How many of you remember going on stage for the first time? Were you a little nervous, a lot nervous? I bet you were. But that was nothing compared to how nervous your mother (and grandmother) were. My grandson, Jacob, age 11, performed for the Masters of Spectacular last night at the Decarie Square Dollar Cinema.
Dan Laxer, who you may know from CJAD, was the guest host and did an excellent job, Jason Acoca, Ilusionist, made a lady appear, followed by comedian Geoffrey Applebaum who was hilarious and did amazing stuff with his voice, then Jacob Koffler performed Color Changing Wreaths, followed by Magician Jody Mihaly who was sharp, entertaining and had really great hair (you had to be there). He did mentalism and I can usually figure out a method but one effect stumped me completely.
We also had a special guest in the audience. None other than Spidey. We’ve know Spidey since he was a kid. He reminded me that he used to work for Perfect Magic. Now he’s a world renowned hypnotist. These magicians like Spidey and Jody have been around awhile so when Jacob started doing his Colour Changing Wreaths, they knew where he was going with it as it’s like that classic, Silk Serenade or Color Symphony, which is basically the same effect using records. I know, some of you are thinking, “What are records?” but we old timers know. So Jacob blew them away with his ending, when he thew the 3 separate coloured wreaths into the air and they turned into one giant 3 coloured wreath.
Oh, and by the way, Jody, a well seasoned magician, who does a lot of work for private parties and other venues, said that this was his first time performing for the public. He did a great job, even though he got my 9 year old grand daughter up on stage as a volunteer comedian and she gave him a hard time, that little monkey, but he handled it well. He did a fabulous job with 2 Rubiks Cubes and great comedy Book Test Routine. It was the first time I had seen it and would highly recommend it. It had a killer ending. Kudos to you Jody and Jacob!