George Younts is an award winning magician whose performances weave together acting, storytelling, clowning, theatre and poetry via mysterious miracles aiming to mystify and entertain all ages and backgrounds.
His performance experience consists of restaurants, schools, preschools, birthday parties, street fairs, colleges, outdoor parties, theatres, libraries, fundraising galas and correctional institutions too. His style is very adaptable to all types of stages, venues, age ranges and occasions.
Originally from Illinois, George is a classical trained actor and has toured nationally and worked as a magician, director, designer, producer, technician, playwright, actor and tours in a one-man adaptation of A Christmas Carol during the Holidays.
A theatre teacher at the Charleston County School of the Arts with over 30 years of experience he taught at the BAK Middle School of the Arts in West Palm Beach, FL before joining CCSOA in 1999 and is a recipient of the South Carolina Theatre Association's Outstanding Theatre Educator Award.
A graduate of Illinois Wesleyan University, he coaches The Fighting Gnomes- CCSOA's Improv Comedy Troupe, teaches stage tech and leads workshops at state/regional conferences. In addition, he has taught Shakespeare, Improv, Acting and Magic in the South Carolina Correctional System.
His professional affiliations have included- Actors' Equity, Southeastern Theatre Conference and the National Endowment for the Arts.
George performed for both our Independent and Assisted Living Residents as well as our Memory Care Residents. He had everyone laughing throughout the whole building and knew how to interact with the audience and
made sure they felt part of the show.
-Harmony at West Ashley-
His personality was delightful! The many characters he performed all had their spotlight. The tricks were great and the delivery was excellent. Our residents enjoyed the laughs! Can't wait to have him back again!
Fantastic! He worked with our preschool and toddler age classrooms. Extremely fun and interactive. He had the children up and participating and they LOVED IT! They truly enjoyed this experience, and the staff thought he was awesome and hilarious!
We would definitely have Mr. George back!
-St. James Day School-
The inmates were engaged and thoroughly entertained
by Mr. Younts' magical effects, acting and poetry.
-Lieber Correctional Institute-
Incredibly entertaining incorporating acting, props and magic
to break Shakespeare down in a way that helps us all understand
the language better. Funny, insightful and educational.
We LOVED it!
-Lexington High School-