Catch the Magic

You are in the business of delivering great entertainment. Time and time again, it's a standard you must maintain. But finding exciting shows is tough.

Enter stage right: Chris Pilsworth Productions. Catch the magic! Then let the magic capture your audiences. Chris' crowd-pleasing presentations combine suspense with surprise, warmth with humour, and drama with eye-catching visuals.

The magic and illusions - many of which are Chris Pilsworth originals - are performed expertly and intelligently. And the special rapport that he builds with his audience creates many magical moments. Ardently professional, Chris' exacting standards result in strong performances.

Catch The Magic is a 60-minute magic extravaganza that is ideal for "soft seat" theatres seating from 300 to 700.

The show will captivate the imagination of audiences age 4 to 84. This is a unique presentation that blends magic and illusion with comedy and music. Highlights: a cactus that magically appears inside a clear balloon!

Catch The Magic has been presented at:

  • Centre for the Arts, St. Catherines, Ontario
  • Meadowvale Theatre, Mississauga, Ontario
  • Sudbury Theatre, Sudbury, Ontario
  • Showplace Peterborough, Peterborough, Ontario
  • L.B. Pearson Theatre, Brampton, Ontario


    "Thank you for a wonderful show at the Gravenhurst Opera House. It was a pleasure to work with you. You were professional from the time you arrived until you left the building. You were easy to accommodate, your production requirements were simple and your show was fantastic. Everyone in attendance thoroughly enjoyed the performance and we look forward to having you back next season."
    Brad Rundle, Manager, Gravenhurst Opera House

    "Ottawa-area professional magician Chris Pilsworth was clearly the most impressive"
    Theatre review by Bruce Deachman, The Ottawa Citizen, Oct. 2003

    "The Great Pilsworth himself…. He gave us about 15 minutes of a real live magic show that was phenomenal!! He made things disappear and reappear, his sleight of hand created perfect illusions."
    Theatre review by Alvina Ruprecht, CBC, Oct. 2003

    "Chris Pilsworth, from the Ottawa area has created a delightful show (Disappearing Nightly) with a story line that comes full circle at the conclusion of the performance. It was wonderful. He is a natural on stage both as a solo magician and with the volunteers who helped him. He has successfully blended large illusions with more personal magic and created one of the best magic shows I've seen for a while."
    Joan Caesar, President, Canadian Association of Magicians, September 2001

    "WOW! Thank you for contributing so much of your magic at this year's Magical Arts Festival in Toronto. I've seen a great many magicians over the years but I was thrilled with the originality and totally unique impact of your illusions. Our audiences loved your stage presence and you were a big hit with a wide range of audiences during the week of the Festival."
    James Biss, Artistic Director, Toronto Magical Arts Festival, October 2001

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    "The show certainly captured the imagination of the audience…we have heard nothing but raves!! It was a real pleasure to have you and your company with us; such professionalism, so well organized, excellent publicity materials and follow up."
    Paul Eck, General Manager, Showplace Peterborough

    Regent Theatre, Picton, Ontario

    Scenes from Disappearing Nightly
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    Promotional Materials Offered

    Full cooperation from Chris Pilsworth Productions will make your promotional efforts easier. A variety of dazzling materials can be supplied to support every occasion. Posters, press releases and 8x10" photos are all professionally produced to a very high standard.


    In 1997, after several years in the planning, professional magician Chris Pilsworth independently produced and starred in his own theatrical magic show. Entitled: 'Disappearing Nightly', the mystery and magic of this highly entertaining premier production featured many never-seen-before illusions, music, dance and drama. The show was booked for six performances at the Ron Maslin Playhouse in Kanata, Ontario. Night after night, Chris and the cast received standing ovations and rave reviews.

    Chris Pilsworth was born in Toronto, Ontario, but has lived most of his life in Ottawa, Canada's capital. His enthusiasm for magic was sparked at the age of twelve, when he attended a magic show at Ottawa's National Arts Centre. The interest continued unabated throughout high school and university. Earning his degree (with distinction) in Industrial Design from Carleton University in Ottawa has greatly enhanced Chris' ability to create unique props and illusions. After graduating in 1986, Chris decided to pursue his dream of becoming a full-time professional magician.

    Chris has entertained thousands of satisfied customers. As a result of his unique, friendly and very personal approach to the performance of magic, he has become well-known and highly respected throughout Ontario and Western Quebec. Whether the event takes place at the Governor General's Garden Party, the Canadian Museum of Civilization or the opening festivities of the Corel Centre, home of the Ottawa Senators hockey team, Chris wows his audiences.

    To reach Chris in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada,
    Tel: (613) 592-8672
    Toll free: 1-800-258-7779

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