Looks like I’ll be spending most of May and June visiting ( performing at ) many public schools in Ontario. Today I’ve just returned from performing for a group of special needs children in London ON. It was just a small classroom show, but that made the magic show very special for these children. It was a great day and the kids had fun!
I perform many big assembly shows and lots of small shows for single classrooms. Each show is special because the performance is interactive and the children become the stars. It’s very empowering for a child to come “onstage” in front of his peers and then perform magic. That’s what happens in my shows, The child does the magic where Captain Corbin often fumbles the effect and the magic does not work for me. It makes the child feel special.
When I perform for groups at schools and libraries I often add an educational theme to the show. Currently I’m offering two shows with an educational theme –
Reading Treasures, which is a magic show about reading and literacy skills. (many of the effects involve spelling and I talk about the importance of reading)
Math-a-Magic, which is of course a show filled with math magic tricks of various skill levels so all the children can take part.
Besides the above examples I’ve also performed shows with water conservation, recycling, bullying and more as the theme. Let me know what kind of theme your school wishes to promote and with enough warning I may be able to custom design a show for you!