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Program Information

Program name: The Magic of Character Island - Character Development Show
Program category: Life Skills- Other
Performing Arts- Magic
Performing Arts- Theater
Program length: 40 Minutes
Audience level: Juvenile
Audience size: Unlimited
Program description: Join Professional Magician Bill Gormont, as Captain Bill, on a visit to Character Island where he explores The Magic of 8 Big Ideas. He presents an interactive, educational performance blending magical entertainment with valuable ideas for children to live with, and grow through their teen years into caring responsible adults. Captain Bill effectively delivers the message to elementary grades K through 6 as he educates and entertains. Throughout the show, Captain Bill uses fun, laughter, excitement and surprise to reinforce each of the 8 Big Ideas: Be a Friend, Be Responsible, Believe in Yourself, Help Others, Play Fair, Share with Others, Have Tolerance for Others and Work Together. To close the show, Captain Bill and some treasure hunters from the audience magically discover an old map that leads them to a treasure chest hidden on the island many years before. Legend says the chest contains a valuable treasure. Is it gold, silver, diamonds, pearls or money? The visitors to the island are the only ones who can discover the secret. This show is ideal for elementary schools, child development centers and libraries where the focus is reinforcing the fundamentals of youth character development education through fun, experiential learning.
Space/special requirements: Performance space is recommended to be 10 feet deep and 12 feet wide. The artist provides a professional sound system. One electrical outlet is required. This performance must be presented indoors. It can be effectively presented in a library, medium size meeting room, auditorium, gymnasium or auditeria.
Travel restrictions: None
Program fee: $201- $350
Is this fee negotiable? Yes
Mileage included? Yes
Notes about the fee: Base fee is $350 per performance. Discounts are applied for multiple performances on the same day. Discounts are also available when you help secure other bookings in your area. Additional mileage and lodging fees may apply for performance locations outside of Monroe County, NY. A firm quote and performance agreement will be provided when booking the performance.
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Regions this program
can be performed in:
South Central
Capital District
North Country
Program last updated: 04/12/2017
Performer Information (see all of this performer's programs)
Stage name: Bill Gormont's World of Magic
Performer name: Bill Gormont
Phone: 585-227-9760
Mailing address: 99 Stratford Lane
Rochester, NY 14612
E-mail address:
Previous appearances at: National Museum of Play - Rochester NY, Greater Canandaigua Civic Center (Family Event) - Canandaigua NY, Greece Central School District (Youth Event) - Greece NY, Kidsfest 2018 - Rochester NY, Hilton Apple Festival - Hilton NY
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Performer information last updated: 03/24/2018


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