Matinée Show

Children’s Matinée: Saturday, July 22, 3:00 pm $6 children/$12 adults

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In a time when it can be difficult to find quality entertainment that is affordable and suitable for the entire family have we got a deal for you! The Austin Magic Umbrella (representing Society of American Magicians, Assembly 206 and International Brotherhood of Magicians, Ring 60) has pulled together some outstanding talent for an afternoon of live entertainment featuring comedy, magic and some things you’ll just need to see to believe. It’s all in the beautiful, historic Scottish Rite Theater in Austin. Just look at this lineup!

Bonzo Crunch

Rik Gern has been entertaining family audiences for nearly four decades. Inspired by the classic slapstick comedians of the ’20’s and ’30’s, his training includes the Dell ‘Arte School of Mime and Comedy and the RIngling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Clown College.

He has performed from the streets of Sydney, Australia to cities all across the United States and Canada, in venues ranging from A Taste of Chicago to the Texas Governor’s mansion. After touring with the Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey Circus, Rik served as an advance clown, or “Goodwill Ambassador” for The Greatest Show on Earth. Though no longer on the road full time, he has spent nine years promoting literacy by bringing the Reading With Ringling program to libraries across Texas.

Rik currently lives in Austin, TX, where he performs as Bonzo Crunch: Fool at Large. Bonzo Crunch has been voted “Favorite Kid’s Entertainer” by the readers of Austin Family magazine. He’s been a long time favorite at the Austin Symphony’s “Children’s Day at Art Park” and has been teaching and performing at Fantastic Magic Camp for nearly 20 years.

The Fantastic Kent Cummins

“The Fantastic Kent Cummins” opens the show with his magical granddaughter, “The Amazing Adele,” featuring the opening of their show that they perform together at every session of Fantastic Magic Camp. Kent says that his love of magic was inspired by Harry Blackstone (Senior), whom he saw perform at the Majestic Theatre in San Antonio around 1950. Kent’s first public show was in 1952, and he has performed thousands of shoes all over the world. Kent is Founder (in 1993) of Fantastic Magic Camp.

Ian Varella

For over two decades, Ian has appeared at comedy clubs, resorts, colleges and conventions for America’s top Fortune 500 companies. He has recently completed engagements at several of the top showrooms in Las Vegas and has made nearly a dozen network television appearances including Last Comic Standing and America’s Got Talent. He has toured the world numerous times aboard NCL, Holland American, Princess and Renaissance Cruise Lines.

His opening act credits read like a “who’s who” in country music. Ian has shared the stage with the Statler Brothers, Crystal Gayle, Aaron Tippon, Randy Travis, Gary Allen, Marty Stuart and George Strait just to name a few!

Fantastic Magic Camp Kids

What do kids learn at Fantastic Magic Camp? You’ll be delighted as these talented campers share their talents in a special presentation created especially for this show!

Cayden Staap

Cayden Stapp discovered Magic at age 4. At that very moment, he knew what he wanted to do for the rest of his life. Cayden is now 15 years old, and is a two-time competition-winning Magician, who has performed on stages across Texas. Cayden has a unique talent of not just being a Magician, but also an Entertainer… a performer well beyond his years.

Peter the Adequate

Peter Hinrichs has been working as a professional entertainer for the last 40 years. He studied theater at the School of Performing and Visual Arts in San Diego, California and with members of the Royal Shakespeare Company at the University of California in Santa Barbara, California. He has been a part of over 250 different theatrical performances in Mexico, the USA and Canada. Using the pseudonym of Peter the Adequate, he has worked as a magician for most of his life and entertained millions around the world with his magic. Peter is currently the director of Fantastic Magic Camp.

Black Bert

The matinee will be closed by “The Magician Black Bert – Simply the best”, who has been entertaining people of all ages since he was nine, including the King and Queen of Sweden (true).  As a five-time Champion in Magic for Children, a Scandinavian Champion in Close-Up Magic and a member of the Magic Castle in Hollywood since 1984, he is fixin’ to give y’all a great Texas Magic Performance, using some unique, seldom seen, items from the collection of the Swedish Magician “El Globo”.

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Online ticket sales have ended, but tickets are still available at the door.