A little bit about Ralph the Great:

Ralph "the Great" Metzler, 45 (where has the time gone?), first became interested in magic at the age of 16 when his brother-in-law took him to Al's Magic Shop in Washington DC. A magician was born, and Ralph started doing tricks for his family and friends.

Ralph's first public show was in 1981 at the Lackland Air Force Base summer carnival in San Antonio. The show didn't seem to go very well and Ralph vowed never to step on the stage again. But later, standing in line for the ferris wheel, Ralph felt a tug on his vest. He turned to see a little girl about five years old looking up at him. She said: "Mr. Ralph, thank you for doing the great magic show today, I loved it." The little girl then took her father's hand and disappeared into the crowd. It was then that Ralph vowed to never stop doing shows, because that moment had made everything worthwhile.

Today, Ralph the Great is a full-time professional entertainer who specializes in children's and family shows. During the school year he performs in elementary schools with The Pro-Kids Show, a program that teaches children the importance of good character! He has been a full-time professional for 14 years, but has almost 30 years of performing experience. His talents also go far beyond that of magic. His shows feature comedy, music, magic, puppetry, singing, audience participation, and LOTS OF FUN!

Ralph has performed at The White House seven times, The Kennedy Center, on televevision, at dozens of fairs and festivals, hundreds of schools, and thousands of private events!

Ralph is available for elementary schools, fairs, festivals, meetings, banquets, grand openings, private parties, and corporate events all over the world. He currently spends time performing in both the Mid-Atlantic states, and Las Vegas.

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