Check out our mural project that is slotted to begin April 2023!
Check out our mural project that is slotted to begin April 2023!
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The Magic Corner is preparing to have a magical mural painted for all to enjoy. The owner Dr. Kenneth P. Ladd has been doing magic for over 50 years now. By holding yearly Magic Day Camps, and offering private lessons, he has helped children and youth build up their confidence, increase their communication skills, and foster their creativity. Over the years he has also teamed up with Wauseon and surrounding area schools to bring awareness to the dangers of burgs and how to increase kids’ self-esteem and decision-making skills via magic. He has also been a member of the Wauseon Chamber of Commerce for the past 6 years.
Inside this one building at 113 S. Fulton St.-you can find The Magic Corner magic shop, The Birch Theater, and The Vanishing Magic Museum. As of recently the Vanishing Magic Museum has brought our town of Wauseon national recognition by appearing of Collectors Call on MeTV.
Next year marks the 10th year anniversary of The Magic Corner being located at 113 S. Fulton St. and 29 years in downtown Wauseon. Please help us to bring this beautiful mural to life to celebrate!
The mural name will be “It’s Magic in Wauseon”. It will be magic related featuring Houdini, Birch, Blackstone Sr., Dr. Ladd, and his great-grandson apprentice Aiden Franz-Donato. It will also have special effects that will only show up at nighttime! The mural will be 36’ x 50’ in size.
The mural will be painted by www.muralvista.net a professional mural painting group. You may have seen their work at Los Mariachi’s on N. Shoop Ave. in Wauseon. The actual painting of the mural will begin in May of 2023 because of the shortness of time before the weather becomes unsuitable for mural painting.
The cost is $16,000.
There is an account named 113 Mural Project set up at the Farmers and Merchant State Bank at 1130 N. Shoop Ave. in Wauseon 43567.
We also have a Venmo Account set up @muralproject
Any donations made between $100 – 499 will be named on a plaque inside the business.
Donations of $500 and above will be named on a plaque outside the business, and the donors will be invited to a free magic show to be announced after the mural is completed.
Any donation big or small will help make this dream come true and will be much appreciated. When the mural is completed there will be a ribbon cutting with Ohio Arts Council in attendance that all are invited to attend!
You can follow the progress on our Facebook page www.facebook.com/The-Magic-Corner-896956467024532/ or our website www.magicwithmessages.com
We would love to tell you more about what we do or answer any questions you might have if you have a minute to chat over the phone but feel free to email us any time as well.
Dr. Kenneth P. Ladd
Dr. Kenneth Ladd is retired clergy of the United Methodist Church. He holds a Ph.D. in clinical psychology, and has been a part time professional magician for over 48 years. Dr Ladd has also worked with at risk youth for over 50 years. He recieved his Doctorate of Magic from the Magic Academy. Dr. Ladd is the resident magician at the Birch Theather and the Magic Corner in downtown Wauseon.
Dr. Kenneth Ladd holds memberships in the following organizaions:
Fellowship of Christian Magicians
Society of American Magicians
International Brotherhood of Magicians
International Society of Magicians
The Order of Merlin
The Order of Merlin Shield
The Heritage Club
Dr. Ladd has performed throughout Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. He has performed for numerous church functions, factory parties, picnics, civil clubs, conventions, and community homecomings. Dr. Ladd has also appeared at schools, county fairs, church camps, vacation bible schools, and fund raisers.
Dr. Ladd does large stage illusions such as seen on TV, as well as smaller close up illusions. Audience participation is a large part of every performance, as every good magician needs a great assitant. Shows are made up of fast moving, attention grabbing illusions, and they can last up to 45 minutes or longer if requested. Dr. Ladd will host magic show at the beautiful Birch Theater in downtown Wauseon, or come to your location.
Schedule an event consultation with Magic With A Message. Together, we can figure out your entertainment needs. You will also get tips on what to do to make your event shine. Magic With A Message can give you a heads up on what planning pitfalls to avoid.
The date is approaching fast and we’re making preparations. Don’t miss out on the coolest new mural in Wauseon!
The Birch Theater is not only located on Birch St in downtown Wauseon, but it is also named after the well-known magician McDonald Birch from McConnelsville, Ohio. Want to see some of Birch's magic? Check out our museum and take a step back into magic history!
We offer a beautiful space to hold your wedding reception, retirement party, or your next family gathering.
Have a birthday party you are looking to throw for any and all ages? Why not come to the Birch Theater! We having seating for up to 85 and a 45 minute magic show is included with each event. As at any magic show audience participation will be the highlight of the show!
Want to do something really different? Why not have a dinner theater party? You can cater your own meals for up to at least 45 people!
Are you concerned what to do with your guests while you get your wedding photos done ?
Let us entertain them for you with some of our up close magic!
We can provide that ice breaker to get everyone talking!
Our customized magic fits any wedding style and indoors or outdoors!
Book us today! You will be happy you did!
We carry Magic supplies for the beginner to the professional magicians!
The Magic Corner carries jokes and gags for the prankster in your home to magic and illusions for all levels of magicians. Learn balloon magic! We have instructional videos, DVDs and books. We even carry juggling supplies for the juggler in you!
The Magic Corner sells full body puppets and offers classes in Ventriloquism.
Each course consists of five classes.
You will learn:
At the end of course one students will have learned 15 tricks all using everyday objects.
Upon the completion of either Magic or Ventriloquism classes, the students will receive the following:
1. A certificate of completion
2. A chance to do a show for family and friends in the Birch Theater
All Classes are offered in groups or on an individual basis.
Advanced classes are also available.
Each course consists of five classe.
You will learn:
1. Basic mouth positions
2. How to say the alphabet
3. Proper handling and care of the vent figure
4. Development of a script
5. Presentation and interaction between vent figure, and an audience
Thinking on your feet
Problem solving skills
To amaze and entertain others
A great skill that can be used for the rest of your life
"I really liked being here today"
"I liked the evening show. It was awesome"
"I liked they way you took time to help me learn how to do the magic things"
"I could see joy in my child's eyes which has been missing for quite some time. Thank you for doing this"
Come to the Vanishing Magic Museum and find out!
Contact us to set a date to come by and experience the thrill and excitement of magic from the past!
Feature Magicians include:
Harry Blackstone Sr. and Jr.
and many more!
Group tours include:
A movie, magic show, and a tour of the museum.
Contact us to set a date to come by and expericnce the thrill and excitement of magic from the past!
Maybe even learn a trick from the resident magician Dr. Kenneth Ladd
Magic, also known as prestidigitation and conjuring, is first recorded in history in 2700 BC. The conjuring effect (ball) was by the magician Debi in ancient Egypt. He also has done other effects such as decapitating a birds head and reattaching the head resurrecting the bird.
The growing trading nature of society 1000-1500 allowed street or circus performers to make a living using classic such as cups and balls, and modern ideas such as cheating by short changing via sleights with coins and other small objects.
Erik Weisz aka Harry Houdini the King of Cards and King of Handcuffs was born in 1874. His name became a household word and ushered in the Golden Age of Magic. A second Golden Age of Magic began in the 1970's and continues until this day.
Sponsor a two hour magic show at the beautiful Birch Theater downtown Wauseon with our resident magician Dr. Kenneth Ladd!
You can make money AND offer an enjoyable expericnce for your supporters!
For every ticket sold by your group before the show you keep 50% of the ticket price!
Tickets sold at the door on the day of the performance you keep 25% of the ticket price!
in addition we will use people from your group as helpers on and off stage!
Let's talk and set a date for your next fund raiser!
Attention grabbing illusions are used to drive home an unforgettable message of the dangers of drug use.
Outside influences such as peer pressure and the media are addressed, along with effective say "NO" techniques are followed up with classroom discussion and age appropriate handouts.
Since decision making cannot be avoided there is a need to learn early in life how to make the best ones possible.
This program will use magic to convey:
1. Important questions to ask
2. Personal value/self worth
3. Effective ways to say "NO"
Building a Positive Self-Esteem
This program will use magic to convey
2.Personal value/self worth
Participation from the audience gives the volunteer a sense of acceptance and accomplishment. The magic and the participation will not soon be forgotten!
"informative and direct to the point"
"I like the way the message is intertwined with the magic"
"Effective way to get the message across"
"I like the way the students were involved on stage"
"You were able to hold their attention, something few programs do"
"The message was clear and the handouts were helpful"
Gift Certificates are available for purchase at The Magic Corner. You can use them for shopping in the Magic Corner, any of the classes we offer, admission to the museum, or admission to a show
Do you have questions about what I can do for your event? Are you interested in collaborating on a project? Send me a message, and I will get back to you soon.
Something BIG is coming to 113 S Fulton St