An inside look at the making of Beyond Belief and the story of Daniel Bauer.
Meet the cast . . .
Daniel Bauer is internationally respected as the successor to the legendary escape artist Harry Houdini. He had a famed career until he was diagnosed with HIV in 2002 when everything was pulled out from underneath him. Daniel Bauer has entertained sold out audiences world-wide with the launch of his very first theatrical production Mis-Direction at the legendary off-Broadway venue The Duplex Theater. Since, Daniel has appeared on ABC, CBS, NBC and WB networks. In 2011, he decided to disclose his status and reclaim his dreams by returning to the stage with his highly-acclaimed show "Beyond Belief: Escape to Survival" which debuted at the American Airlines Ampitheater. He continues to perform to sold out audiences around the globe and uses his famed talents to inspire the hearts of many world-wide. HX Magazine describes Daniel Bauer as one of "New York's most soul piercing performers."
Michele Fiona DivaShell
Shell Yes!! Michele is a certified High School Drama/English teacher and a veteran of Pensacola Little Theatre who has performed in several productions at Stage Crafters Community Theatre in Fort Walton Beach, as well as a handful of shows at Pensacola State College and Panhandle Community Theatre. Favourite roles include her most recent stint as Jacqueline in DON’T DRESS FOR DINNER, Dolly Parton in 9 TO 5 the Musical, Maggie the Cat in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF, and whatever her current role is! She has sung in bands and choirs her entire life and is a proud member of the Coastal Cabaret Ensemble. She is a cast member of the Improbable Cause Mystery Theatre troupe. She is truly thrilled to play a dynamic part in "Beyond Belief".
A proud graduate of the Ball State University Theatre Program, John has been actively involved in the theatre for well over 30 years. A jack-of-all-trades, he has been an actor, director, producer, stage manager, set construction worker, light and sound technician, and even a theatre owner. As an actor, some of his favorite roles include Death in On Borrowed Time; Dale Harding in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest; Garry Essendine in Present Laughter; Beverly Carlton in The Man Who Came to Dinner; Dr. Toynbee in Bad Habits; and Sergeant Cokes in Streamers. John is a lifelong lover of Shakespeare and has appeared as Bottom in A Midsummer Night’s Dream; Feste in Twelfth Night; Lucio in Measure for Measure, and Baptista in Taming of the Shrew. His directorial credits include The Runner Stumbles; The Shadow Box; The Curious Savage; Twelfth Night; and Hello, Dolly! John would like to thank his dear friend Daniel Bauer for including him in the magical experience that is Beyond Belief!
BEYOND BELIEF IS COMING TO HOUSTON!!!
The December Performances have been postponed to April 2017.
To be alerted of the April dates and early-bird ticket specials please fill out the form below:
Ticket holders must be 18 yrs or older. Any attendees under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult due to the intensity of the show's content.
CLASSICAL THEATER (@ The Chelsea Market)
4617 MONTROSE BLVD
** Following each show, there will be a quaint wine and nibblet reception and a meet and greet with Daniel Bauer and cast **
Beyond Belief: Escape to Survival is a 90-minute (no intermission), emotionally charged, life-changing experience that is based on the true story of Daniel Bauer. The story takes you on a mind-blowing journey of life from his escape from the womb to when he was appointed as Houdini's Successor to how his entire love for magic and escape, his dreams were pulled right out from underneath him after he was diagnosed with HIV. The experience is intense, heart-breaking and soul-lifting all at the same time.
"Daniel Bauer is as charismatic as he is handsome and as funny as he is moving – and all this while he conjures up a magically unforgettable and emotionally charged evening."
- positivelite magazine
Stories of loss, survival and triumph are creatively weaved through the arts of magic, mind-reading and death defying escape. Everything you thought you knew about conquering life, never losing hope and going after dreams will come to life. The show promises that you will not be the same person when you leave as when you arrived.
"I found myself completely enthralled by the stories he wove. So much so that before I knew it, I was shedding tears, laughing out loud and amazed by his acts of magic and escape."
- Stephen Lance, Theater Critic (NYC)
Written, Produced and Directed by: Daniel Bauer
Music by: various artists that have inspired Daniel Bauer since his escape from the womb - including live vocals by the fabulous Michele Fiona DivaShell.
Read one of the many reviews from when the show originally debuted here: (click here)
For show inquiries or to bring this inspiring, life-changing experience to your community please contact the offices of Daniel Bauer Studios
Terms / Conditions
** Tickets are non refundable. Each performance is limited to 175 seats in an effort to preserve the authenticity of the New York off-Broadway "feel".
** Any person under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult due to the intensity of the show's content. **
** The taking of photos or video is strictly prohibited **
** Portions of the performances will be broadcast Facebook Live. Ticket holders agree to be "Filmed Live".**