Mystery, Mirth & Magic

Magicana produces 50 Senior Sorcery magic shows each year.

Senior Sorcery is an interactive performing arts program for the Greater Toronto Area designed for and targeted to the senior citizen community.

The goal of the program is to bring live theatre, in the form of magic shows, to isolated seniors. The program also strives to actively engage seniors and to empower by giving residents the opportunity to invite their friends and family to a special event. Additionally, the program is designed to connect generations by offering a group activity that all can participate, enjoy and most importantly, talk about later.

In 2005 Magicana, in partnership with Smile Theatre, launched our inaugural show, Hocus Pocus -  a 45 minute program of mirth, mystery and magic presented to seniors in retirement homes and recreational centers in the Greater Toronto and surrounding areas. Today, the program has evolved and includes additional  programming, Strolling Sorcery, and we aim to present fifty shows a year.

Thanks the support from private individuals and donors like The Slaight Family Foundation, Magicana is able to use a subsidy fund to make this program available to all centres, based on a pay-what-you-can cost model -because, magic is for the young at heart!

So, we invite you to bring some magic to your centre! Contact program coordinator, Ellise Ramos for program availability.