An evening of hypnosis

Family-friendly comedic shows will raise funds for after prom

Randy Andrews

High school students traditionally are treated to a hypnosis show during after prom festivities.

This year, Webster City is doing something a little different. The general public will be invited to two comedy hypnosis shows on Feb. 24 to raise money for the after prom to be held in April.

This will be a funny, family-friendly show that all ages can enjoy, said after prom Coordinator Michelle Casady.

“It’s a great show to hold because everybody’s looking for something to do, and we’ve never had this type of show before,” Casady said.

“He will be doing hypnosis shows on Feb. 24 at 2 p.m. and at 6 p.m.,” she said. “Both shows will be totally different from each other. We hope to draw people back to the second show.”

Tickets are $10 in advance, or $15 at the door, and can be found online at http://l.ead.me/bb3cB1

Hypnotist and DJ Randy Andrews is a familiar face to the area.

“He did the show last year for after prom, but he is not able to do it this year, so he came up with this idea to help us fundraise,” she said. “It’s always hard to raise money for after prom. We always go asking from businesses and local people to help. This way the kids can raise the money on their own, so that’s what we’re hoping to do.”

Andrews has a fundraiser package he offers to organizations, and he said it’s a good fit here.

“It’s a lot easier than going door to door and selling cookie dough,” said Andrews. “It’s something a little different, it’s a one-shot thing where people can come, have a nice night of entertainment. The high school kids can get a preview of their hypnosis show for after prom, and kind of build some hype around that, too.”

Visitors should expect a customized show built to fit the community, Andrews said.

“I build a show from the ground up. I take a look at the community,” he said. “Basically I try to show a range of human emotions, and get people do do things they wouldn’t normally do, or things they wouldn’t expect the audience to do. Whether it’s grandma getting up and dancing a Fortnight dance, or someone laughing hysterically at a movie that’s not even there.”

The kids had hoped he would come back again–he put on a good show, Casady said.

Andrews now lives in Webster City, and recently started performing at the Hamilton County Fair.

“He did that the first time last summer. He started out slow, but by the end of the time he said he had hundreds of people just standing around because there were no seats left,” Casady said. “I didn’t get a chance to see him. But everybody I’ve talked to said he is great.”

Find out more about Andrews’ show at heyape.com.

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