Daily Archives: February 15, 2017

Family Friendly Shows (Magic and Related Arts)

evy1There aren’t many shows you can take your kids to without it costing you a fortune. A few months ago one of my customers came to the shop and told me he was putting on 4 shows, one a month, at the Decarie Square Dollar Theatre in Montreal and would we be interested in supporting him in some way. Of course we would. I offered to donate door prizes and Perfect Magic Gift Cards.

This was the first time he did anything like this. I had no idea what the show would be like. I did not expect a David Copperfield or Shim Lim type of show, nor did I get one.

We brought our 2 young grandchildren age 11 and 9  with us. I missed quite a bit of the show as I was having so much pleasure just watching my grandchildren who were literally rolling out of their seats with laughter. (Any grandparent would understand this.) My granddaughter, age 9, volunteered when Marc Trudel was performing. He asked her to come up.  Marc was terrific and funny and she had a ball. When we brought her home, her she went dashing up the stairs to tell her parents she was on stage.

The comedian was hilarious, having trouble keeping blue material out of the show, and making comments about how difficult is was, and that was in itself funny. My kids were laughing away as were we.

The juggler was funny as well. It was more comedy than juggling, although he was a great juggler but it was more for laughs than to show off his skills.

The show opened with two big illusions that my grandson questioned us about intensely as there was “absolutely no place for that girl to be with all those swords and boxes in place.”

We were truly entertained. The kids loved it. All the kids in the audience begged to be volunteers when asked. If the second show is as good as the first we are in for a treat again.

I urge you to go to the show and support them. You’ll enjoy it and so will your family and it won’t break the bank. This could grow into something really big. If you have a special skill like magic, juggling, etc., you should see the show to get an idea of what its about. They are looking for performers as they get different talent each time. Get in on the ground floor as they say. Hope to see you there.

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