Multicultural (K-12)

“The Incredible Magic Hat Show”
Customized for Elementary, Middle & High Schools
A Dazzling Performance for Students K-12

Students are delighted by 30 multicultural, quick-change characters, distinguished by one shape that changes into hats from a variety of cultures and professions. Vignettes with comic situations and visual jests are presented, using comedy, magic, mime, music and “chapeaugraphy”. Well-known, historical and international characters are brought to life, accompanied by sound effects and famous musical scores.

  • A comical traveler daydreams while waiting at a train station, and launches an imaginary journey around the world and through history.
  • Historical characters include George Washington, Napoleon Bonaparte, Neil Armstrong, Elvis Presley, and many others.
  • Visual jests and situations portray characters from North and South America, Europe, India and Asia in historical context.

Benny Bendini performs the award winning show with his hilarious physical comedy, quick change magic, mime and chapeaugraphy.

“Our King Avenue students absolutely loved your Incredible Magic Hat Show! ALL of them were completely engaged in the show. The kids were mesmerized – and so were the grownups! You are uniquely talented and skilled in your field, and are so entertaining!”
Lacy McCauley King Avenue School
Students learn about theater through observation, response and audience participation. The use of non-verbal communication (facial expressions, gesture, movements and body language) and the use of props are featured.
Aligns with CA Visual & Performing Arts, Common Core Standards
“I just wanted to tell you how the teachers and students raved about your show. They just couldn’t say enough about how great you were. Thank you for bringing humor and joy to so many!”
Linda Levine Castlemont Elementary, Campbell
“It was the greatest! The hat show is so appropriate for our secondary attendees (grades 6-12) and they are always whining about everything being directed at the elementary kiddos.”
Judy Moomaugh School Library Services Co-ordinator, San Mateo County
“The Mad Hatter strikes again.”
Contra Costa Times


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