Dec 03

Had a WONDERFUL Time at the Christmas in the Village (Stevensville Michigan)

A special thanks to the Christmas in the Village committee (Stevensville Michigan) for having me perform close up magic for those in line for the sleigh ride. What a great festive event where everyone had a smile on their face! I got to meet many new people and found many young magicians among them! Hope to see you again soon!
 
Bob (Zendor) Wigent
Oct 23

2016 Niles Scream Park – “Zendor Presents: Murphy’s Law – If it can go wrong, it will!

Only One More Weekend To Go (well 4 nights – this coming Friday to Monday night the 31st) for the 2017 Niles Scream Park / Niles Haunted House!!!! (www. http://haunted.org/)

Yes – I am behind on getting this notice out…. 🙁

This is my 11th year at this Scream Park however, is my 4th straight year only being the show developer and not a performer (As I’ve been performing at the same park in a different capacity for the last 4 years. See other posting). For those not aware, this is one of 6 main attractions at this park (not counting all the things one can do in the midway). The best way to describe this attraction / event is….

This attraction is a sit down theater type show where we do a different theme each year. Internally we call it a ‘magic’ show but externally we do not. Yes – we use magic principles but only to give us the effects we want for the show. My goal is to create an interesting and exciting story and visual stimuli such that the audience believes what is happening is plausible and suspend the audience’s belief, even if it is just for a short time. Entertainment!! We can seat about 100 people where about half of these are on the carpeted floor. The venue is not heated or air conditioned. We do have electricity. The low lying stage is only 2 inches off the floor and is 20 feet wide and 10- feet deep (this is not very much room at all). It is typically crowed on the stage each year.

For 2016:

With the input of 2 great and creative friends, where one is the performer, this year’s show took much more than typical for development and in making the stage set.

The Title / Bi-Line:
“Zendor Presents: Murphy’s Law – If it can go wrong, it will!

The Story Line:
Arrogant and a know-it-all – Murphy did not make the cut as being the president’s protector by way of the Secret Service. He thought no one is a good as he yet he did not make the cut. He strongly suspects it was because of one incident he caused (but it was a BIG one – It involved many fellow Secret Service personnel dieing). Unfortunately, you just don’t get the job when this happens. Instead, Murphy gets shoved into “protecting” one of the many ‘Federal Evidence Lockers’ throughout the states. In this case, he gets put in the Niles Michigan Facility.

He was told this particular Evidence Locker holds many of the items the Federal Government don’t want the people to know they have and needs to make sure it remains that way. Murphy feels it is just full of junk as he really does not want to be here.

You get to see Murphy on his first day on the job where he has to inventory the warehouse. He seems confident however, you can’t help but wonder if Murphy is nervous and I am now wondering that maybe Murphy is not as good as he thinks.

You won’t believe what the Federal Government has in this warehouse and what the government is really hiding!! Murphy finds several items of great interests and again gets too cocky (Who is this guy???)…… Come see the rest of the story and tell us: Murphy says his talents wasted. What do you say?”

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11/1/116 Update:

That is a Wrap!!  `185 shows this season at the Niles Scream Park / Niles Haunted House by Magician Dean Whitlock.  I am sure he is feeling it too….

I initiate the ‘take down’ efforts starting tomorrow (the least fun of the whole thing).  Special thanks to Gary W. and Dean for their great input and thoughts on the premise to this show.

And then…. need to start planning for next year

Oct 16

“Harnessing the Ancient Power of the Vampire” At The Niles Scream Park (Niles Haunted House)

The Niles Haunted House Midway Show is well underway.  Besides doing roaming magic in the midway I perform 1 time per hour at the center stage (almost under the big screen) as Eldridge.

Eldridge is the Human that takes care of the Master, especially while the Master sleeps during the day. However, why he sleeps Eldridge secretly siphons the fluids from his Master’s casket.  It is then processed, bottled, and sold on the open market (well – where ever Eldridge can get to without the Master finding out).  His companies name is “EEE LLC” (Eldridge’s Excellent Elixirs).  He sells this under the product name “Vampire Elixir”.

Vampire Elixir gives one the ability to self heal without the bad side effect of…well…being a vampire (healing is one of 2 desirable traits of a vampire.  The other being ‘living forever’.  Unfortunately, this one trait seems to be elusive in a drinkable form).

A volunteer is invited up on stage and given a small sample of this fantastic product.  Of course, we have to do a test to prove to everyone this stuff is real and really works!  We are not talking a little prick on a finger…we are going BIG to show how this works…..

Come see the show and find out how this turns out……..  The show is called “Harnessing the Ancient Power of the Vampire”

BTW: Does it bother anyone else that Eldridge, and therefore the Master, is in our area!?!?!

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10/23/16 – One of the photographers at the haunted house happen to be by my midway show last night and took these 2 pictures. Thanks!

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Update 10/31/16 – The 2016 Midway show is now complete and in the books!  I had a fun time with this!  As you can see in the pictures a few person ‘lost their head’ doing this show!

A special thanks to the hundreds of people that watched.

Oct 16

My Involvement in the Twin City Players “Something Wicked This Way Comes”

I feel humbly honored. A short while back I was asked to consult with our local theater group – Twin City Players – on methods and instruction to the actor on how to do 2 different effects that they thought might be accomplished using magic. I got to review the material and invited the actor over to my house to review. Although I have not seen the finished resulting product, their opening date is almost here.

The Play is “Something Wicked This Way Comes” and the dates are Oct 26 to Oct 30th. See their web page for details:
http://www.twincityplayers.org/something-wicked-this-way-comes.html

Thanks you Twin City Players for this fun opportunity and break a leg on your run!

Update 10/31/16 – I did get to catch the last how for this production.

The actors were AMAZING!

Steve (the person I worked with for the magic portion) did his magical bits wonderfully!

I hope to cross paths with the Twin City Players and the actors in the near future!

Wow!  I even got a Special Thanks in the Program (see at the bottom)!

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Oct 13

Upcoming Magic show and write up in the South Bend Tribune

I am all excited!  I belong to the Magicians Roundtable of Michiana.  We finally landed an interview with the South Bend Tribune!

Not only did 3 of the members get interviewed, but we also got to perform on video (will be on their web page http://www.southbendtribune.com/).

All this was in concert with this magic club performing an upcoming magic show for the German Township Branch of the South Bend Public Library)

It is behind the Meijer Store at the intersection of Cleveland Road and Portage Avenue on the Northwest side of town. (52807 Lynnewood Avenue South Bend, Indiana 46628).

Show starts at 6:30 PM and will include 4 of our members – one being our youngest that will be performing a straight jacket escape!

So be sure to check out this Sunday’s South Bend Turbine (10/16/16) and think about attending the Magic Club’s Magic show 10/20/16 at 6:30 PM< (It’s FREE)

Special thanks to Rod for spearheading this by following the interview through to completion and being the lead on putting the Library show together!

10/16/16 – Here is the link to the article.

http://www.southbendtribune.com/entertainment/inthebend/entertainmentnews/magicians-roundtable-of-michiana-to-dazzle-with-show-at-library/article_c28d4bff-cbe8-5e24-884a-640a47976a95.html

A video clip is down the article.

 

A 10/23/16 update to this 10/20/16 show:

The show occurred and to an extremely overflowing crowd!  The library had a sign up list that was to only be 50 people however, we think due to the news paper article the librarian said he counted 110 people!  And he had to advise even more that called in to reserve a set that they were beyond full!

Due to unforeseen circumstances I did get to perform.  Here are a few pictures of my performance.

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Aug 21

Stevensville Community Fun Day 9/10/16 . See Zendor from 1:30 to 3:30 PM.

Stevensville is once again holding their very enjoyable Community Fun Day, September 10th, 2016.

I do have the privilege to be performing close up magic again this year at this fantastic and fun event. I will be near the Balloon Twister from 1:30 PM to 3:30 PM.  Please stop by and see the amazing magic of Zendor!

It is wonderful that this event occurs in our community! Special thanks to those that spend the time making this happen and going do smoothly.

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Aug 07

ANNOUNCEMENT – Super Funnyman Magician Zendor will appearing at the Berrien County Youth Fair for 2 shows Wednesday 8/17/16 and it is FREE!

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Zendor will be performing 2 FREE FANTASTIC magic shows at the Berrien County Youth Fair, in the USA Building 1 PM and 3:30 PM Wednesday 8/17/16

You don’t want to miss the wacky comedy magic of Zendor as he proceeds to amaze and fill you with laughter!

There is much audience participation and maybe some of you can actually do the magic for all of us!!

See ya there!

Bob (Zendor) Wigent

269-429-5744

ZendorMagic@gmail.com

www.ZendorMagic.com

Aug 07

ANNOUNCEMENT – Master Magician Bob Wigent will appearing at the New Buffalo Ship and Shore Festival for 4 shows 8/13/16

Come join the excitement of this Wonderful New Buffalo Ship and Shore Festival Aug 12 – 14th.  I will be performing 4 times with 2 different shows on Saturday 8/13/16.

Show 1: The opening act for the day! 11:00 AM to 11:30 AM on the main stage near Mechanic Street

Shows 2-4: 1:30 PM, 3:00 PM, and 4:30 PM in the kid’s area near or on Merchant Street

There is much audience participation and maybe some of you can actually do the magic for all of us!!

Stop in and say HI!!

See ya there!

Bob (Zendor) Wigent

269-429-5744

ZendorMagic@gmail.com

www.ZendorMagic.com

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Jul 31

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child – Book release party 7/31/16

Forever Books 7-30-16 pic 2Had a wonderful time last night entertaining so many Harry Potter devoted fans at the Forever Book Store special release party in St. Joseph Michigan!  I dressed up as a Wizard performing magic for the attendees (and got to see many of the attendees perform some amazing magic).

I participated in these for the first set of Harry potter books and I notice this time there were many older ‘kids’ participating (most are from the first set of books releases).  So nice to see how many kept up the desire for reading these wonderful books!

http://www.foreverbooks.net/

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Jul 31

Glenda and Mike’s Magic and Ventriloquism Show 7/30/16

Glenda and Mike Mann’s Magic and Ventriloquism Show  7/30/16

Had the wonderful pleasure of witnessing Glenda and Mike’s Professional Magic and Ventriloquism show yesterday.   They booked a show in a nearby town and I was lucky and privileged enough to attend and see them in their chosen environment.  You can obviously tell from the start that they are season professionals as they had not just the kids, but the adults totally memorized!  I appreciate how the show just clipped along and how their laid back approach and silly humor had the audience giggling and laughing as they mixed magic and Christian messages so fluidly in their show.

On top of all that and after the show, they took time to discuss some topics including pointers on touring a magic show, sound systems, and some magical effects.

Thanks Glenda and Mike for being a positive and shinning example for touring Magicians / Ventriloquism team a showing everyone in attendance a wonderful time!!!

Bob Zendor Wigent

http://mannjik.com/