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20 December 2018

Oshawa: The Amazing Kreskin

From the Regent Theatre:
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 2, 2019 

Presented by:  Punchline Productions Inc.

With a showman’s flair, a comedian’s wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist or thought reader, The Amazing Kreskin has, for six decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind…his own. His very name has become an integral part of pop culture throughout the world. During the past fifty years Kreskin has had a television series, his own board game by Milton Bradley, twenty published books, and a major motion picture inspired by his work.

In the 1970’s Kreskin headlined his own television series for five and a half seasons called, ‘The Amazing World of Kreskin’. The airline industry estimates that Kreskin has flown over 3 million miles, to reach a vast international audience with his unique brand of Mentalism.

At 83 years of age, Kreskin shows no signs of slowing down. He continues to perform his legendary live shows in front of packed audiences around the world, playing over 200+ dates yearly.

Recommended Age:  10+
Age Restriction:  7+

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17 August 2018

Dundas: The Amazing Kreskin

From the Dundas Cactus Festival:
Sunday August 19, 2018

With a showman’s flair, a comedian’s wit, and the capacities of a bona fide Mentalist or thought reader, The Amazing Kreskin has, for six decades, dramatized the unique facets of the human mind…his own. His very name has become an integral part of pop culture throughout the world. During the past fifty years Kreskin has had a television series, his own board game by Milton Bradley, twenty published books, and a major motion picture inspired by his work.

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21 September 2014

Kreskin in the Globe and Mail

Pick a god, any god.

The Amazing Kreskin is on the phone, and the parlour-trick performer and sometime predictor is riled up. “Something has happened in our culture,” he says, calling from New York. “Years ago, whether you were Jewish or Christian or just brought up well by your family, it meant something when you gave your word. But people don’t have as much guilt today.”

Read more.

21 August 2014

[Guest post] Kreskin at the CNE

The following is a guest post from an author who wishes to be known as The Magic Demon.  Photos taken during Kreskin's second show at the CNE on Friday, August 15th, 2014.

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Kreskin loves Canada. And Canada loves Kreskin. He said he thinks of Canada as his second home. Many Canadians even think of him as one of us. No wonder, we've long been enthralled by his charismatic performances, most memorably those also seen throughout the world during his famous 1970s television series taped in Ottawa and Toronto.




Kreskin's twice daily performances at this year's CNE in Toronto is like attending a master class in audience management. With nothing more than his easily recognized voice and considerable stage presence, Kreskin presents a remarkable demonstration of the "powers of suggestion". He says it is definitely not any kind of hypnosis (which he asserts does not exist anyway). Whatever it is, he held the entire audience (both onstage and offstage) spellbound with his supreme confidence and showmanship honed over a lifetime of such performances.





Here Kreskin's "powers of suggestion" render onstage audience members unable to voluntarily control the movement of their own hands and fingers, much to the amusement of the rest of the audience.




During the show Kreskin stopped to chat with this onstage audience member who, under Kreskin's influence, appeared to be unable to remember his own name.



Here Kreskin's influence causes an onstage audience member to believe the woman beside him has eleven fingers, which he repeatedly miscounted, much to his growing bewilderment.



Kreskin concluded his entertaining performance with an homage to Dunninger: "For those who believe, no explanation is necessary. For those who don't [believe], none will be good enough". Kreskin's shows follow in the tradition of Dunninger's who originated the disclaimer.

Anyone within traveling distance of the CNE should see Kreskin this summer. His act may be old school but he still knocks it out of the park each and every time. At nearly 80 he is an inspiration. Dare I say "amazing"? There is so much to learn from watching him. He's well worth the price of admission.





Also at this year's CNE in Toronto, ventriloquist Michael Harrison presents two shows daily. His laughter-filled act is clever and fast paced and a total audience pleaser.

Here Michael does the talking for both his dummy and also for an audience member in a climax to his act that left his delighted audience wishing for more.

Photo taken during Michael's second CNE show on Friday, August 15th, 2014.





If you plan to attend this summer's CNE in Toronto you should be sure to check out the "Browser's Den of Magic" booth in the Hobby Building. Although primarily designed to create interest among newbies, there's some extra good deals on offer that should be of interest to all.

Here Browser's Den of Magic associate Ahmed entertains an enchanted young fan.

Photo taken at the CNE on Friday, August 15th, 2014.




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Thank you The Magic Demon for guest posting at Canada's Magic!





15 August 2014

Toronto: There's magic at the Ex in 2014!

There's magic at the CNE again this year!

Majinx is back at Kids' World with Professor Wick's School of Magic and Illusion.

And Kreskin is at the Variety Stage.  From The Ex:
From the hard news formats of CNN, ABC and FOX NEWS to the ingenious madcap comedy of David Letterman and outrageous humour of Howard Stern, Kreskin has become a household name. Nationally recognized as a teenager as “The World’s Youngest Hypnotist”, he went on to become a mesmerizing entertainer and a major player in criminal investigations and anti-terrorism initiatives. For the past 11 years, he has been featured on CNN on New Year’s Day to discuss his predictions for the months to come.

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27 December 2013

Kreskin on Home and Family

From iTricks:
The Amazing Kreskin will be joining The Hallmark Channel’s Home and Family this morning at 10 AM Eastern, 9 AM Central. If you miss it this morning, it will be re-aired Monday at noon Eastern. In more television news, Travel Channel is rebroadcasting the first two episodes of White Magic on

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02 February 2013

A mentalist by any other name ...

From iTricks:
They initially called the man a “magician” and not a “mentalist.” According to Deadspin, this lead to Kreskin getting angry with the blog’s editors and refusing to answer more than three of the 200 questions submitted.

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03 January 2013

The Amazing Kreskin on Fox News

From The Amazing Kreskin:


03 September 2012

Whitby: The Amazing Kreskin

From Class Act Dinner Theatre:

Back At Class Act for the 11th exciting time [Thursday Sept 13th]
 
This icon of thought transference developed a mental test that has become the highlight of his performances all over the world. This signature piece has Kreskin requesting that his check be hidden somewhere within the venue he is appearing. If he fails to find it, he will forfeit his fee.
 
His shows are mind boggling and will leave the audience trying to figure out how he Does it!


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11 December 2011

Kreskin at the West End Cultural Centre

From Uptown:
Canada loves Kreskin but that doesn’t mean Winnipeggers won’t try to stump the master mentalist and magician when he performs at the West End Cultural Centre on Dec. 13. The "cheque test" — Kreskin’s most well-known feat and the finale of every show — involves the audience hiding his payment for the performance while he’s escorted offstage. If Kreskin doesn’t find his fee, he doesn’t get paid.

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12 September 2011

Whitby: The Amazing Kreskin

The Amazing Kreskin will be appearing at Class Act Dinner Theatre on Sunday, October16, 2011.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please visit the website of Class Act Dinner Theatre.

11 January 2011

Kreskin’s in Canada next month

From AmazingKreskin.com:
For details about the events, please contact the venues directly.