Why Your Library Needs a Summer Reading Program with Magician Mr. Fantastic
- First place in 5-Star ratings by librarians, parents, and teachers across the Pacific Northwest
- Flexible and easy to work with
- Keeps kids age 5 + AND parents entertained
- Hilarious interactive magic show
- Supports 2020 theme of Fairy Tales / Mythology / Fantasy (Imagine Your Story)
- Hastle-free booking and customer service
Some summer 2020 dates are already taken. So why are
How many weeks until your summer reading program kicks off?
Don’t take chances on a live entertainer who won’t be more interesting than a device screen.
Eye-Popping Magic & Clean Comedy
Each of our library magic shows delivers at least 45 minutes of fun, amazement and inspiration. The shows blend crazy mind blowing magic with hilarious clean comedy. Your kids will likely experience more ooohs, aaahs, and laughs per minute than they have ever experienced with live entertainment.
My performance character, Mr. Fantastic, is a Family Entertainer, who uses the Disney formula in his shows. This means that humor happens all during the show on levels that both kids and adults have consistently found laughingly enjoyable.
The result is that your library will have a room full of kids and adults having a fantastic experience during the show. Afterwards, you’ll have parents and their kids tell you how much they enjoyed coming to an event for your library’s summer reading program.
High Energy Audience Participation
During the magic show, Mr. Fantastic continually connects with your patrons. At times, the kids will be shouting the magic words. Other times, he’ll get kids coming up on stage as his magical assistant. The suspense grows at times to where you’ll literally see kids holding their breath in anticipation of what will happen next. At other times your kids couldn’t keep quiet if they wanted to.
Many kids will be absolutely unable to keep their seats. Don’t worry though. His years of experience as an entertainer and educator in Oregon, Washington, and elsewhere enables him to maintain the right mix of controlled chaos during the performance.
The result is a level of excitement during the show that is rare among library performers in the Pacific Northwest. The net effect is a wonderfully memorable experience for your library patrons and their children.
Activates Critical Thinking Skills
As kids participate in the show, they will see blatant descrepancies in what Mr. Fantastic claims is happening and what their senses tell them is happening. The relationiship he creates with the audience compels them to identifiy the descrepancies. As they investigate the truth, magical things happen to the surprise of kids and adults alike. This generates a lot of laughs and and surprises that they will be talking about for days.
All you have to do is provide a respectful and supervised audience. After that, immediately at the end of the show, if you can honestly look Mr. Fantastic in the eye and say, “I and my guests were not laughing and well entertained,” you then owe me nothing.
That’s how confident we are in his professionalism and ability as a true entertainer. Few library performers and magicians offer a summer reading program presentation with such a powerful guarantee.
That said, in the many years we’ve offered magic shows, not one client ever invoked the risk-free guarantee. That’s because our clients are thrilled with the show and love seeing how happy and excited their children are during and after the show. We guarantee you’ll be satisfied too.
I recently booked Mr. Fantastic for my child’s 3rd birthday party. He did a great job interacting with all children and guests. This is the second time we have booked him and each time it just gets better and better. I would highly recommend him to friends, family and strangers that are looking for unique entertainment for any Event. Thanks again for making my child’s birthday a success.
Free Marketing Materials & Social Media Promotion
We know how important your your mission is to inspire children to read more and to develop their minds. To aid in this mission we’ve developed a few things to help get as many kids and their families in for the show as capacity will allow.
As we approach the summer, you will receive a downloadable poster that you can print to advertise within your building. You’ll also get a graphic that you can include in an emailed newsletter that you might send out to your patrons.
That’s not all. Mr. Fantastic will create an event in Facebook and invite your library’s Facebook page to co-sponsor the performance at your library. He will promote that event to the followers on his Mr. Fantastic page and his personal page. He’ll also create the event in Eventbrite. From there he’ll promote it in Twitter and Instagram.
Lastly, Mr. Fantastic maintains a mailing list of people interested in magic for children’s events. He’ll promote the event at your library on his emailed newsletter.
Michael put the WOW! in our 5 year old grandson’s birthday party! He is a great entertainer and has a terrific sense of humor! He made all the children feel special, especially the birthday boy, by bringing each one into his act. Both adults and children had the best time, but the children raved that this was the best party ever! Loved Michael’s interaction with the children and adults. The Chicken Act was hilarious! For a memorable time have Mr. Fantastic for your special event!
A Gift for the Kids
Kids like getting a cool souvenir. To that end, Mr. Fantastic gives to each child a special “magical something” as a souvenir from the magic show. This free show give-away will motivate them to read and it teaches them some magic tricks to share with their friends.
Empowering Life Lesson
Our library magic shows reinforce an Empowering Life Lesson. Kids will learn, and build self-confidence while they are laughing their heads off. They will leave your library and remember what they learn as they face challenges in life. That’s saying a lot but once you experience the show, you’ll see what we mean.
Full Sound System and Professional Backdrop
You don’t have to worry about sound and music at the show for your library’s summer reading program. It doesn’t matter if your audience is seated 10 feet or 50 feet away, they will still be able to clearly hear Mr. Fantastic. As he sets up and later takes down the stage area for the magic show, you’ll hear some kids music playing that helps to set the energy for the show. Some tricks may even feature music or sound effects.
Block Pricing Discounts
The magic show presentation for the summer reading program is priced to offer discounts when multiple shows are booked. This means that when you contact us to book a show, book more than one. Connect with other libraries in your system (or another system) and give me the date and time that you want for each show. I’ll send out an agreement to you (and/or use your system’s performance agreement).
Here’s how the discount works: Ask for all of your dates at once….rather than us unnecessarily having multiple exchanges via phone or email about the various dates. This reduces everyone’s administrative costs. I pass the savings to you.
Once you or another library within your library system/network books one or more shows, then any additional shows booked within 30 days of the initial request count towards a discount for all of your shows booked within that 30 day window. The shows don’t have to happen within that 30 days: they can happen any time after they are booked.
See the cost per show below. Also note that I always want to keep things as easy as possible for you. As such, milage is included in the fees below. This applies to all shows within a 2 hour drive of downtown Portland. A small fee may apply to shows at a further distance unless multple shows happen in that location or that vacinity on the same day.
Keeping Kids the Priority
2019 was a record year for me. I performed about 200 magic shows. In meeting so many library professionals I’ve learned something. Not all library systems have the same budget. I earn a living performing magic full-time. I can’t afford to work for free. Still, I don’t want money to be the reason that a group of children can’t benefit from my show. If you have budget concerns, then please contact me and I will do my best to work with you.
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