31 July 2023

Top 5 posts in July 2023

There were 25 posts at Canada's Magic this month.  Here are the five most viewed posts in the past 30 days: 

5. Fredericton, Moncton, Halifax, St John: Matt DiSero, Ken Margoe, & Khang Pham [Sep 14 - 17] - Looks like a great east coast tour!
4. Windsor and Niagara Falls: Penn and Teller [Nov 17 & 18] - Vegas is coming to Windsor and Niagara Falls! 
3. Calgary and Richmond Hill: The Grand Illusionist Magic Show [Jul 7 - 16] and Dogs Do Magic [Jul 28] - Looked like everyone had a great time!! 

2. Montreal: Ryan Murray lecture [Jul 10] - Another fantastic lecture hosted by the Montreal Magic Jam!

and the most viewed post this month  ...

1. Magic at the 2023 Winnipeg Fringe [Jul 19 - 30] - And what a magical success this year's Fringe was! 






30 July 2023

Matt Johnson awarded presidential citation at SAM convention

Congratulations Matt!


From the July 26th Tweet by Matt Johnson:

I’m absolutely floored to find out I was just awarded a presidential citation by the president of the Society of American Magicians at the magic annual conference in New Orleans! I had NO IDEA this was coming😮 SO HONOURED ❤️🙏





29 July 2023

Toronto: The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays [Nov 28 - Dec 3]

Tickets at Mirvish.com.


From the July 24th Instagram post by Mirvish Productions:
✨BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND - FOR ONE WEEK ONLY✨ The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays🪄 is a mind-blowing showcase featuring jaw-dropping talents of the most incredible illusionists on earth. This non-stop show has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever seen on stage. This mind-blowing, family friendly new show will take over the Princess of Wales Theatre on November 28 to December 3.




[via Peter Mennie]


28 July 2023

Niagara Falls: Wonders with Greg Frewin and Christian Mascia [Summer 2023]

From the July 26th Facebook post by the Greg Frewin Theatrical Centre:

We appreciate your curiosity about the name change from 'Wonder' to 'Wonders.' The reason for this change is that our main magician, Greg Frewin, has made a much-anticipated return to the Greg Frewin Theatre for a limited time. [Editor's note: emphasis ours.] While the essence of the magic show remains the same, we've decided to call it 'Wonders' to signify that it now features multiple magicians, including the incredible talents of Greg Frewin himself. This update allows us to showcase a diverse range of magical performances, making the show even more captivating and awe-inspiring for our audiences. We hope you'll join us for an unforgettable experience full of Wonders!"

Thank you for your interest! The show is playing all summer long at the Greg Frewin Theatrical Centre in Niagara Falls. You can book tickets and find more information on our website: https://gregfrewintheatre.com/buy-tickets.html the show and your visit to Niagara Falls!





27 July 2023

David Acer on The Terry & Ted Podcast, S05 E08

From the July 26th upload "STANDING BY: The Terry & Ted Podcast | Season 5 | Episode 8 w/ David Acer" on the Pantelis Comedy YouTube channel:
David Acer wears many hats, and we're guessing at least one of them has a rabbit in it. David is a magician, a comedian and the co-owner of one of Canada's oldest and most prestigious comedy clubs - the Comedy Nest in Montreal - and he's our guest on Season 5 Episode 8 of Standing By: The Terry and Ted Podcast.




26 July 2023

Edmonton: Steve Valentine lecture [Jul 30]

From the July 25th Facebook post by Ron Pearson:

ATTENTION! Don't miss the amazing Steve Valentine lecturing here in Edmonton on Sunday, July 30





25 July 2023

Haliburton: Brent and Sarah’s Comedy Magic Show [Aug 13]

From the July 19th Facebook post by Brent and Sarah:

We're doubly excited to be performing at Abbey Gardens in Halliburton on August 13th!! 

Visit https://abbeygardens.ca/atthegardens/ to get your tickets and join us for a fun magic show for the whole family!






24 July 2023

North Bay, Barrie, London, and Windsor: Young and Strange Delusionists [Oct 12 - 15]

From the July 17th Instagram post by Young and Strange:

Hey friends in Ontario, Canada 🇨🇦!!

We are so excited to announce that in October we are bringing the full Young & Strange show across the province for a short Tour.

Oct 12th - North Bay, ON - Capitol Centre
Oct 13th - Barrie, ON - Georgian Theatre
Oct 14th - London, ON - Centennial Hall
Oct 15th - Windsor, ON - Chrysler Theatre

Tickets went on sale earlier today.
Grab the good seats now! We will see you there!




22 July 2023

Edmonton: Magic at K-Days [Jul 21 - 30]

From K-Days:

Aytahn Ross
The Great Balanzo turns the everyday into an adventure with circus & comedy for all ages. A modern show with a classic feel that’s full of circus tricks, vaudeville classics, a touch of magic, all wrapped up in a silly elegance! Balanzo is played by physical actor and circus artist, Aytahn Ross, who’s been seen live by over a million people in 13 countries around the world. He’s had repeat invitations to Just for Laughs, performed solo for the Governor General of Canada, and performed with the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.

The Cristal Palace Spiegeltent
Come one, come all. Join Firefly Theatre & Circus in the timeless, evocative, eclectic world inside the Cristal Palace—YEG's first Spiegeltent. Have a pre-show tipple in the Spiegel Garden, and stay a while. The Spiegeltroupe will entertain, thrill, and make you smile.

This homegrown cast of veteran cabaret and circus all-stars have joined forces to astound and amaze. Aerial artists swirl overhead, jokesters joke, burlesque dancers shimmy, contortionists twist, a magician enchants, and drag queens slay.

Read more and buy tickets.


From the July 21st Facebook post by Billy Kidd:

It's not often Canada gets Variety/Cabaret or Culture especially in the form of a Spiegeltent. For 10 shows only come see the Great Great Spiegel Spectacular at K-Days Edmonton. I've flown in just for this because  Firefly Theatre and Circus rocks and I love working with them!

Use code 20OFF-USPM7M to get a 20% discount on All K-days tickets and Spiegel shows.



21 July 2023

Toronto and Brampton: Matt DiSero [Jul 29 (with Ken Margoe) and Oct 27]

Updated September 26th to add:



From the July 16th Facebook post by Matt DiSero:

Hey Toronto ! Club 52 brings  Ken Margoe and I to this very cool little venue in the west end July 29th. Love me some small intimate venue where we can do things we couldn’t on a big stage. We’d love to see ya there !

Tickets at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/club-52-presents-matt-disero-ken-margoe-tickets-678772285177



From the July 17th Facebook post by Matt DiSero

BRAMPTON!! I'll be comin' home to perform at the Rose Theatre Oct 27. Brampton's my hometown, as noted in this video, a teaser of sorts, we have abundant drugs and all. I'll share details soon, but mark your calendars, it'll be on the Rose site shortly.



20 July 2023

Guelph: Steve Valentine - Life & Other Deceptions [Sep 16]

From the River Run Centre:

Saturday, September 16, 2023 

Dazzling, hilarious, fast-paced and introspective, Life and Other Deceptions is a theater and magic show that has captivated audiences all over North America, and is called “one of the best magic shows ever.”  

As the star of NBC’s Crossing Jordan, Disney’s I’m in The Band, Major Crimes, The Big Bang Theory, Mike and Molly, Hot In Cleveland, Anger Management and over 200 hours of TV and film, Steve Valentine has carved out a unique place for himself in show business. However, few know that Steve Valentine is internationally recognized as one of the greatest sleight-of-hand artists in the world, having received four coveted awards from the world-famous Magic Castle alone. He was named Close-up Magician of the Year two years in a row and most recently Lecturer of the Year. Steve has traveled the world, performing in over 25 different countries, and had the honor of entertaining our troops overseas.

Fusing his well known, wicked, and cheeky sense of humor with incredible magic and masterful storytelling, this hit show takes you on a wild ride through Steve Valentine’s life, featuring fascinating stories, never before seen magic, and incredible sleight-of-hand. Part performance art and part intricate magic act, this show is hilarious, dramatic, touching, intimate, raunchy, and mind blowing.

Read more and buy tickets.






19 July 2023

Victoria: Sin City Illusions featuring Murray Hatfield and Paul Romhany [Sep 22]

From the Royal and McPherson Theatres website

September 22, 2023

Sin City Illusions - Magic and Mystery

Featuring Murray Hatfield and Paul Romhany

Join us for an incredible evening of magic and illusions that is fun for all ages! We're featuring two of Canada's very best magicians, and you're sure to love them! Get your tickets now for the best seat selection.

Your featured performers are:

Murray Hatfield: One of the most respected magicians in Canada, Murray was named Canada's Magician of the Year. He has performed on huge stages all over the world, on cruise ships, on CBC, and on the infamous Penn & Teller show. His show includes jaw-dropping illusions, incredible escapes, and a whole lot of fun!

Paul Romhany: A truly world-class magician, Paul has performed in over 120 countries for large theatres, luxury cruise ships, and Fortune 500 companies. He is a creator of magic, and is the editor of Vanish magazine, the world's largest magazine for magicians. His creativity and imagination will show you magic like you've never seen before.

Chaplin Magic: Considered the world's premiere Chaplin magic act, Paul Romhany transforms himself into Charlie Chaplin and performs one of the most entertaining and original magic act you'll ever see. It's like a silent movie coming to life, mixed in with a whole of of amazing magic!

See you there! 

Read more and buy tickets.





18 July 2023

Brantford: The Great Event with Doug the Great [Sep 21], Guinness World Record attempt [Oct 21]

From the June 1st article "Doug “the Great” to reach new heights this October" by Kimberly de Jong in the Brant Beacon:

(Doug) Hunt is set to make another Guinness World Record attempt for stilt walking during the 10th anniversary of the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre rebuild on Saturday, October 21, 2023.

In anticipation for the event, Hunt and his camp are preparing for a fundraising event called the “Great Event” to be held on Thursday, September 21, 2023.

A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Participation Support Services Brantford, Brant and Norfolk.

“The September event will be like a pre-party leading up the October attempt,” said Tammy Hunt, Doug’s niece. “The event will be to help raise money in support of Participation Support Services, which is his ‘why’ for this fundraiser. The celebration will almost be like a big community hug for him.”

Read more.

From the July 4th article "Doug The Great looking to reclaim stilt walking record" by Vincent Ball in The Brantford Expositor:

Backed by a strong team of supporters, the multi-talented Brantford entertainer is going after the Guinness World Record for the tallest stilts ever mastered. Wearing stilts that will measure close to 55 feet in height, Hunt will attempt to take 10 steps in front of the Wayne Gretzky Sports Centre on Oct. 21.

The world-record event will be part of the Gretzky Centre’s 10th anniversary celebration.

“I’ll be on the stilts and taking the steps but this is a team effort,” Hunt, also known as Doug The Great, said. “Tom (Rollins) is back, Dave Levac is handling the logistics and my niece Tammy (Hunt), Joshua (Wall), Robb (Nagy) are also helping out and doing some fundraising.

“We have a terrific team working on this and I’m really grateful for the support.”

Arron Jeavons, Trevor Cherewka, Tom Hunt, Gary Foster and Graeme Reed are also on the “On The Record Team.”

Read more.




17 July 2023

Windsor and Niagara Falls: Penn and Teller [Nov 17 & 18]

Niagara Falls tickets at Ticketmaster.


From the May 12th Instagram post by Penn and Teller Live:

Lots of upcoming tour dates in addition to our regular Vegas shows. If you can’t make it to #Vegas come see us on tour! Links in bio to our tour page on the P&T website.


From the July 14th post at the Sid Lorraine Hat and Rabbit Club Facebook group:

Penn & Teller Niagara Falls tickets now on sale! November 18th! Thanks to David Sutherland for keeping an eye on this!!! 





14 July 2023

Montreal: Alex Boyer at Just for Laughs [Jul 25]

From the June 28th Instagram post by Rachelle Elie:

Summer is here!! Le 25 juillet 2023 dans le cadre du festival @juste_pour_rire J’anime mon Cabaret Rachelle🥂🫦 le show est GRATUIT à la scène @lotoquebec_officiel dès 22H.💃🏼🎙🕺Let’s go Montréal!! 



13 July 2023

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12 July 2023

Fredericton, Moncton, Halifax, St John: Matt DiSero, Ken Margoe, & Khang Pham [Sep 14 - 17]

From the June 29th Facebook post by Matt DiSero:
East Coast Canada !! Fredericton, Moncton, Halifax, St John... Comin at ya in September. I know its early but tickets are flyin, so get em now while the gettin's good. FYI - gifts of lobster or screech will get you backstage.
Sept 14 - Fredericton 
Sept 15 - Moncton
Sept 16 - Halifax
Sept 17 - St John






11 July 2023

Calgary: Steve Valentine lecture [Jul 29]

Confirm details with Sean.


From the July 6th Facebook post by Sean Dougherty at the Calgary Magic Circle private group:

A lecture you won't want to miss, international multi award winning Steve Valentine's only Calgary lecture, Saturday 29th July 9.30am, at The Lake House Heritage Point De-Winton, come and learn,  be totally Amazed by Steve's Sleight of hand and ability to deliver magic like no one else, you will learn from the best. Only $25




Calgary: Mr. Valentine Blows Your Mind [Jul 28]

Read our thoughts about Steve's show:

Random thoughts about "Mr. Valentine Blows Your Mind!"

Hope to see again!

From the July 6th Facebook post by Brent Smith:

CALGARY!!!!! He's Coming.......Steve Valentine for a show and a lecture. JULY 28th..... .....$25
PM me on where to get tickets




10 July 2023

Texas: Chris Funk Redefining Wonder [Oct 28]

From the May 26th Facebook post by the Coppell Arts Center:

October 28, 2023
A magic show with live music, Chris Funk’s REDEFINING WONDER is an engaging and visceral multimedia experience that will have you talking and scratching your head for years to come! Chris has pioneered the use of instruments like the violin, guitar, flute and more into his illusions. Whether it’s a violin concerto, a magical dancing sheet of music, or impossibly suspending various instruments on stage, this magic show is in a league of its own. Plus, audience members are brought up onstage and into the action, delivering a family-friendly show that will mesmerize and mystify!
ALL TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Visit www.coppellartscenter.org to purchase yours!




07 July 2023

Ottawa Valley: The Mysteries of the Keyhole House [summer 2023]

From Eventbrite

Canada’s Grand Masters of Illusion, the Outerbridges, present Mysteries of The Keyhole House, hailed as one of the most anticipated magical experiences of 2023.

The summer 2023 tour of the Ottawa Valley kicks off with performances from June 30-July 22 at The Station Theatre in Smiths Falls and continues to Perth July 28-Aug 12, Carleton Place Aug 18-26, and Gananoque Sept 8-16.

Read more and buy tickets.



From the June 2nd Facebook post by Marion Outerbridge:

Thank you all for the great comments. Ted and I will be touring the OTTAWA VALLEY this summer starting June 30th untill September 16th with performances every Friday at 7:30pm and Saturday’s at 2 and 7:30pm. We can’t wait to welcome you. For tickets and locations please go to https://outerbridge.eventbrite.com











06 July 2023

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05 July 2023

Calgary and Richmond Hill: The Grand Illusionist Magic Show [Jul 7 - 16] and Dogs Do Magic [Jul 28]

From the June 17th Facebook post by Aaron Farberman:

Honored & blessed to be a featured act at the “Greatest Outdoor Show On Earth” The Calgary Stampede 🤠 2000 seat venue that’ll be packed each show (we’re beyond excited)!!
Please come check out our show if you’ll be in town!



From the June 27th Facebook post by Aaron Farberman:

I’d love for you all the check out our DOGS DO MAGIC show at Jokers Theatre & Comedy Club!
It’s a mix of everything I love to perform from all my different productions! We’re only putting on this show TWICE the entire Summer, don’t miss out!!
We got two great opening acts Chris Mayhew & Khang Pham ✨
***All the dogs in our show are trained using positive methods. They are rewarded with treats, praise, and love. They are the family pets of the trainers they are performing with on stage. The bond between the trainers and their pets is evident and that is the real magic of the show! Some of the dogs performing in the show are rescue dogs having come from dire situations.





04 July 2023

Montreal: Ryan Murray lecture [Jul 10]

From The Montreal Magic Jam:

Monday July 10

Ryan Murray is one of Toronto’s underground magicians specializing in sleight-of-hand with cards. In 2016 he was awarded the Len Cooper Memorial award from the Browser’s Den of Magic for his excellence and dedication towards magic.

He has currently published two books on card magic; Curious Weaving (2018) which expands on the faro shuffle and takes weave shuffles to a whole new level of possibilities, and Natural Card Magic (2021) in which he explores an obscure underground principle that he often uses to fool magicians very very badly. These books have established Ryan as being highly detail oriented when it comes to learning difficult sleight-of-hand.

In this lecture, Ryan will cover some of his own card techniques and routines including some that were previously unpublished. He will also cover his thoughts on his false shuffles and cuts, as well as various faro and weave shuffle techniques. Aside from card magic, he will also finally tip his signature Rubik’s Cube routine that he's been wowing audiences with for many years. 

Read more and buy tickets.



03 July 2023

Magic at the 2023 Winnipeg Fringe [Jul 19 - 30]

From the Winnipeg Fringe:

Patrick Gregoire:

    Gregoire Entertainment 

Brad Micholson:

    Brad Micholson Magician

Chanelle Munroe


Brett Hogan

    Hogans Circus

Greg Wood

    Comedy Illusions of Greg Wood

Read more and get tickets.



From the May 20th Facebook post by the Magic Club of Winnipeg

wow anyone checking out the Fringe festival this year i have 5 magician friends preforming Patrick Gregoire - The Astonisher, Brad Micholson, Chanelle Munroe, Brett Hogan and the kids Fringe Greg Wood
All worth checking out!

01 July 2023

Québec City: CAMaraderie 2023 [Sep 22 - 24]

Guest artists are / Les artistes invités sont:

  • Alain Choquette, Canada
  • Jaana, Allemagne
  • Luis Olmedo, Espagne
  • Nicolai Striebel, Allemagne
  • Philippe Beau, France
  • Silly Billy, USA
  • TaNa Manga, Portugal
  • Hector Mancha, Espagne
  • and more to come ...
  • et plus encore ...


From the June 29th Facebook post by the Canadian Association of Magicians:

CAMaraderie is back in September in Québec City! Read more here

La CAMaradie est de retour en septembre à Québec! Plus d'infos ici