To book a show, call Donald in Victoria at 250-727-6505.
Donald Dunphy's School Shows
This SMILING girl enjoys the magical transformation of her
$20 bill to a $1,000,000 bill, and back again!
“...thank you for making the evening a fun and successful one, allowing us to raise $3000 in ticket sales!...”
- Kevin M’Lot (Principal) writing on behalf of the school PAC, Coast Meridian Elementary School (SD#36)
2013 School Show Options
(These options are for schools only. For other customers such as
Out of School Care Programs, Daycamps, Childcares, etc., call for your options.)
Donald Dunphy’s “Magic of Learning Show”
The Magic of Learning Show can help reinforce the fun of learning to your grade K-6 students. The content of the message is really aimed at grades 3-6, but the younger students will enjoy the show just as much and will likely understand most of the ideas being shared. This 45-minute fun & educational learning-themed magic show uses magical object lessons to illustrate an easy-to-remember learning formula, consisting of 5 “P-Attitudes”: “Participation” (learning requires working together), “Patience” (learning requires time), “Perspiration” (learning requires hard work), “Pay Attention” (learning requires listening skills), and “Persistence” (if at first you don’t succeed – try, try again!) This show is designed to help motivate your students to be more enthusiastic towards the learning process.
Donald Dunphy’s Platinum Package “Family Night Magic & Illusion Show”
A highlight for your school year, the Platinum package is a 60-minute show, with lots of amazing magic and fun, clean comedy and audience participation, and also features two larger stage illusions. I’ll float a student in the air, and I’ll perform the guillotine illusion with the Principal or favorite Teacher. This will help increase attendance at your event. This show is the perfect solution, because it’s a fun family night for the whole family to enjoy together, as well as a fundraiser. When run as a school fundraiser, your school can raise $1000 or more for that special project with minimum effort, and no door-to-door selling. Be sure to request my helpful “Fundraiser Show Tips”, where I explain more detail. Alternatively, the show can be a PAC-sponsored fun assembly or family night, where you’d charge little or no admission.
Donald Dunphy’s Gold Package “Fun Magic & Illusion Show”
The Fun Shows are ideal for a variety of school events (assemblies, end of year celebrations, start of year celebrations, special events, fun fairs, picnics, etc). The Gold Package is a 45-minute show, with amazing magic and fun, comedy and audience participation, and also FEATURES ONE LARGER STAGE ILLUSION as a part of the presentation. A stage illusion is a large-scale trick involving a person. For example, one of the more popular illusions I present is floating a student in the air (volunteer whom I select from the audience). I’m happy to plan a new show for repeat customers.
Donald Dunphy’s Silver Package “Fun Magic Show”
The Silver Package is a 30-minute show, with lots of amazing magic and fun, comedy and audience participation, with no stage illusion. I’m happy to plan a new show for repeat customers.
Phone me today at 250-727-6505 - Victoria, British Columbia - to discuss pricing and availability. The best way for me to help you out is for us to have a conversation on the phone.
High marks for Donald Dunphy's School Shows
“...It was particularly helpful that you connected your magic to the 5 ‘P-Attitudes’ as it was easy for the students to remember. They still talk about it...”
“I would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your recent ‘Magic of Learning’ presentation to our school.
We greatly appreciate the time and energy you put into the presentation. Your information was clearly outlined, presented with sincerity and humour, and continually related to the wonder and fun of learning. It was particularly helpful that you connected your magic to the 5 ‘P-Attitudes’ as it was easy for the students to remember. They still talk about it.
Booking the show and getting in touch with you was very easy and I thank you for that – especially during the summer! I would highly recommend this show as kickoff to the school year as it really does motivate students to be enthusiastic towards learning!”
- Brittney Wallace, Vice-Principal, Blue Jay Elementary School (SD#34)
“…We have heard a litany of compliments from our school community…”
“I’m writing on behalf of our whole Holly Tree Festival team to express our thanks to you for a wonderful couple of shows at our recent November 30th event. It was a big risk for our team to switch from a marketplace model to an entertainment model for our school wide community event – but the risk was well worth it! We have heard a litany of compliments from our school community, and everyone mentioned the quality of your performance!
Thank you for your professional manner and for the great way in which we witnessed your connection with the kids in the audience! A highlight for all of us on the committee was seeing and hearing the kids laughing a deep belly laugh. I’m sure over the course of the two shows you managed to entertain over 1000 people, no easy task, but one that you were well suited for.
Anyway – thanks again for a great night that will not soon be forgotten. All the best for 2013!”- Kyla Ward (PAC), Willows Elementary School (SD#61)
“...it was everything that we hoped it would be; a successful playground fundraiser, age appropriate for everyone, an entertaining event, and something that involved much less work for our PAC members to coordinate...”
“Last month our school hosted a fundraiser event with your ‘Family Night Magic & Illusion Show’. We want to thank you for making the evening a fun and successful one, allowing us to raise $3000 in ticket sales! We appreciated having you make the time to attend our school for a special assembly that allowed students to get excited about the show and promoted the event.
Even though you reside on Vancouver Island and our school is in the Lower Mainland, we were easily able to organize and plan details with you, and everything came together accordingly. Everyone in attendance had a great time, and special memories were made for the children who participated on stage during the show.
Your magic show replaced our annual Carnival Night event, and it was everything that we hoped it would be; a successful playground fundraiser, age appropriate for everyone, an entertaining event, and something that involved much less work for our PAC members to coordinate. You were extremely organized, professional, approachable, and easy to work with… all key things that made it easier for our PAC parents who volunteer their time to put together events like this.
Thank you so much for working with our group to put together a memorable night for our school community, and we would recommend you to anyone interested in hosting a similar fundraiser event.”
- Kevin M’Lot (Principal) writing on behalf of the school PAC, Coast Meridian Elementary School (SD#36)
“...raised $1750.00 dollars for our school...”
“Thank you so much for a fun filled family evening of Magic and Illusions. The Children had a fabulous time and are still talking about all the amazing tricks. We loved the way you incorporated the students with in your act and your content related well with the children. The audience participation was wonderful. The magic kits were a hit and the free activity pages added something extra for a take home piece for everyone involved. Cordova Bay PAC raised $1750.00 dollars for our school. As a PAC event it was a successful evening.”
- Christa Easton (PAC), Cordova Bay School (SD#63)
“...lots of fun for all who attended, both young and old...”
“On behalf of Torquay Elementary School's parents, kids, and staff, I would like to thank you for a great evening of entertainment. The evening proved to be such a successful fundraiser and family night event. We really appreciated you taking the time to promote the event prior to the evening at our school assembly. This had such a positive effect that we had sold out for the event. In addition to a sell out, we also made money on the concession that evening. With your generosity of giving a percentage of what was sold that evening, we too benefited. In summary, the evening was lots of fun for all who attended, both young and old. It was a great way to have a fun fundraiser / family event and we raised more money than we expected. Working with you has been a pleasure and your professionalism was great. We would certainly want to have you again in the future for another event. Take care and we looking forward to meeting you again.”
- Mary Lynn Gottfred (PAC), Torquay Elementary School (SD#61)
“…You captured all of their attention…”
“Your performance, delivered to approximately 160 students ranging from Kindergarten to grade 7, was wonderful. You captured all of their attention. You used magic, stories, audience participation and humor to entertain the audience. It is often difficult to cater to such a diverse group but you did. Our grade 7's enjoyed your show as much as our Kindergarten students. I, along with our staff, was impressed with your skill and professionalism. I would definitely recommend your show to others. In addition to enjoying the show I liked how organized you were. You had support materials ready for distribution, set up and take down were done quickly, you were pleasant and easy to talk to and you were prepared to entertain for the full time - no down times.”
- Larry Dean (Principal), Chase River Elementary School (SD#68)
“…helped us raise $1380…”
“A huge thank you to you for coming out to our school and performing your ‘Evening of Magic’ for us. Your incredibly fun and entertaining show helped us raise $1380 towards our Playground Fundraising goal. All of the children and parents had a wonderful time, it was one of our most memorable family events. Some of the best memories will be of the kids favorite substitute teacher being a part of the very exciting guillotine illusion, one of the students being levitated and the lucky few who were chosen to be volunteers in your show! As the PAC coordinator for this event I just want to say it was a pleasure working with you. The amount of time and effort you put into this event for us was crucial in making it such as success. I would highly recommend your show to anyone who is interested.”
- Alison Hoogland (PAC), Rogers Elementary School (SD#61)
“…children commented that it was the best magic and illusion show that they had ever seen…”
“Your Magic of Reading Assembly show was a great treat for all of the students and teachers. Many of the children commented that it was the best magic and illusion show that they had ever seen. The professional show was well organized and kept our students amazed. Watching the teacher get cut in half was the highlight for many students. Thank you for being able to weave the joy of reading into your wonderful magic and illusion show.”
- Lynn Barnes (Teacher/Librarian), Georgia Avenue Community School (SD#68)
“...the perfect blend of professionalism and fun...”
“Thank you very much for performing at our school and providing us with a wonderfully entertaining ‘Evening of Magic’ that raised $755 towards our Playground Replacement Fund! It was a pleasure to work with you and I felt you were the perfect blend of professionalism and fun both in your show and in your organizational details. The children, parents and staff thoroughly enjoyed your show and it made a lasting impression on all who attended. I can honestly say it contributed immensely to the success of the 2007/08 school year. Everyone especially liked the audience participation segments and the special illusions with our Vice-Principal and our very lucky kindergartner who levitated!”
- Lisa Woo (PAC), Hillcrest Elementary School (SD#61)
“...your enthusiasm for magic and for literacy clearly showed...”
“Your ‘Magic of Reading’ show turned out to be quite entertaining and covered many of the basics such as fiction and non-fiction, types of stories, author and illustrator, letters make words make sentences, and more. I particularly enjoyed your storytelling with illusions and tricks to support the story. The children and staff totally enjoyed themselves and most of the books on magic we had on the shelves are now out. The presentation looked quite professional and your enthusiasm for magic and for literacy clearly showed. I highly recommend your show to other schools in our district and have sent an email to all our teacher-librarians in that regard.”
- June Bouchard (Teacher/Librarian), Quarterway Elementary School (SD#68)
Original reference letters are on file. More references are available, too.
Phone me today at 250-727-6505 - Victoria, British Columbia - to discuss full information, including availability, show options, and rates.
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Victoria Magician & Illusionist Donald Dunphy
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