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Terry Robinson is Dr. Solar

Ventriloquist, Magician and Museum of Oddities

Performing as a mobile strolling act, Dr. Solar offers 4 hours of one-on-one or cluster-groups talking up the oddities with tumours banter and bally-hoo. Culminating with the group participation of “revival” of a previously dead bat.

Dr Solar, ever the safe-energy advocate, presents his eco-friendly portable travelling children’s and family entertainment experience from his self-contained, solar-powered thespian’s gypsy wagon. Reminiscent of by-gone days of P.T. Barnum and his GREATEST SHOW ON EARTH, Dr Solar is reducing his carbon footprint day by day and show by show with his eco-themed spectacular show. Check it out >


Dr Solar's World's First Solar-Powered Oddities Museum

About the Show

A Unique Family-Friendly Entertainment Experience-Based Upon the Traditional Traveling Medicine Shows from the Turn-of-the-Century, 1870- 1930, a significant renaissance period in the theatre and arts in America. Unlike any other show you will experience, Dr Solar’s show is the Premier Traveling Medicine Show On the West Coast, a truly Americana presentation in the format that took varieties-style entertainment and worldly wonders to Small-town, U.S.A. The Doctor comes from times past when magic was in its Golden Years, vaudeville in its heyday. While those theatres flourished, Hollywood was abuzz with an emerging technological, cultural phenomenon (motion pictures). His show is reminiscent of that era. He seems stuck in the 1920s when Comedy was King and always suitable for mixed company and family faire. From the moment the Doctor cranks up the “orchestra”, you will be dazzled by astonishing feats of mentalism, magic, animal productions, all animated with playful, comedic physical antics. The Doctor brings his show straight to your local, be it a school, a library, a fair, a corporate shin-dig or that special person’s birthday celebration.

Yes, this Doctor still makes house calls, and you don’t need an H.M.O. to afford it, very family-friendly rates.

Schools – Libraries – Fundraisers – Carnivals – Birthday Parties

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About Dr Solar

Dr Solar, aka Terry Robinson, was a child prodigy of ventriloquism. At age seven, he received his first dummy, then popular Danny O’Day. Since age nine, he has worked with his current knee-pal, Ducky O’Neil. With Ducky, they became a major fundraising force for the Y.M.C.A., which carried well into adulthood. He turned professional at age ten, performing for birthday parties and other fundraisers, and then included magic into his act.

The Good Doctor has been well received before tens of thousands of people, including service clubs, corporate affairs, pre-schools, elementary schools, libraries, fairs, and countless birthday celebrations. In addition, he has had appearances on such programs as Good Morning America, The Today Show, The Daily Show, The Tonight Show, United Airlines, News in the Sky, and the Discovery Channel.

He is a thirty-year pioneer in solar living, having built his 100% passive solar home in 1979. The first solar panels for residential use were sold in 1978 by REAL GOODS, then in Willits, Ca., the world’s solar capital. By the mid-nineties, only 500 solar homes existed in California. In 1983, not content to merely offer up his home for solar tours, the Good Doctor decided it was time to spread his eco-message through his entertaining Solar Road Show.

Dr Solar’s Awards

2005 – “People’s Choice” Award in the San Francisco Bay Area Standup Magic Competition

2006 – Second Place Stage Magic Competition for the International Brotherhood of Magicians (I.B.M.) and Society of American Magicians (S.A.M.) of Greater Sacramento Valley.

2007 – First Place Stage Magic Competition for IBM/ SAM of the Greater Sacramento Valley.

2008 – Second Place Stage Magic Competition for IBM/ SAM of the Greater Sacramento Valley.

Article on Dr Solar – Senior Magazine by Nan Mahon

His Prescription: Laughter is the Best Medicine!


“My goal is to bring joy and laughter to as many people as I possibly can in my lifetime; to bear the mantle, the torch, of good, clean, wholesome entertainment for families.”



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