A Fun Family Friendly Comedy and Magic Show makes your event a special experience. Many people have never seen real live theater performance in their parlor, like a Magic Show with mystifying illusions. Throw a party that everyone remembers fondly with magic photo opportunities and gag pictures.
Choose a show to fit your event:
* Magic Hatter Magic Show for kids
* Balloon Twisting Hats and Things
* Comedy Magic and illusions in your Parlor
* Senior Center Mind Exercise
* Close-up Cocktail Hour--An Entertainment Appetizer!
Price Range: Contact for rates
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Performers Liability Insurance
Unions: International Brotherhood Of Magicians
What to Expect
Expect to see a Fun Magic show with Family Friendly Comedy.
Choose a show that fits your needs. Young groups or Senior Centers, close-up magic in-the-hands, or stand up comedy in the parlor. Balloon twisted hats and things are also available. You may desire a themed performance like: a Magic Hatter or Mind Games.
The hour show may include a parlor/stage Illusion if desired.
See the Hazard Head Illusion with a dozen spikes, or
Be one of the few people to try Magic Planking, or
Try to Stick-Your-Neck-Out in a Hazard Zone Chopper.
Audience member participation in the show provides for Fun Photo Ops.
Jonathan Kanter has been bringing joy and amazement to families in Cleveland for over forty years. Seeing Doug Henning live in New York made Magic COOL for a young teenager. Being inspired Jonathan arranged professional private magic lessons with the local professionals and developed performance skills and slight-of-hand dexterity. Soon Trockmorton the Great was born...
Throckmorton's first gig was earned by winning an audition for the Higbees Magic Daisy Sale event, and he performed in the downtown store main floor.
Over the years Throckmorton the Magician or The Magic Hatter performed for various family parties, scout banquets, cocktail parties and fun raising events.
Performed for hospitality and sales parties, including close-up magic for cocktail hour at Executive Caterer at Landerhaven's New Years Eve party.
Now (link hidden) performs for parties and events and while Throckmorton is retired, The Magic Hatter Magic Show is still enjoyed by kids.
Jonathan, an Eagle Scout, can relate well with Scouts and Adventure Guides and do some Scouting inspired routines in his shows for banquets and events.
As a scout Jonathan performed for the Scout Fun Day fundraising events.
Additional Booking Notes
Access to the performance area is required before and after the show.
PA systems can be provided for large groups.
Stage area required depends on the show and illusions desired.
The Magic Hatter Magic Show for kids has many large colorful props and simpler magic routines that are easy to follow and enjoy.
The Magic Illusions and Comedy show is Fun Family entertainment with some slight of hand, mental mysteries, and parlor illusions.
Close-up magic for cocktail hour includes in-your-hands effects.
The Senior Center Mental Gymnastics Show is a fun combination of visually stimulating illusions and simple math puzzles.
Influences & Inspiration
As mentioned in the bio section I was impressed by Doug Henning as a young teen and pursued lessons from local magicians like Howard Flint.
I learned a great deal of magic from books including many by Dai Vernon. My Linking Rings and Cups and Balls routines are based on Vernon's books.
I also like Will Rodger's rope tricks, and some by Bob Sands, and Pop Haydn.
PA available for large groups
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