Booking a magician and not sure where to start? Listed below are the top performers in the Houston area. We can also help you with performers all over the world. Magicians usually fall into one or more of the following categories:
1. Kid's Magician - Bright and colorful magic that uses the kids' imaginations with lots of audience participation and laughs.
2. Strolling Performer - As an icebreaker or for an event with a large crowd, a strolling magician performs with cards, coins, ropes and other small objects.
3. Corporate - For a company party or trade show, the magician can motivate your employees and help you get the interest of future clients
4. Parlor - This is a "magicians word" that means to perform a show in a living room size area
4. Stage - This is usually for a larger group of people and is performed "comedy club" style. This can be comedy, hypnosis, illusions or other combinations.
5. Illusion Show - Cutting people in half, Escape tricks, assistants, lights, etc. Usually a stage is required and extra setup time.
Kids Performers (corporate performers listed below)
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Corporate and Adult Performers
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Brettman - He does magic, juggles, impersonates and even DJs. Whether you are looking for a stage show or close-up, Brettman is always a crowd pleaser
Bob Smith - Besides having the most difficult name to pronounce, Bob Smith performs as a Riverboat Gambler, Comedy magician and Cowboy Trickster. He specializes in corporate events, trade shows and comedy venues. (click here to read an article about Bob Smith)
Jamie Salinas - is an award winner in the art of sleight of hand magic! He was a Resident Magician at the five star dinner theater, Magic Island in Houston for over twelve years. His magic has also been featured at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. Jamie has performed his Magic for royalty, celebrities, American and foreign presidents! He has been featured on American and foreign television in addition to his performances for many Fortune 500 companies.
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Curt Miller - Curt Miller has been entertaining audiences for over 25 years, combining amazing magic, great comedy routines, and audience interaction to provide a performance perfect for your next event! He performs for Corporate Events all over the country, with such clients as Texaco, American Express, and NASA. He was a resident magician at Houston's prestigious MAGIC ISLAND for five years and has appeared on national television on "The Disney Channel."
Trixie Bond - Trixie has been a guest on almost every television talk and kid's show in the Houston market. She has performed magic shows for birthday parties, country clubs, theatres, and is currently one of the house close-up magicians at Houston's five-star dinner club, "Magic Island." She is the first and only female house magician at Houston's Magic Island, and she performs for numerous corporate functions.
Steve Burton - The "other" Burton (not Lance) has been amazing audiences with his fire eating, close up miracles and stage children's shows.
Scott Wells - Drawing on a background of over 25 years in magic, Scott Wells has the credentials to perform top quality magic for all business and social gatherings. Conveniently located in the Houston area, Scott performs throughout Houston and the world. His corporate performances take him from Cabo San Lucas, Mexico to Detroit, MI to Amelia Island, FL and everywhere in between. Recognized by his peers for his expertise, Scott received the coveted ?Magician of the Year ? 2002? award at the annual banquet of the Houston Association of Magicians. He was the 1999-2000 President of the Texas Association of Magicians (with a membership exceeding 2,000). Scott is also an Associate of the Inner Magic Circle (A.I.M.C.). The Magic Circle, a professional society for magicians located in London, England, acknowledges the best magicians in the world with honorary degrees in recognition of their skill level and entertainment value. Scott's title of A.I.M.C. is a prestigious distinction that is held by less than 1,500 magicians worldwide.
Paul Driscoll - PAUL DRISCOLL is Houston's Lone Star of Magician, having twice been named Texas Magician of the Year. This 6? 9? tall award winning entertainer presents a unique blend of magic, comedy and audience participation. He is a popular choice for corporate shows, conventions, banquets, private parties and other special events. Corporate clients include IBM, Exxon, Chevrolet and American Airlines . Las Vegas appearances include Bally's, Harrah's, and The Tropicana. Paul is a frequent headliner at the famed Magic Castle nightclub in Hollywood --- America's top magic venue. KPRC-TV News 2 calls Paul, ?One of the hottest magicians in the country.?
Walter "Zaney" Blaney - Walter is a well known world traveled corporate magician that resides in the Houston area. His credits include The Tonight Show. Merv Griffin, Dinah Shore, and 14 different countries. He is also known throughout the world for his original magic inventions.
Phil Kamph - Phil performs stage shows and birthday parties. Unfortunately there is no known photo of him in existence.
Cherie Kay - Cherie is the resident magician of Dave and Busters. She also performs as a hypnotist and children's performer.
Julian Franklin - Specializes in kid shows. Your child is the STAR of the show. The magic doesn't happen until your child CAUSES the magic to happen. The guests will all shout the magic words ("Happy Birthday YOUR CHILD'S NAME"), but your son or daughter is the one who actually causes the magic to happen. If Julian fumbles a trick, your child is the one to save the day. If something breaks, your child magically fixes it. When your child imagines an animal, it instantly appears.
Bill Palmer as Merlin the Magician - Merlin performed at the Texas Renaissance Festival for 26 years. Although he retired from the festival in 2000, he continues to perform corporate magic and wizardry in the Houston area from small magic to full scale illusions.
Maximillian the Magician - is the stage name of one of Houston's most popular performers. Max uses live animals, comedy, audience participation, and balloons to amaze and thrill audiences of all ages. He performers under many disguises and characters and can be seen all over town doing something somewhere everyday. Click here to see his many disguises.
Ted Schwank - The "Mattress Mac" of magic! Ted has a way of getting the entire crowd excited with his limitless energy. He provides first-class magical entertainment guaranteed to deliver enthusiasm & great fun at your next special event. He's a dynamic performer and can do anything from wonderful children's birthday parties to full-scale stage adult illusion shows. He combines magic, juggling, balancing, unicycling, live animals, high-energy show music & flashy costumes. Plus, magic kits, goodies bags & more! TED REALLYis "Houston's most energetic magician".
Tommy Blaze - Tommy performs for kids as well as adults and has a unique blend of characters, live animals, "dangerous" tricks and cornball comedy. He also performs as a mobile DJ, juggler, and emcee. His characters include Aladdin, Zorro, and Professor Snape.
James Austin Banner - James Banner has been a favorite of audiences for 20 years. He pulls out all the stops in a Las Vegas style show that includes 2 rabbits, 7 birds, a dog, juggling, a bowling ball out of a suitcase, a floating Pepsi and much more! He is available for corporate events and children's birthday parties.
Carter Blackburn - the wonder boy of magic and juggling is a 14-year-old professional magician and illusionist in the Houston area who performs regularly at everything from birthday parties to full-scale illusion shows. This incredible performer will amaze you, intrigue you, dazzle and delight you with his incredible high energy show which includes magic, illusions, juggling, balancing, fire, live animals, upbeat music and much, much more! Carter's show is suitable for kids and adults of all ages and is a sure-fire way to make your next special event unforgettable! So what are you waiting for? Book now and experience the magic and illusions of Carter Blackburn!!!
The Amazing Andre - is a true Master of family entertainment. His style and skills were developed from thousands of one-man shows before live audiences. He's performed at schools, libraries, hospitals, child care centers, Y's, parks, fairs, churches, birthday parties, conventions, banquets, parades, The Astrodome, the Summit. He performed with the Houston Symphony in over 100 concerts. For 11 years he was in charge of and taught make-up and clowning to the clowns for Houston's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The show is designed to get the audience involved. It's full of comedy magic, comedy juggling, balloon twisting, all the stuff that people love, all done with Andre's unique style. It's educational too as he always teaches something about safety or character. His stage presence easily has the children screaming with laughter, keeping them perfectly ?in the palm of his hand.? Clients regularly comment that they've never seen anyone keep the kid's attention like he does.
Lanny Kibbey - One of Magic Islands house magicians. Lanny performs close-up to large scale illusion shows. He creates many of his own illusions and performs more shows than almost any other Houston performer. He also does a great party for younger audiences.
Professor Chrome Dome - the ideal magical entertainer. His magic is exciting and fast moving, filled with vanishes, productions, illusions, escapes, impossible penetrations, subtle sleight-of-hand, and story telling with magical endings. His programs give you clean wholesome family entertainment with a flair for comedy and fun. All of the fun and comedy are in the best of taste. Children of all ages delight in seeing his presentations, because he uses lots of magic and audience participation.
Danny Hurwitz - Danny is the only Houston magician to combine magic with ventriloquism. Comedy children's magic, unique puppets and zany characters.