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Yearly Kid’s Show Discount!! First 20 Bookings Only

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Summer Kick Off Deal:
Kid’s Shows for $135 (That’s 25% off!!!)

VALUE $180.00 | DISCOUNT 25% | YOU SAVE $45.00
It’s that time of year again, the next 20 shows booked will received a huge discount of our regular rates. There are only 20 spots and last year they booked up fast so don’t wait!

Chose Any of Our Three 30 Minute Shows

MAGIC SHOW | BUBBLE SHOW | CIRCUS SHOW

This highly interactive kid’s comedy shows with Dee DEE are perfect for the little ones! Watch them just flip over Dee-Dee’s amazing silly acts. Kids love to play along with all the playful fun, while Dee-Dee keeps them laughing from start to finish.

Make a Bigger Slash by Adding:

BALLOON TWISTING | FACE PAINTING | GILTER TATTOOS
(1 hour for ONLY $95 – 50% off)

You just can’t go wrong with amazing award winning entertainer Dee-Dee Darling!!!!!!

Contact Our Event Management Team

We can help answer a variety of questions to provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your event.

Contact Our Event Management Team

We can help answer a variety of questions to provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your event.

“..the best children’s show I’ve ever seen!” – Judith Burns – Calgary Mom 2015

“Had them screaming with laughter, didn’t lose them for a moment” – Sarah Coleman – Calgary Mom 2015

★ 10 Years Experience Entertaining Children
★ Award Winning Children’s’ Entertainer
★ References & Police Background Check Available


Announcing my New Kid Genius Magic Show!

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A new High Impact Children’s Magic show Designed to Keep Kids Laughing and Learning

with award winning Calgary based magician Carisa Hendrix
(Recommended for ages 4–11)
Length: 10 – 60 minutes

This show is all about creating fun magical moments that are based on puzzles, taking kids on an adventure that will hone their critical thinking skills and leave them thrilled and feeling smart.

A wonderful mix of comedy, goofy antics, puzzles and amazing magical acts. You can expect lots of audience participation in this one-of-a-kind kids show that is getting booked all over the country.

Best enjoyed indoors, very little setup time or performance area required

Amazing Magic
Comedy & Playful Tricks
Audience Participation
Slight of Hand
and More

Contact Our Event Management Team

We can help answer a variety of questions to provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your event.


Proof that Weird Little Kids Become Weirder Adults

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At the age of 2, I would apparently take my napkin in both hands, gently dab the corners of my mouth after each bite of food and replace in my lap like a tiny little miss manners. It’s one of my Dad’s favorite stories to tell and one of my favorite to hear.

The day before my sixth grade graduation the teacher had each student take turns leavening the room so the rest of the class could pick 2 qualities that best described them. These words would go written beside the photo of you that would be prominently featured in the front display case of the school. I recall it felt like forever before they invited me back in when it was my turn. When I got back they had picked kind and unique.

Little Girl Carisa Hendrix

A friend later told me that the class got into an argument over whether the word strange, weird or “freaky” best described me. The teacher mediated by telling the class that the world “Unique” was a nicer word and why not go with that.

Now years later, this full time performer and profesional weirdo is grateful for a head start at being “unique”. You do you, it’s worth it.

Little Carisa Hendrix


Calgary Magician Carisa Hendrix in her Vegas Show

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As performed at The Tommy Wind Theater in Las Vegas in October 2015. Thank you to iTrick for featuring this video last week, much appreciated.

Writen & Performed – Carisa Hendrix
Co-Star & Additional Creative – Jamie Tea
Choreography – Natalka Lewis
Dancers – Natalka Lewis, Jamie Tea, Nicole Wasylenko & Janelle Rae Ferrara
Props & Set Builder – Paul Bezaire & Carisa Hendrix
Assistant Building – Chris Visser & Vernon Hendrix
Music – Simon TJ
Lyrics – Carisa Hendrix / Simon TJ
Lead Vocals – Amy Thiessen
Additional Vocals – Simon TJ & Carisa Hendrix
Sound & Light Tech – Paul Bezaire
Director – David Parr
Costumes – Carisa Hendrix, Anni Christina & Dianna Martin
Make Up & Hair – Tracy Falukozi
Electronics & LED – Nick Stoll
Additional Electronics – Riley L Taylor
Project Manager – Sarah Knight

“Time Ghosts”
WRITTEN BY SIMON TJ AND CARISA HENDRIX
© 2015 SIMON TJ MUSIC PUBLISHING, LICENSED BY SIMON TJ MUSIC PUBLISHING
PRODUCED BY SIMON TJ
PERFORMED BY AMY THIESSEN
ADDITIONAL VOCALS BY SIMON TJ


Fire Eater Shoot with Photographer Jt Young

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I just love shooting with JT, with image was actually used in the paper. Check out his blog by clicking here. There he writes,
This was an interesting space but we made the mistake of shooting in it too long. We both felt sick afterwards from the combination of mouldy dust and humidity (the insides of my nose were black from the dust…)
Hire Fire Eater Calgary I don't think we've had a change to shoot together since I got more focused on magic and illusions. I still love working with fire and there is a lot of fire even in m y magic shows now but I would love to work with JT in a shoot inspired by my magic. A girl can dream. If you enjoy this image, you might want to check out my modeling galley that shows some of the work I've done over the last 6 years. Enjoy!

Calgary Magician Performing Feature Act Las Vegas

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This video features miss Carisa Hendrix, Calgary based female Magician performing at the Tommy Wind Theatre on the Las Vegas Strip in her original show “Temporala”

This act is know as the Time Travel Bottles.

Recently featured on the IWMPA blog, an exclusive organization for women of the performing magical arts.


Alice in Wonderland – Stilt Walking in Calgary

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by Neil McElmon Photography

Image by Neil McElmon Photography

I just love this character. As Alice I can wander about asking children if they have seen my rabbit. It’s not long before one of them tosses on those ears and I get to play hide and go still walk. So much fun!!

This image is from stilt walking at Circle the Wagons in Calgary AB, Canada.


The Classic Old Time-y 10-in-1 Circus Sideshow

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by Neil McElmon Photography

Image by Neil McElmon Photography

Continuous, interactive vintage circus entertainment like nothing you have ever seen before. Step right up and see the Canada’s only running classic ten-in-one show, with everything from the circus tents, to the carnival barker to the fat bearded lady. This show is uniquely designed to engage crowds for short sets and encourages guests to move around your event. Perfect for buffet style dinners or events looking for ongoing casual yet thrilling entertainment. Our comical and clever script creates a seamless theatrical experience from act to act and through out your event. The show is built on a and a half (1.5) hour loop, allowing guests who may have missed the act the first time the opportunity to catch it later.

Awards and Accolades: Our “Ten-in-One” contributed to Ballyhoo Entertainment being awarded 2013’s Best Entertainment in Canada. This show includes a Guinness World Record Holder, 2 award winning actor and respected specialists in both circus sideshow and magic. We are currently the only traveling Ten-in-One show in Canada. This show took the combined efforts of eight (8) artists and writers as well as a circus historian to build and we are exceptionally proud of it.

Ten-in-One acts include, but are not limited to:
The Escape Artist, The Man Eating Chicken, The Headless Woman, The Unbelievable Tattooed Lady, Incredible Impenetrable Girl, The World’s Most Beautiful Bearded Lady, The World’s Strongest Man, Dr B.A. Shyster and his Medicine Show, The Levitating Guru and The Haunted Chamber. Descriptions & scripts of each of theses acts available upon request.

Contact Our Event Management Team

We are available to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your event.

Show requires access to power outlets.
Although we can perform at ground level, this show is best enjoyed on a raised platform or stage. 25′ X 10′ minimum staging area.
Show requires a ceiling clearance of minimum 7′ to allow for tents and acrobatic acts.
We are always happy to include special notes or announcement into our script or have our carnival barker announce prizes and emcee other elements of the event.


The Amazing Steampunk Lady – Calgary Stilt Walkers

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by Neil McElmon Photography

Image by Neil McElmon Photography

I’ve been getting a total kick out of building new stilt walking characters and costumes over the last 2 years and I think this is my absolute favorite 🙂

We’ve used it in Red Deer, Calgary and Edmonton gigs and it always gets a big reaction.

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We are available to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your event.


Medieval Dinner Theatre Show at the Edmonton Celtic Hall

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As usual, Christmas was crazy. For us entertainers, the holidays are never the normal sort of insanity the rest of the world experiences; with all the stress about gifts, family, and turkey dinners, no. Christmas season is about doing as many gigs as possible without losing one’s mind.

This year proved to be a lot more fun than I expected since I was asked to be part of a dinner theatre production in Edmonton, Fridays and Saturdays for 4 weekends in December.

Our cast was a team of brilliant and talented variety arts performers and improvers. I can’t tell you how incredibly fun it was to play together in this show. I already miss my little circus family but there are rumours that the run might continue in 2013. Here’s hoping.

Contact Our Event Management Team to Book for Your Event

We can help answer a variety of questions to provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your event.

Update October 25th 2015: Wonderful news! The Celtic Hall has decided to bring back the medieval dinner show for a 2015 run. It really is an amazing show perfect for any family for office party and very reasonably priced for what it included. For more information and to get your tickets check out their website at CelticHall.ca

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Super Creamy Vegan Barley Risotto Recipe with Soylent

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I’ve been loving this Soylent stuff since my musician friend Simon TJ introduced me to it 4 months ago. What is it? Well I’m glad you asked. Soylent is a complete meal replacement with no added flavours or sugar. It comes in two varieties, a liquid and a powder, both taste a bit like a bland liquid cream of wheat in a mildly enjoyable way.

It’s absolutely perfect for artists & entertainers who have a tendency to hyper focus and forget to eat, or just resent needing to stop and cook something, you know, in order to not die. Despite the fact that I now drink many of my meals I also love to cook when I have the time and have been fooling around with adding soylent to my dishes in order to superfood it up a bit.

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Recently my partner and fellow magician David Parr came for a visit. He’s Vegan and it’s always a fun challenge to cook for him; fun but not always easy since most of my signature dishes are based around cream, butter and cheese, my holy trinity.

I wanted to come up with a dish which tasted like my 3 favourite foods while keeping it completely vegan. It was a big success according to my 3 taste tester victims, so on my third attempt at making it I tried incorporating soylent and here is what I came up with.

Super Creamy Tomato Barley Risotto with Solent

Inspired by a recipe from Vegan Yum Yum Cookbook with notes from OhSheGlows.com

Yield: ~ 2.5 cups

Ingredients:
1 cup dry pot barley
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp dried parsley
1/2 tsp dried basil
1/4 onion
1 tsp chives
1 large garlic clove, minced
1 tsp cashew butter
1.5 cups canned pureed/diced tomatoes (15 oz can)
1/4 cup coconut milk (you can substitute almond milk as well)
3/4 cup liquid soylent
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
salt to taste (or smoked salt for added flavour)

Directions:

1. Rinse and Sizzle
Rinse your pot barley in a strainer and place into medium sized pot or pan. Add olive oil, basil, parsley, garlic and onion till caramelized. Stir in barley till it is coated with oil. Turn heat to medium until barley begins to sizzle.

2. Make it Creamy
Cook for 1 minute and then add in the tomatoes, coconut milk, soylent, water, cashew butter, nutritional yeast and salt. Stir well and bring to a gentle boil and then cover and reduce heat to low.

3. Cook and cook and cook
Cook, covered (with a bit of air escaping) for 40-50 minutes, stirring every 5 minutes or so, being careful not to burn the barley on the bottom of the pot.

This dish will be creamy as hell, and the barley will be very chewy and not mushy. Serve immediately to your unsuspecting guest who will never know they ate vegan superfood.

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No Soylent?? Easy just substitute with coconut or almond milk in and use 1/2 tsp more olive oil.

I grilled some zucchini in garlic and olive oil and tossed it on top for a little extra zing.

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Calgary Magician has her Magic Stolen

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Wednesday morning we woke up to find that Paul Bezaire’s van had been stolen along with all my show gear inside. My custom multiplying bottles set (from the video bellow), my close up table, my violet ray, my lobotomy set, and most of my stunt girl show. The insurance company and I work together to estimate the value of my magic props at around $2500, but most have sentimental value or are a one of a kind build that can never be replaces. I have a $1000 deductible for the props and they need to be replaces by Christmas season in 2 weeks. It’s a sad dilemma, but I’m very grateful for all the support and kindness I’ve received.

If anyone sees any of these at a pawn shop please let me know.


New Stilt Walking Images From Circle the Wagons

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Stilt Walking Image by Neil McElmon Photography

Thank to some amazing photography by Neil McElmon Photography we where able to have a memento of the fun we had stilt walking at this year’s Circle the Wagons event.

Stilt walking characters are perfect for corporate entertainment of holiday parties, check out of a few images of our stilt walking characters.


Show Girls at the Shell Giveaway Event in Edmonton

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Event in Review

Date: October 22nd 2014
Theme: Shell Giveaway #FabulousShell
# of Entertainers: 5
Entertainment Services Provides: Elvis Impersonator, Roving Showgirls & Close-up Magic
Location: Edmonton, AB

It is always a blast to work with shell on their over the top themed corporate entertainment, but this one was special. We gave away thousands of dollars in prizes and free gas in shell’s #FabulousShell Giveaway!! For some people it was a game changer and we really changed a few lives. Thank you so much for making us a part of this 🙂


Relaunching Our Showgirls

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You may not have know but we have been doing showgirls for years… I don’t mean in that way. Last year we took them off our roster while we reworked the shows and built a new team of talented dancers. We are so excited to relaunch our showgirls with new acts, more routines and twice as much glitter.

Showgirls for Roving or Stage Shows

# of Performers Available: 1 – 8

Showgirls are the ideal for a casino night a vegas themed corporate event or a special surprise at your trade show. Showgirls roving in sassy characters with accents, taking photos with your guest, and performing full choreographed routines.

Have our showgirls sell your 50/50 tickets or hand out your promo. They can serving champagne, walk off your speakers at a conference or get your guests on the dance floor and lead them in a dance. All our girls are trained dancers with acting experience so the possibilities are endless.

Showgirls are also available as stilt walkers, roving magicians & living statues.

Different styles of show girl are available from moulin rouge, to classic vegas, from carnival to high glamor.

Corporate Events
Festivals
Large Parties
Expo’s & Conventions
Fun Money Casinos
Vegas Themed Events
Trade Show

It was wonderful to have you and your crew at our event. I didn’t realize how much fun you guys would bring to the event, we will definitely have you next year.

– Events Coordinator Alisia Bonnell

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We are available to answer your questions and provide you with all the information you need to make the right choice for your event.


We are Doing a Stage Show in Vegas for TV!!

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On October 9th & 10th (less than a month away) we will be hitting the stage at the beautiful Tommy Wind Theater in Las Vegas to perform my new Sci-Fi Time-Travel Magic Show which will be filmed for TV and set to air early 2016!!

I can hardly believe all this is really happening. Myself and my amazing team have been working away at this for 6 months now all secretly(ish) and now I can tell you all!

You may have noticed the video at the top of this post, well we are launching our kickstarted to cover the last of the show’s expenses. Our last investor has had to pull away from the project leaving us a little stuck.

Click here to see the Kickstarter!

Even f you can’t contribute to the kickstarter, I hope you will share it around. I would be very grateful for any help to get traction on this, the first 48 hours are critical.

Thx everyone & we’ll see you in Vegas

Writer & Creator – Carisa Hendrix
Co-Star – Jamie Tea
Director – David Parr
Costumes – Dianna Martin
Props & Set Builder – Paul Bezaire
Make Up & Hair – Tracy Falukozi
Choreography & Dancers – Natalka Lewis
Music – Simon Tj
Project Manager – Sarah Velocity
Building & Welding – Vernon Hendrix


Vintage Steampunk Stilt Walking Character

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by Neil McElmon Photography

by Neil McElmon Photography

Her name is the lady and she is a wonderfully rich stilt walking character that works for steampunk, masquerade, mardi gras and vintage themed events.


Calgary Circus Workshops for in Schools and Day Cares

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Circus Playshops make for an excellent in school activity. Start the day off with a fun circus show for the whole school to get everyone excited, followed by hands on workshops where children explore each circus skill themselves.

Ask about more workshops we offer such as magic and balloons.

★ Quick Set Up & Tear Down
★ Good, Clean & Educational Fun
★ Get Kids Up and Moving
★ Costumes to Fit Your Theme
★ Circus Goodie Bags Available


Our Fire Dancers at the 2015 Canadian Ismaili Games

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I’m just completely in love with this team, can we all get showbiz married?
Thank you to the Canadian Ismaili Games for making us a part of your closing celebrations. I still can’t believe the warmth of the crowd.
Such a great collaboration between Ballyhoo Entertainment, Trip The Light Dance and Super Nova Circus.

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Stilt Walking at the Red Deer’s Centerfest Festival

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We had a wonderful time Stilt Waking at Centerfest this year. Looks like Red Deer loves giant birds! Thx to Miyako Palmer for catching this in the Red Deer Advocate.
Read the article here.
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Centerfest is an amazing street festival and we are so grateful to have been a part of it.


We are Hosting a Magic Lecture with David Parr

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I’m hosting my first magic lecture at the Dollhouse, I would love to do this more in the future. Our star is David Parr and it will take place on June 10. The lecture is $15 per ticket and from 7:00pm – 9:30pm it will buy you one of the more interesting lecture I have ever seen. Hope to see you there.


Time Traveiling Bottles – Female Magician Carisa Hendrix

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Featuring: Carisa Hendrix
Filmed at Late Night at the Plaza.

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/latenightplaza
Twitter: https://twitter.com/LateNightPlaza
Instagram: @latenightplaza
Vimeo: http://vimeo.com/user12412841


Circus & Magic Show: Carisa Hendrix & Schuyler Snowdon

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Video Shot by: Dallis Joseph Swiatek & Carisa Hendrix
Editing & After Effects Tittles by: Carisa Hendrix
Featuring: Schuyler Snowdon & Carisa Hendrix

Prepare to be amazed by an incredible mix of magic, circus and comedy with a classic feel. Designed for large and mid-sized events looking for a show with a big production feel. Incorporating comedy acts, audience interaction and a number of powerful visual stunts, this show is perfect for holiday parties, festival stages, fundraisers and awards galas.

Meet two talented entertainers at the top of their field who are ready to perform amazing feats and make you laugh up a storm. Guinness World Record holder Carisa Hendrix and talented circus specialist Schuyler Snowdon are an unstoppable duo as charming as they are strange.


All New Magic Show by Local Calgary Magician

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Mind over Magic

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Been hard at work on my new stage show “Mind Over Magic” a fun little show with Stunts, Magic and Comedy. It runs from 10 – 60 minutes and features a wonderful mix of magic from escapology to sleight of hand, from daring stunts to mind reading. With lots of audience participation this show was such a labor of love and can play big even on a small stage

★ Escapology
★ Mind Reading
★ Slight of Hand
★ Freak Stunts
★ Comedy
★ and More

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