This program is one of the BEST your
school will ever have. But don't take our word for it!
Check our References!
peruse these quotes. They better describe the program and experience of our presentations and performances.
And feel free to contact them for more information!
Educators and Professionals
– Anchorage Public Library, Youth Services Coordinator; Anchorage, AK (907) 343-2840
was varied and a pleasure for all ages. I appreciate your gift of interacting with kids; your flexibility,
humor, and ability to honor each child who volunteers to help with your performance. Your efforts to teach
the delights of magic to young people offer a caring and sustaining presence to the youth of our community. And
you always tie your performances to the resources of the public library. I appreciate your support.”
Jolee Ellis – Homer Library, Librarian, Homer, AK (907) 235-3180
A BLAST!” “You are the champion when it comes to numbers of participants in a Summer Reading
Program (177). Everyone had a great time including the adults and staff who were fortunate enough to be
in the room” (for the performance.) “We now know why you are so loved by people all over Alaska.
Count us in on your fan club. Thank you again!”
Bill Cotton – Anchorage Community Theatre, Managing Director; Anchorage, AK
“You are the MagicGuy – because you have the magical ability to put smiles, enthusiasm
and pure pleasure on the faces of all the kids. Thanks!”
Terri Paulson - Butte Elementary, Library Media Specialist, M. Ed. Curriculum
and Instruction: Technology; Palmer, AK (907) 745-4871“Thank
you very much! The kids are still talking about it (the performance) this morning and were really excited. The show was great!
It is being discussed about trying to have you come back in the spring so that says a lot!”
Judy Redmond – Russian Jack Elementary, Librarian; Anchorage, AK (907)
“Thank you for a wonderful day! I’ve received lots of positive feedback from staff. The kids nearly
ran me over Thursday AM looking for magic books. The bookmarks are a hit and thank you for the new books and proclamations.
How about writing a “How To” book on levitation for elementary students?! Thanks for
making Halloween a delightful holiday for all. I’ve passed your info onto PTA. I think a fundraiser
would be very successful.”
– Alaska Railroad Holiday Train, Coordinator; Anchorage, AK “Great
job this year (like every year) the kids loved it and we had several comment cards saying the magician was the best/favorite
part of the train ride!!”
Alaska Professional References
Wendy Hawn – Taku Elementary, Teacher/PTA board;
Anchorage, AK (907) 742-5940
Lynette Sullivan – Lake Hood Elementary, Teacher; Anchorage, AK (907) 245-5521
– Polaris K-12, Teacher; Anchorage, AK (907) 742-8700
Asia Freeman – Homer Arts Council, Co-director;
Homer, AK (907) 299-1992
Nancy Kemp – Kodiak Arts Council, Director, Kodiak, AK (907) 486-4321
Anita Smyke – Cordova Arts Council,
Director; Cordova, AK (907) 424-7637
of State School Tours
Tim Branon – Central City Schools, Superintendent; Centralia, IL
“Good message about reading and great family time in the evening. I have had
Don at my schools for the past 5 years. Staff and adults appreciate the Don’s enthusiasm and genuine
affection for the kids. (I would recommend this program to other interested schools.) And
the price is right!”
Ms. Lee - Jordan Elementary
School, Teacher/PTA board; Centralia, IL (618) 533-7145
“The highlight is (his) classroom (visit) time. (He) spends the
entire day here and visits every classroom showing tricks and giving the children special time.” “Book
the program – your students/children will be very happy!”
Edy Newby - Webster Primary, Librarian; Webb City, MO (417) 673-6060
sparked an interest in the magic books and books about Alaska. I can’t keep them on the shelves!”
“Don spent all day in our school (even entertaining in the cafeteria during lunchtime performing magic for the
kids) and then put on a show that evening for the students and their parents!” “You more than
get your money’s worth! Don gives 110% for the students.” “We have
him at our school every year. He always has a new great program!
“Don is the highlight of our “Reading Hoe Down” each fall. Students, teachers,
and parents all look forward to his visit and performances! We know we’re going to get a quality,
entertaining show, stressing the importance of reading and the school library!”
Melanie Tate – Kell School, Teacher; Kell, IL (618) 822-6234
were very involved and it was adapted to each grade level. The performance was appropriate for all grade
levels.” (K-8) “I would highly recommend this program to any school.”
Brad Morris – North Wamac School, Principal; Centralia, IL (618) 532-1826
“The combination of classroom
magic shows, all-student assembly, and family fun night provides us with an enormous amount of entertainment.”
“The program encourages/promotes reading.” “It’s an incredible value!
The magic is astonishing!”