VINCENZO RAVINA

Actual Wizard & Halifax Magician

Performance photos by Stoo Metz Photography.

Actual Wizard has won the Audience Choice "Fringiest Fringe" Award at the 2022 Halifax Fringe Festival! Thanks to everyone who voted for my show.


UPCOMING PUBLIC SHOWS

Saturday, November 26, 2022 - 8:00 PM
Vincenzo Ravina: Actual Wizard
Labour Day Picnic Cafe
12286 Peggy's Cove Road,
Glen Haven, NS
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WHAT ARE THE PEOPLE SAYING ABOUT THE WIZARD?

"Beautifully done."
– Penn Jillette, Penn & Teller
"Truly remarkable magic."
– Mark Robins, Halifax Presents
"Loved the show... Brilliant. I have never seen anything like that."
– Martin Brophy, MagicSeats.co.uk

ABOUT

Vincenzo Ravina is an award-winning magician from Halifax, Nova Scotia. He has performed on the CW's hit show, Penn & Teller: Fool Us, as well as CTV News. His magic is surreal, mystifying, and absurd. At his show, you may end up wearing Mind-Reading Glasses, bestowing luck to the unlucky, trying to the divine the future, testing out a Coincidence Machine, or cowering in fear at the might of the Ancient and Mystical Balloon of Ultimate Power. No matter what, you'll end up laughing and amazed. In the interest of safety during the COVID-19 pandemic, his show can be physically distanced if you wish, and Vincenzo is fully vaccinated and boosted.

He is also a writer. His collection of short stories, Peril & Exploit and Other Mysterious Tales, is available in both print and ebook form.For more on Vincenzo Ravina's writing and other doings, visit VincenzoRavina.com

Photo by Chris Muise

BOOK
VINCENZO RAVINA

Book Vincenzo Ravina for a memorable wedding reception, Christmas party, company event, team meeting or other gathering. Available for shows in Nova Scotia and across Canada.

OFFERINGS

Actual Wizard: Parlour Show
A show for the theatre, the event hall, the living room, or the secret room behind your bookshelf. Available at a variety of lengths and customizable for your event. Contact for more details.
The Keyhole: Close-Up Show
Perfect for a small audience sitting around a kitchen table or huddled in the backroom of a museum.
"Magic Booth" Close-Up Shows
The Magic Booth appears in a corner of your event's room or in an adjoining room where your guests will be invited in small groups to attend a close-up magic show performed just for them.
The Hidden World: Customized Magic
Perhaps you'd like a show that begins in your living room and ends in your garden. Perhaps you're planning to propose and you want to do it in a magical way. If you would like a specially designed show for your space or a custom magical experience, please contact Vincenzo at least two months in advance of your date.


Vincenzo Ravina presents his Mind-Reading Glasses on Penn & Teller: Fool Us!

The Ancient and Mystical Balloon of Ultimate Power on CTV Morning Live

Virtual Magic Show Clip


Press

•Halifax Presents: Vincenzo Ravina is an Actual Wizard•CBC News: How a Halifax man ended up reading minds on magic's biggest stage this week•Saltwire: Presto and prestidigi-tainment: Halifax magician appears on Penn & Teller: Fool Us•Halifax Presents: Vincenzo Ravina is making television magic•CityNews: Do you believe in magic? Local magician's talent to be featured on TV show•InTalksicated Podcast: Making Magic With Vincenzo Ravina•CTV News: Halifax magician uses sleight of hand to earn way into Vegas-based show•Halifax Presents: Vincenzo Ravina is making online magic•Magic Seats: Review - Savour The Sea From a Distance – A Virtual Magic Show By Vincenzo Ravina (Spoiler Free)•Saltwire: Virtual magic: From live audiences to online performances, East Coast entrepreneurs finding new ways to share skills•Magic Seats: Vincenzo Ravina Interview - "Magic From the Twilight Lodge"

Festivals and Shows

• Halifax Fringe Festival – "Savour the Sea From a Distance" – 2020
• Evergreen Festival – 2020
• Halifax Fringe Festival – "Magic From the Twilight Lodge" – 2021
• Capt. William Spry Public Library's 35th Anniversary Celebrations – 2021
• Valley Communities Picnic – 2022
• Halifax County Exhibition – 2022
• Halifax Fringe Festival – "Actual Wizard" – 2022

Appearances, Credits and Awards

• Zomblet – Magic Consultant – 2019
• Penn & Teller: Fool Us! – 2020
• CTV Morning Live – 2020
• CBC Radio – Maritime Noon – 2020
• News 95.7 – The Sheldon MacLeod Show – 2020
• Audience Choice Award: Fringiest Fringe – Halifax Fringe Festival – "Actual Wizard" – 2022

vravina@gmail.com

Wednesday, October 19, 2022
Crescent Moon Cabaret Presents
A Contemporary Vaudeville Revue

The Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS
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Monday, October 24, 2022 – 6:00 PM
Halloweek Magic Show
University of PEI
McMillan Hall, W.A. Murphy
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Saturday, October 29, 2022 – 2:00 PM
Halifax North Memorial Library
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Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 10:00 PM
Halifax HOWLoween
Four Points by Sheraton Halifax
1496 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS
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Wednesday, October 19, 2022
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Saturday, October 29, 2022 – 2:00 PM
Halifax North Public Library
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Saturday, October 29, 2022 - 10:00 PM
Halifax HOWLoween
Four Points by Sheraton Halifax
1496 Hollis Street
Halifax, NS
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Join the mailing list to keep up-to-date.July 1, 2022 - 1 PM
Valley Communities Picnic
190 Exhibition Grounds Rd, Middle MusquodoboitJuly 5, 2022 - 2 PM
Dartmouth North Public Library - 2 PMJuly 6, 2022 - 2 PM
Bedford Public LibraryJuly 14, 2022 - 10:30 AM
Halifax Central LibraryJuly 15, 2022 - 2 PM
Sackville Public Library
August 26, 2022 - 11:30 AM
J. D. Shatford Memorial Public Library
Thursday Sept 1st - 8:20 PM
Halifax Fringe Festival
The Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS
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Saturday Sept 3rd - 3:00 PM
Halifax Fringe Festival
The Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS
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Tuesday Sept 6th - 8:20 PM
Halifax Fringe Festival
The Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS
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Saturday Sept 10th - 11:59 PM (midnight)
Halifax Fringe Festival
The Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS
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Sunday Sept 11th - 6:00 PM
Halifax Fringe Festival
The Bus Stop Theatre
2203 Gottingen St, Halifax, NS
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MODERN SCIENTIFIC FORTUNE-TELLING CARD RITUAL AND INTERPRETATIONS
by Eloise Fogel

Reading Ritual

Step One: The Sitter mixes the cards.Step Two: The Fortune Teller decides the number of cards to deal. Ask the Sitter to deal any number of cards between seven and thirty into a pile.Step Three: Instruct the Sitter to discard the undealt cards.Step Four: Instruct the Sitter to deal the chosen cards into three piles.Step Five: The top card of each pile represents a piece of the Sitter's future. Fortune Teller, use the interpretations below.

Card Interpretations

The Apple: This image represents rebirth and discovery. Your future contains exciting new possibilities.
Note: The Apple combined with the Blanks or the Door fortells a fortuitous event right around the corner. Good things are coming.
The Black Balloon: This image is a powerful omen that represents mortal peril and doom. Your future contains mortal peril and doom.The Blanks: Your future is unwritten and unwriteable. You can make of it what you will.The Book: This image represents knowledge. Your future contains illumination and epiphany.The Cactus: This image represents thirst. Your future contains yearning and striving.The Cloud and Lightning: This image represents sudden change. Your future contains a new and unexpected development.The Dagger: There will be a sharp dagger in your future.The Door: This image represents opportunity. Your future contains limitless possibilities.The Eye: This image represents self-reflection. Your future contains self-improvement.The Key: This image represents ingenuity. Your future contains creative solutions.
Note: The Key combined with the Cloud and Lightning is an omen of good luck. You will be prepared for anything life throws your way.
The Knife: There will be a sharp knife in your future.The Leaky Hat: This image represents unexpected problems. Your future will contain roadblocks.The Nose: This image represents wealth. Your future will contain opportunities to increase your wealth.The Planet: This image represents fate. The world is beyond our control and your future contains acceptance of this fact.The Sock Puppet: There will be a sock puppet in your future.
Note: The Sock Puppet combined with either the Tree or the Leaky Hat, is an omen of good fortune. The Sock Puppet combined with any other card is an omen of death or interdimensional demonic possession.
The Space Squid: This image represents love. Your future will contain new friendship or a new close relationship.The Toothy Void: This image represents inevitability. Your future will contain what it will contain and cannot be altered or foreseen.The Tree: This image represents new life. Your future will contain an infant or puppy.The Triangular Sun: This image represents conspiracy. Your future will contain paranoia.