call him Magic Mike or simply The Magician! But
for Michael Oddo, Magic has been second nature from as early
as he can remember. His first chance to share his talent
with the world was at age 12. He performed his first magic
show for a child's birthday party.
Michael matured so did his magic. Still making magical appearances
at birthday parties, he added schools, theatres,
trade shows, and even outdoor performances to
his long list of captive audiences.
age 16, Michael Oddo took his magic a step further by being
the first to create an ongoing show as a Table Hopping
Magician at the Spaghetti Warehouse in Akron Ohio.
Michael became known for The Spaghetti Warehouse’s entertaining
balloon animal the Meatball-Eating Dog.
age 18 Michael decided to temporarily leave behind the Meatball-Eating
Dog for a few months to become The Master of Ceremonies
of a traveling sideshow called the Palace of Illusions.
Michael learned the art of eating-fire, lying on a bed
of nails, The human block head and other Sideshow stunts.
When returning home Michael returned to the Spaghetti Warehouse
where he continued to entertaining customers with his magic
and Famous Meatball-Eating Dog.
December 8, 1995 Michael was the featured act in a Vaudeville
Show at the Cleveland Public Theater, which also led
to a wonderful press release in the Cleveland Plain Dealer
and a sellout crowd. Michael performed several sideshow
type effects mystifying his audience and marking his status
in entertainment circles A must see show, Great
entertainment for the whole family.
During August of 1996 Michael put together a Benefit
Show for the Wrestlers of Cuyahoga Falls High School.
Facing this major challenge, Michael needed to customize
a show to attract the students as well as adults. With
the show date set for Nov. 22, 1996 and being less than
one month away. Michael created the theme Michael Oddo’s
Illusion & Mystery Show combining Magic, humor and
Audience Participationhe created a magical act called
The Case of the Missing Toilet Starring the
Schools Head Principal. The show captured the hearts and
laughter of the entire audience.
Teachers and Students alike raved the show calling it both
amazing and funny. The show not only raised
the money needed but exceeded their original goals.
1998, Michael Oddo visited the Magic Castle, in Hollywood,
California. This visit sparked a fire in Michael’s life.
Some Magicians feel when they reach the Magic Castle that
they have arrived at the top. For Michael, it gave him more
insight into his world of magic, provoking him to create
an even better more entertaining show.
1997 to present, Michael has continued to entertain
audiences of all sizes. Michael is constantly changing his show to be able to maximize the entertainment value for all of his audiences
young and old alike.
you can see Michael Oddo was given a gift of magic and
his ability to entertain audiences of all ages. Now
he would like to share it with you and your guests. Bringing
the Laughter and wonderment into your lives, please contact
Michael Oddo to book an event and share in this wonderful
mixture of art, magic, humor and all out magical experience