I had the most amazing experience yesterday.
I finished performing for a birthday party. As I was packing up my props, a 7 year old girl came to talk to me. As we were talking her father said, "A Magician doesn't reveal the secret.". She responded by saying, "That would take away the gift".
This is probably the best I've ever heard it described. Magic is a gift. It's a gift of wonder and amazement. A good magician works tirelessly through countless hours of practice to give this gift of wonder and amazement to his/her/their audience. Why would I want to take that away from my audience by exposing the secret to the trick?
I am the featured magician for Abbott Magic's weekly Saturday Magic Show. This will be every Saturday this summer through Labor Day. Tickets are only $5 cash at the door. Come see me at the Abbott Magic Company, 124 St Joseph Street, Colon, Michigan 49040, "The Magic Capital of the World!"
I am fully vaccinated against COVID. With the CDC now starting to ease mask restrictions for everyone who is vaccinated, I'm available to book LIVE shows. This means I can perform for your live event. As always, I will honor your mask requirements.
This was so much fun!! I took part in this amazing collaboration of artists as we "pass" an apple "around the world". Look for me at about the 11:56 mark. :)
I was recently interviewed for "Kalamazoo Lively Arts" program on WGVU. Here is the complete interview with video from a recent show I did. Enjoy!
March19 at 6 pm, watch me on Kalamzoo Lively Arts. Here's the promo:
"Fun, entertaining, engaging, interactive, these are all just a few words to describe the amazing magic of Joe Bennett. Performing for an event of mine at the Kalamazoo State Theatre, Joe held the audience's attention with delight from doors open to close. From his close up magic to his on stage presentation, solo acts and those with an assistant, the audience couldn't get enough of the Amazing Magic of Joe Bennett! I highly recommend him for audiences of all ages, large or small events. When you want your guests to say, AMAZING! you bring Joe Bennett."
- Laura Kay Henderson, Owner/Producer of Bare Backstage Productions
Where will I be performing next?
How about the Paw Paw Wine and Harvest Festival. I have two shows this year at the Lakefront Amphitheater. 10:00 am and 2:30 pm.
Once again, I will be performing with Crawlspace Eviction Theater for their "Family Friendly Variety Show". If you've ever been to this show, you know it will be incredibly fun for everyone. You will see family friendly improv comedy by the Crawlsapce Eviction Improv troupe, hilarious music by Kalamazoo's Uncle Kooky, the youth improv team, "Thank you for shopping at Meijer", and my amazing magic.
The show starts at 2:00 pm. Tickets are $5 per person, or $15 per family. Come early and you might even see me perform some close-up magic right at your table.
If you have wanted to see me perform, here is a schedule of my next few public appearances:
June 1, 2019, 2:00 - 3:00 PM
Family show with Crawlspace Eviction Theater.
Location: First Baptist Church, 315 West Michigan Avenue, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Tickets can be purchased at the door and online (More information to come).
July 9, 2019
I will be performing at the Kosciusko County Fair. Magic shows will be at 10:15 AM and 4:45 PM. I will also be putting on a Magic Workshop at 2:00 PM as well as tying balloon animals during the day.
August 7-10, 2019
I will once again be performing street magic at Abbott's Magic Get-Together. Schedule to be announced.