There are cruise lines and there are Disney cruise lines, and Shawn Farquhar’s done it all. In this meaty interview with TMR Studios, Farquhar talks about what makes working on a Disney cruise different from the competition, some touching stories from life at sea, and the difference between fooling someone and making someone feel special through magic. Check out the full video above, and watch more of Shawn Farquhar’s videos on YouTube.
A dry grad, for those of you who live outside the comfy bosom of the United States, is a “an event which provides students with a safe, drug and alcohol-free environment to celebrate their graduation.” A school disco, in other words.
Westview Secondary School in Maple Ridge will be having quite an elaborate school disco on account of an upcoming fundraising performance by two-time world champion of magic Shawn Farquhar, whose daughter just so happens to be in the graduating year. Farquhar will be performing Secrets The Magic Show at the school, with all the proceeds going towards the upcoming dry grad.
While Farquhar is used to performing for crowds in the thousands, the audience for this show will be a bit more select, with just 210 tickets available, a hundred of which have already been sold.
Like the party its funding, Farquhar’s show will be a family-friendly event with lots of audience participation.
“A lot of really cool slight of hand,” he told the local press. “Lots of comedy involved. Lots of audience participation. I will make a handkerchief come to life and dance and I’ll float things in the air. It will be a memory for everybody.”
“Parents can bring younger kids so they can demystify the high school in advance,” he added.
Secrets The Magic Show starts at 7:00pm on April 21st at Westview Secondary, 20905 Wicklund Ave. in Maple Ridge, BC. Tickets cost 20 Canuck bucks.
The fourth season of Penn & Teller: Fool Us just wrapped up at the start of the month, but that doesn’t mean the show is taking a break. Shawn Farquhar, who you might remember as a two-time successful fooler, shared a note from the Fool Us executive producers on Facebook with some information about casting for season 5.
According to the post, the CW has indeed ordered a new season. That means chances for more magicians to get lots of eyes on their best work.
“As always, our goal is to feature the best and brightest in the magic world, and as such, we’d like to respectfully invite you to submit a recording of a trick you perform that you believe would be good for our show,” Executive Producers Lincoln Hiatt, Andrew Golder, and Pete Golden said. “Highly original presentations and original tricks of all kinds are appreciated.”
The tape dates are March 7-9 and March 12-15 in Las Vegas. Think you’ve got what it takes? Check out the Facebook post for the full information, then send your recording to firstname.lastname@example.org. Good luck!