Magic Cares 2013
Coming December 22, 2013
Holiday Magic & Variety Show - Presented by First Bank
Benefitting Vanderburgh County CASA
What is Magic Cares?
Magic Cares is a holiday themed magic and comedy show that will entertain the whole family from age 2 to 102! We will amaze you with magic, have you laughing and leave you wondering, "How'd they do that"? Join us for one-of-a-kind magic, comedy, and illusions with a holiday twist! If we're good enough, maybe Santa will make a magical appearance!
The producer of the show is magician Don Baggett, an Evansville native that has been performing magic since the age of 10. He has performed locally as well as all over the country for large corporations, schools and on cruise ships. He has recruited his son Brandon and magician friends from across the midwest to donate their time and talents to make this the best Magic Cares yet! Meet and Greet the cast of Magic Cares immediately following the show. The performers will autograph your programs and cool Magic Cares t-shirts (available for a donation to CASA).
A Worthy Cause
Magic Cares is a benefit for Vanderburgh County CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocate). The Mission of Vanderburgh County CASA is to be a voice in court to ensure a safe home for abused and neglected children. These are all physically or sexually abused, neglected, or abandoned children who range in age from birth to eighteen years. To learn more visit our website www.vandcasa.com.
Magic Cares 2013 All-Star Lineup of Magicians & Entertainers:
Host & MC - Tom Vorjohan
Our host returns for his 6th year at “Magic Cares” as he seemingly has nothing else to do back closer to home in Knoxville, Tennessee. We are glad he’s back, and you will be to as Tom loves guiding us through the cavalcade of talent on this stage. For over 36 years he has enjoyed magic as his hobby, avocation, and now full-time profession. His quick wit, love of magic, and comfort with an audience makes every performance seem like he’s just having fun – and he is!
At age five, Trent James saw his first magic show. This fascinated him so much he began practicing the art himself, conjuring up his own tricks and performance style. Trent, now just 16, is one of the top teen magicians in the country. His charismatic personality and hip, yet classy look appeals to the masses. Trent James has mesmerized 1,000's to date and that number is rapidly growing. Trent is a rapidly becoming one of the feature "BIG STARS" of magic.
Mark Wade... Ventriloquist
Mark Wade is currently one of the busiest professional ventriloquists on the show circuit today. He annually performs over 400 shows and has been the opening act for such top headliners as Garth Brooks, Reba McIntire, Marie Osmond, The Oak Ridge Boys,Trace Adkins and hundreds of others. Mark is a past “International Ventriloquist of The Year” and has made appearances on such television programs as “60 Minutes”, “Good Morning, America”, “CBS Evening News” and many others. Mark was even a question on the famed game show “Jeopardy”. When the question was asked “America’s #1 Children’s Ventriloquist” the correct answer was “who is Mark Wade”. Mark is most proud of being recognized as “America’s Foremost Children’s Ventriloquist” and is the author of THE book on the subject of performing for kids, “Kidshow Ventriloquism”
Brandon Baggett returns to the Magic Cares stage with an all new set of high energy magic and surprises. He began performing magic at the age of 5 and hasn't looked back. In 2007 Brandon was the park magician for Six Flags St. Louis where he starred in his own one-man magic show. He is a very active performer throughout the Midwest performing a various events and private parties. Brandon recently performed in shows in Louisville, Indianapolis and Chicago.
The Action Brothers
The Action Bros. have been presenting their unique brand of comedy magic to audiences for more than twenty years. Using participants from their audience (some say volunteers, others say victims… Tomato – Tomato) Max and Ace draw together elements of comedian dell’ art, mime, and sleight of hand magic, combined with an ability to interact with audiences born of years as street performers. The Action Bros. ultimate goal is to make you laugh laugh laugh laugh and laugh again!
Illusionist, Evan Nordhoff became interested in the art of magic at the age 12 when witnessing a magician in Las Vegas. Amber Lansford, his lead assistant is a vital part of his act. Be prepared to expect the unexpected!
When Laura was little, her dad told her that if she picked a career that she truly loved then she would never have to work a day of her life. This probably wasn’t what he had in mind. In 2008 Laura won 1st place at the World Juggling Federation, placing her among the best jugglers in the world. Then, on the 5th season of America’s Got Talent, Laura performed inside of her human-sized hamster ball- a prop so impressive it caused Howie Mandel to exclaim, “I love you! You are my soul mate.” Never settling for average, Laura has invented innovative props and brought new life to old favorites. In a career that is dominated by men, she has risen to the top. She has performed all over the world, and currently resides in Des Moines, Iowa with her wonderful husband Ryan.
Don Baggett is living testament to the quote "Growing old is inevitable, growing up is optional". Don is a regular performer at Mesker Park Zoo and Holiday World Theme Park. His Wild and Wacky World of Magic Show has been seen all across the country at theme parks, zoos, schools and corporate events. Don is also the producer and director of Magic Cares. Don would like to thank his family, friends and all of sponsors for their continued support of Magic Cares and CASA.
Special Appearances By...
- To Be Announced