Local Magician, Bruce Kalver brings “Magical Moments: A Magic Show for All Ages!” to Ocean State Theatre Company for one show only on Saturday, April 5, at 11 a.m. The production is part of Ocean State Theatre Company’s Family Fun Fest, which is recommended for children 4 years and older.
Words like “unbelievable,” “amazing” and “impossible” have been used to describe Bruce’s magic. He entertains and amuses audiences with his sleight of hand and manipulative skills and performs miracles with everyday objects like balls, cards, coins and ropes as well as presenting wonders with magical props from around the world. With his years of experience and easygoing manner, Bruce charms his audience with comedy, colorful, visual magic tricks and lots of audience participation.
Bruce Kalver has been working professionally for over 40 years. Billed in the early years as “Rhode Island’s Youngest Professional Magician,” his magic education started at the age of four when his grandfather, Samuel Woolf, who was himself a magician and an assistant to Houdini, began to teach him the art. At age six, he was ready to start his career.
His work in magic has taken him all over the world. He has toured with his wife and partner, Arlene, on cruise ships sailing the Atlantic and the Caribbean, in dinner theatres all over the country and at trade shows, where they added their magic touch to many products and services.
Bruce has acted as a magic consultant for Trinity Repertory Company, as well as for numerous other professional, college and amateur theatre groups, for whom he performed or taught magic for their productions and created special magic effects. He has also taught his craft at the University of Rhode Island, Rhode Island College, Johnson & Wales University, (where he taught a special course on the use of magic to promote products), as well as many magicians’ groups around the country, where Bruce has shared his special secrets with fellow conjurers. He has even lectured and performed at The Magic Castle in Hollywood and London’s prestigious Magic Circle.
The theatre is located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard, Warwick. Single tickets are $10 each. Discount rates are available for groups of 20 or more by calling 921-1777 x112. Tickets are on sale at the box office Monday through Friday from 12 noon-6 p.m., Saturdays from 12 noon-4 p.m. and from 12 noon until curtain time on performance days. Tickets are also available online 24 hours a day at www.oceanstatetheatre.org and via telephone during normal box office hours by calling 921-6800.
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