No quarters required…

One of my weekend Christmas parties was for an auto parts manufacturing company. At this event I did ‘strolling magic’ instead of a staged show. Strolling tricks is another customer option which often fits better for ‘open house’ style events.

Just off the factory floor I saw this nifty ‘vending’ machine filled with consumable shop supplies workers might regularly require on the job. Swipe your ID card to ‘buy’ something. I had never seen a vending machine like this before.

I’m guessing linking to the employee ID helps keep an eye on, er, I believe they call it shrinkage, too!

(photo taken with staff permission)

Company Christmas Party review…

“Thank you very much to the Magical Mr. Oh! for making our party such a success. The kids and parents who attended had a wonderful time. The show was filled with magic and humour, and as promised a lot of audience (kids) participation. The Magical Mr. Oh! delivered on everything he promised, he arrived early and was ready to start on time; and the show was just the right length of time to keep the kids (of all ages) entertained. Thank you again!!”

This past weekend I did a Christmas Party for a company that was booked through an entertainment listing website. My contact for the party just posted this lovely review here:
https://www.gigsalad.com/magical_mr_oh_hamilton/review/204298

Happy Mom!

Performers love happy customers!
This wonderful unsolicited email from a birthday mom arrived a few hours after I wrapped up a show in their home this past Sunday.
Love getting these.

“Thank you so much for the memorable performance. You were wonderful! Everyone spoke highly of your performance when you left. My sincere apologies for not saying good bye! ┬áIt was hectic and I wanted to keep the kids out of your way while you packed up. Thank you again and if you ever need a reference, please feel free to use me. I will be sure to spread the word to other parents looking for fun birthday party ideas.”


–Leanne F.
–Burlington, ON

A little ‘grand’ theatre…!

Most of my shows are in private homes, rental halls, school gyms, rec centres or library program rooms.

Once in a while something extra fun comes along such as this past weekend when I was part of the family matinee magic shows at the Ontario Week of Wonder festival in Fergus, Ontario.

The Fergus Grand Theatre is a sweet little room on the main drag in Fergus. Seats about 250 and was about 75% full for our OWoW shows.

If you’re ever in the neighbourhood to see a show the beautiful Elora Gorge conservation area is just down the road. There are some lovely restaurant options near the theatre too.

Cool Public Shows for the Family

I’m pleased to be a part of the Ontario Week of Wonder (OWOW!) being held in beautiful Fergus Ontario at the end of October.

There will be a Canadian Stars of Magic Show on Friday Night, Oct 25th, and an International Stars Show on Saturday night, Oct 26th.


Two of the Friday evening performers, Carisa Hendrix and Nicholas Wallace, have appeared on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us.

Nick also appeared on America’s Got Talent.


On Thursday evening, Oct 24th, world travelling (and Fergus resident) entertainer Ryan Joyce will be performing his comedy hypnosis show.

As part of OWOW there will also be other events in local restaurants and some Halloween related shenanigans as well.

Oh!, and it’s a, cough, cough, big Oh! on Saturday (26th) and Sunday (27th) afternoon at 2:00 pm I, Magical Mr. Oh! (see what I did there…?) along with another fine family performer, Peter Mennie, will be presenting a family friendly show for the kids.
(I’d link to my own website but, you know, if you’re reading this you’re on it so…!)

There’s something for everyone!

All info here: https://www.magicfestival.ca/order-tickets