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Capital University News, California State University, Sacramento

February 18, 2005

Hypnotist mesmerizes campus

For more than two decades, performing hypnotist Tom DeLuca has mesmerized students at California State University, Sacramento into doing outrageous tricks through the power of persuasion. Now DeLuca will perform on campus again at 7:30 p.m. Thursday, March 3 in the University Union Ballroom, with new tricks up his sleeve.

Photo of: Tom DeLuca
Tom DeLuca

Student participants in past campus performances have done hilarious stunts such as ballet dancing, and have been coaxed into acting like children and even believing their chair was trying to attack them. DeLuca always adds a surprise element to every new tour that is sure to leave the audience laughing in their seats.

“The show is different with each individual that gets onstage,” says Dean Sorensen, University Union program director. “Tom DeLuca sees new things from the students every year.”

The former clinical therapist tours the country with his show, taking it to colleges, universities, and businesses such as Microsoft, American Express, BMW and Marriott International.

DeLuca has appeared on “Good Morning America” and NBC’s “Dateline,” while being featured in People, Rolling Stone and the cover of the Wall Street Journal. He has been named “Campus Entertainer of the Year” several times by the National Association for Campus Activities.

Tickets are $10 for general admission and $7 for students, available from the CSUS Ticket Office at (916) 278-4323 and are on

For more information on this performance, contact UNIQUE programs at (916) 278-6744. For media assistance, call public affairs at (916) 278-6156.


California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •
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California State University, Sacramento • Public Affairs
6000 J Street • Sacramento, CA 95819-6026 • (916) 278-6156 •