The magic show was a great motivational tool for our students. Our students talked for weeks about the magic show! The magician really knew how to connect with our students. I especially liked how he emphasized the various character traits like trustworthiness and respect using magic. I know that our students would love to have him back again next year!
Andrew Pinard has been performing since he was a child. He has traveled extensively as an actor, director, and scenic and lighting designer and has appeared on stage, radio and television. He has written and adapted several plays and wrote an original musical for family audiences that premiered in 2008. An award-winning educator, he taught theatre for five years at Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, NH.
Alejandro's Olde Tyme Magik Showe has been seen throughout the United States since 1989, including performances at hundreds of schools and libraries as well as dozens of fairs. His work for family audiences has been extensively praised by both clients and audiences. Through his entertaining blend of sleight-of-hand magic, theatre, comedy, and storytelling, award-winning performer Andrew Pinard leads audiences on a guided tour of the impossible and absurd. His ability to read audiences and adjust based on their needs is unparalleled. With a strong emphasis on audience participation, visual magic and physical comedy, Alejandro's Olde Tyme Magik Showe has proven to be a favorite of audiences for almost two decades. See for yourself why Andrew’s performance delights and excites all ages and tastes.
In 1998, Andrew was recognized by his peers as one of the finest performers throughout the Northeast and in April of 2000, Andrew took the top honors in the 18th Annual New England Magic Competition. In July of 2000, Andrew was selected as Editors' Choice for Best Magical Entertainer in “The Very Best Of New Hampshire” issue of New Hampshire Magazine. The Editor of New Hampshire Magazine thought so highly of his skills that he was featured once again in 2002.
Here are some comments from a few of his satisfied clients:
Alejandro’s Olde Tyme Magik Showe was the perfect entertainment for our children and their families. In a day and age that is so fast-paced with video games and action-packed movies, it was a blessing to see children entertained by you and your simple props ... affable personality and warm presence . . . Your performance was A-one, excellent! . . . Your performance definitely helped us to reach the goal of our event: bringing families together to laugh and celebrate. — Susan Morse, WCA Board Member, Wilmot, NH
Your performance . . . was, to borrow a phrase, absolutely magical! You had your audience in your hands throughout the performance. . . . In short, you were perfect. Your blend of magic and humor and your obvious affection . . . and joy in what you do were wonderful! — Phyllis and Arnold Katz, VT
. . . a rousing success! Our students are still talking about magic, and our librarian mentioned that there was subsequent rush on any books on the topic! Andrew is extremely professional, and has a tremendous rapport with students and adults alike. It was definitely one of our most successful endeavors here at Unadilla Valley! . . . magic transcends age, and young and old alike are still enthralled by the craft, and Andrew Pinard is one of the most proficient in the art! — Ronnie Wadsworth, Director of Community Schools @ Unadilla Valley Central School, New Berlin, NY