Archive for March 20th, 2008

WARRENSBURG, MO – DAY 1

Thursday, March 20th, 2008

We flew into Kansas City yesterday (Tuesday) leaving behind beautiful spring weather in Virginia. After loading all the luggage back into the truck, we were off to Warrensburg. It was an easy trip and we made it into the hotel in lots of time to get dinner at Nathan’s Grill and get some rest.

My day today started early. I had several phone calls to return this morning, some reading to do, and some email that needed my attention. Nolan and I were picked up at the hotel by our local host and drove over to KOKO radio where I did a morning interview in advance of tomorrow’s show. We had a great spread in last Thursday’s local newspaper and ticket sales have been very strong. The interview today went well. They seem to go so quickly and 20 minutes was over before we knew it.

After the interview, we were off to Western Missouri Medical Center for a workshop with the therapists. We were greeted by the director of the department waiting for us in the lobby. We made our way to one of the conference rooms just as the therapists were starting to arrive. We jumped into the workshop quickly, learned a few tricks, and talked about the effectiveness of using magic tricks in therapy.

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After a brief break, the therapists had selected a few of their clients for me to work with so they could see the program in action. I worked with some great kids who were so excited to be learning magic! After the kids, we moved over to the therapy gym and worked with some adult clients. They mastered one or two tricks and then they were given more difficult ones to work on over the next few days. The therapists will be sure to follow up!

Tomorrow, it’s showtime in Warrensburg. The venue holds about 1200 and we’ve sold over 1000 tickets already. We should have a full house – or at least close to being sold out!