Marty Hahne, “Marty the Magician”
Marty was bitten by the magic bug at the age of 8, after finding a book about the famous “Houdini” at a garage sale. Marty read it cover to cover, and that book lead to monthly trips to the magic shop. By the age of 12, Marty was performing shows on weekends and during summer breaks. Magic even helped pay for Marty’s college education. He worked around his schedule of classes, and started bringing his show to elementary schools.
Shortly after graduating with a degree in telecommunications, Marty went full-time in “Show Biz,” signing on as an entertainer with Carnival Cruise Lines. But after three years of performing on seven different ships, for multiple cruise lines, Marty decided to return to his first love, of entertaining family audiences.
He now performs mainly at festivals, fairs, school assemblies and libraries. Marty is also the number one magician with Mattel Toy Co., performing at numerous “Thomas the Tank Engine” live events throughout the country. Marty is also well-known in the magic industry, presenting seminars and courses on entertaining children and family audiences. Marty has even spoken in far-away places such as New Zealand and Singapore.
Marty loves his career, and even though it is fun, he takes it seriously. He always treats every show as if it is his last, delivering solid family-friendly entertainment and positive messages. “I always strive to make lasting memories in everyone who sees my show.”
Marty and his wife of 34 years, Brenda, make their home in Ozark, MO, near the entertainment capital of Branson.