Magic Cares 2012
Coming December 16, 2012
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 2012 All-Star Lineup of Magicians & Entertainers:
Don Baggett - "Wild and Wacky Magic Show"
The Producer of Magic Cares 2012
Sit back and hold on tight as Magician Don Baggett takes you on a magical fun filled extravaganza of magic, comedy, unexpected surprises and tons of audience participation. Magician 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.
Tom Vorjohan - Host and MC
Tom loves magic! How much? Well, he quit his job with Alcoa as an engineer so that he could perform full time. Tom loves performing! This is his fifth year to host the Magic Cares show for CASA, and Tom cherishes every moment he gets to be on stage to share his amazing and amusing love of magic. What started as a teenage hobby 35 years ago has become Tom's obsession & profession – taking him from coast to coast and to multiple countries. Tom is an award-winning performer, author, and lecturer; he loves what he does…and hopes you do, too!
Daniel Herron “The Balloon Guy”
A Magic Cares favorite, this is the most unique act your will ever see, combining balloon artistry, audience participation, hilarious comedy and a sprinkle of magic.. His craft has taken him from coast to coast and it has landed him on television in Indiana, Kentucky, Texas and Tennessee on multiple occasions. Daniel is a true professional who loves to entertain and make people laugh… Set back and enjoy a "unique form of MAGIC"
Matt Jergens –Juggler
Matt's blend of classy humor and top-notch skill brings life and energy to every event. He will have you laughing and cheering as he uses a variety of props to defy gravity in a way never before seen. His fast paced routines choreographed to swing music and other nostalgic tunes make you feeling like dancing and cheering him along. Matt returns to Magic Cares this year with an all new set of exciting juggling, comedy, music, surprises and audience participation. Hold on tight as one of the country's leading jugglers take the stage in this high energy not soon to be forgotten act. www.mattjergens.com
World champion magician, Jessica Reed, has amazed audiences throughout the world. She has been performing magic since the age of three. Since then she has been featured in numerous newspaper articles and magazines. One of the most prestigious magazines is the International Brotherhood of Magicians monthly magazine "The Linking Ring" on which she and her sisters were featured on the cover. Jessica and her sisters recently performed as the headlining act in France. She has also been featured in a Japanese documentary that aired in Japan for several years, as well as many television appearances here in the United States.
David Kaplan, The Great Kaplan
Illusion, music, juggling and deadpan comedy collide in this vaudevillesque spectacle. Inspired by the antics of Keaton, Sellers, Victor Borge, the Smothers Brothers and the illustrious Wile E. Coyote among others, "The Great" David Kaplan welcomes spectators young and old into a wonderfully strange world they will not soon forget. Perhaps Kaplan's most spectacular accomplishment is emerging from the performance in one piece. As his world seemingly crumbles, he manages to tame a rogue bowling ball, juggle furniture, perform feats of prestidigitation, and play melodies on "concert balloon", turkey baster and his great grandfather's ukulele, -- all to the delight of a charmed audience. Notable shows include a recent performance as guest 'balloonist' with the Columbus Symphony Orchestra and network television appearances on ABC TV's "The View" and "The Statler Brothers Show" on TNN. David has headlined internationally in theatres and on major cruise lines, from Alaska to the Mediterranean to Tahiti. He has also opened shows for renowned performers including Steven Wright, Bobby Vinton, David Spade, Leon Redbone, David Brenner, Harry Blackstone Jr., and the Smothers Brothers.
Brandon Baggett returns to the Magic Cares stage with 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. This year he worked with his father Don at Holiday Worlds Happy Halloween Weekends. 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.
Special Appearances By...
- THR!VE dance company @ Dalto school of performing arts