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The Interrogation - Skule Nite 1975 Mr. Chips - Skule Nite 1975 The Aviator - Skule Nite 1975
My first headshot (1967)
Sketch Comedy - The Early Years Skule Nite Hart House Theatre (1975)
The   Party   Magician   ’s   interest   in   magic   was   sparked   at   a   typically   early   age by   an   uncle   who   dabbled   in   the   art   as   a   hobby   but   was   also   something   of   a story-teller   and   perhaps   part   of   the   New   York   City   magic   scene   in   the   late 50s. The performing bug had bitten! R on   began   performing   more   seriously   in the    8th    grade    when    he    took    up    the guitar   and   while   in   high   school   in   the mid   60s   he   started   to   pursue   a   musical career.   He   appeared   in   many   revue   and variety    shows    throughout    high    school with    comedic,    dramatic    and    musical roles. He   continued   performing   throughout   his university    years    with    appearances    at college    coffee    houses    as    well    as    in several   comedy   revues   at   Hart   House Theatre    with    one    of    Canada’s    oldest theatre companies. Later,    his    proficiency    as    a    guitarist landed    him    an    appearance    on    a    CBC Superspecial    with    noted    guitarist    and musician Mason Williams. He   has   even   done   some   standup   comedy   so   it   should   come   as   no   surprise   that his magic has a comic edge. Ron   became   a   significant   and   visible   part   of   the   Toronto   magic   community   in 1990,   combining   elements   of   music,   comedy   and   drama   to   entertain   his audiences.    Coincidently,    storytelling    is    a    significant    part    of    many    of    his shows.   And   all   shows   feature   a   lot   of   audience   participation.   In   a   twenty minute   club   set   he   may   use   more   than   twenty   volunteers.   Everyone   gets involved when Ron takes the stage. Ron    takes    his    art    seriously.    In    addition    to    studying    the    art    of    magical performance   (he   is   an   alumnus   of   Mystery   School   which   was   featured   on   the CBC’s   W5   program)   he   is   an   ongoing   student   of   improvisation   and   acting.   The results are evident in Ron’s unique style of theatrical magic. Each   year   the   Sid   Lorraine   Hat   &   Rabbit   Club,   the   Toronto   chapter   of   the International   Brotherhood   of   Magicians   holds   a   stage   magic   competition.   For the   past   several   years,   Ron   has   consistently   placed   among   the   top   three competitors.   In   2006,   Ron   walked   away   with   top   honours   with   his   unique presentation of Bagels and Locks. First    and    foremost,    Ron    considers    himself    an    entertainer.    And    with    his featured   Family   Magic   Show,   he   has   been   entertaining   audiences   in   cities across Canada and beyond. Whether   it’s   Mingle   Magic   up   close   and   personal,   mystifying   feats   of   mental telepathy,   or   laughing   with   the   kids   at   a   neighbourhood   or   family   gathering, you   owe   it   to   yourself   to   find   out   why   so   many   agents   and   event   planners already rely on Ron to deliver a memorable performance.
Ron performs sketch comedy at Skule Nite 1975
Sketch Comedy - Skule Nite - Hart House Theatre - 1975
Ron's first headshot, circa 1967

Biography

The story behind Ron Guttman - The Party Magician
Contact Ron - Office: (905) 889-5113   Cell: (416) 801-1207 © 2006-2016 Black Derby Entertainment. All rights reserved.
The   Party   Magician   ’s   interest   in   magic   was   sparked   at   a typically   early   age   by   an   uncle   who   dabbled   in   the   art   as   a hobby   but   was   also   something   of   a   story-teller   and   perhaps part   of   the   New   York   City   magic   scene   in   the   late   50s.   The performing bug had bitten! R on     began     performing     more seriously   in   the   8th   grade   when he   took   up   the   guitar   and   while in   high   school   in   the   mid   60s   he started    to    pursue    a    musical career.    He    appeared    in    many revue      and      variety      shows throughout    high    school    with comedic,   dramatic   and   musical roles. He        continued        performing throughout   his   university   years with    appearances    at    college coffee    houses    as    well    as    in several    comedy    revues    at    Hart House     Theatre     with     one     of     Canada’s     oldest     theatre companies. Later,     his     proficiency     as     a     guitarist     landed     him     an appearance   on   a   CBC   Superspecial   with   noted   guitarist   and musician Mason Williams. He   has   even   done   some   standup   comedy   so   it   should   come   as no surprise that his magic has a comic edge. Ron   became   a   significant   and   visible   part   of   the   Toronto magic   community   in   1990,   combining   elements   of   music, comedy   and   drama   to   entertain   his   audiences.   Coincidently, storytelling   is   a   significant   part   of   many   of   his   shows. And   all shows   feature   a   lot   of   audience   participation.   In   a   twenty minute   club   set   he   may   use   more   than   twenty   volunteers. Everyone gets involved when Ron takes the stage. Ron   takes   his   art   seriously.   In   addition   to   studying   the   art   of magical   performance   (he   is   an   alumnus   of   Mystery   School which   was   featured   on   the   CBC’s   W5   program)   he   is   an ongoing   student   of   improvisation   and   acting.   The   results   are evident in Ron’s unique style of theatrical magic. Each   year   the   Sid   Lorraine   Hat   &   Rabbit   Club,   the   Toronto chapter   of   the   International   Brotherhood   of   Magicians   holds a   stage   magic   competition.   For   the   past   several   years,   Ron has   consistently   placed   among   the   top   three   competitors.   In 2006,   Ron   walked   away   with   top   honours   with   his   unique presentation of Bagels and Locks. First   and   foremost,   Ron   considers   himself   an   entertainer. And    with    his    featured    Family    Magic    Show,    he    has    been entertaining audiences in cities across Canada and beyond. Whether   it’s   Mingle   Magic   up   close   and   personal,   mystifying feats   of   mental   telepathy,   or   laughing   with   the   kids   at   a neighbourhood   or   family   gathering,   you   owe   it   to   yourself   to find   out   why   so   many   agents   and   event   planners   already   rely on Ron to deliver a memorable performance.
Ron's first headshot, circa 1967
My first headshot (1967)
Ron performs sketch comedy at Skule Nite 1975
Sketch Comedy - Skule Nite - Hart House Theatre - 1975
The story behind Ron Guttman - The Party Magician

Biography