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Westmont, IL 60559Westmont, IL 60559
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Balster Magic Productions, Inc. is a Westmont, Illinois-based entertainment company which offers small solo shows and large stage presentations. Owner Tim Balster is a magician and illusionist who specializes in close-up magic performances, stage shows, and grand illusions. Tim and his assistant Robin Balster have 35 years of professional experience performing coast to coast and internationally, both on TV and live. They also provide services for private family and corporate events.

Westmont, IL 60559Westmont, IL 60559

Website(630) 258-8442

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5 / 5 ( Best)

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8 (Good)

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Chicago, IL 60641Chicago, IL 60641
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Dennis Watkins is a third-generation magician and mentalist providing entertainment for companies, organizations, and private clients in the Chicago metro area. He performs at corporate events, trade show exhibits, hospitality suites, college campuses, performing art centers, and upscale private events. Dennis Watkins’ critically-acclaimed one-man show, The Magic Parlour, has been running at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago for nearly five years. The show has positive reviews in Time Out, Broadway World, and the Chicago-Tribune.

Chicago, IL 60641Chicago, IL 60641

Website(773) 732-9551

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Chicago, IL 60603Chicago, IL 60603
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Dennis Watkins is a third generation magician and mentalist who has been performing his one-man show, “The Magic Parlour,” in downtown Chicago’s Palmer House Hilton Hotel for more than five years. The House Theatre of Chicago produces the show in a private suite to deliver an evening of mind-reading and classic magic for audiences as small as 25 people or as large as 2,500. The performance can also be planned to meet the needs of a particular audience or occasion so that it runs anywhere from 20 to 90 minutes. Watkins offers three versions of his show: the classic show, the mind reading show, and the close-up magic and mind reading show. Watkins has presented over 200 annual performances and has worked to make the show adaptable for any situation. Watkins uses a bare stage without props or tools for the mind reading show and focuses on what his audience members feel, think, and say. The close-up magic and mind reading show allows Watkins to use borrowed objects from his audience to deliver a versatile and entertaining evening of magic.

Chicago, IL 60603Chicago, IL 60603

Website(773) 769-3832

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103 (Best)

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Chicago, IL 60645Chicago, IL 60645
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Edd Fairman, Wizard of Sorts and Chicago Magician, specializes in performing for corporate, university, and private events. He also provides entertainment for trade shows, conferences, team building projects, and conventions. Edd Fairman has almost two decades of experience customizing audience interactions based on a company's brand and message. Former customers speak highly of his sense of humor, big personality, and his ability to hold an audience's attention.

Chicago, IL 60645Chicago, IL 60645

Website(773) 818-0195

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4.9 / 5 ( Best)

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Chicago, IL 60601Chicago, IL 60601
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J-Magic Entertainment features family magician Jaime Aponte who specializes in combining magic, comedy, illusion, and astonishing sleight of hand tricks for clients in the Chicago metro area. He performs for birthday parties, weddings, trade shows, corporate events, holiday parties, restaurants, and special events. Jaime also averages about 200 magic shows every year for thousands of children and adults. Former customers speak highly of his impressive magic shows and sense of humor.

Chicago, IL 60601Chicago, IL 60601

Website(847) 867-8692

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Chicago, IL 60625Chicago, IL 60625
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James Sanden is a comedic magician specializing in corporate, college, and private events in the Chicago metro area. James offers customized performances for trade shows and wedding receptions to enhance a brand and entertain guests. Former and current clients speak highly of his fresh style, relatability, and professionalism. Prospective customers can schedule a free demonstration, quote, and consultation.

Chicago, IL 60625Chicago, IL 60625

Website(773) 580-7531

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33 (Best)

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Chicago, IL 60631Chicago, IL 60631
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Jeff Bibik is a hypnotist, mentalist, and magician based in Chicago with 30 years of performance experience. He presented his first show at the age of nine, and now his award-winning performances are in high demand for social and business events around Chicago and across the country. Jeff provides entertainment for after dinner parties, corporate events, festivals, schools, and family shows with his stand-up or close-up comedy and magic routines. Former customers speak highly of this ability to make a tough audience laugh.

Chicago, IL 60631Chicago, IL 60631

Website(773) 467-4488

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Bridgeview, IL 60455Bridgeview, IL 60455
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John Measner is a professional magician based in the Chicago area with 25 years of experience. His style consists of wit and charm with a sleight of hand approach. John specializes in stage illusions, balloon sculpting, comedic magic, animal magic acts, stunning card tricks, and much more. He has appeared on ABC News, Chicago’s own Bozo Show, and cable TV talk shows.

Bridgeview, IL 60455Bridgeview, IL 60455

Website(708) 425-4558

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4.8 / 5 ( Best)

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27 (Best)

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Glenview, IL 60025Glenview, IL 60025
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Magic by Randy is a one-stop source for magical entertainment in the Chicago metro area with almost three decades of experience. Magician Randy Bernstein offers a comedic approach to magic for corporate clients and employees, trade shows, park districts, schools, libraries, private events, and parties. Former clients are Motorolla, Narus, Bridgeport, and Mitsubishi. Also, Randy was listed as the Best Kids Magician in 2011 by Make it Better.

Glenview, IL 60025Glenview, IL 60025

Website(847) 486-1410

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4.1 / 5 ( Best)

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8 (Good)

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Consistent (Best)

Chicago, IL 60618Chicago, IL 60618
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Mike O’Donnell is a professional close-up magician based in the Chicago area for the past two decades. Mike specializes in wedding, restaurant, children and trade show performances where he strives to create impactful magic with a casual approach. Mike has planted his roots in the birthplace of restaurant and bar magic and now performs every Friday and Sunday at Lagunitas Brewery. Former customers speak highly of his friendliness and adaptability.

Chicago, IL 60618Chicago, IL 60618

Website(773) 234-1301

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5 / 5 ( Best)

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5 (Good)

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Chicago, IL 60610Chicago, IL 60610
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Nick Roy is a Chicago-based magician specializing in close-up strolling and stand-up magic for corporate clients and private events. His show is designed for a sophisticated audience by blending intellect, wonder and humor, and audience participation. Former clients have been Deloitte, State Farm, PNC Bank, G&E, and more. He currently holds a five-star rating on Yelp! where customers speak highly of his gripping magic tricks, ability to engage a crowd, and professionalism.

Chicago, IL 60610Chicago, IL 60610

Website(773) 706-1780

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Chicago, IL 60660Chicago, IL 60660
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Sean Masterson is a Chicago-based family magician specializing in close-up magic for over two decades. He has performed at the Chicago History Museum, The Old Town Art Fair, and the Acorn Theater. Sean also offers a vaudeville magic show and birthday party shows. Former clients speak highly of his warm personality, thought-provoking magic, and stage presence.

Chicago, IL 60660Chicago, IL 60660

Website(773) 769-1904

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Chicago, IL 60625Chicago, IL 60625
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Scott Green is a Chicago-based family magician who specializes in birthday parties and themed magic shows. He performed his first show at 14 years old and now has appeared on local TV stations such as WGN, Fox, ABC, NBC, and CBS. Scott earned a law degree, but decided to follow his passion and now works as a full-time magician. He also offers a silly spooky magic show, winter show, and performs at educational school assemblies.

Chicago, IL 60625Chicago, IL 60625

Website(847) 361-0924

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1439 Brown Avenue, Whiting, IN 46394
Whiting, IN 46394
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The Magic of Keelan Wendorf is a magic entertainment company serving Illinois locals in the Chicago area. Keelan Wendorf is a professional magician, illusionist, and all-around showman with experience in comedy and crowd entertainment. His passion for magic ignited back in his elementary days and was honed when he began to perform for large local events in his hometown. He has now performed for the Chicago Laugh Factory and multiple Vegas events. Keelan is available to perform for weddings, private parties, and corporate events.

1439 Brown Avenue, Whiting, IN 46394
Whiting, IN 46394

InstagramWebsite(219) 802-2913

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Chicago, IL 60185Chicago, IL 60185
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Wayne Braun is a Chicago-based award-winning Christian magician specializing in spreading the word of Jesus Christ through magic in the State of Illinois. He has performed for schools, corporate gatherings, parties, and fund-raisers. Former customers speak highly of Wayne’s ability to combine artistry, illusion, and gospel.

Chicago, IL 60185Chicago, IL 60185

Website(630) 853-0799

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2 (Good)

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Consistent (Best)

Frequently Asked Questions:

Q: What skills do magicians have?
A: 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.
Q: How do you become a magician?
A: 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.
Q: Which N*Sync member is a magician?
A: 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.

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