Joe Holiday's Reading Rocks magic show

Basic Information

Address: 112 West Wyoming Avenue Absecon, New Jersey 08401
Phone Number: 6093351077
Director: Joe Holiday

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Joe Holiday's Reading Rocks magic show
Joe Holiday's Reading Rocks magic show
Joe Holiday's Reading Rocks magic show
Joe Holiday's Reading Rocks magic show

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Additional Information

Focus: educating and entertaining students about literacy
Grade Levels: Pre-K, K-5, 6-8
Length: 45 minutes

Northeast states

Pricing: $550 - $850 depending on location


Residencies: n/a
Setup: self-contained with PA system and microphone
Takedown: self-contained
Equipment: we provide all our own sound equipment, tables, props and backdrop.
Special Requirements: there is no limited to the number of students who can attend our shows!

The Reading Rocks Magic Show
Reading Rocks is the perfect literacy magic show with a unique blend of comedy, magic, popular music and audience participation. A brief description of each book or series of books is delivered, than followed by a specially chosen magic effect incorporating the theme or characters to bring the book to life and get your children excited about reading. Each performance showcases several different books across multiple reading levels. Including popular and recognizable tiles such as. "Percy Jackson and the Lightning Thief" "Tony Hawk's 900 Revolution" "The Chocolate Touch" Cowboy Camp, The Flying Hockey Stick", "Fairly Fairy Tales", "Captain Underpants" and "The Origami Yoda Series" just to name a few.

Mission Statement:

Joe Holiday is dedicated to providing the highest level of educational entertainment to schools and libraries. while introducing new and classic children's literacy to students of all ages.

Philosophy/Belief Statement: Joe Holiday believes that quality entertainment should be available to students of all ages and ethnicities and encouraged students to make reading a primary focus.
Program History:

Performing in schools and libraries for over fifteen years.

Testimonials: “This is the second time we have had Joe come to our school. The students and staff love the magic tricks and the integration with reading! The show is a class act, engaging and entertaining. I highly recommend bringing Joe to your school!” Cynthia S.-Stony Brook Elementary School PTO "In my twenty-two years of teaching and as principal, I have never seen a better assembly than Joe Holiday's Reading Rocks Magic Show!” Marilyn Smith - Principal , R. Stewart Esten School, Rockland, MA "I can't remember the last time so many teachers and administrators came to find me, just to let me know that an assembly program was so appropriate and enriching for the kids. They not only enjoyed the presentation, but they were also completely engaged. Callie Shafto - Far Hills Community Day School - Far Hills , NJ "Joe Holiday captivated my students and has helped us to kick-off a school wide literature fair for two years in a row! Justin Whitford - Davis Elementary School - Principal - Gassaway, WV
Additional Information:

About the producer/performer: Magician Joe Holiday is an award-winning magician who has been working in the entertainment industry for over twenty-five years. Joe performs hundreds of shows annually for thousands of audiences all over the world. From Singapore, Malaysia and Seoul, South Korea to the casinos of his hometown in Atlantic City, NJ.
Joe has appeared on international television and has been the featured guest star in Harary's multi-million dollar "Mega Magic Illusion Show." This show has been seen by over a million people throughout South Korea. Also headlining on major cruise ships and appearing for corporate groups such as Veeva Systems, Optaros, Bradley Caldwell, KPMG and General Motors, Joe's peers hail him as the definition of "COOL" in magic.
Joe can also be seen promoting children's education and literacy with his assembly program called "The Reading Rocks Magic Show". He visits elementary schools from Maine throughout New Jersey where he resides with his wife Sharon and their two daughters Angelina and Maggie.
Joe has performed on several tours by the US government to entertain our U.S. troops stationed overseas in Japan and South Korea. Most recently in 2013-2014, Joe produced and headlined in his own show called "Magic & Mayhem Magic Show" at the Tropicana Casino in Atlantic City. He performed over 500 performances during this successful two-year run and was awarded excellence award as well as the "2015 Best Local Comedian" from the Atlantic City Weekly Magazine as part of their "AC Nightlife Awards."