One of the best parts about being a parent is creating magic for your kids – whether it’s hiding money under their pillow when their tooth falls out, or watching them interact with a person dressed up as a character thinking he is real. We recently watched a show called Tom Salamon’s The Wizards of Oakwood Drive which is a live virtual interactive show that allows kids to participate in real time and I loved being able to take past in creating the magic.
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For the show to “work” parents are required to do some basic preparations. A few weeks before the show, parents receive a list of items that are usually found around the house (i.e. a mug, envelopes). The day before the show parents receive instructions on what to do with the items (i.e. place an envelope in your kids’ sock drawer). The set up is very easy and takes about 15 minutes)
I did the set up right before the show and then brought my boys to watch. All I had to do was click on the Zoom link and sit back and let the wizards run the show. There were several other families who took part in it.
In the show, the two wizards were competing for who is the best wizard based on tricks that they were performing. My eight-year-old had a blast running around the house, finding a balloon hanging outside our front door and treats hidden under his bed. Although he’s old enough to realize I’m the one who put the stuff there, the element of surprise and the unknown was very appealing to him. The 45-minute show is recommended for ages 5-11, but I think kids age three and up with the help of a parent would also enjoy it so I would recommend it for kids ages 3-10.
It was so much fun watching my son’s face as he excitedly ran around the house looking for things and I hope he never loses his belief in magic!
Performances times are 1 PM; 2:30 PM; 4 PM; 5:30 PM; 7 PM and playing through November 28, 2020. Each show is performed for up to 8 young people.
Tickets are $30 and can be purchased by visiting WizardsofOakwood.com
I was not compensated for this post. I received a complimentary admission.
Senior Reviewer Maytal Wichman is a freelance writer and has written for several blogs, including The Huffington Post. She has been living in the New York City area for twenty years and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in English Literature as well as a Law Degree. Maytal is a stay-at-home mom to three kids, ages 13, 11 and 8.