcerting feeling to be in the presence of someone who purports to read minds, but Kreskin says he’s not constantly tuning into what people are thinking. Instead, he needs to concentrate on doing it; and so do the people whose mind he is reading.
For instance, when he tries to figure out where someone will be on a certain date, that someone needs to know already; only then can Kreskin tune into their thoughts.
“They must know the answer,” he says. “If not I am helpless.”
Yet when they do know the answer—like when he revealed the secret name of a pregnant woman’s unborn child or when he recited the exact WWII army serial number of an audience member in Las Vegas—people are stunned and thrilled. That’s why Kreskin says being a part of his show is such as fun and unique experience.
“People need to realize that when they’re coming to my program they’re not coming to watch a program the way they would when they’re watching a play,” he says. “They’re really an integral part of my program…they are what I’m working with because it’s their thoughts.”
If you go What: The Amazing Kreskin Where: Blue Ocean Music Hall, 4 Oceanfront North, Salisbury When: Sunday, Nov. 11, at 7 p.m. Cost: $25 Learn more: 978-462-5888 or blueoceanhall.com