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Morton the Magician

Discipline: Theatre
Homebase: Alberta
Languages: English

Morton has jumped straight from the pages of Sheldon Casavant's illustrated children's book, Morton the Magician and His Magnificent Magic Show. Morton is a young boy who dreams of becoming a magician and learns one of magic's greatest secrets - to believe in himself. Morton is brought to life by a professional actor who utilizes magic, mask, and theatre to capture the imaginations of both the young and the young at heart.


Sometimes you come across a show so magical you have to drag the whole family to see it. This is just such a show. Pack up granny, round up the kids and run, don't walk, to see TA DA! Edmonton Journal
Sheldon Casavant's literary character came to life through this funny, creative and engaging roving personality. Morton was a great new addition to our festival site, entertaining kids and adults with his humorous and skillful magic. Northern Alberta International Children's Festival
Every once in a while you stumble into a show that is pure magic. This time around it's TA DA!, a dreamy family show that takes you back to the innocence of childhood. St. Albert Gazette

Performances & Workshops

Ta Da!

Grade Suitability: K - 6
Duration: 45 mins. + Q&A
Capacity: 300 students
Tech Requirements: Power outlet, performance space on gym floor 12' x 12'
Fee Range: $785 - $985 (Includes ArtStarts' fee. Additional fees apply for remote districts.)

Throughout Ta Da!, the audience follows Morton on his journey to perform in front of an audience for the first time. With his school talent show fast approaching, butterflies fill his stomach and stage fright fills his thoughts. Harry - a stuffed rabbit, an imaginary friend and mentor - helps Morton face his self-doubts head-on and transform into a confident magician.

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