The way to have a School Magic Show which will entertain
children lies in getting them involved in the show. Most kids
do not enjoy just sitting and watching, they want to participate
in what is happening. Each of our shows is based on this concept.
That is, to get them involved and keep them invloved.
To accomplish this the selection of tricks and materials
is all important. Obviously what entertains a four year old probably
will not entertain a ten year old and what entertains a ten year
old will not entertain a four year old. Each of our School Shows
uses age related material to insure we will capture the interest
and attention of the children. Where the audience has mixed ages,
material is selected which can be presented so that the interests
of the different ages can be blended together. This is a rather
advanced performance technique which is called "Playing
at two levels". If the performer has enough experience,
training and talent he can blend the presentation and the material
together and obtain a show which all the children, young and
old (plus the adults) will enjoy. One which is hilariously funny,
very moving, and lots of fun, yet full of great magic.
Magic Bob Raynor is uniquely qualified in both experience,
talent, education and training to provide just the right mix
for a great and long remembered School Show.
In 1991 Magic Bob won the National Championship of Magic
from the prodigious Society of American Magicians a.k.a. the
S.A.M. He has taught Magic in a Certificate Program at California
State University, Northridge for ten years. He has also taught
magic at the Magic University, at the world famous Magic Castle,
in Hollywood. For four years he taught magic in the "After
School Enhancement Program" for Elementary Schools in the
Los Angeles Unified School District. He is presently teaching
magic at Pierce College, Woodland Hills, CA. In college he majored
in Child Psychology. He is the founder of the Magic Learning
Center which has just under 5,000 children as signed up members.
He has done literally hundreds upon hundreds of children's shows
and won awards for many of them. His work has appeared on National
TV. He is a consultant to the Mattel Toy Company on projects
pertaining to magic and has worked with the Sesame Street characters
when they do outside field promotions.
Bob Raynor does all the shows himself... their are
no agents, trainees or substitutes.