The Magic Dentist

October 22, 2009 10:06:34 AM PDT
It's nearly Halloween, the time of year when a suburban dentist transforms himself into a magician. Dr. Mark Kaschube, of Channahon Family Dentistry, performs magic all year long. The dentist, who's a long-time member of member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians, takes center stage at Halloween to presenting a free Magic Show. Dr. Kaschube has been doing his elaborate shows for the past 20 years with themes ranging from "Addam's Family" to "Thriller" to "Pirates of the Scaribean."

The special 20-year anniversary show will be held at the South Campus of Minooka Community High School on Saturday, October 24 at 7 p.m. Doors open at 6 p.m. for first come, first serve seating. You don't have to be one of Dr. Kaschube's patients to attend. Children are encouraged to dress up for the annual costume competition.

"The goal of the Halloween Magic Show is to bring magic, laughter and fun to the community," says Dr. Kaschube. "We're a dental practice, so we're all about creating smiles and we want to put smiles on as many faces as possible with some good old-fashioned family fun!"

A master illusionist, Dr. Kaschube has been practicing dentistry for more than 20 years. He has shared his passion for magic with audiences young and old in the Chicago area and on the stages of Las Vegas and Europe.

The Halloween Magic Show is a professional production that includes magic, illusions, storytelling, lighting, music, special effects, and choreography by The On Broadway Dancers, a highly acclaimed dance company that has performed in the Soviet Union, Europe, at half-time shows for the Chicago Bulls, DePaul University, Loyola University, Northwestern University, at Taste of Chicago and with the Jesse White Tumblers. Channahon Family Dentistry, the Channahon Park District and other local businesses in Will County underwrite the costs for producing the Halloween Magic Show.

Dr. Kaschube also conducts magic workshops for deaf and hearing-impaired students ages 10 to 13.

"Using magic is a fun way to help build confidence, self-esteem, and people skills", he says. "For children that are deaf or hearing-impaired, the opportunity to perform magic tricks on stage is a life altering magical experience. With illusions, you don't have to hear to see the magic."

Four children that have completed this year's workshop will be selected to appear in the 20-year anniversary special this weekend.

"The Halloween Magic Show is our way of thanking the community and our patients for their support. We estimate that in 20 years, over 40,000 people have seen our magic show. This year's show is going to be the biggest and best production yet, said Dr. Kaschube. "Last year we made a baby zebra appear on the stage. We promise that there will enough laughter, fun, music and magic to last the rest of the year!"

To learn more about the 20-year anniversary Halloween Magic Show, visit www.magicdentist.com.

THE MAGIC DENTIST'S HALLOWEEN SHOW

Saturday, October 24
Doors open at 6 p.m.; show at 7 p.m.
South Campus Minooka Community H.S.
Channahon
Free admission


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