A Fun-Filled Safety
Halloween Magic Show!
In “Spooky Magic,” Cris Johnson presents fun magic tricks wrapped up in spooky sights, and tied with goofy fun! His light, bright, colorful program is especially geared towards children and family events. Kids have great fun watching and participating in the show, but Cris also puts in a lot of humor and special touches just for the grown-ups watching. As always, there is a lot of comedy and a lot of audience participation. Cris also brings several stylish banners and backdrops with custom Halloween artwork and graphics to make the show a true theatrical experience!
The best part? Cris has also injected several safety messages into the show to ensure that both parents AND children watching get some important Halloween safety tips.
Please note: the safety tips are presented in a light fashion and are guaranteed NOT to turn the show into a “lecture.” Rather, the safety tips are woven into the magic in an organic way, mentioned lightly, and then move onto the next segment. The children will barely realize they are getting any educational content!
Some of the safety tips include:
– The importance of reflective material on costumes
– Letting parents inspect all candy before eating
– Staying away from unfamiliar houses and neighborhoods
– Putting away mobile devices and electronics while walking
– Sticking in groups when traveling
– And more!
This show is customized for your group based on both the size of the audience as well as the age range. This means that for younger kids, the emphasis is on silly, non-frightening fun, but if your kids are older, Cris has fun ‘danger-style’ magic that will appeal to older kids! While each show is different and unique, here are some highlights:
- A spooky ghost flies around the room, causing the entire audience to squeal with delight!
- A trained “snake” jumps out of a basket to find a selected object! (NOT a real snake!!)
- A fun Halloween Costume Contest where a volunteer predicts the winner!
- A fun Spooky Race where children compete against adults to win free magic tricks!
- A drawing of Frankenstein’s Monster comes to life!!
- A mysterious table FLOATS in the air!!
- And MUCH more!
“Great comments from the audience after the show: ‘It was a great show––he’s fantastic!’, ‘We’ve seen him before and he’s great as usual––he’s consistent!’, ‘Thanks for another wonder show!'”
Jean Steinbrenner, Librarian
Pittsford Public Library
“I had a lot of parents come to tell me how much they and their children enjoyed the show. I’ll be sure to recommend you to the other libraries in our area. We’ll definitely have you back!”
Amy Holland, Children’s Librarian
Irondequoit Public Library
“This program was fantastic! Crew drew a HUGE crowd and kept their attention the entire time. Great with kids, and his family-friendly program did not disappoint!”
Dan Lewandowski, Library Director
Dudley Branch Library
“I was very happy––Everyone enjoyed it because it was a great show.”
Jean Slocombe, Librarian
Winton Branch Library
“Fantastic show! Our patrons and staff alike were overjoyed to have Cris come to our library! His ‘Spooky Magic’ is highly entertaining, funny, and professional. Highly recommended!”
Jay Barone, Librarian
Lackawanna Public Library
“Thank you so much! It was AWESOME!”
Ransomeville Free Library
“We had Cris Johnson to his Spooky Magic Show. From the moment we contacted him and all throughout the journey he handled every aspect of the event in a professional and friendly way. The children and adults were totally engaged in the show. It was successful in every aspect. We are looking forward to having him for our summer reading program next year!”
Mary Frank, Librarian
Peck Memorial Library
“Thank you so much, Cris! Everyone had a great time and you delivered a wonderful performance! I was outside directing traffic, but I popped in to catch a few minutes and everyone I spoke to really enjoyed your show (I left a Google review for you). Thank you again! I will be recommending you at the next Youth services meeting with other libraries and we will be in touch for future programs.”
Kristi Dougherty, Librarian
Buffalo & Erie County Public Library System
Amherst Public Libraries