Julian Franklin and David Hinkin are a couple of the hardest working kid show entertainers in the Houston area and indeed throughout Texas. David is semi-retired after working for the McDonald's corporation for 37 years though he still entertains children at multiple functions around town. Julian performs hundreds of shows each year in libraries and school auditoriums.
I caught up with Julian and David after our annual Houston Magic Auction where they opened up about their careers. Julian talks about working in libraries and for school assemblies. He has several shows that he offers to schools including the Wild West Reading Show, Top Secret, Color Your World - A Magical Exploration of Diversity, Go Wild - A Humorous and Engaging Tour of The Scientific Process, Book Bash and the Arctic Express, just to name a few. Julian discusses how magic and mystery are important, but it's all about learning. And that doesn't necessarily mean an hour of magic tricks. You can learn more3 about Julian and the shows he offers at his website LibraryRat.com
David Hinkin had an illustrious career with McDonald's and shares suggestions for how others might get into this line of work. They both talk about how they go about writing scripts for shows, booking, and much more.
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