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Who knew LEARNING could be

this much FUN?!

Are you a PTA/PTO officer, educator, or school administrator? Are you looking for a school assembly to inspire and motivate children in grades PK-8? One that celebrates reading, helps build characterteaches the importance of kindness and non-violent responses to bullying? You've come to the right place!

 

It’s no secret that the tri-state area has a LOT of educational school assembly program options. But many New York magicians don't specialize in kids' shows; they do them on the side, while they focus on the “real” adult shows that they perform at comedy clubs and corporate banquets.

The results show. The “messages” in their educational shows are weak or non-existent. And the humor can be inappropriate for kids. The shows can be a waste of time -- or worse!

"Dave, How Are You Different From the Rest?"

I’m a specialist in educational school assemblies. It's my full-time job. It's all I do. And because I perform exclusively for elementary school and middle school students in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, I know how they think and how to deliver an effective lesson to them. But there's nothing 'Barney-ish' about a show by 'The Great & Powerful Dave'; adults often tell me they laugh through my shows as much as the kids!

"Fantastic! Humor and magic (about) an important subject – bullying.”

-Cara Tarantino, Second Grade Teacher
Bayview Ave. Elem.,
Freeport, Long Island

“Great connection to anti-bullying strategies using visuals. Students were involved and...super engaged and excited to learn more.”

Jaclyn Guastaferri, 3rd Grade Teacher

Harry S. Fisher Elem., Plymouth, CT

Educators RAVE about my shows. Click here to read dozens of enthusiastic reviews from PK-8 educators. You'll see why my satisfied clients invite me back year after year, and why I can guarantee that you and everyone watching will appreciate my age-appropriate humor and important messages.

I adapt to your space & schedule. As an expert children’s educational entertainer with over 20 years experience in elementary schools and middle schools, I know that space is often tight, and so is your timetable! 

School assemblies may take place in cafeterias, auditoriums, multi-purpose rooms, or gymnasiums. None of these locations are devoted to entertainment. Right before your school assembly, the multipurpose room might be used for lunch. Or a gym class. I can work with whatever space you have.

“Quite incredible! Well beyond any (assembly program) we have had. Perfectly unique, customized…super engaging, interactive (and) funny for all ages – even teachers. We cannot wait to work with you again.”

Taylor Cohen, 1st Grade Teacher

Parkview Elementary, Stratford, NJ

What's more, I guarantee that my show will start and end on schedule, and that the whole process will be easy-breezy for you! 

  • Fully Insured

  • Approved for work in NYS schools 

      via background check by NYSDOE

  • Approved NYC Public Schools Vendor

     (Vendor # POW995634)

5 More Reasons Why
My School Assembly Shows
are Perfect for Your Program Needs

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My Shows Are Interactive & Kid-Friendly

Some school assembly performers stand in front of the audience, show off their sleight-of-hand skills, and raise their hands waiting for applause. We’ve all endured those shows, haven’t we? Kids don’t like them and neither do you.

My shows are silly, goofy, and feature a ton of join-in fun. I bring up lots of volunteers during my shows – and the volunteers make the magic happen. They leave the performance feeling like rock stars!
 

Even the children in the audience are active participants in the show. You see, 'The Great & Powerful Dave' makes a lot of mistakes, and the audience points them out and helps me make the magic finally work. They feel empowered because they are helping the grown-up succeed. They leave my shows feeling 'Great & Powerful' too!

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I'm a Trained Actor with TV, Theater, and Movie Roles

Unlike a lot of magicians, I’m a trained professional actor. Seinfeld, Friends, Legally Blonde -- I've appeared in them all! After years of theater, television, and movie roles, I bring a level of theatricality and professionalism to my shows that most other performers simply can’t match.

(You can read more about my experience and watch clips of my TV & film work HERE.)

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I Know Your Territory & I Know Your Audience, Whether Big City or Small Town!

Though I'm based in Manhattan and perform here, many of my shows are also in the small towns of Upstate New York & Connecticut and the suburbs of New Jersey and Long Island. I know how to navigate all that terrain and all those audiences!

 

I’m familiar with the cultural diversity of New York City and the –ahem – unique parking situations, and even the difficulty of holding the attention of kids living in the Big Apple. It’s a different world here in NYC, and many performers aren’t up to the challenge. 

As you’ll see as you explore my website, I have a long list of happy and satisfied clients -- urban & rural. Many of my school clients book me year after year. Why? I deliver a fun, child-friendly show with zero hiccups, hassles, or complaints -- wherever you may be!

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No Cringy 'Old-Guy Jokes'

In the 2023-24 school year, schtick that would have worked 20, 10, or even 5 years ago, doesn't anymore. I get it. No embarrassing gender-jokes in my show. No inappropriate off-the-cuff remarks. I promise a cringe-free show that gets everyone laughing while feeling seen & respected.

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Even Your Business Office Will Love Me!

Why? I’ve worked hard to get all the certifications, insurance, and permits they require. Another performer might not have them and, after you schedule a show with them, you’ll discover you need to cancel. If you’re in NJ, for example, your school’s business office will want the performer’s Certificate of Registration. I have one. If you’re in NYC, they’ll require an Approved Vendor Number. I’ve got that too. And, wherever you are, your business office might need an insurance company's Waiver of Subrogation. I don’t know what that is either (!), but I can provide you with one. No headaches for you or your business office!

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100% Satisfaction Guaranteed...or Your Money Back!

I know you have a lot of choices for school assemblies in the New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut area. I want to take any concerns you may have away.

So, here’s my super-simple guarantee:

If you’re not 100% satisfied with my magic show,

you get it FREE.

No hidden fine print, no weasel clauses. Don’t like the show? Don’t pay. I can’t be any fairer than that, can I? But after performing thousands of shows for over 20 years, I know you will be thrilled with my show.

Book Dave
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"This Sounds Great, Dave! Now What?"

Contact me, Dave Moreland, today:

However you choose to contact me, I look forward to discussing how we can make your next event Great & Powerful!

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Fully-insured, and approved for work in NYS schools via background check by NYS Department of Education

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