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Having some fun with the MN Vikings

Today was a very fun outreach at the U of M Children’s Hospital. The MN Vikings mascot Victor as well as several players come to greet the children. I was enjoying bringing some magic to the children too. I enjoy seeing their smiling faces and hope this brightens their day a bit.

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Minnesota Vikings and Magic Norm at a benefit show.




These big guys like magic tricks too!


I fouind this post today and it was some how in the draft area so – Well we will publish it now…

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Library hosts Comedy Magician in Spring Valley, MN

That’s me – the Comedy Magician at the Library in Spring Valley, MN.  This was my 10th or so appearance at this library in the past 28 years!  it was fun to be back and I was thrilled to see the big turnout.

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Magic shows for children in Minnesota are fun!

This is a shot of my little act that is a tribute to Red Skelton and Stan Laurel.  It is a silent comedy act that the families at the Spring Valley Library enjoyed this summer as a part of the Summer Reading Program. The theme was music and reading so I brought the musical magic show with all sorts of comedy and fun.

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it is a delight to hear the children’s laughter. After the show many parents came over and expressed how much fun they had.  Magic is for all ages and I love to see the smiles..

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When you need a fun magic show in Minnesota for your company picnic or family event – please check my site:

It is fun to bring the Musical Magical Magician Show to schools, festivals and of course libraries. It is my joy to bring a show that grabs kids attention and encourages reading.

Find out more about Mr. Norm and the magic fun show at the website above.

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Magic for Annual Banquet

The Ideal Credit Union just changed their name from Postal Credit Union. I was happy to be invited to their annual banquet for the members.

Here is what the President of the Credit Union wrote:

“Norm is a talented entertainer for audiences of all ages. He engages the crowd and invites them to be part of the show. Norm was a huge hit at our 2014 Annual Meeting, and we look forward to having him back at future events.”

Brian Sherrick


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The Ideal Credit Union has a great staff with friendly people who help people with their financial needs.  I had a car loan through this group years ago and they were great to work with.  I think they hired me for this event because someone here saw me perform some place else.

I present these blogs not to brag, but to show that when you hire me to present comedy and magic for your banquet you will receive a high quality program and your guests will be glad they came.

There are many magicians in Minnesota and I am honored when groups select me. I strive to do my best to make events memorable, fun and unique.  I enjoy hearing the laughter that the comedy and magic show brings.

Have a wonderful day and I hope the best for you.

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Magical Mia at the Rondo Library in St. Paul, MN

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The kids enjoyed the amazing magic show at the St. Paul Library.

Librarian wrote”wonderful Magical Mia at our library. SHe is awesome. The kids loved her. SHe is mysterious and her music sets the stage for the magic.”


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Comedy Magician Promotes Reading at the Rogers, MN Library

The Hennepin County Library in Rogers, MN had the comedy magic show with Mr. Norm this past week.

The kids giggled and laughed all through the show and that is music to my ears.  The librarians gave it very good reviews and I just love to promote reading and gets kids excited about checking out books.

The show involves the children throughout as they wave their fingers to make the tricks happen or they are invited to participate by tossing invisible specs of magic dust to help make the tricks work. They also enjoy coming up to help make the magic happen. One child even wears the hat and magic cape and makes the invisibility trick happen.  It is a fun and funny magic show that encourages young readers.

Reading is so helpful to the development of the children’s abilities and makes them better students when Fall comes.


She made the red, white and blue hankies disappear with a wave of the wand.


Then she assembles them in the newspaper cone and… ta-dah! Out comes the flag. Take advantage of your Freedom of the Press and go to the library and read, read, read!

Check out for our page on the Reading Magic Show that schools and libraries have enjoyed for over 25 years. This show has toured throughout the U.S. in every state and has appeared in thousands of schools to encourage reading.  Magic is fun and Reading is Fun-damental!



The kids are helping to make magic happen and the magician is surprised at what is going on. Comedy is the result of this magical situation.


It is fun to hear all the laughter at the shows and then after see the kids checking out tons of books!

When you need a magician in Minneapolis or a Magic show in the Twin Cities please consider the magic of Mr. Norm. Experienced, Enthusiastic and Professional!

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Magician Promotes Reading at Chaska Library

It is fun to hear lthe laughter that the magic show brings to kids of all ages. Even the moms had a fun time!

This was my 10th -12th (I have lost track) presentation for this library over the past 25 years.  I am glad they enjoy it and bring me back.

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Magic show at Chaska, MN Library. Magician Promotes Reading with Magical Motivation.

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Making Magic in MN

WOW, it is a very busy summer with lots of magic shows at libraries and festivals.

Last week had 5 libraries and also a very fun group of 240 kids and teachers at a summer school program in Chatfield, MN.
The director was so kind to write this note about the magic show.

“Norm visited our school age child care program and our kids loved it! Lots of fun! thanks Norm!” Sue T. Director Valleyland Kids.

She likes exclamation points! Cool, and it was fun for me to hear the laughter and the oohs and ahhs from the assembled bunch.

The children really like to get involved and help with the magic tricks and this makes it fun for me to see how each youngster engages themself with the various tricks. They will often say the funniest things on stage and it is always a new show for me.

Enjoy the summer!



My wife taking a picture of the Cascade River near Lake Superior.


This was a fascinating picture I took. Fog over lake Superior and dark rain clouds coming over the lake from behind me… the sky opened and behind was this lovely view of clouds and blue skies in the distant Eastern sky.


Up North at Cabin for a week near Grand Marais, MN. I came back to do some 4th of July magic shows.


I just returned from my 4th or 5th year at a Independence Day Celebration in Chaska, MN. This year the magic show featured the Flag trick where I talk about the various colors of the flag and what they stand for … A young lady makes them each disappear with a flash of the magic wand and then they magically assemble in a newspaper to become the U.S. Flag. I then encourage the kids to read more at their local library about history.

Several people came up to ask if I could be at their library soon. I was not sure, but they said they say Mr. Norm in the Newspaper, so when I check – indeed Chaska Library two shows on Wednesday of this coming week after the 4th. This will be my 10-12 the appearance at this wonderful library over the past 30 years. Usually the second show is a bit less crowded. Please call the Chaska library for details.

Most of my work is repeat and word of mouth and I guess people enjoy the tricks and the comedy magic show.

Enjoy your summer indeed.

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Minnesota Magician Back from Performances in England

I had a wonderful time teaching two workshops and performing in the Gala show at a Convention for Magicians in England.  I met many new friends and connected with a few people I knew.

There were 240 attendees at this convention and it was sold out over 8 months ago. I taught the gathered magicians my inventions and magic routines.  My show has many unique tricks and comedy routines and other magicians want to learn my comedy techniques and how I take old magic principles and change them up for modern audiences.

I also presented my award winning act at the Gala show, and many came up after saying that their sides hurt from laughing so much.  – Hey, I’m just doing my job.

One highlight of the trip was a visit to the Tower Circus in Southport, England.  This circus has run for over 125 years in the same location. It is a one ring under an Eiffel Tower type Building.  This was built shortly after the Eiffel tower and it is a spectacular old building. My friend Arthur Pedler took me there. He performed his 10 foot unicycle act all over Europe over the years. I met Arthur 25 years ago on one of his tours to the U.S. He is a delightful fellow and I enjoyed real English tea and meals with the sweet hospitality at the home of Arthur and his wife Val.


The Tower Circus in Southport, England rests at the bottom of this Eiffel style tower.


If you need a comedy magic show in Minneapolis or a family magician in St. Paul, please call.  I also perform all over MN.  Last weekend I was near Brainerd for a High School Performance for the Graduation event. And just before I went to England I entertained a fun group North of Duluth for their High School Prom Lock in.  I also performed at a Resort and a Bat Mitzvah and two Graduations events in Wisconsin two weekends ago.  I love to hear the laughter that magic brings to all ages. High Schools or Business and family shows.



Mookey and his brother are the principal Ringmasters in the wonderful Tower Circus.

The year ahead has 4 more conventions of entertainers that I will teach and perform at.  The other magicians enjoy seeing comedy and they work hard entertaining so on their time off they deserve some laughs too.



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Birthday Party Magician

Birthday Party Magician

Birthday Party Magician

A Magic Show brings fun to Birthday Parties in Minneapolis.

Magic entertainment for your birthday party is at:

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Brisk Days in Minnesota

Brisk Days in Minnesota

A bird finds a snack out my office window.

This week includes a magic show at the Ronald McDonald House. The medical students group at the U. of M. and putting on a special party for the kids and I am happy to be invited.

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