Jeff McBride is a magician and instructor of magic. He is known for his sleight of hand skills and specializes in the manipulation of playing cards, coins, and other small objects. His stage performances blend elements of kabuki, a Japanese theater form, with traditional conjuring. He has been recognized by the Academy of Magical Arts, the Society of American Magicians, and the International Federation of Magic Societies. He has also has set four Guinness World Records.
In 1991, he established the McBride Magic & Mystery School to teach the art of stage magic. McBride’s Magic & Mystery School is world-renowned and is recognized as the foremost magical teaching institution available today. We are very lucky that Jeff McBride will be joining us for the 3rd annual Magic Festival here in Northglenn!
Learn about our entire magician cast!
Jeremy’s performance style is humorous, professional, and always respectful. Each performance is adapted to fit the specific event and combines card magic, visual magic, and mentalism. The audience is always engaged in the performance and left with the memory of a fun experience to share with family, friends, and professionals.
You may have seen Dave’s hilarious strait jacket escape featured on the hit CBS TV series Diagnosis Murder with Dick Van Dyke. The Denver Post called Amazing Dave Elstun… “A Crowd Pleaser… (he) filled the lobby (of the theater) and had adults and children mesmerized!”
A worldwide lecturer on the art of creating and performing illusion, Joe has also written for many publications, and made numerous appearances on international television, including England’s “Best of Magic” and “The World’s Supermagicians” in Tokyo. He has designed custom illusions for major corporations, such as IBM, Xerox, Apple, AT&T and Pepsi. Moreover, performers David Copperfield, David Blaine and Guns & Roses have all sought creative advice from Joe to enhance their shows. Although Joe consults and teaches a select few private lessons, he and Carol unveil their tricks to would-be magicians ages seven to 70 when they host Wizard Camp at the Theatre of Dreams.
Joe and his partner, Carol Massie, opened the Theater of Dreams in Castle Rock, CO in April of 2003 to enormous accolades from the worldwide magic community for their contribution to the art of magic! They were featured in a four-page article in the June, 2015 issue of MAGIC Magazine, the largest publication for magicians in the world.
At school you can find him entertaining his teacher, the principal and the girls’ lunch table. When not practicing magic, you’ll find him drumming, playing guitar or skateboarding. He looks forward to wowing you with several new epic tricks.
After reading many books about magic and studying with other magicians, Jenson’s ventured out into the world and began growing his audiences from small family shows to Fortune 500 Companies. The moment Jeff takes the stage you’ll recognize that he is not your typical magician. His shows are filled with audience participation, clean comedy and pure sleight of hand. This magician that will leave you amazed and filled laughter!
From private parlors shows performed in small intimate settings, to large parties that need a little extra something, James tries to bring the magic that engages the whole audiences, that centers around storytelling and engagement, and to make audiences feel like they are part of the party.
While performing at Magic Island in Houston, Texas Carol met her partner, Joe Givan. Together they created Dream Masterz Theatrical Illusion Show and began touring the world. Massie and Givan wanted to share their skills with Coloradans, so they opened their own playhouse, called Theatre of Dreams, in Castle Rock. Since 2003 they’ve been bringing world class entertainers to their theater and performing for small audiences. Although they call Colorado home, Joe and Carol still travel with their act and perform at corporate and private events around the globe.
Come see the magical impact of Alec’s positive thinking in action at Magic Fest.
He has been described as having “an incredible gift that extends from the passion he has for every living human to realize that true magic is within us all”.
Will offers a fast paced, audience participation experience, that will draw everyone into an evening of entertainment that you will not soon forget!
Nakata worked as a bomb technician, changing one element into another, for 12 years. So, he often tells people his magical resume should include the title of Alchemist. Nakata also worked for the Arapahoe County Sheriff’s Office in many aspects of law enforcement for nearly 24 years and achieved the rank of lieutenant. In October 2003 he left the Sheriff’s Office to pursue his dream of becoming a professional magician.
Nakata is what’s known as a buskar, or street magician. He amazes audiences with classic rope magic, card magic and a sleight of hand his fans call “The Orange Trick.” Come and be amazed, mystified and entertained by Rich Nakata.
While attending a performance at Theatre of Dreams in Castle Rock, CO AJ met Joe Givan and Carol Massie. He’d finally found two great teachers to nurture his education in magic. AJ attended their Wizard Camp and took private lessons from Carol and Joe. Their instruction and act development helped AJ secure a spot at the Oceanside Magic International Convention in Cape Cod, MA and the Society of American Magicians’ annual convention in Philadelphia, PA.
Today AJ enjoys performing for charities including the Make-A-Wish Foundation, St. Jude, the American Heart Association, the Pueblo Suicide Prevention Center, and the Boys and Girls Club. He is currently a member of Mile High Magicians, the International Brotherhood of Magicians, and the Society of American Magicians. He loves to mistify and inspire audiences by making the impossible, possible.
For Greg Tobo magic got “into him” at seven years old when his uncle, an amature magician, would do tricks for him and all the young nieces and nephews in his family. He became fascinated with the art of prestidigitation. In grade school Tobo met another budding magician and the two young artists began inventing their own tricks using popsicle sticks, paperclips, construction paper and coffee cans. Tobo grew up and joined the corporate world, but magic never let him go. So when a chance arose for him to make a career change, he seized the opportunity, and began learning the art of the entrepreneur. Today Greg is a proud artist who believes, “being able to start with nothing, and then create something of value, is the most powerful kind of magic.”
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both in the performing world and the public at large….. And travel: a bag full of magic memories from China, Mongolia, Scotland, Japan, New Zealand,
and a few other exotic locations, as well as the many states of the good ol’ US of A.
Chad Wonder has been involved in children’s entertainment since the age of 10 when he was cast as a founding player in the Colorado Children’s Theater Ensemble. During high school, he started a successful kids/children’s theater group performing at over 250-daycare centers a year. Chad performed his first professional magic show at age sixteen.
In 2003 Chad moved from a career in magic performance to the owner of a Magic Shop. The business was thriving until the US economy collapsed and the mall became a virtual ghost town and the business was shuttered. In 2008 Chad became the headline entertainment at the historic Heritage Square Amusement park in Golden Colorado. Although the park is now closed, elements of that show are still featured in his private and public events.