Award Winning One Man Magician Show! Keeping Vancouver's vaudeville flame alive
In 2008, Travis became a full time professional magician, fulfilling his master plan – retroactively decided upon – of never becoming qualified for anything else.
Travis’ shows are fast paced, funny, and accessible. His years of performing in every conceivable venue, from ballrooms to intersections to theatres big and small, allow him to connect with any audience.
Lately his multiple "best of fest" award winning magic shows have played to sold out houses at theatre festivals across Canada.
You can also find him performing in private engagements (for clients such as Electronic Arts Canada and the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver), at street festivals around the world, and keeping the tiny, sputtering vaudeville flame alive at cabaret and variety shows around Vancouver.
In a theatre, club, living room, hotel ballroom, or even on the street, Travis' stage shows have won him fans and awards across Canada. A ninety minute show with intermission, a ten minute cabaret spot, or anything in between. Travis has created and toured across Canada four different sixty minute stage shows (and a thirty to forty minute street show), and he'll draw from those to create something special for your event.
Travis’ TV credits include Magic Producer for YTV’s Tricked writing, designing, building, and executing magic for all twenty episodes.
He has consulted for CBC’s Strange Empire, Fox’s Lucifer, and the USA Network’s Psych, crafting magic, training actors in sleight of hand, and performing as a hand double.
Travis also designs and writes routines for other magicians. His work has appeared on America’s Got Talent and he has created magic for theatre shows, ads, and web series.
"Travis kept our audience of 150 (mostly kids) enthusiastically transfixed. He is engaging, funny, and his illusion skills either close-up or at a distance are truly impressive." -Christina Campbell, Surrey Civic Theatres for Family Sunday, Surrey Art Gallery
"With self-deprecating wit mixed with the skill of a master magician, Travis Bernhardt is the Festival’s go-to guy. Over the years we’ve used Travis for entertaining small crowds to major stages and he astonishes them all. We would be sure to hire Travis again and highly recommend him for all events, from family to adult audiences." -Marnie Perrin, Surrey International Children’s Festival
"By the end of his performance–and a bang–up ending it is; he really takes risks–the stage is happily littered with playing cards, little red balls, and shattered preconceptions of what a magician can do." –Colin Thomas
Over a year has passed since Travis’ last visit to the hotel and our colleagues are still overheard discussing his tricks and asking each other ‘how did he do that?!’" –Fairmont Hotel Vancouver