Thoughts & Facts
For centuries, children have been fascinated with magic - whether it be in a book, movie, cartoon, game or T.V. show. Most notably are the many myths and legends of Merlin, C.S. Lewis's "Chronicles of Narnia", J.R.R. Tolken's "Lord of the Rings" and, not to be forgotten, J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series.
Magic is an intriguing and powerful subject for children of all ages because it offers escapism and the use of imagination in the purest form. Likewise, a live magical performance must tap into the same mystery and wonder of imagination while understanding the sensibilities of the audience.
Children, generally over the age of 4 years, are old enough to understand an impossibility when they see, experience or are part of it, thus they can appreciate what is presented (those younger, often cannot). As such, children above 4 years not only want to be entertained but also involved in the performance in some way.
Although some older children (usually in the age range of 8 to 12 years) are hesitant to admit it - they too want to believe in impossibilities. This is not to suggest that they will not enjoy seeing an entertainer perform amazing feats by themselves but, it is far more awe-inspiring when they are taking part in or are even doing the marvels within a fun-based atmosphere that does not insult or put down the participants and audience members.
William Corey knows and understands what children of varing ages look for within magical entertainment and has developed a few revolutionary performances based upon the age range of the children wherein they, guided by him, become the "wonder-workers".