Hypnotist to perform in school theater

Next Monday, Diamond Bar High will present a comedy-filled show next Monday featuring hypnotist James Kellogg Jr., who will introduce students to what hypnosis is all about and the world of the subconscious mind.

Kellogg plans to hypnotize 25 to 30 student volunteers from the audience and make them do comical things, choreographed to music. The chosen students will  unknowingly follow exactly as the hypnotist commands. According to people’s experiences, after regaining consciousness from being hypnotized, many feel as if they had awoken from a deep sleep and do not remember anything.

Kellog will choose random students from the audience and guarantees that no part of the act was planned in advanced.

“[Hypnosis] is really a psychological thing. If you tell yourself that they can’t make you [be hypnotized], then chances are, you really won’t be. On the other hand, if you listen to what the hypnotist says and let you mind relax, you’re more likely to,” explained Frank De Anda, Class of 2013 advisor.

A hypnosis show was held previously at DBHS. It was “successful and everybody enjoyed it. When students act in completely unexpected ways, the audience just roars in laughter because these kids would never do such a thing in real life,” De Anda said.

Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. and the 90-minute show will start at 7 pm. Tickets cost $10 per student and $12 after the presale.

The show is hosted by the Class Committee of 2013 to raise money for the class. The money will be used for Senior Week.

“Class of 2013 is such an amazing class. We are holding this show to display school spirit and provide entertainment for the whole school,” De Anda said.