SIDNEY - A mind reader who's appeared on America's Got Talent, Live with Kelly & Ryan, Ellen, and Penn & Tell: Fool Us is scheduled to be in Sidney on Thursday.

Eric Dittelman, a native of Westboro, Mass., was a top ten finalist on Season 7 of America's Got Talent. He'll perform at the Sidney High School Performing Arts Center at 7 p.m., part of the High Plains Arts Council's 2022-2023 season. 

Dittelman says mind reading isn't psychic or supernatural, but instead blurring the lines between a mix of people reading, magic, and psychology.

"If you're superstitious or worried I'm going to be reading your deep, dark secrets, that's not going to happen at this show," Dittelman said. "It's a fun, light-hearted night of entertainment that the whole family can enjoy."

Dittelman is best known for duct-taping his eyes shut, having audience members draw a picture, and then telling them what they drew without looking at the picture. He's also able to reveal Halloween costumes people have worn in the past and talk about people's first crushes they once had. 

During his show, Dittelmen will influence your decisions, make you laugh, and leave your jaw dropped in amazement with his unique blend of mind reading, stand-up comedy, and improv. 

Fascinated with magic as a child, and always wanting to know why it worked on people, Dittelman studied psychology and went onto Las Vegas to learn from some of the best mind readers of our time.

"I've always been fascinated by why people do the things they do and how people think," Dittelman said. "It was a natural progression just to combine my background in comedy with magic, and putting a whole new spin together to figure out how people think."

Dittelman has been featured in Entertainment Weekly, Rolling Stone, and The National Enquirer. 

Tickets to his show in Sidney will be available at the door.