Photo by Scot Grassette From left, Aubree Gotto, Cohen Carrier, Logan Graham, Bradley Bordeau, Lee Carrier, Max Bernard, Asher Maillet, Mayli Poirier, Sarah LeBlanc, and Mary Richard. Submitted photo

Students of 49 Franklin’s School of Magic and Showmanship will create the illusion of superhero powers in a fantastic show called “The Young Superheroes” at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 27, and at 1 p.m. on Sunday, May 28. This will be the first set of classes and performance from the school since before COVID.

Ten budding magicians have been learning techniques, and mastering methods of illusion and magic to create a unique show of young superheroes learning their way in the world and discovering what their true potentials may be. They will move items with their mind, walk through doors, control the elements of air, and water as well as electricity, levitate in midair and lots more. The show features Logan Graham as the lead mentor and narrator. Students also finding out their powers include Lee Carrier, The Rubber Kid, can stretch and twist like you’ve never seen before; Bradley Bordeau, The Mind Ninja, will blow you aways with his skills; Sarah LeBlanc incredibly and softly floats on air; Mary Richard controls wind and causes a stir; Mayli Poirier can control the element of water; Cohen Carrier can set things on fire with his Laser Eyes; Max Bernard is in control, fully blindfolded with coins, tape, and a steel blind fold; Asher Maillet can move things with his mind and is a master of telekinesis; and Aubree Gotto controls the volume in the room and controls electricity with her mind.

Scot Grassettte of 49 Franklin’s School of Magic and Showmanship says, “I’m very proud of these kids, they are doing great with these classes and content.”

The assembly of students includes some seasoned students as well as some first timers. In the show, students with super power expertise will mentor budding heroes, as they reveal what powers they possess.

Creative consultant Nick Graham mentions, “The premise of super heroes is a classic plot. We all can only imagine what it would be like to have powers, and it will be really cool for people to see it play out, live on stage.”

Doors opening at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and at 11:30 a.m. on Sunday. A special menu will be available for lunch and dinner before each show starts. Early advance price tickets are $10 each and $12 on the day of the show. A ticket for both shows is available for $16. Tickets are available at All That Jazz in Rumford or online at

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