Andrew J. Pinard has been performing since he was a child. He has traveled extensively as an actor, director, and scenic and lighting designer and has appeared on the stage, as well as on radio and television. He has written and adapted several plays for family audiences. An award-winning educator, he taught theatre for five years at Pembroke Academy in Pembroke, NH.
An astute businessman, Andrew uses his theatrical and magical skills to create custom presentations for corporate events. When he is not on the road, Andrew can be seen performing his special brand of close-up magic and comedy each week at a number of resorts and restaurants throughout the Northeast including: The Mount Washington Hotel in Bretton Woods, NH and almost eleven years for Newicks Seafood Restaurant in Merrimack, NH. His Alejandros Olde Tyme Magik Showe has been seen throughout the Northeast since 1989, including performances for the Sandwich Fair, the Caledonia County Fair, the Stratham Fair, First Night Wolfeboro and eight years for First Night New Hampshire.
In October of 2008, Andrew premiered his original "magi-musical" Fantasmagoria Cabaret at the 800-seat Concord City Auditorium in Concord, NH to rave reviews. This fusion of original music, magic, circus, vaudeville, burlesque and side-show is slated for a theatrical tour in 2009.
Not only an accomplished performer, Andrew is also a teacher, writer, and creator of magic. His articles on restaurant and strolling entertainment have been published in several magazines including The Main Event magazine. The co-publisher of The Magic Menu: The Professional Journal for Working Close-up Magicians, Andrew educates other performers through his regular column, Absolutely Entertaining. His lecture on physical comedy, Serious Bizness, has been presented to groups in New Hampshire and Massachusetts and his book of the same name has been used by performers from Utah to North Carolina to improve their own acts. He served as a National Deputy of the Society of American Magicians for over a decade. His original theatrical séanceAn Evening with the Spiritspremiered in April of 1997 at the Candlelite Inn in Bradford, NH and has been performed since that time for resorts and private audiences including a performance for the Society of American Magicians in Boston, MA and a premiere at the West End Studio Theatre in Portsmouth, NH.
In 1998, Andrew was recognized by his peers as one of the finest close-up performers throughout the Northeast and in April of 2000, Andrew took the top honors in the 18th Annual New England Magic Competition. In July of 2000, Andrew was selected as Editors Choice for Best Magical Entertainer in The Very Best Of New Hampshire issue of New Hampshire Magazine. The Editor of New Hampshire thought so highly of his skills that he was featured once again in 2002 as one of The Very Best Of New Hampshire with an emphasis on his uncanny sleight-of-hand (or is it?) abilities. Andrew has worked as a consultant for many regional theatre companies including: the American Stage Festival, the Hampton Playhouse, the Lakes Region Summer Theatre, The ActorSingers, Northern Stage and The New London Barn Playhouse.
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Last revised October 10, 2008.
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Photographs courtesy Ed Eich Photographic.