Kaplan's Lectures this Week
Date: Tuesday 12th March 2013
Venue: Catalyst Building, 150 Willis Street, Wellington
Lecture Fee: Members $20 - Non-Members $25
Email: Nopera Whitley - firstname.lastname@example.org
Sponsored by IBM Ring 160 & Magic New Zealand
Date: Thursday 14th March 2013
Time: 7.30pm sharp
Venue: The Shore City Magicians Club Inc. club rooms,
Senior Citizen Hall, back of the Takapuna Library, The Strand,
Adult Lecture Fee: $25
Juniors (School age) and financial IBM 160 members: $10
Wives or Partners: $5
Email: Keith Garrett - email@example.com
from John Kaplan
Heather and I have landed in New Zealand and have already
received the royal treatment from our wonderful hosts Alan
and Michele Watson!
Can't wait to meet the magicians at
my Wellington and Auckland lectures. If you're looking for
some new original routines and effects, and/or if you want
the insider information on how to make a good living performing
magic, you really need to attend. This is the first time
I've had the opportunity to make the trip from Canada to
share with my brother magicians, very much looking forward
to meeting a lot of you in the next few days ... cheers!
by Paul Romhany
As you all know we are looking forward to John Kaplan coming
to lecture next week here in NZ. I've toured with John in
Canada and he is one of the most respected magicians in
North America. John is a worker - in other words he's made
his living from magic for the past several decades and his
material is definitely something NZ magicians will add to
their shows. His lecture is divided in to two parts, the
first he will share some of his pet tricks, and his cut
and restored hanky will fool you badly, and you will definitely
want to include it in your shows. If you work for family
audiences then DON'T MISS THIS LECTURE.
second part is where John really comes in to his own. He
is THE KING of business in Canada and he will discuss
how he has made an amazing living by touring Canada. For
me personally, I think this is what NZ magicians and performers
will really gain from in this lecture. There is a way to
make a great full time living by doing what John will explain
inhis lecture. I've toured with him and seen him in action.
It's a completely different approach to doing school shows
and tours that magicians in NZ would be silly not to look
lecture offers something for every type of performer from
close-up to stand up, comedy and stage.
John Kaplan is a career magician that has literally "done
cruise ships, birthday parties, banquets,
fundraisers, corporate events, promotions, fairs, festivals,
tradeshows, restaurants, theatre productions, comedy clubs,
strip clubs, shopping malls, television, major sporting
events and countless other venues. John has a wealth
of experience performing close-up, platform and Grande Illusion.
this 90-min lecture he shares several original effects
and routines that come directly from his professional repertoire.
Audience-tested "real world" material that you
can and will use. This lecture is full of "workers"
that John performs regularly to entertain children and adults,
both in family audience settings as well as adult-only functions.
a bonus, in the 2nd part of the lecture John reveals some
of his promotional secrets and marketing strategies he's
used to be super successful in the realm of creating, selling
and performing fundraising shows for family audiences, a
niche he's developed that has allowed him to "never
have a day job" and carve out a very comfortable living
- performing the type of shows he prefers, to audiences
of his choosing - for the past 3 decades.
Hatfield explains in his article on John Kaplan in the September
2009 issue of Magic Magazine that it was John who first
inspired and influenced him and many other magicians to
become successful performers. John Kaplan was Murray Hatfield's
friend, teacher and first mentor. He set Murray on a path
that has influenced every part of his life, his friends,
his career and even the woman he married.
John Kaplan started in magic at the age of nine when a performance
by renowned magic publisher and dealer Micky Hades planted
the seed. Whilst John later influenced Murray Hatfield he
was influenced himself by such performers as Micky Hades,
Dale Harney, Stephen Minch, Doug Henning (before he was
famous) and Australia's Peter Reveen. John has been touring
Canada for over thirty years, performing his unique brand
of family friendly magic for audiences in every major city,
as well as the remotest communities. Along the way his Fundraising
Magic Program has raised hundreds of thousands of dollars
for hundreds of community organisations.
Kaplan Programs & Products
PRICE LIST - New Zealand Dollars
" Fundraising Magic Regular Package
" Fundraising Magic Deluxe Package
" Santa-Via-Satellite License - Regular Package
" Santa-Via-Satellite License - Deluxe Package
" Selling the Impossible
" John Kaplan's Mind Reading Orange
" John Kaplan's Card Rap
" Micky Hades Improved Finger Chopper (reg) .
" Micky Hades Improved Finger Chopper (Collector's)..$205
" John Kaplan's Rat's Riddle
" John Kaplan's Killer Cut
" John Kaplan's Santa Appears!