Schaumburg High School’s Arts Alive Program Hosts Magician for Fundraiser Performance

Magician Bill Cook.

Magician Bill Cook.

Community members in the Schaumburg area are invited to support Schaumburg High School’s Arts Alive program as they welcome magician Bill Cook to perform a fundraiser performance.

The Arts Alive Evening of Illusion Performance featuring magician Bill Cook will take place Dec. 5 at 7 p.m. in the Schaumburg High School auditorium. Tickets for adults are $7 and students and children under the age of 12 are $5.

“This year, Arts Alive is introducing our first evening fundraiser open to the public,” said Kim Shade, chair of Arts Alive Week and Art teacher at Schaumburg High School. “The mission is to raise monies in tandem with the V.I.P grant that solely funds Arts Alive. It is also a wonderful opportunity for the community to be a part of Arts Alive Week. This year we are featuring Bill Cook, a prominent magician.”

Cook is referred to as the “Future of Magic.” He is a three-time winner of the Lance Burton award of excellence, and recently won Second Place in the world for his close up magic in the World Magic Seminar International Close-Up Competition held in Las Vegas. He also took First Place and the Prestigious People’s Choice Award at the Chicago Magic Competition and was the youngest competitor. His talents include a wide variety of magic, ranging from intimate close-up magic, to walk-around magic, to birthday party magic, and stage performances.

Arts Alive is celebrating its thirteenth year of bringing the arts (dance, music, theatre and the visual arts) to Schaumburg High School. Arts Alive allows the full student body, as well as staff, an opportunity to experience and implement the arts into daily curriculum lessons.

For more information, visit SHS’ website. Check out some of his magic acts by visiting