Marty Hahne, "The Reading Magician"
Marty Hahne truly is the “Reading Magician,” because it was a book that got Marty interested in magic! At the age of 8, Marty found a book about the famous “Houdini” at a garage sale. He 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, at Kent State University. While in college, the Kent Police Department came to Marty, and asked him to write and perform a safety show, using magic tricks to illustrate safety lessons. 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.
Since 1986, Marty has taken his messages of the love of reading, having good character, and bully prevention to hundreds and hundreds of libraries and schools. 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 and his wife of 36 years, Brenda, make their home in Ozark, MO, near the entertainment capital of Branson.