For grades: K-12
Fees for live visit: $200.00 - 1st show, $100.00 additional shows.
I would like to thank you for your enthusiastic, entertaining and completely magical performance. The children and their parents are still raving about The Amazing Dave Elstun and all of our magic books have been checked out! --- Nancy Seibert, Bemis Public Library
Magic Cover to Cover is an exhilarating program in which magician, Dave Elstun tells stories of magicians past, while astounding the audience with magic. Dave inspires your children to read! Dave's showmanship and charisma will thrill and delight your audience.
Highlighted by his hysterical escape from the Jacket of Doom, Magic Cover to Cover is the right choice for your next event. A torn newspaper instantly repairs itself. And a classic of magic is presented when Dave links six beautiful silver rings together. Dave wraps up this exciting presentation, explaining how the most famous magician of all time was inspired to greatness by reading a biography. The magicians name, Harry Houdini!
Naturally the children want to know how the magic is done. Referring to books from your library Dave explains that everything he learned about magic came from books. Children rush to check out the magic books!
If you prefer Dave also has a family version of his Comedy Magic Show.
Magician, Dave Elstun began his lifelong love affair with the art of Magic at the age of six. In the early 1970s opportunity presented itself to Dave as he began taking magic lessons at in Boulder, Colorado. In 1974 AAA Colorado hired Dave to create a school program called The Magic of Safety. Blending eye popping magic, with lessons in bicycle and pedestrian safety, this wildly successful program toured Colorado schools for 4 seasons. The presentation was seen by more then 200,000 children per year. This was where Dave’s real education in the art of showmanship began as there is no substitute for a real audience!
In 1980 Dave graduated from the University of Northern Colorado with a BA in Theater and a minor in Mass Communication. After 4 years in radio Dave returned to magic dedicating himself to performing full-time.
To fill the time while Dave re-established himself as a full time performer, Dave began street performing. In retrospect it was one of the best decisions he could have made. Now using the title of The Amazing Dave Elstun he developed his Straitjacket escape (The Jacket of Doom) into a comic masterpiece. He also learned how to gain and hold the attention of a large crowd of people. During this time Dave saw his career explode. Today Dave Elstun performs at schools not only in Colorado but throughout the Midwest, performing both his informative presentation Magic Cover to Cover and the family version of his famed Comedy Magic Show.