See why audience's keep coming back for more of the magic of Doc Grimes.
A popular school & family entertainer -
Doc Grimes brings to private parties, children's gatherings, and adult engagements a versatile repertoire of humorous effects, provocative narratives, and playful interactions that keep his audiences focused and entertained.
The Discerning Adult "Second Saturday" Show - a mainstay of North Texas magical entertainment for 11 years at Main Street Magic & Fun Company in McKinney, Texas, Doc Grimes hosted and performed in each of the monthly "Magic Attic" shows for adult and family audiences, showcasing other professional magicians from the North Texas area. Doc has replicated the "Second Saturday" shows, pairing up with Doctor Mike and other friends to bring you an engaging forty-five minute review of the classics of magic recast for the 21st-century "evening" audiences.
Doc’s General Kid’s Show - “Life magic” that makes a difference for kids, Doc’s magic teaches personal and social skills—self-respect as well as respect for others, the joy of giving as well as receiving, tips for overcoming disappointments, and the thrill of creating and trying new things. During the show, Doc teaches both age and skill-level appropriate tricks that the kids can do to fool their friends and mom and dad when they get home. At the end, the show’s young honoree always takes home a special, cuddly, magical gift to remember forever the moment that he or she, too, fell in love with magic.
Doc's Birthday Party - Delightful, zany magical entertainment for children, Doc’s hour-long children’s show celebrates each child by name, leaving them laughing in their discovery of the wonder, laughter and surprise, often at the expense of the comical old “magic man” who, when the wand breaks, always takes “the hit” himself, and always in deference to the kids who perform their own magic to make things right again.
Doc’s “Magic USA” Troupe - Entertaining for years our “Gold Star” military families with “Snowball Express,” Doc Grimes, along with other North Texas magicians, entertains family gatherings annually at the U. S. Marine base in Grand Prairie. Doc and Company brings joy to kids, free as a service to our active service men and women and their dependents.
Doc’s “Value-Added” magical entertainment for North Texas restaurants - See families returning from miles around to have Doc perform feats of wonder at their tables. For the last fifteen years, Doc has entertained folks at Dallas-area “Golden Corrals.” He also performs two Saturdays each month at Christina's Bistro, Gary and Katie Folger's prime steak house in Granbury, Texas, where tables are packed on weekend “magic afternoons.”
Doc’s “Senior Services” Show - Doc’s shows charm the older and retired set at church gatherings, assisted-living centers, retirement ranches, and day care homes where he rekindles long-forgotten memories from magical childhoods, leaving them with even more good memories for all the good days yet to come.
"Zoom' Me Up, Doc!" - Doc Grimes has organized thirty-minute family-oriented, live-streaming shows that employ continuous interaction with his remote audiences that keep his shows captivating and entertaining. His shows are staged to celebrate the seasons all year long!
"Now You See Me - Now You . . .?" - The College Psychology Lecture
With more than fifty years of teaching in higher education, Doc Grimes, Ph.D, brings to college classrooms an entertaining and insightful exploration of the human mind and the powers of perception. With his colleague in magic, retired family therapist and counselor Michael Smith, Th.M, Doc frames their exploration of the mind with magical effects that help to illuminate basic concepts in psychology and human development.
International Performance Engagements throughout the United States, in Guatemala, Canada, and Mexico
National Performance Engagements in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Memphis, San Francisco, Minneapolis, New York City, Orlando, Chicago, Dallas/Fort Worth, Houston, Austin, New Orleans, Boston, Concord (Massachusetts), Tulsa, Albuquerque, Redwood (California), Tulsa, Sherman (Texas), Natchitoches (Louisiana), Charlottesville (Virginia), Washington, D. C.
Texas Private Engagements in Dallas/Fort Worth, DeSoto, Mesquite, Arlington, Sherman, Pottsboro, Pilot Point, Plano, Azle, Grand Prairie, Duncanville, Lancaster, Farmers Branch, Denton, Lewisville, Granbury, Carrollton, Houston, South Houston, Abilene, McKinney, Murphy, Irving, Waxahachie, Glenn Heights, Ovilla, and Sunnyvale.
Texas Restaurants including Golden Corral Restaurants, Christina’s Bistro, Texas Veracruz Mexican Restaurant, El Fenix Mexican Restaurant, Boston Pizza, Uncle Julio’s Mexican From Scratch, Pancho’s Mexican Restaurant, Spring Creek Barbecue, and Outlaws Barbecue
Texas Schools including South Houston High School, Van Alstyne High School, Bethune Elementary School, Stockard Elementary School, Winnetka Elementary School, Hamilton Park Elementary School, Arturo Salazar Elementary School, Rosemont Elementary School, Lida Hooe Elementary School, Leslie Stemmons Elementary School, Greiner Junior High School, W. H. Atwell Middle School, Caldwell Elementary School, Finch Elementary School, Wilmeth Elementary School, Holland Elementary School, Waverly Park Elementary School, Maybank Intermediate School, Maybank High School, Poteet High School, Sunnyvale High School, and Lamar High School
Libraries including Cockrell Hill Public Library, DeSoto Public Library, Hampton Road Public Library, North Oak Cliff Dallas Public Library, Lancaster Veterans Memorial Library, McKinney Public Library, and the Fort Worth Public Library
Colleges and Universities including Dallas College-Mountain View Campus, Dallas College-El Centro Campus, Dallas College-Brookhaven Campus, Dallas College-Eastfield Campus, Dallas College-Northlake Campus, Tarrant County College-Southeast Campus, Navarro College, Northwood University, and Amberton University
School, College, and University Lectures on Magic
“The Magic of Technology/The Technology of Magic”
“Now You See Me/Now You . . .”
"Consequential Magic: A Brief Guide"
"Teddy Bunnies: Another Case for Consequential Magic"
"Bob, The Duck, and The Chinese Mop Sticks: Unrequited Irony as the Essential Meaning of Magic"
"Bob Neale's Five Essential Elements"
"Thirteen Essential Themes in the Magic of Robert E. Neale"
Organizations including The League for Innovation in the Community College,
The Community College Humanities Association, The Oak Cliff Center for Community Studies, The Texas Cultural Alliance, The World Cultural Alliance, and The Gloria Yaroslava Brunschede Foundation
Commercial Venues including Main Street Magic & Fun Company, Magic etc. & Ft Worth Costumes, the Queen of Hearts Magic Emporium, The Illusion Warehouse, The Brookhaven Country Club, The Ridglea Country Club, The Oak Cliff Country Club, The Oak Cliff Women’s Club, Amazing Attractions, Merry Makers, and Kazzam Party Rentals & Services, Party City
Charity Events including the Children’s Medical Center Children’s Christmas Program, Cook Children’s Medical Center Benefit Performances, “Snowball Express” Gold Start Military Families Events, The DeSoto Lions Club, The Fort Worth Parks Department, The Chestnut Square Fall Festival, The Dickens of a Christmas Festival, The United States Marine Station in Grand Prairie, and The United States Army Reserve in Seagoville.
Churches including New Life in Christ Lutheran Church, the First Baptist Church of Azle, the Full of Faith Christian Center, the Kiestwood Assembly of God, the Unitarian Universalist Church of Oak Cliff, the One Community Church, the First United Lutheran Church, and the First Methodist Church