THE MAKING OF A SEATTLE MAGICIAN:
I saw my first magic show at 10 years old. It was a wonderful, spectacular show full of wonders of the likes I had never seen. There were appearing and vanishing ducks. An assistant was suspended on the end of a broom. A table that floated around the stage. I could not believe my eyes. The show in fact was one of the greatest magic shows since the great age of magic in the first part of the century. From that moment I was hooked on magic.
At 15 I went to Magic School in New York and learned from some of the top magicians in the world. I put together my own magic show and performed almost every weekend. My mother drove me around to shows until I was old enough to drive. Since then I have performed hundreds of shows at theme parks, schools, libraries and community centers. I am, however, most proud of the dozens of shows I did at venues for children from low income families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to see a live magic show.
I am now 52 and a Dad with two kids of my own. During the week I work as an attorney in Seattle. But I am still lucky enough to be hooked on magic. Many kids never actually get to see a live magic show. It is my goal to share my passion for magic and the performing arts with families here in the Seattle area.
That's why I am so proud to announce our new spectacular monthly magic show at the Seattle Center. This show is open to the public with a $5 per person suggested donation to help pay for the cost.
My wife and daughter are part of the show. My 12 year old daughter is my main assistant and sometimes she causes a little trouble on the stage - which the kids in the audience find very funny. The show has appeal to people of all ages including adults and young children. It is truly a family show in the tradition of the great magicians from the past. The illusions are mostly classics but with a slight modern twist. I perform the linking rings, the floating table, the bill in a lemon, a Houdini trunk escape and I even suspend my daughter on the edge of a chair (but not a broom).
Our show is also available for private and public functions. The show is perfect for fundraising events, school assembly shows, community center events, festivals and parties of all kinds.
Hope to see you at the show.