Magician David Hagerman
Magician David Hagerman will perform his edutainment magic show on April 18 at Rose Ferrero Elementary School in Soledad. (Carolyn Baillargeon)

SOLEDAD — Master magician David Hagerman will be returning and performing his science-based magical wizardry on Thursday, April 18, at Rose Ferrero Elementary School in Soledad.

Hagerman, from “America’s Got Talent” Season 2021, travels the United States inspiring children to pursue futures with math and science through his edutainment magic show. His science and math-based shows make kids hungry for knowledge in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) fields.

“Technically, I’m a real modern-day wizard, using science and math to achieve illusions,” Hagerman said. “Through my spectacle and performance, my real goal is to wow and inspire kids to consider science and mathematics as a future. It can be hard to get kids excited about STEM fields today and considering that science and technology are our future right now, through wizardry, I am happy to show them the awe and wonder behind the science and math.”

Performing a full-fledged math show that incorporates magical elements, Hagerman demonstrates visual science that stands on its own without the help and support of magic. Cognizant of the fact that children’s attention is sparing and fleeting, he delves into the importance of entertainment for really piquing children’s interest.

“My show is designed to be one of the most entertaining live performances that students will ever see related to science and math,” Hagerman said. “By the end of the act, students will not even realize they have learned a considerable amount during their entertainment enjoyment. I look forward to sharing my performance art with the students at Soledad Unified School District this month.”

Similar shows to Hagerman’s have demonstrated a 33% increase in test scores for the children attending the spectacle. Known as the world’s most secretive magician, Hagerman works hard to protect magic’s secrets as the rise of smart devices and Internet tears down the mysticism behind the performance.

For more information, or to contact Hagerman regarding a school or educational institution performance opportunity, visit

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