About Children’s Entertainer & Magician Peter Mennie


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EXPERIENCE. I've been a FULL TIME professional for over 30 years. That means I'm reliable and have a proven track record. A lot of magicians are part time hobbyists, or are just starting out. Don’t be “the one” who hired the performer who needed a group to practice on!

CLEAN. Since I'm a FAMILY FRIENDLY magician, there isn't ANY inappropriate humour or embarrassed participants. You will be able to hold your head high when the committee thanks you for hiring me.

VARIETY. It’s a killer mix of Comedy, amazing Magic and silly Volunteer Interaction. Think of it as a ‘triple threat’ of variety entertainment. My shows  please a wide range of audiences. It’s not “just” comedy and it’s not “just” magic. This gives the show an advantage over entertainers.

AGE APPROPRIATE. There is a talent to entertaining families. 3-6 year old's laugh at the silly antics; 6-9 year old's love magic for just being, magic!; 9-12 year old's need to be fooled - badly; and the rest won't admit they are having a really fun time - but they are! Parents as well. There is something for everyone.

ORGANIZED. I'm not OCD. I prefer to call it CDO (that's OCD in alphabetical order!). This means I'm Compulsively Driven to Organize. In addition to being a successful entertainer, I am also a professional theatrical Stage Manager, Sound Designer, Technical Director as well as the founder of the Original Kids Theatre Company, the largest children's performing arts company in Canada. It's alumni are a who's who of young stars including Rachel McAdams, Megan Park and Amber Marshall. Each detail of every show I perform or produce is prepared right from the time the audience sits down until they leave the auditorium. I will make your job a LOT easier.

VALUE. This is the big one. You already know that you get what you pay for so why risk a cheaper entertainer’s show? Remember, there is a reason why they are cheaper.


The Peter Mennie Magic Show will be the easiest and most enjoyable show you hire for your upcoming event. However I do recognize that you may have a couple of questions regarding its set-up and presentation. Here are answers to the most popular questions others have asked me about bringing the show to their Special Event, Party, Fair, Festival, or Celebration.

SPACE? The stage should be in a central location with good sight lines, and with no other major activity directly in front. Because a number of audience members are invited to participate during the performance, I will need a minimum 16' x 8' (w/d) performing space, clear of all storage. The stage should be at least one step up. Higher platforms will require stairs at the front.

SEATING? My shows are very visual so all seating should be kept in front and not off to the back or sides of the stage. In the event that the show is not in a formal setting with permanent seats, please leave enough room up front so the children can see and participate in the show. They will be more comfortable sitting on the floor right in front of the stage rather than in chairs.

EQUIPMENT? No. I can connect into any proper, professional on-site sound system and in most cases, I bring my own. I do, however, require one, 120 volt, 15 amp electrical outlet less than 25ft. from the stage as well as adequate lighting.

LENGTH? Most performances are typically 30, 45 or 60 minutes in length however they can be customized to fit your schedule. Full Performance Riders are also available to help you plan your event.

COST? Don't worry, there is a show option available to fit your budget. Just ask!

If your question hasn't been answered, please feel free to contact me anytime at 1-519-438-4003 or by clicking here.

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