As a special treat this school holidays, Armidale Library is putting on a free magic show. On Wednesday 9 July at 2pm, Troy Murphie is coming from the Hunter Valley to provide a wonderful children’s variety show – including Magic, Juggling and Puppets. His normal target audience age is 5 – 12 years, and the show is expected to last around 45 minutes.
To book places for this show phone the library: 6770 3636.
Troy has had a background in the performing arts since 1985 when he began performing in school productions. This culminated in being selected as a soloist in the 1990 Schools Spectacular at the Sydney Entertainment Centre. He advanced his vocal training by attending the Newcastle Conservatorium of Music, started a career in the clubs’ circuit around Newcastle and the Central Coast. Since the age of 26 Troy has specialised in the field of children’s entertainment, with an emphasis on magic, juggling, puppets, and circus techniques.
Troy’s relatives (mother’s side) have also had a strong connection with the performing arts. The very first Carousel to reach Australia was imported by a family member in the 1800’s; his great grandmother was an accomplished accordion player who was also close friends with Australian Vaudevillian Roy ‘Mo’ Rene who nicknamed her ‘The Smiling Lady of Collingwood’; and his grandfather was a teacher of the Violin. Various other members of Troy’s family have also performed in Australian Vaudeville and Circuses. I guess you could say performing is in his blood!
Here is a link to his 2013 performances in other Libraries: