Testimonials


SCHOOLS TESTIMONIALS

“The PROFESSIONALISM and ORGANIZATION of you and your staff took a tremendous amount of stress out of our job in organizing the event. I highly recommend your services to any school or organization that is looking for an entertaining evening of Comedy and Magic.”
Kristin Vetere, PTA President, Atlantic West Elementary


“Reading is Magic” was purely magical. It clearly delivered the message that reading is fun and very important. Your show was extremely professional and of the highest quality. The teachers said, “He was great, bring him back.”
Marian E. Mirchandani, PTO Cultural Program Coordinator, Lower School American Heritage


“Remembering your wonderful show last year, parents were just as excited as students to see your NEW SHOW this year. Our tickets SOLD OUT in anticipation of your performance. The show was SUPER and one we will do again and again.”
Shelly Little, Corresponding PTA Secretary, Banyon Creek Elementary


“The students and staff couldn’t stop talking about how much fun you were to watch. Judging by our student’s faces and comments, we better make an effort to have you return!!!”
Mary Cavaioli, Enrichment Coordinator, Bayview Elementary


“This was the EASIEST FUNDRAISER the PTO has ever offered our school. We had over 600 people in attendance and we rose over $1600. You and your assistants need to be commended on your punctuality and professionalism. Thank you for a FABULOUS evening of entertainment.”
Beth Lascheid, Vice President, PTO of Beacon Cove Intermediate


“The children loved being on stage with you and being part of the magic. The entire show was truly enjoyed by everyone.”
Geri Backer, PTA President, Central Park Elementary

“This was our 3RD YEAR and the kids really enjoyed you again! We hope to see you next year.”
Challenger Elementary

“The students RAVED about the assembly throughout the week. Once again, thank you for the opportunity to give the children a show no child should ever miss.”
Kathryn Campbell, VP, Programs Director, Chapel Trail Elementary

“…top notch performance…The entire audience, young and old were dazzled by your magic, special effects and hilarious comedy routines. We will definitely keep bringing you back.”
Diane DeChello, “Fundraising Chairperson, Citris Cove Elementary


“This is our 7TH YEAR and we’re amazed at your magical ability to TOP the shows of the previous years. You are a tradition at our school. Your combination of magical perfection, humor, and rapport with the children is outstanding. See you again next year!”
Lynn De Nova, PTA President, Coconut Creek Elementary


“I must take the time to tell you what a fine entertainer you are. During the show I observed how well you worked with a group of nearly 200 K-5th graders. Your professionalism was evident during your performance. There is no better entertainment I can offer my after school children.”
Norman Labush, Ed.D, After School Coordinator, Cooper City Elementary


“The fact that tickets SOLD OUT in three days is a testimony to how well you were received last year. Due to the overwhelming response to your show, we will need to have you back soon. As you know, we had to add a second show to accommodate everyone…and both performances were completely SOLD OUT! Your PROMOTIONAL MATERIALS were the icing on the cake…we SOLD OVER 700 TICKETS!!!
Rita Delgado, Committee Chairperson, Coral Park Elementary


“Thank you for the wonderful show. You will be hearing from us soon!”
Deborah Hinderson, Program Chair, CSE PTA. Coral Springs Elementary

“The Magic and Illusion Show was a successful fundraiser thanks to your efforts.”
Margaret Tilton, PTA President, Coral Sunset Elementary

“It was a pleasure to welcome you back for the 4TH YEAR!!! The children as well as the adults were mesmerized by the magic.”
Anne Heyman, VP Programs, Country Hills Elementary

“Everyone thoroughly enjoyed your show and is already looking forward to next year’s performance. Thank you again for a wonderful evening of GREAT family entertainment.”
Susan Messing, Assistant Principal, Country Isles Elementary


“Wow, what a performance! I have heard many comments from our parents, students, teachers and staff about how much they appreciate what we do for the school, but I never heard as many GREAT COMMENTS about how glad they are when we have the Gary Goodman Magic Show. Thanks for making it so easy for the PTA to help earn money and have a great time doing so.”
Mary Gay, PTA, Crystal Lakes Elementary

“The READING IS MAGIC SHOW feedback from our teachers was very positive: “Wonderful!” “Students were engaged and excited.” “Excellent message.” “Hope to see this show come back.” “Fantastic!” “The children loved the show and at the same time, Gary stressed how great books are.” “I loved it too.” “The show was very entertaining and held the students interest.” “The message of the show clicked – the children want to start reading more!”
Lisa McMillan, Cultural Arts Chairperson, Del Prado Elementary and teachers

“Thank you for the wonderful magical performance. All the children, especially those chosen to be your “assistants” had a great time; their parents had fun also.”
Naomi Olster, Director of Development, Dave and Mary Jewish Community Center

“Your consistent and positive message to our students about the importance of READING reinforced the message that students hear everyday in school in a way that they are sure to remember. I would recommend the Reading is Magic Show to any school interested in an event that combines entertainment with a strong educational purpose.
Steve Sills, Principal, Discovery Key Elementary

“You are a CLASS ACT. Thank you so much for making our PTO MEMBERSHIP BRUNCH truly “Magical.”
We were all impressed with your PROFESSIONALISM and the QUALITY of your show. I have already passed your name on to several people. We look forward to planning a school wide event with you for the children.”
Shelly Marcus, Donna Klein Jewish Academy


“Your finale of magic was once again a BIG HIT with our day school students. As you could readily tell from the enthusiastic response of 500 FIFTH GRADERS, you held them in the palm of your hand. We hope that we will be able to work with you again.”
Dr. Raymond Bloom, Director of David Posnak Jewish Community Center


“You had the parents and children on their edge of their seats awaiting the next illusion. We were extremely pleased with our outcome.”
Patricia Lirio, Assistant Principal, D.D. Eisenhower Elementary


“What a refreshing way to spend an evening with the family. We SOLD OUT the show and are planning to have you come back next year for two shows. You are professional and a pleasure to work with.”
Robin Lewis, PTA Treasurer, Deerfield Beach Elementary

“I want to commend you for an EXCELLENT performance given to our students. I have rarely seen students pay more attention to a performer than they did to you.”
William Rediger, Assistant Principal, Deerfield Beach Middle School

“Your performance, showmanship and especially your comedy routines were fantastic!!! We want a return performance next year.”
Diana Cusimano, VP Fundraising, Del Prado Elementary

“The 4th, 5th, 6th, grade students really enjoyed your exciting show. The entire evening was a SUCCESS!”
Isabella Stewart, PTA President, Eagle Ridge Science and Technology Magnet School


“We have enjoyed you for the 2nd time! Your show is truly designed for children and adults to enjoy. Great job!”
Renee Bower, PTA President, Elbridge Gale Elementary

“Thank you for TWO PHENOMENAL SHOWS! Both shows were TOTAL SELLOUTS! Your stage presence was simply captivating.”
Kathy Lindroth, Fundraising Chairperson, Embassy Creek Elementary

“You have a special talent of engaging the audience and making everyone part of the show. From the smallest child to the eldest in the room, you bring us all in and have us join you in the magic. All of us were feeling like children again. Teachers and students alike would thank me for bringing you to our school.”
Vicky Fried, VP of “Everglades Elementary


“YOUR PERFORMANCE WAS FABULOUS!!!!!!!!! We have used your show for 15 YEARS and the kids still want you back.”
Nanci Speer, PTA President, Floranada Elementary

“Your show is so well suited for both children and adults that a fantastic time was had by all. I am sure we have started a tradition.”
Amber Hoye, PTA VP, Galaxy Elementary

“This Family Fun Night Fundraiser is always a GREAT SUCCESS and we always look forward to having you return.”
Sharon Furmanski, Ways and Means Fundraising, Griffin Elementary


“You have been a HIGHLIGHT at our last two Family Fun Nights and we want you again next year. Every show we’ve enjoyed has been different and the audience participation you evoke is a treasure to behold. Keep up the EXCELLENT work!”
John Shand, PTA President, Grove Park Elementary

“Thank you for another great year and wonderful performance. The children, parents and staff wait with great anticipation for your show and new “bag of tricks’ each time.”
Nicoli Raziano, Hagen Elementary


“Both our students and parents thoroughly enjoyed your performance. It was really time saving to have your flyer and posters to advertise the event.”
Debbie McEwan, Hammock Pointe School

“Thank you for making our Family Night such a HUGE SUCCESS!!! We look forward to having you entertain us next year.”
Mary Angelo, VP of student programs, Hawkes Bluff Elementary

“Thank you again for a wonderful performance. Everyone loved it! Keep a spot open for us next year.”
Linda Chiochilly, PTA President, Heritage Elementary

“Thank you for providing wonderful entertainment at our Board and Faculty End of the Year Gathering.
Your Illusion and Mind Reading performance was UNBELIEVABLE!!!”
Daniel Katz, President of Hillel Day School of Boca Raton

“Thank you for your splendid contribution to our post-FCAT celebration. Your show brought much needed and appreciated SMILES to all our faces. We look forward to many years of laughter, amusement and awe!”
Yirela Alcantara, Jupiter Elementary

“Your magic show generated school spirit and brought families and students together in a fun-filled evening.”
Debra Reeves, Corresponding Secretary, Lakeside Elementary

“Not only did we have a great time, but the funds we raised went into the program budget and increased the programs we will be able to bring into the school for the kids. Your show was terrific, professional and everyone enjoyed.”
Diane Balsara, Program Director, Lantana Elementary

“Two years in a row you have amazed children and parents alike with your marvelous magic and illusions.”
Karen Aforse, Liberty Park

“Thank you for the GREAT show! We SOLD OUT in 3 days and plan to have you back.”
Joe Csira, Loxahatchee Groves


“Our FUNDRAISER was a great SUCCESS due to your efforts and outstanding performance. We had one of our LARGEST TURNOUTS. I will recommend you to many other organizations and will have you back.
I personally appreciated all of your guidance and assistance in pre-show planning.”
Lilly Purow, VP Maplewood Elementary


“Thank you for the wonderful magic and illusion show. Everyone truly enjoyed!”
Maria Hanrahan, Mary Help of Christians Women’s Club

“The Magic and Illusion Show was enjoyed by all ages. You and your assistants are very PROFESSIONAL and it was a pleasure doing business with you. We look forward to scheduling another engagement when you return “by popular request.”
Shirley Ann Jacobs, Administrative assistant, Michael Ann Russell Jewish community Center

“Your show was a FIRST RATE professional act, but your professionalism and kindness off stage was equally important. We appreciated your willingness to work with us and the fact that you took the time to make sure your show was a true success.”
North Grade PTA

“The children know they can always count on you for an exciting and magical night of wonderment. You are a pleasure to work with, Gary – professional, organized and very much a “people person.” I admire those qualities and APPLAUD your magical talent. We look forward to making you an annual event.”
Gale Miller, PTA President, Oakland Park Elementary

“I am writing in appreciation for your MAGNIFICENT performance. We are always looking for assembly programs that MIDDLE SCHOOL students will be interested in and yours definitely fit the bill. We most certainly will be contacting you for a future performance.”
Kim Flynn, Principal, Olsen Middle School


“You did it once again!!! Your show was a HUGE SUCCESS. Your Family Fun Night Show has been by far the BEST RECEIVED of all the shows we have had at the school. Please be assured I will be calling you for next school year.”
Mary Igo, Palm Beach Gardens Elementary

“I can’t thank you enough for putting on such an incredible show. It was a big hit.”
Clair Perdomo, PTA President

“We were so HAPPY to see how excited the students were and how you were able to hold their attention. The evening was a GREAT SUCCESS and it was a first time we ever SOLD OUT for an event.”
Jane Ryan and Phyllis Rollo, Co-PTA Presidents, park Springs Elementary

“We all enjoyed your show! The children especially enjoyed The Harry Houdini Trunk Escape.”
Karen Tandlich, PTA President, Pembroke Lakes Elementary

“For the third straight year in a row, you performed for a SOLD OUT crowd. I know all in attendance came away mesmerized by your performance.”
Korey Messenheimer, PTO Treasurer, Peters Elementary

“You are HIGHLY RECOMMENDED. Our students were fascinated by your magic. I look forward to having you perform in our program next year.”
Ruth Bresnahan, Director Extended Day Program, Pine Crest School Fort Lauderdale

“For the second year in a row, you have managed to captivate our students. Our students and faculty were superfluous and glowing with their praise of you. Your entertainment expertise, as well as technical skills assured that success. You are always welcome at Pine Crest.”
Barbara Price, Assistant Principal, Pine Crest Lower School, Boca Raton

“Thank you for giving a WONDERFUL children’s performance. It was enjoyed by all who attended.”
Pinewood Elementary

“Thanks so much for your professional magic show! Everyone enjoyed your Comedy and ENTERTAINING ILLUSIONS.
Trish Little and Kay Harvin, PTA, Port Salerno Elementary

“WOW! What a WONDERFUL and EXCITING magic show for the FOURTH YEAR. This was the EASIST FUNDRAISER I have ever been in charge. We have heard from many parents and their comments were nothing but raves. Thanks again for your professionalism and cooperation.”
Jean Ann English, Student Council Coordinator, Quiet Waters Elementary

STANDING OVATION goes to Gary Goodman for such an OUTSTANDING PERFORMANCE. Thank you a hundred times over for such a “Magical School Assembly.” Your action packed show and great audience participation brought out the child in all of us. We look forward to having you back next year.”
Diane Rackmil, VP PTA Chairperson Cultural Arts, Ramblewood Elementary


“You are able to completely enthrall your audience and capture their complete attention. We look forward to having you back with your “New” READING IS MAGIC SHOW!!!”
Cindy Zimmerman, Media Specialist, Ramblewood Elementary

“Everyone had a great time! Your show is IMPRESSIVE.”
Andrea Polakoff, Royal Palm Elementary

“You were AWESOME! Our 4th, 5th and 6th graders were ENTHRALLED with your show. Not only were the children amazed but so was our faculty. Your talents never cease to amaze me. We can’t wait to have you return next year with a brand new show.”
Geri Riskin, Elementary Student Council Advisor, Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School


“It’s amazing how you are able to effectively convey these extremely worthwhile messages to the children and entertain them at the same time. You’ve obviously invested a lot of time and effort into your READING IS MAGIC presentation. See you next year!”
Geri Riskin, Events Coordinator, The Samuel Scheck Hillel Community Day School

“The students and adults always look forward to seeing your show. Your illusions are VERY IMPRESSIVE and the comedy keeps the show alive. We always SELL OUT your show in two days! We look forward to having you perform for us again next year.”
Karen Koscielski, Cultural Arts Chairperson, Sandpiper Shores

“Thank you for three WONDERFUL performances. The students and staff all loved the shows.”
Carol Ann Thuijs, PTA Chairperson, Sea Castle Elementary


“The students, their families and the staff are RAVING about your great magic show. I would HIGHLY RECOMMEND you to any other school or group. We look forward to working with you again next year.”
Martha Griffith, PTO President, Seminole Trails Elementary

“Thank you for your EXCITING Magic and Grand Illusion Show. We particularly enjoyed the birds and rabbit magic and the involvement with the children. We definitely look forward to having you perform for us again.”
Michele McAninch, Aftercare Coordinator, Sheridan Park Elementary

“For the second year in a row, you were a BIG HIT with the children! Your show was successful for us as a fund raiser and we look forward to having you again next year.”
Dianna Woolslair, VP of PTO, Silver Ridge Elementary

“THANK YOU! The kids LOVED YOU. We will recommend you to others.”
Sarah, teacher, St. Paul Lutheran School


“What a GREAT TURN OUT! This was one of the EASIEST FUNDRAISERS to do. Your expert advice and examples of how to do this was great! We look forward to having you back again and again.”
Doreen Heber, PTA President, Tamarac Elementary

“Thanks again for another GREAT SHOW! We will have you back.”
Inika Ramirez, Tradewinds Elementary

“Thank you for such an exciting night of magic. The children and their parents had a wonderful time. I did exactly as you explained in your kit and we SOLD OUT in 4 days. See you next year.”
Luann Jarvie, Chairperson, Family Activities, Waters Edge Community Elementary

“Our PTA pre-sold 500 TICKETS and had to turn people away at the door! It was EASY, EFFECTIVE and a FUN way to raise funds for our school. We want you again next year.”
Ricki Staniscia, PTA President, Winston park Elementary

“Your enthusiasm, sense of humor and warmth quickly won our student’s rapt attention. Your illusions were great! I’ve heard nothing but very positive comments from the members of your audience.”
Allen Carnahan, Principal, Wynnebrook Elementary






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