The venue may be a church, but Winnipeg magician Greg Wood is no (Criss) Angel.
That’s a good thing. Wood is an affable, unpretentious gent who lets his designated kid audience know magic is artful deception. He proceeds to entertain them with an hour of magic tricks that wouldn’t be out of place in a shag-carpeted, panelled basement — although his guillotine-like contraption that cuts vegetables and threatens to julienne little Johnny is a wrinkle we never saw in the rec room.
In his third year at the fringe, Wood shows he knows how to utilize kids as volunteers to wring maximum laughs from the young ’uns and their parents. The show is secular, unless you count the Veggie Tales pre-show and the mid-show commercial for Calvary Temple.
— Randall King
From the official Fringe Festival guide:
Polished and professional, Wood has a delightful rapport with his audience and keeps the crowd laughing and smiling right to the end.
- Free Press Review
The charm of this ever-so-well-done 60-minute act is that the entire family can sit and enjoy the performance together; and that, is what families are looking for in a good Kids Fringe show.
- CBC Review
Warnings: Potential Uncontrolled Fits of Laughter
RECOMMENDED: Family Friendly
Discount Tickets: $5 for Students, Kids (12 & under), Day Care Workers
Babes in arms permitted.
The Argue Building Youth Centre (Venue 15), to July 23