Tips upon looking a magician for hire
When hiring a magician for a birthday party or corporate event, you will want an entertainer who
offers a fun show and makes your event memorable. However, there are many so-called illusionists
who haven't taken the time to perfect their art form.
If you want your audience to be transported to a magical world, you must choose a performer
wisely. In this article, we'll uncover the tricks of the magic trade to help you spend your money wisely.
A good place to start your search, with regard to hiring a magician for your function, is with
references from trusted friends and family. As well, don't be afraid to hold auditions. Anyone can call
themselves a magician, so be sure you know exactly what a performance will encompass before you
sign a contract.
Most trustworthy professionals nowadays have a web site that offers a biography and a detailed
description of their show. The top professionals feature videos on their web pages that let you see the
types of routines that they perform and their presentation and interaction with audiences. Comparing
videos is an excellent way to evaluate a performer and decide if they are right for your event.
Magicians perform two types of magic shows: stand-up/stage and close-up/strolling. In a stand-
up/stage performance, he puts on a show that's appropriate for small to large audiences that can
include birthday parties and school functions.
In close-up/strolling performances, he walks around at an event and performs "close-up" tricks using
cards, coins and other objects. Strolling magic works well at open houses, cocktail parties and company
picnics. A professional magician usually will customize a show for a particular audience to ensure a great
The Yellow Pages is a good resource to find a magician for hire but be wary of party planners and
bookers. Many have clients who perform as magicians on a part time basis and the agent may not be
clear on what their act entails. On the other hand, a high-end booker will evaluate your needs and
match you with a magician that best suits your audience. Even then, insist on references and a video or
Hiring a magician for a kids' party doesn't have to be all smoke and mirrors. Do your research carefully
and know what to expect. A performer dressed as a clown who also offers games probably isn't the right
choice if you're hoping for sophisticated magic tricks. The same applies to other entertainers who dress up
There are some accomplished magicians who dress as wizards and sorcerers but still check their
credentials. After all, you want the party to be something your child will always remember as a magical
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