Do you believe in magic? I do. I always have. And - I am fascinated with magicians. My husband smiled at me with a “I-wonder-who-has-more-fun”-smile when I took the girls to their first magic show and got them a magician box for their birthday (and he’s right, I secretly play with it when they’re at school - just kidding).
So, I was very excited to have Austin’s wonderful magician Peter the Adequate come to my daughter’s birthday party. I had seen his show before and I knew the kids would love his show. And they did.
As soon as Peter entered the house and before he had even set up his equipment, his show began. He immediately engaged with the party guests, made them laugh, and sparked their curiosity and created excitement. While it didn’t take him long to set up for the show, the kids couldn’t wait for the show to get started and asked over and over again “Can we go see him now?” and “Is he ready yet?”.
During the show the kids (and adults!) got to enjoy rope tricks, items that disappear and reappear or magically turn into something else, card tricks, and more. We laughed and giggled and watched in awe and amazement.
Peter engaged the kids, brought them “on stage”, triggered lots of questions, and made them ask for more. Every single child got a turn.
On top of having a blast assisting Peter and being part of the show, my daughter got another kick out of it. When Peter did his rope trick, he gave her a knot that he had tied and that magically came off the rope. He told her to put the knot under her pillow when she goes to bed and that overnight, it will mysteriously turn into a $5-bill. And guess what – it did! (Peter, I’d like to have 1.000 of those knots, please!)
Peter also gave our little birthday girl her own magic book and some magic cards so she can practice and put on her own little magic show.
We absolutely loved Peter the Adequate. After the show, my older daughter asked “Can he come to my birthday party, too?”. If you’re looking for a fun entertainer for a kids birthday party, give Peter a call 512-709-8060, send him an email at email@example.com
, or fill out his “magic form
” for more info.
About Peter the Adequate
Peter Hinrichs has been working as a professional entertainer for the last 35 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.
“There are those who say that a magician’s job is to fool people. I couldn’t disagree more! I’d rather believe that a magician’s job is to entertain people and at the same time to remind people that things are not always what they seem”. – Peter the Adequate
Fantastic Magic Camp
Peter is also one of the founders and current General Director of the Fantastic Magic Camp in Austin, which has been using magic, juggling, and puppets to teach valuable life skills to thousands of children, and adults for twenty-five years.
Fantastic Magic Camp is filled with fun, adventure and discoveries. Each day includes classes in magic, juggling, puppetry, and other variety arts, as well as a live magic show by some of Austin's best professional magicians.
2019 Fantastic Magic Camps
Fantastic Magic Camp offers Spring Break Camps, Summer Camps, as well as Magic Camp Jr Camps.
Spring Camp Dates
Spring Break Camp: March 18 – 22, 2019
Summer Camp Dates
Session 1: May 27 - 31, 2019, ages 7-12
Session 2: June 3 - 14, 2019, ages 7-12
Session 3: June 17 - 28, 2019, ages 7-12
Session 4: July 1 - 12, 2019, Wizard School Performance Academy, ages 10-18
Session 5: July 15 - 26, 2019, ages 7-12
Session 6: July 29 - August 9, 2019, ages 7-12
Session 7: August 12 - 16, 2019, ages 7-12
Magic Camp Jr Dates
Jr. Session 1: June 3 - 7, 2019, ages 5-6
Jr. Session 2: June 10 - 14, 2019, ages 5-6
Jr. Session 3: June 17 - 21, 2019, ages 5-6
One-week session: $325
Two-week session: $650
Scholarships, Sibling Discount and Multiple Session Discount available.
Registration is now open.
Discounts for Live Grow Play Austin Readers
Peter the Adequate is offering Live Grow Play Austin readers $25 off birthday party bookings
. Simply mention the Live Grow Play Austin discount when booking your party.
In addition, Fantastic Magic Camp is offering a 10% discount on any Magic Camp Jr session
. Simply enter or mention promo code: LGPA.
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