Interactive Parlour Magic for Seniors
Our most popular program is Hocus Pocus—a 45-minute interactive magic show suitable for a wide-range of audiences. While it is designed to entertain senior citizens in retirement homes or long-term care facilities, it revolves around the theme of community and welcomes all age groups.
It is also a highly participatory program, and in fact, breaks down the traditional “fourth wall” of theatre, so we are able to present magic directly audiences. This style of performance injects a different kind of personality and vitality, often happily surprising participants. The unique interactivity has strongly resonated with the variety of centres that Magicana has worked with since 2005.
Hocus Pocus is a flexible show. We can present the show in large halls and auditoriums, in multipurpose or media rooms. We arrive self-contained and within 30 minutes of our arrival, we are ready to go.
To make it comfortable for everyone, we strongly recommend setting up “theatre styled” seating, with an aisle down the centre. The aisle allows the magician to flow in and around the audience to maximize the interaction, comfort and visibility for the entire audience.
Hocus Pocus also gives seniors and centres the opportunity to invite families to get-together, to create a multi-generational gatherings—events that creates a magical environment where each generation can benefit from interacting with the other.