RAYMOND, Wash. — Steve Hamilton brings his magic act to Raymond in two performances the weekend before Halloween — one for kids, another for adults — both held at the historic Raymond Theatre (323 Third St.).
Steve The Pretty Good, as he’s known in magic, appears 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 28, in a family-friendly ‘Hocus Pocus’ event aimed at adults. Tickets are $10, payable at the door. Friends of the Raymond Theatre sponsors this event. Proceeds benefit the theater.
Saturday’s event will also feature “Goodies to Go,” namely, fall baked goods: cupcakes, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin breads, apple pies and more.
Then, at 2 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 29, Steve brings kid-level comedy to a Sunday Afternoon Live for Youth event. Tickets are $5; children must bring a responsible adult.
Kids can model their favorite Halloween costumes, too, during a costume contest at the event.
Born in Canada, Hamilton’s family moved to Seattle, where he attended school, joined the Marine Corps, got married and had two kids, became a firefighter/paramedic, then fell under the spell of comedy magic. He put together a small show and hit the streets as a busker, honing his sleight of hand and entertaining anyone who would stop to watch.
Creating a larger show, he began performing at local fairs, eventually bringing his show across the country, even around the world.
Friends of the Raymond Theatre is a new organization whose goal is to preserve, maintain and improve the theater by raising awareness and funds.