Brian Smith

Brian Smith is excited to debut in his first theatre stage production, though this is not his first time performing acts of wizardry and legerdemain professionally. Brian has been a practicing professional magician and mentalist for many years having amazed and amused thousands of kids from age 2 to 102.

Brian has played the lead in Doc Smith's Medicine and Magic Show (where "laughter is the best medicine"), for hundreds of senior care and skilled nursing facilities; delighted children both in preschool settings and for CHOC Children's Hospital of Orange County with his whimsical Mister Ian Magic Show; amazed audiences as Victor Ian E'lan, "THE GREATEST 19TH CENTURY CONJUROR AND CLAIRVOYANT ALIVE TODAY" in Soirées Mystique - An Evening of Victorian Enchantment and is now working on a new turn-of-the-19th-century mental magic and mind-reading show Steampunk Mystic - Journey to the Center of the Mind. As one can tell, Brian has a unique passion for the Victorian era.

Brian's love of magic continues into the 21st century with The Academy of Wonder™ an offering of specially designed magic classes that incorporates "life lessons" into it's funtastic 8-week youth enrichment program. As the exclusive Los Angeles area licensed presenter of the Discover Magic™ curriculum, a one-of-a-kind, internationally recognized program specifically tailored for 7 to 12 year old students, Brian is passionately dedicated to maximizing potential magic abilities that exists in us all to develop people and life skills in children, through performance-based learning experiences.

Aside from his magical endeavors, Brian has also enjoyed a successful career for over 20 years as a Talent Acquisition leader and recruiting guru having worked for many tier one companies (i.e. Northrop Grumman, Edward's Life Sciences, Quantum, Belkin, Microsemi) in sourcing and hiring mission critical key talent.

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Kookie Clubhouse Kingdom Presents: The Gift

Written by Mike Hennessey
Directed by Mike Hennessey
Music written by Laurie Grant
Lyrics written by Mike Hennessey and Laurie Grant
Musical Direction by Laurie Grant


Sat 6/03/17 10:00am
Sun 6/04/17 10:00am
Sun 6/04/17 11:30am


Sat 6/10/17 10:00am
Sat 6/10/17 11:30am
Sun 6/11/17 10:00am
Sun 6/11/17 11:30am
Sat 6/17/17 10:00am
Sun 6/18/17 10:00am
Sat 6/24/17 10:00am
Sun 6/25/17 10:00am
Sun 6/25/17 11:30am

All shows are 50 minutes

This production is part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival
All performances of The Gift will be at Asylum at Studio C
6448 Santa Monica Blvd, two blocks west of Vine
in Los Angeles - June 8-25, 2017