"The Magic of Stuart MacDonald” returns home for United Way benefit

Now's your chance to see Whirlpool's own world-renowned magician!

By day, Stuart MacDonald is a Senior Training Analyst at Whirlpool, but in his spare time, he’s a famous magician—come see his show LIVE on Saturday, October 26 at 6:30 p.m. at Lakeshore Community Auditorium (5771 Cleveland Ave.) in Stevensville. Proceeds benefit United Way of Southwest Michigan!


The past year and a half has been busy for Stuart as he brought his acts to various places around the world. In 2017, Stuart attended the qualification round for the World Championships of Magic. It was here he set a record number of awards in a single competition—five in all! Shortly thereafter, Stuart was cast on the hit TV show, Penn and Teller's Fool Us. Again, Stuart rose to the occasion and was able to "fool" the famed magicians/entertainers. Next, Stuart found himself in front of two sold-out crowds at the Winter Gardens, one of the largest theaters in the United Kingdom. With 7,000 in the audience, Stuart wowed with his special creation, "The Unintentional Magician."


In July 2018, Stuart represented the United States as the country's top magician in the World Championships of Magic, held in Busan, Korea. Among the world's best magicians, he received a standing ovation for his performance. In all, Stuart took 8th place in the world and remains the highest ranked in all of the Americas.


As Stuart's next adventure awaits, he finds himself filtering through opportunities including TV productions, organized festivals, and theaters seeking talented acts. Having been offered to perform in Beijing, Stuart had to defer the opportunity as he'd already been contacted to share his experiences through the Ted Talks organization and its millions of followers.


Purchase your tickets now to experience his family-friendly performance that is sure to entertain all!


Ticket Prices:

  • Adults: $15

  • Children 12 & under: $10


Tickets and information at uwsm.org/stuart-macdonald.




United Way of Southwest Michigan fights for the Health, Education and Financial Stability of every person in every community. We have the influence and relationships to make sustainable change a reality. By harnessing resources from corporate, nonprofit and public partners, we provide immediate assistance to our most vulnerable populations while addressing the root causes of our community's longstanding challenges and changing lives for the better. To join the fight—through giving, advocacy and volunteering—visit www.uwsm.org.


Jennifer TomshackComment