WEST PLAINS, Mo. – Area residents won’t want to miss the Jan. 25 performance of hypnotist Chris Jones at the West Plains Civic Center theater, according to organizers with the University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department at Missouri State University-West Plains.
Tickets for the 7 p.m. event, sponsored by Missouri State University-West Plains’ University/Community Programs (U/CP) Department, are $10 each and available through the West Plains Civic Center box office, 110 St. Louis St., from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. weekdays, or by phone at 417-256-8087. Missouri State-West Plains students with a BearPass ID will be admitted free.
Known as the “Adam Sandler of hypnosis,” Jones offers a high-energy show that is interactive for both those being hypnotized and those watching from the audience, organizers said. His antics are guaranteed to make audiences cry from laughing, they added.
Area residents may recognize Jones from his performance on the 2015 season premiere of “America’s Got Talent.” Jones hypnotized judge Howie Mandel, a well-known germaphobe, to make him shake hands.
A lifelong student and native of Chicago, Jones spent the last seven years living on college campuses. A track and cross country athlete, he became a resident assistant and hall director after finishing graduate school. In his free time, Jones enjoys running marathons and hopes to qualify for the Olympic trials one day.
“We are thrilled to bring an exciting performer like Chris Jones to our campus,” said U/CP Director Brenda Polyard. “Hypnotists are one of our most popular shows.”
For more information, call the U/CP office at 417-255-7966.