PEQUOT LAKES-The Greater Lakes Area Performing Arts presents magician Jared Sherlock for a 7:30 p.m. Dec. 16 performance in the Pequot Lakes High School Theater.

Admission is $14 for adults, $12 for seniors ages 60-up and $10 for youths ages 18 and under.

Sherlock is an award-winning, classically trained illusionist and comic magician. His modern magic and comedy entertainment is featured in theaters, colleges and fairs nationwide. Audience members often join him onstage, where his juggling is in the spotlight. One of his specialties is a contemporary showcase of the infamous bullet-catch using a paintball gun, a news release stated.

Sherlock began his love of the art of magic at age 8. Holiday magic shows for the family became a tradition at the Sherlock home. What was considered a hobby, with the invaluable help of his parents, family and friends, quickly became a profession by the age of 13.

Sherlock graduated with distinction from Saint John's University, where he received a bachelor's degree in theater entrepreneurship. He also is a graduate of the Dell'Arte International School of Physical Theater's summer intensive in Blue Lake, Calif.

The American College Theater Festival has nominated him twice as an actor for the Irene Ryan award for his performances in "Our Town" in 2008 and "Macbeth" in 2010.

Sherlock and his Minneapolis-based production company, Sherlock Studios LLC, is a popular consultant in Twin Cities Theater, holding professional credits with Cardinal Theatricals and The Moving Company. His work has been featured by the Wall Street Journal online, MSN Money and the internationally syndicated Bob and Tom Radio show.

In 2010, Saint John's University named him Student Entrepreneur of the Year.

Seats may be reserved on the website at or by calling Pequot Lakes Community Education at 218-568-9200.