Small Miracles Entertainment is happy to announce that award-winning magician, Richard Green, who's shows were previously available only to private parties and exclusive small gatherings, will be making shows available for public events.
At the age of 5, Magician Richard Green discovered his life's dream. A simple magic show performed near his home in the hot desert of Southern California placed him on a road that he still explores to this day.
"He poured water again and again from an inexhaustible bottle, linked and unlinked steel rings from ancient China, made bright-colored silk scarves appear, vanish and melt together into a rainbow. This was a big deal to a kid who's entire world-view was made up entirely of desert dust, sand and heat. The 30 minutes I spent watching that show changed my life. I had discovered magic and it is that magic that, even today, I want to share with everyone I meet."
From that day on, Green lost himself in everything and anything he could find on the history and techniques of the magical arts. Beginning with tricks found in library books and the Boy Scout Manual, Green put together his first show for a talent contest later that year.
"It was a disaster. I rushed through every trick and forgot everything I had wanted to say. But, far from being discouraged, I learned a great respect for the talent of those classical magicians I had read about."
By the time Green entered college to pursue a degree in the performing arts, he was an expert in the history and techniques of the major classical magicians. Characters like Jean Eugene Robert-Houdin, Servias LeRoy, Okito, Harry Kellar, Carter the Great and Howard Thurston were Green's constant companions in the way Bach, Mozart and Beethoven are to the classical musician.
It was during that time that Green also discovered an important thing about what made these magicians great. "All of them understood the importance of the dramatic arts in their performances. Magic to them was not just a demonstration of 'tricks,' it was a theatrical expression of wonder and an artistic exploration of the miracle of imagination."
During the following years, Green performed magic at private parties and small gatherings in California, Washington D.C., Oregon and Washington State. He even claims distinction as being "the only magician he knows who 'cracked-up' the Archbishop of Canterbury."
"It's true, I was attending a party for the National Cathedral and the National Symphony and I made a comment during on of my tricks that made one of the people watching laugh extremely loudly. I finished the trick and was then introduced to him. He was the Archbishop of Canterbury! Later that evening, I was able to have a good conversation with him. It was quite a night for me."
Then, in 2001, Green's life miraculously changed again. He married the girl of his dreams and soon found himself to be the father of two magical boys. He says teaching magic to his sons has given him a new appreciation of how to share magic with young children.
"Though I have always performed in a family-friendly way, magic for children is different. Kid's still believe in real magic. When I perform for kids, the show is not about impossible things being possible. To kids, everything is possible. So, I instead focus on laughter and the power of the imagination."
At the end of 2005, Green formed Small Miracles Entertainment to expand his performance availability from private events to public appearances. Small Miracles Entertainment offers five completely different shows ranging from classical magic in "Secrets of My Magic" to mind reading in "Completely Mental," a glimpse into the world of professional cheats in "Confessions of a Card Sharpe," world-class sleight of hand in "Up-Close and Magical" and outrageous comedy in "Extreme Foolishness." All of Green's shows are guaranteed to be entertaining, professionally produced, and appropriate for people of all ages.
Also, because he believes magic is a very special thing for children, Green offers a limited number of very affordable children's birthday shows every month.