Learn how to present a reading-themed magic show designed for schools and libraries that can enhance your reputation and increase your revenue in a competitive, but lucrative, market.
From the creator of the Measle Teasel Wand and the Halloween Safety Magic Show comes the Read to Achieve Magic Show by Tommy James who was voted 2010 Kidabra International Family Performer of the Year.
Discover why Tommy has become one of the top performers in the New England area by viewing first-hand his entire live and uncut reading-themed show, performed in front of more than 300 elementary school students and their teachers.
Find out how to promote children’s literacy and captivate the imagination of students by bringing classic children’s story books to life like ‘The Velveteen Rabbit,’ ‘The Secret Garden’ and ‘Charlotte’s Web.’ Watch Tommy’s opening routine to music and his comical warm up with the Measle Teasel Wand. Listen to the excitement from students as a stuffed bunny, which magically appears from a book, turns into a live rabbit. Observe as a child assists in a beautiful flower production and makes the story of ‘The Secret Garden’ even more enchanting. Feel the excitement build throughout the show as students anticipate the special message Charlotte the Spider will weave in her web.
See how students learn the difference between fiction and non-fiction, biographies and fables and are encouraged to take responsibility when borrowing library books.
Realize how you can link classic magical effects to reading topics as Tommy performs his renditions of the Mis-Made Flag, Zebra Silk, Spelling Bee and Air Head Rudy all with messages that inspire children to develop a love for books. Gain all the one-liners, gags and bits of business that make this show educational and highly entertaining.
And it doesn’t stop there! Go behind the scenes with Tommy as he explains to you the entire show. Walk away with the secrets to many of the effects and how to make some of the unique props. Gain insight into sound systems, transporting the show, backdrops and even see Tommy’s most successful promotional materials that consistently sell the show to schools and libraries. Whether you are an established educational performer or seeking to enter the market, this comprehensive DVD will inspire you!
Running Time: 1 Hour 50 Minutes