Any Sized Audience

Up to 10,000 people

Close Up Magic

Mingling through the crowd

Magic Comedy Stage Shows

Where everyone watches at the same time

 

Best magic for Grad Nite

If you are considering hiring a magician for a Grad Night here are a few valuable tips.

Make sure that the magician authentically loves being around younger people. If he is a faker, they will be able to see right through it.

Make sure his/her magic is really good. There is nothing worse than a magician who’s magic is so weak that you can see what he is doing. The magic needs to really be powerful if you are going to hold the attention of high schoolers who are up all night.

Make sure your magician is flexible in his/her performance style.

I just performed for the Malibu High Grad Night on Thursday, June 4, 2015. We knew for sure that my Roving Close Up Magic was going to be a good fit. The parents also really liked my Magic Comedy Show, but we all agreed that there would never really be a time at this particular grad nite where we could gather everyone’s attention and have a full on show. So what we did this:  I had my favorite 5 routines from my Magic Comedy Show with me. And when ever the opportunity presented itself, and I had a pretty good crowd around me, I would perform one of these premium routines. I called it “Roving Close Up Magic WITH EXPLOSIONS”.  In this way, I was able to bring the best of my magic, and present it in a way that was flexible to fit the needs of the client in a venue that would not allow a stage show.

They loved it. Here is are two quotes from A.J. Steinberg, event planner at Masquerade Events

A.J. Steinberg
Masquerade Events
310.589-6050    310.795.0269 cell
aj@masqueradeevent.com
www.masqueradeevent.com

The first email was sent to me the next morning at 10:00am:

“Jeff, you were amazing and totally made the evening perfect!   Thanks for the great magic and I look forward to working with you again!
…aj”

 

Then she sent a second email to me at 4:00 in the afternoon

“Hi Jeff,

I just want to thank you again.   You were the total hit of the party!    All the feedback we got back was raving about you.    Thanks so much!!!!
…aj”

So what is the point of all of this? Magicians, like other vendors can get stuck in a rut as to what services they provide. I could have just told the client that in order to have the premium routines, they would have to have a magic comedy show or else forget it. But by staying FLEXIBLE I was able to give them everything they wanted and make it work for their venue. So make sure that the magician that you are considering is open minded to your situation. That said, we magicians are experts at what makes our magic work. So you should find a nice balance between taking your professional’s advice, and keeping them in check about making sure they are serving your needs, for your event.

This is a very subtle point but I hope it helps you to plan for great magic at your next grad night.

Magician Jeff Parmer  Great Magic Productions

www.greatmagic.com

How to hire a great magician

The most important thing to think about is PERSONALITY.  There are many of us magicians out there. We are all probably going to fool you. You are going to wonder how we do the things we do. But the bottom line is this: You need to actually enjoy the experience along the way as you are being fooled.  That’s where personality plays the biggest role.

Personally, I find the self centered, egotistical attitudes of most magicians to be appalling. I enjoy the performers who don’t take them selves too seriously, and are there to create a good time for the people at your event.

Not just INTERESTING, but INTERESTED as well. Maybe if you are lucky, your magician will actually take an interest in the people who are at your event. I think this is important if you are going to be satisfied when all is said and done.

 

 

Custom Themed Magic

If you choose to, you can have us customize the magic so that it fits with your theme.

For Example:  During the 2014 Halloween season I performed at Disneyland with a custom themed Halloween Magic Show.

Halloween Magic at Disney

So the magic is still amazing, exciting, engaging, but we make it fit in with what ever is going on with your event.

The shows took place at Big Thunder Ranch, in the Jamboree area.

So by changing some simple things like costumes and backdrops, we can really make the magic fit for your event.

A Custom Themed Magic Show could be the perfect fit for your next event.

More than one magician

At certain types of events, consider having me bring more than just one magician. Case and Point:

I am on a team of magicians that get invited to perform for most of the Walt Disney, Buena Vista Pictures Special Distribution events. So when ever a new Disney movie comes out, and they are having the premiere at El Capitan Theatre, I get invited to entertain the movie stars and all of the invited guests as they roll out the red carpet and promote the movie.

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For the Meleficent World Premiere, there were going to be way too many people for just one roving magician to cover in the short 2 hour event. There were probably 800-1,000 people at this party. So we put together a team of some of the best close up magicians in the world. Now there was magic happening all over the party, and most of the guests had a chance to see some really fun magic.

Angelina looked amazing. I know-You are shocked.

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So if you have a short time window, a lot of people, and you are going to have Roving Close Up Magic, you might consider having me bring more than one Close Up Magician to the party.