Spirits don’t get camera shy, unlike audience members.
Theresa Caputo, star of TLC’s “Long Island Medium,” will appear at Northern Illinois University’s Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway in DeKalb, on April 17 as part of her live tour that kicked off this week.
The practicing medium also is the author of two books, “There’s More to Life than This: Healing Messages, Remarkable Stories and Insight from the Other Side” and “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up: Life Changing Lessons From Heaven.”
“It’s the living that get camera shy,” Caputo said. “The dead don’t care.”
The two-hour live show is less of a lecture and more of an interactive, intimate experience, she said.
“I’m not on stage,” Caputo said. “I’m reading in large groups and it’s an hour and 45 minutes of spirit communication. I walk through the arena delivering messages right up close and personal.”
Caputo said she has had the ability to sense, see and feel spirits since she was a young child. As her gift developed, she learned to communicate and channel past souls, she said. She doesn’t let skeptics get her down.
“I’m the first to admit what I do is crazy,” she said. “But there are things that I talk about and say that there is no way I would have known. ... Everyone has a right to an opinion.”
People can come to the show with expectations for a fun and meaningful evening, Caputo said.
“Honestly, in a large group, spirit is more playful,” she said. “There’s a lot of personalities, a lot of souls. People will cry and laugh. ... I know with every message I deliver, it’s not only healing the person I am speaking to but 40 to 100 other people [in the audience.]”
Connections aren’t guaranteed, and often people who weren’t expecting to be read will have an experience, Caputo said.
“This isn’t about anyone believing in mediums,” she said. “When people leave, I want them to leave knowing that a loved one is with them.”
If you go
WHAT: Theresa Caputo Live! The Experience
WHEN: 7 p.m. Sunday, April 17
WHERE: Northern Illinois University Convocation Center, 1525 W. Lincoln Highway, DeKalb
COST: $39.75 to $89.75 at www.ticketmaster.com or 800-745-3000
INFORMATION: www.niuconvo.com or theresacaputo.com