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Ackerly-Entertainment

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Ackerly-Entertainment has been performing magic shows for over 30 years. The magician offers shows for both private parties and corporate gatherings with magic tricks, sleight of hand, illusions, family-friendly and witty humor, and story telling and can cater to audiences with children as well as adults for celebrations, birthdays, corporate events, and fundraisers. Mr. Ackerly also has a background in marketing and can effectively incorporate any company's message when performing at a trade show as well. Ackerly-Entertainment has been voted the Bay Area’s Best Party Entertainer five times and is now a member of the Bay Area Parents’ Magazine Hall of Fame. Interested parties can check out videos from past events on the company's site and also contact the group for additional details right online.

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Amasingh

San Jose, CA 95112
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Amasingh is a San Jose magician who provides magic shows for audiences of all sizes and ages. He has more than 10 years of experience and performs at wedding receptions, corporate functions, fundraisers, retirement homes, colleges, birthday parties, children’s camps, hotels, restaurants, and more. The shows are 15 minutes to three hours long. The business offers free estimates. Brown Girl Magazine featured Vikram Singh Khalsa as Brown Boy of the Month in their May 2017 issue. Vikram has a degree in Electrical Engineering from UC Davis. Customers remark on Vikram’s wit, punctuality, quality of service, energy, talent, passion, communication, and professionalism.

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Doug Jones Magic

San Jose, CA 95126
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Doug Jones owns and operates his small company, Doug Jones Magic. His background was in marketing, sales, and magic, and he runs another business called Sales Magic before while working as an almost full-time magician. His specialty is in working for corporate events because he understands the unique stress they can have on people due to his own experience in a fast-paced, competitive industry. Many previous clients recommend his performances because of his friendliness, professionalism, ability to entertain an audience of all ages, and skill. Mr. Jones is comfortable working for public and private parties and has completed shows for groups as large as 900 people and as small as 6. He performs close up magic and can travel throughout the country for performances.

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Just Add Magic

1157 Singletary Ave., San Jose, CA 95126
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Just Add Magic is a business operated by professional magician David Martinez. He has been conducting magic shows for San Jose clients for two years. He performs in events including company parties, wedding receptions, adult birthdays and house parties, and festivals. Short and full-length virtual magic events which include magic lessons are also available for groups of any size. David has studied magic since he was young. He is the president of the Silicon Valley Chapter of the International Brotherhood of Magicians.

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Leeds Magic

Pleasanton, CA 94566
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Leeds Magic is an entertainment company that has been dazzling the residents of San Jose with close-up magic and sleight of hand tricks for over 20 years. Founder and magician Alan Leeds has performed at birthday parties and corporate events, and he has shown his skills up on stage. Leeds is a two-time Bay Area Close-Up Master Magician of the Year, and his previous clients commend him for his storytelling and skill.

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Magic Time Productions

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Magic Time Productions features a premier magic and entertainment team skilled at taking client events and special occasions to the next level. The Santa Clara-area performers specialize in an exciting range of magic and variety shows that entertain audiences of all sizes from intimate parties to large corporate events. Clients with the most discerning entertainment tastes and needs can trust the professionals at Magic Time Productions to deliver performances that will be remembered for years to come. The talented, energetic, and engaging team of performers amazes audiences of all ages with comedy, magic, dancing, and visual oddities that exceed expectations. Magic Time Productions has an excellent reputation for thrilling strolling magic, colorful family shows, and charming, magical spectacles that leave guests wanting more.

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Pete G. Magic

San Jose, CA 94088
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Pete G. Magic is the enterprise of Pete G., a Bay-Area magician who specializes in personalized, family-friendly magic performances. He has even used his fifteen years of experience as a performer at parties to author a book on how to organize superior birthday celebrations. Pete G. strives to be a pleasant presence at each event, providing unobtrusive setup coupled with a captivating performance. He offers several show bundles that can be customized to blend in with the theme of each event; available starter options include birthday parties, magic lessons, stage shows, and performances at festivals. Customers and fans of Pete G. praise his professionalism, skill as a magician, and ability to engage and delight.

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Rory Wheeler

San Jose, CA 95129
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Rory Wheeler is a San Jose magician who has more than 18 years of experience. Rory provides customized trade show presentations that convey companies’ marketing message and help increase companies’ ROI, increase leads, branding, visibility, and sales. Rory has given thousands of performances over the years including for celebrities. He does close-up magic, mentalism, pick-pocketing, and misdirection, and performs at corporate events, bar mitzvahs, wedding receptions, cocktail hours, private galas, sales summits, hospitality suites, and product launches. He also provides communication and creativity training and workshops which use magic. Customers appreciate his sense of humor, professionalism, talent, work ethic, punctuality, and charm.

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Spencer Grey Magic

San Jose, CA 95135
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Spencer Grey Magic is a beloved San Jose performer with a reputation for making events of all sizes an unforgettable experience from beginning to end. As an experienced television actor and stage performer, Spencer Grey has the skills and confidence to charm any audience, from small retirement parties to hundreds of gala wedding guests, and always tailors performances to best suit the crowd to ensure an unbeatable experience. Customers can view a resume on the Spencer Grey Magic website and learn about the various types of shows they can choose, including strolling magic that brings amazing tricks and illusions right into the crowd, and theatrical, high energy stand-up performances for venues of any size. Whether customers are planning a small private party or need a class act for a street fair, Spencer Grey Magic is sure to please.

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The Amazing Vijay

Cupertino, CA 95014
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The Amazing Vijay has been entertaining guests of all ages for more than 25 years. Whether customers are planning a birthday party, a school assembly, or even a corporate event, the magician can provide wholesome, family-friendly fun for the whole crowd, including favorites like sleight-of-hand, walking magic, and balloon animals. Customers throughout the Bay Area have written glowing reviews about how much they enjoyed watching The Amazing Vijay’s tricks, illusions, and artistry. The magician’s website features video clips from past performances that customers can watch to see the range of amazing and entertaining possibilities, and the website has a blog, games, and tips about learning magic that the whole family can enjoy. Interested customers can call or email The Amazing Vijay to get more information and book a show.

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Theron Schaub

Saratoga, CA 95070
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Theron Schaub is a performer of “simple, classy, straightforward magic” in Saratoga, whose tricks can fool and awe even the keenest and most skeptical audiences. Theron is one of the best and most sought-after illusion artists in the San Francisco Bay Area, and he offers interactive and close-up entertainment to children and adults. Theron combines modern and classic techniques, and he also holds fun and exciting mind-reading sessions. The magician began his career in college and has not stopped since, and he welcomes bookings for birthday parties, school activities, wedding receptions, corporate functions, and other types of gatherings. Theron’s roster of clients features Fortune 500 companies, party planners, families throughout Northern California, and his professional website contains photos of his recent shows.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Hiring a magician can be a great way to liven up birthday parties, corporate events, festivals, and conventions, and bring a surprising and memorable experience to all who attend. There are a wide range of magicians working across the country, and each has their own specialties, skills, and rates. To help you hire the right magician for your next event, it's good to familiarize yourself with some industry basics, so you can be sure you're working with an experienced professional who offers services tailored to your needs.

What does a magician do?

A magician is a stage performer who entertains crowds with sleight of hand tricks, special effects, and illusions. Often, they create illusions by taking advantage of the way our senses perceive and process information. Such illusions often take hundreds of hours of practice to perfect.

What is a corporate magician?

A corporate magician is one who specializes in entertaining crowds at corporate events. Often, they incorporate logos or slogans into their routine to help promote brand awareness for their corporate employer. In some cases, they may even incorporate new products into their act.

What makes a good magician?

A good magician needs to have two key qualities. First, they should have a natural stage presence that allows them to be entertaining, even while performing complex maneuvers. Second, they should be willing and able to put in the many hours of practice required to perfect sleight of hand tricks.

What is the difference between a magician and a wizard?

Magicians are real-world sleight of hand artists who practice rigorously to create illusions in front of crowds. Wizards, on the other hand, are fictional characters who acquire arcane knowledge of magic for the purpose of casting spells.

How much does it cost to hire a magician for a children\'s party?

On average, you can expect to pay between $200 and $250 per hour for a magician to perform at a child's birthday party. However, this range can vary widely, based on your location, the type of magician you're looking to hire, their travel costs, and the number of children attending the party.

How much does a magician cost for a birthday party?

Magicians qualified to entertain at adult birthday parties tend to charge a bit more than those who perform at children's parties, and you can expect to pay around $500 for an hour-long act. Depending on how notable and respected the act is, you may pay as much as $1,200 for a performance.

Who is the highest-paid magician?

David Copperfield is the wealthiest magician in the world, with a net worth of around $1 billion. His rates for individual shows aren't known, although he earns between $40 and $60 million each year and performs at more than 500 shows.

Can a woman be a magician?

While men have traditionally been more likely to fill the role, the truth is that anyone can be a magician. Fay Presto, Misty Lee, and Kristen Johnson are all notable female magicians.

What does a magician wear?

In the United States, magicians are most well-known wearing black suits and top hat, which has become their classic clothing choice. However, magicians have been performing for centuries all around the world, and have worn many types of traditional costumes. Some modern magicians even wear street clothes.

Why do magicians use rabbits?

The classic choice of a rabbit for a magician's act comes down to practicality. Unlike cats and dogs, rabbits don't make noise, which makes them easier to conceal in hidden compartments. Their small size also makes them well-suited to many tricks.

How to disappear like a magician?

Magicians use various techniques to create the illusion of disappearing. One well-known technique is for the magician or an assistant to enter a large cabinet with a concealed trap door in the back. Once the cabinet is closed, the participant slips out through the trap door and "disappears."

Does a magician never reveal his secrets?

Generally speaking, magicians never reveal their secrets. The reason for this is because these secrets are their livelihood. Audiences who know the secret behind a trick will be less entertained by it and be less likely to pay admission to a show.

Who is the world\'s best magician?

David Copperfield is the best-known magician in the world, performing on many television specials and in numerous live performances. Other notable magicians include Penn and Teller, David Blaine, James Randi, and Shin Lim. In history, Harry Houdini is one of the most skilled and best-known magicians.

How did Houdini the magician die?

As part of a performance in 1926, Harry Houdini asked to be punched in the stomach several times. Unfortunately, he was suffering from appendicitis at the time, and the blows caused the organ to rupture, leading to his death just days later.

Which N*Sync member is a magician?

While Joey Fatone has never performed magic as part of his work with the band N*Sync, it's well known by fans that he practices magic as a hobby. He's skilled at making coins, cards, and other small objects disappear.

How do you become a magician?

Learning magic is different than learning biology or painting, as most magicians don't learn their craft through formal education. Instead, many recommend learning magic tricks from books, and then practicing them for many hours until they're perfected. With enough experience, you can even devise your own tricks.

What skills do magicians have?

A magician's skills largely depend on the type of magic they perform. A mentalist will be well-trained in the art of persuasion and psychology. A card magician will need to be very dexterous and nimble with their fingers. Stage magicians typically put a lot of work into creating elaborate props and routines.

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