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Quick Facts

When    you    book   The    Party    Magician, you get: A professional children’s/family entertainer with more than 25  years experience. A show that does not require a lot of space to present. A choice of show lengths to suit your needs. Age-appropriate programming with plenty of audience participation. A perfect photo opportunity because your child becomes the star of the show! Wonderful memories for your child and your entire family. Souvenir items for all of the guests and a special magical gift for the birthday child.

The Birthday Party Magic Show

What you might want to know about the Birthday Party Magic Show Questions about the performer Questions about the show Questions about the guests Questions about the performing space Questions about payment

Questions about the performer

How long have you been performing? I   have   been   performing   magic   since   1991.   I   have   been   in   and   around   show business since 1967. What kind of clothes do you wear? If   you   picture   in   your   mind   the   traditional   or   classical   magician,   what   you will   see   is   today   considered   an   anachronism   or   a   cliché.   Here   are   a   few pictures showing what I usually wear for my children’s shows . top

Questions about the show

How long is your show? Depending   on   the   package   you   select,   the   show   can   run   between   30   minutes and one hour. What do you do in your show? The   show   is   filled   with   lots   of   colourful   and   visual   magic   tricks   and   most involve   audience   participation.   Because   the   birthday   child   is   the   guest   of honour,   there   is   a   special   place   in   the   show   that   is   reserved   for   him/her. There is lots of comedy and of course, photo opportunities. Can you tell me exactly what tricks you are going to perform? To   list   the   names   of   the   tricks   would   be   of   little   or   no   help   to   you.   I   like   to keep the show a surprise. Is there is a particular reason why you ask? If   it   is   because   your   child   has   seen   a   particular   trick   performed   before   and would like to see it again, this may be possible. If   it   is   because   your   child   has   seen   a   particular   trick   performed   over   and over   again   and   is   tired   of   seeing   it,   then   please   tell   me   about   it.   I   can   then tell   you   if   I   do   it   or   something   similar.   In   that   case   I   can   take   it   out   of   the show. Do you use animals in the show? No.   In   some   shows   I   do   use   one   or   more   puppets   that   perform   or   are   part   of the tricks. Is there anything scary in the show? Absolutely not! Everything in the show is aimed at being fun. Are you messy? Absolutely   not.   Anything   that   might   fall   to   the   floor   is   dry   and   definitely non-staining. And I clean up after the show should anything fall to the floor. Can I serve food during the show? Because   every   magic   trick   requires   the   full   attention   of   the   children,   I   ask that   no   food   or   drinks   be   served   during   the   show.   I   also   appreciate   clean hands   because   the   children   will   be   helping   out   and   handling   some   of   the props during the show. top

Questions about the guests

Is the birthday child in the show? The   birthday   child   is   the   guest   of   honour   so   of   course   there   is   a   special   place in the show for him/her to help with the magic. If   he/she   is   shy   and   does   not   want   to   participate,   a   designated   sibling   or friend   will   be   fine.   Your   child   will   still   be   treated   as   the   special   guest   of honour for the day. What ages do you work for? My   birthday   party   shows   are   divided   into   two   categories:   pre-school   (ages   4 and 5) and school-age (6 and up). Can we take pictures? Take   all   the   pictures   you   want.   The   only   thing   that   I   request   is   that   you don’t   videotape   the   entire   show.   You   may   videotape   the   segment   of   the show in which your child participates. top

Questions about the performing space

How much space do you need? All   I   ask   is   for   a   space   with   no   one   behind   me   and   enough   room   to   walk   six steps      left   to   right   and   four   steps   front   and   back   (that   is   towards   the audience).   If   there   is   a   window   behind   me,   we   will   need   to   close   any curtains   to   reduce   back-light   and   glare.   If   this   is   not   possible,   please   let   me know so that I can bring a backdrop. How large a group can you perform for? Birthday   party   shows   are   generally   around   15   children.   As   long   as   you   tell me,   I   can   prepare   for   just   about   any   size   audience.   I   often   perform   for several   hundred   people   at   one   time!   The   cost   does   go   up   when   there   are more than 20 children. Do you need a table? Or anything else for that matter? I   bring   everything   that   I   need.   I   do,   of   course,   need   to   have   access   to   an electrical outlet for the sound system (music). top

Questions about payment

How much do you charge for your show? If   you   phone   around   you   will   find   a   wide   range   of   prices.   The   price   depends on   several   important   factors:   how   experienced   the   performer   is;   the   quality of   the   show;   whether   the   performer   is   a   full   -time   entertainer;   how   far   the performer   has   to   travel   to   get   to   your   location;   whether   you   are   booking through an agent/agency. Why do you charge GST/HST? As   a   full-time   professional   entertainer,   this   is   my   livelihood   and   represents   a large   portion   of   my   annual   income.   This   is   a   business   and   I   am   therefore required   to   collect   and   submit   the   appropriate   taxes,   whether   you   pay   cash or not. What is your cancellation policy? Once   we   get   all   the   information   on   the   show,   your   party   is   officially   booked. This   phone   call   is   considered   a   verbal   agreement   and   you   have   24   hours   to cancel.   After   that,   we   have   reserved   that   time   plus   the   associated   travel time   specifically   for   you,   so   if   you   cancel   you   are   responsible   for   50%   of   the agreed price. Something else? If   there   something   that   still   isn’t   clear,   please   ask.   Please   contact   me   now   so that all of your questions are answered. top
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The Party Magician performs newspaper magic

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The Birthday Party Magic Show

What   you   might   want   to   know   about   the   Birthday   Party Magic Show Questions about the performer Questions about the show Questions about the guests Questions about the performing space Questions about payment

Questions about the performer

How long have you been performing? I   have   been   performing   magic   since   1991.   I   have   been   in and around show business since 1967. What kind of clothes do you wear? If    you    picture    in    your    mind    the    traditional    or    classical magician,    what    you    will    see    is    today    considered    an anachronism   or   a   cliché.   Here   are   a   few   pictures   showing what I usually wear for my children’s shows . top

Questions about the show

How long is your show? Depending   on   the   package   you   select,   the   show   can   run between 30 minutes and one hour. What do you do in your show? The   show   is   filled   with   lots   of   colourful   and   visual   magic tricks   and   most   involve   audience   participation.   Because   the birthday   child   is   the   guest   of   honour,   there   is   a   special place   in   the   show   that   is   reserved   for   him/her.   There   is   lots of comedy and of course, photo opportunities. Can   you   tell   me   exactly   what   tricks   you   are   going   to perform? To   list   the   names   of   the   tricks   would   be   of   little   or   no   help to   you.   I   like   to   keep   the   show   a   surprise.   Is   there   is   a particular reason why you ask? If    it    is    because    your    child    has    seen    a    particular    trick performed   before   and   would   like   to   see   it   again,   this   may be possible. If    it    is    because    your    child    has    seen    a    particular    trick performed   over   and   over   again   and   is   tired   of   seeing   it, then   please   tell   me   about   it.   I   can   then   tell   you   if   I   do   it   or something similar. In that case I can take it out of the show. Do you use animals in the show? No.   In   some   shows   I   do   use   one   or   more   puppets   that perform or are part of the tricks. Is there anything scary in the show? Absolutely   not!   Everything   in   the   show   is   aimed   at   being fun. Are you messy? Absolutely   not.   Anything   that   might   fall   to   the   floor   is   dry and   definitely   non-staining.   And   I   clean   up   after   the   show should anything fall to the floor. Can I serve food during the show? Because   every   magic   trick   requires   the   full   attention   of   the children,   I   ask   that   no   food   or   drinks   be   served   during   the show.   I   also   appreciate   clean   hands   because   the   children will   be   helping   out   and   handling   some   of   the   props   during the show. top

Questions about the guests

Is the birthday child in the show? The   birthday   child   is   the   guest   of   honour   so   of   course   there is   a   special   place   in   the   show   for   him/her   to   help   with   the magic. If    he/she    is    shy    and    does    not    want    to    participate,    a designated   sibling   or   friend   will   be   fine.   Your   child   will   still be treated as the special guest of honour for the day. What ages do you work for? My   birthday   party   shows   are   divided   into   two   categories: pre-school (ages 4 and 5) and school-age (6 and up). Can we take pictures? Take    all    the    pictures    you    want.    The    only    thing    that    I request   is   that   you   don’t   videotape   the   entire   show.   You may   videotape   the   segment   of   the   show   in   which   your   child participates. top

Questions about the performing space

How much space do you need? All   I   ask   is   for   a   space   with   no   one   behind   me   and   enough room   to   walk   six   steps      left   to   right   and   four   steps   front and    back    (that    is    towards    the    audience).    If    there    is    a window   behind   me,   we   will   need   to   close   any   curtains   to reduce   back-light   and   glare.   If   this   is   not   possible,   please let me know so that I can bring a backdrop. How large a group can you perform for? Birthday   party   shows   are   generally   around   15   children.   As long   as   you   tell   me,   I   can   prepare   for   just   about   any   size audience.   I   often   perform   for   several   hundred   people   at one   time! The   cost   does   go   up   when   there   are   more   than   20 children. Do you need a table? Or anything else for that matter? I   bring   everything   that   I   need.   I   do,   of   course,   need   to   have access to an electrical outlet for the sound system (music). top

Questions about payment

How much do you charge for your show? If   you   phone   around   you   will   find   a   wide   range   of   prices. The    price    depends    on    several    important    factors:    how experienced    the    performer    is;    the    quality    of    the    show; whether   the   performer   is   a   full   -time   entertainer;   how   far the    performer    has    to    travel    to    get    to    your    location; whether you are booking through an agent/agency. Why do you charge GST/HST? As   a   full-time   professional   entertainer,   this   is   my   livelihood and   represents   a   large   portion   of   my   annual   income.   This   is a    business    and    I    am    therefore    required    to    collect    and submit the appropriate taxes, whether you pay cash or not. What is your cancellation policy? Once   we   get   all   the   information   on   the   show,   your   party   is officially   booked.   This   phone   call   is   considered   a   verbal agreement   and   you   have   24   hours   to   cancel. After   that,   we have   reserved   that   time   plus   the   associated   travel   time specifically   for   you,   so   if   you   cancel   you   are   responsible   for 50% of the agreed price. Something else? If   there   something   that   still   isn’t   clear,   please   ask.   Please contact me now so that all of your questions are answered. top
The Party Magician performs newspaper magic
The Party Magician and his magic sketch pad

Frequently Asked Questions

Everything you wanted to know about The Party Magician and the show
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