Adventures Of A Wizard is a Broadway style magical musical extravaganza for the general public. It helps raise funds for the Portals Of Wonder foundation, the volunteer-driven, 501(c)3 charitable not-for-profit that has brought magic, mime, music and myth to over 10,000 children facing critical illness such as AIDS and cancer, impoverished and homeless youth, and to frail elderly since 1999.
“I have rarely seen the amount of enthusiasm and EXCITEMENT from the children
who attended your programs.”
–Antonio Rodriguez, Recreation Director,
N.Y.C. Department of Homeless Services
Adventures of a Wizard and the Portals Of Wonder foundation were created and developed by world record holding escape artist, Laurice, and his creative team that includes fellow luminaries from Broadway and Hollywood, as well as other volunteers from medicine, social work, education and law.
Laurice’s message is that disadvantaged youth need an inspiring message of hope, perseverance and determination anchored in nurturing community, to point a way to making their dreams reality. Illustrating Laurice’s message and vision through breath-taking magic, daring escape artistry, and other arts, his team produces cultural programs that build community and deepen life’s meaning and purpose for those served. This pioneering project based upon his family tradition, encourages us to, “Follow your true voice and you will be guided to overcome all odds; Dare to do the impossible with integrity, because you deserve to live the life of your dreams, and your life will inspire others.”
From shows like Adventures of a Wizard, we also create customized arts education workshops and therapeutic programs in theaters, schools, places of worship, hospitals, homeless shelters and other non-traditional settings. Shows, arts education workshops and therapeutic programs are designed to bring hope, wonder, joy and inspiration into lives that may have lost it. Other programs we have developed include organizational development, management consultation and staff training for individuals and corporations, free or low cost social work and mental health services and referrals on a case by case basis, the Laurice Family Historic House Museum, and the Multi-Media Educational Research Library and Collection. To learn more about our work, please click on pages such as Programs, News and others… Your support is vital to our expanding work and we welcome you to Portals Of Wonder.