The Family Fun Magic Show is the heart of WowFest, presenting a variety-filled show that is suitable for kids ages 5 and up, but just as entertaining for parent and grandparent that want to come along to join the fun.
This year the show will be presented twice in Calgary on February 21st, and twice in Okotoks on February 28th. Showtimes are 1 PM and 4 PM on both days. Tickets can be reserved online, and get you set for for the best seats!
While past WowFest guests may recognize some faces in the show, this will be a new show with plenty of magical surprises in store for you. Alos, before every show be sure to get to the venue early to take part int he WowFest experience with hands-on magic and juggling workshops.
Your host for this amazing magic show is Ryan Pilling. Known for his “Suitcase of Wonders” his goofball antics and sleight-of-hand magic makes for a performance that is both amazing and amusing. With a liberal splash of improvisation, no show is the same way twice, as Ryan creates a unique experience for every unique audience. As seen at Vancouver’s MAGIC Festival, the Orlando Improv Festival, and coming soon to this year’s Calgary International Children’s Festival.
Originally from Montreal, magician Shawn Maloney is one of the few that can pull a rabbit out of a hat, or out of a chapeau! His family-friendly style, with an easy-going attitude and a big smile, makes for big magical surprises with plenty of audience interaction. Regularly seen at Calgary birthday parties, Shawn is an expert at giving kids “the best day ever!” and his appearance at WowFest will be no exception.
With the energy of a clown twice her height, Little Smarty will bounce onto the stage like an explosion at a rubber chicken factory. Her know-it-all hijinks will have everybody smiling right from the start. She is a celebrity in her hometown of Sundre, and has travelled as far as Ohio to study with the experts of laughology at the American Clown Academy. Little Smarty takes sillyness seriously!
Due to a mix-up at the hospital magician James Jordan was born about 100 years too late. Fortunately for us, he has embraced the spirit of classic Vaudeville theatre to bring you a wise-cracking, whip-cracking, balloon-twisting, card-flicking extravaganza of variety entertainment. After being a huge hit at the previous WowFest shows, and a successful journey across the Canadian Fringe Festival tour, James and his moustache are back for another year of fun.