A favorite performer at area preschools, libraries and family venues,

Magician Mike Della Penna is known for captivating the 3- to 7-year-old crowd

with his laughter-filled, participatory magic shows. 

A former Boston stand-up comic, 20-year comedy improv vet and second-grade school teacher

Mike Della Penna returned to magic -- his childhood hobby -- when he moved to the Bay Area in 2004.

Since then he has performed to laughter and acclaim across California, and won some awards to boot.

He loves magic's combination of fun and surprise and shares in the wide-eyed wonder of his young audiences.

(Mike performing at Children's Fairyland)