From Idea To Applause, We’ve Got You Covered
Stolz Productions is theatrical design and magic company based out of the Toronto area. Drawing from the expertise of company owner and designer Chris Stolz, we work with clients from all over the world designing, building and consulting for the stage.
For theatre productions we design and build sets, props and practical magic effects. Our founder has even started to become known as Mr.Poppins due to the sheer number of productions of Mary Poppins we’ve worked on!
For magicians, our work is a mix of design and fabrication for individual productions and products for the wider magic community including new effects and publications. For instance, Chris is the author of the highly successful 2017 book on Black Art, Hiding In The Shadows.
Whatever your poison, we’re here to help you make magic on that stage!
THEA, Best Set Design, Musical
The Who’s TOMMY | 2013
THEA, Outstanding Technical Achievement
Oklahoma | 2017
Chris Stolz brings to the table a mastery of theatrical lighting and sound systems and design, rigging, scenic design for the theatre and has worked both on and off stage in hundreds of theatrical and magic productions over the years. His ability to create practical, creative solutions for theatrical illusion and special effect challenges is what has identified him as a true expert in his field. As a result, he is known as one of the top illusion designers in the industry today. On stage, Chris has performed for audiences all over North America and an actor and a magician and studied with a friend and one of the top expert card magicians of the century, the late Martin A. Nash, aka “The Charming Cheat”.
When combining theatrical and magic concepts, Chris also follows his own unique process. Using top-of-the-line 3D and drafting technology, he can digitally build each illusion piece by piece with the ability to see the entire prop with materials, lights, shadow, and reflections from every possible angle. This process has proven to be very successful, saving clients both time and money before fabrication by allowing them to see exactly what a live audience would see.
While 3D rendering is a very important part of our design process, Chris does not feel that it is a replacement for physical testing, research and real life experience. 3D renderings are created only after the utmost attention to exact physical scale and real world limitations have been established.