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Magician Sheldon Casavant: Avenue’s 2014 Top 40 Under 40

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Every year, Avenue Magazine, the premier city lifestyle magazine celebrating two of Alberta’s largest cities through Avenue Edmonton and Avenue Calgary, releases its Top 40 Under 40 list. The Top 40 Under 40 list honours individuals under the age of 40 who are excelling in their careers, giving back to the community and raising the profile of Edmonton. This year, Magician Sheldon Casavant, age 29, makes the 2014 Top 40 Under 40 list for treating magic like an art form and sharing his enthusiasm with hundreds of children every year.

Intrigued by magic at the age of 11, Sheldon Casavant would spend much of his time in his local library’s magic section. A professional magician noticed Casavant’s interest in magic one day and demonstrated some tricks for him using elastic bands. The illusionist became Casavant’s mentor, and his love for magic was realized. Casavant held his first magic show in his living room with family and a local reporter as the audience. The reporter wrote a story about Casavant and the result was paid magic performances at birthday parties and company events during his teenage years.

Today, Sheldon Casavant is one of Canada’s most highly sought after comedy magician performers, with a repertoire of magic that is contemporary, fun, and highly interactive. Sheldon performs regularly at corporate functions, performing arts centres, festivals, and schools, and has toured internationally in Mexico, Panama, China, and Japan. In 2003, the Society of American Magicians presented Sheldon with the coveted Genii Award “in recognition of great potential shown in a winning personality and performance in the field of the Magical Arts.” He was nominated in 2009 and 2010 as Entertainer of the Year by the Canadian Events Industry, and he was selected to perform at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. More recently, Sheldon wrote the illustrated children’s book, “Morton the Magician and His Magnificent Magic Show.”

Sheldon Casavant combines magic with high-energy comedy and plenty of audience participation. His on-stage persona is the same as his off-stage persona: clean-cut, good humoured and respectful. Sheldon’s Interactive Comedy Magic Stage Show is well-suited to both intimate gatherings and crowds of several thousand people. For more information about Magician Sheldon Casavant, please visit: http://www.corporateentertainers.ca/rosters/sheldon-casavant/


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