Steve Lechner has been entertaining and educating children for over twenty-five years, combining magic, puppetry, humor, and lots of audience participation.
Each show begins with a puppetry routine featuring his friend "Bananas" the monkey, who is always up to tricks. Next comes the Magic, which is the main part of the show. Steve uses a unique approach to entertaining, where the magician is not always right, and the audience sometimes does more of the tricks than he does! The child-participation in the show makes it a truly interactive and engaging experience for all ages.
The show concludes with a short juggling routine. Each performance lasts from 45-50 minutes, is filled with audience participation, lots of smiles and laughter galore! Performances are geared for children ages 3-12, or for all ages at family events.
Steve has a degree in Early Childhood Education from Wheelock College and an M.Ed. from Lesley College. He is a former Education Director of the Discovery Museums in Acton, MA, and an elementary science teacher.
"This is the funniest thing I've ever seen!" – A worldly four-year-old
"This is the best time I've ever had!" – An experienced five-year-old
For more information, prices, references, and upcoming performance dates, please contact Steve Lechner through email or phone (see below).
He also presents his hands-on enrichment programs and "science magic” shows for schools and libraries around New England.
Magic is a mysterious and intriguing force for children, and a great vehicle for empowering and motivating them to succeed. Steve provides 8-10week afterschool classes, or week long mini-camps in the summer or over school vacation weeks.These camps/classes introduce children to the wonder and mystery of magic, through tricks that the children can make and perform themselves. Each program concludes on the last day with the students putting on a show for their family and friends. Tricks have included:
The Mysterious Chocolate Chip Cookie Bag
- The Disappearing Crayons
- The Floating Pencil
For more information about hiring Steve for your school, library or event, contact:
To learn more about The ScienceWorks, click here.
©2007 Steve Lechner