I got hooked on variety acts as a child. I loved magicians, circuses, puppet theaters. Those were the things that lifted me out of the ordinary world and threw me into a world of the imagination, where anything was possible. Books were great (still are) and movies were all right. But nothing topped a live act.
As we get older we get fossilized, and we stop believing that the world is full of wonderful opportunities. But children still have that sense of infinite possibilities. That is why it is such a joy to entertain them.
I believe a good magic show for children is not about the magic, but about what comes with the magic - the stories, the laughter, and the fun. I try to create my own world, where nothing works the way it should and everything is a cause of merriment. If the laughter bounces off the walls, interrupted occasionally by a disbelieving Wow! then I know I am on the right track.
Thanks to all the people who have invited me into their homes, and allowed me to try and make my vision a reality.