Abracadabra is a magic show that blends magical entertainment with an inspiring message: reading is the key to achieving your dreams. Presenting himself as a positive role model, Evan shares his personal story of how he became a magician by reading magic books at the library. At the end of the show, he facilitates a mini-magic lesson where the kids are empowered to learn and perform a trick from a magic book.
Evan Paquette, a.k.a. “Magic Evan,” has earned a Master’s Degree in Educational Theater from New York University. As an artist-in-residence in NYC Public Schools, Evan has used magic as a tool for teaching skills such as team work, conflict management and social responsibility. As part of the Community Outreach Initiative at Urban Stages, Evan has performed Abracadabra at schools, libraries and community centers across New York City.
“Magic can more than eye-candy: it can be used as a tool for engaging, enriching and empowering kids to achieve their full potential,” says Paquette. “Bland material can become captivating when looked at through the lens of something as interesting and universal as the art of magic.”
Magic Evan also delivers fun and family-friendly party entertainment to celebrations across NYC. For more information, call (toll-free) 1-855-MAGIC-