Marshall Magoon Magic

Menlo Park, CA

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About this pro

How does your business stand out?

I always remember that the secret of a good performer is to focus on the audience; this is about their their celebration and enjoyment.

What do you enjoy about the work you do?

Hearing from clients that the audience is still talking about my magic days & even weeks after my show.

Location

Menlo Park, CA 94025

Background check

Complete

Years in business

32

Number of employees

1

Times hired on Thumbtack

120

Reviews

67 Reviews
  • Thumbtack Customer Sep 19, 2017
    Marshall M. Sep 21, 2017

    I'd be happy to address the client's issues, as I would any client, once they let me know what the issues were.

  • Doris B. Sep 17, 2017
    Magician
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    My party guests' reactions to Marshall Magoon's Magic Show: "Wow!" "Amazing!" "Fun!" "Great Act!""Where did you find him? " ... My family hired Marshall for my daughter's 5th birthday celebration. Everyone from ages 1 to 50+ enjoyed his performance. Communicating with Marshall was a breeze and he was responsive. Marshall provided suggestions on what would work for the age group of the party attendees and his rates were reasonable. Marshall was also punctual and organized. He established a good rapport with the party goers and was able to manage a group of excited children ages 1-11. I would definitely recommend Marshall for events for children and adults. The older guests were also mesmerized and had some good laughs. You will not be disappointed in hiring the amazing Marshall Magoon as your magician! Thank you Marshall for a memorable birthday for my daughter!
  • Verified Review Original
    My party guests' reactions to Marshall Magoon's Magic Show: "Wow!" "Amazing!" "Fun!" "Great Act!""Where did you find him? " ... My family hired Marshall for my daughter's 5th birthday celebration. Everyone from ages 1 to 50+ enjoyed his performance. Communicating with Marshall was a breeze and he was responsive. Marshall provided suggestions on what would work for the age group of the party attendees and his rates were reasonable. Marshall was also punctual and organized. He established a good rapport with the party goers and was able to manage a group of excited children ages 1-11. I would definitely recommend Marshall for events for children and adults. The older guests were also mesmerized and had some good laughs. You will not be disappointed in hiring the amazing Marshall Magoon as your magician! Thank you Marshall for a memorable birthday for my daughter!
  • Thumbtack Customer Aug 28, 2017
    Marshall Magoon is a wonderful, professional magician. He delighted the children and guests at our party. Thank you!
  • Russell S. Aug 1, 2017
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    I'm so glad we hired Marshall for our 7 year old sons birthday party. The birthday boy and everyone else thoroughly enjoyed the show. It was a fast paced show chock full of age appropriate magical fun. Marshall is an excellent performer, his delivery completely drew the kids into the show --they were ALL screaming in delight at the misbehaving props. My son loved being called up to perform in multiple tricks and having his friends included in tricks too. We all had such a fun day. Also, Marshall was perfectly punctual, professional and pleasant to do business with.
  • Bee G. May 14, 2017
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    I hired Marshall Magoon for my 8yr son's party and he had both kids and adults entertained with magic and laughter the whole time. I highly recommend him for your next event​.
  • Sujit K. Apr 30, 2017
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    Excellent performance
    We had Marshall Magoon's magic performance for my daughter's 9th birthday. It was awesome and all the kids enjoyed the show. He was very friendly, involved the kids during the show and the tricks were awesome. Even the parents were spellbound. Overall a wonderful evening and I am glad that I had this show for the birthday.
  • Shweta J. Mar 20, 2017
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    Very nice, interactive and age appropriate show. Kids as well as parents had total blast and I got such a positive response from everyone. Thanks for making our event super success
  • Verified Review Original
    Very nice, interactive and age appropriate show. Kids as well as parents had total blast and I got such a positive response from everyone. Thanks for making our event super success
  • Juan A. Mar 13, 2017
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    Great show for daughter's fifth birthday.
    Hired Mr. Magoon for my daughter's fifth birthday party, with a total of 9 girls ages between 4 and 7 and it was a huge success. All the show was appropriate for their age, they were involved in the show all the time and he was really good at having them engaged during the 45 minutes. I highly recommend him. Thank you Mr. Maggon.
  • Sammy M. Mar 12, 2017
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    True pro!
    This man is so professional, and phenomenal with children! He had the parents laughing and kids cracking up. He used several volunteers and left the kids feeling happy and in wonder. So worth every dollar! Highly recommend for any party
  • Cristina D. Jan 11, 2017
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    Happy Kids!
    Marshall Magoon Magic it was the best entertainment for the kids. He was able to get their full attention, and make them laugh the whole time. Happy kids....content parents...hi hi hi. Thank you for your hard work.
  • Vicky C. Jan 9, 2017
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    Good party entertainer for kids 4 and up!
    We had a great experience with Marshall. We hired him for our son'so 5the birthday. The party was at our house. Marshall arrived 30 minutes early as promised to set up despite the horrible weather. He entertained both the kids and adults. Our party was dinosaur themed and he added a dinosaur egg trick to the show which I appreciated. The kids really enjoyed his show. So much laughter! One kid even said out loud "I want you to be in my party too!" right after the show ended. I first thought a 45 minute show is a little too short but it turned out just the right amount of time that kids can be focused for. Thank you, Marshall. You certainly played a big part in the success of our party.
  • Georgina E. Jan 1, 2017
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    Yes!
    Fun for all ages, classy, mind boggling tricks!
  • Jasmine T. Oct 16, 2016
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    great show !
    He is very professional and very good with kids ! We were all enjoyed his show . Thank you so much for making our party so much joyful !
  • Jenniffer B. Sep 26, 2016
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    Excellent!!!!
    Very glad that I found this site and hired Marshall Magoon!!! The children enjoyed his show and the adults, too!!! Very punctual, well-prepared and lots of magic!!! Thank you for making may daughter's birthday party a memorable one!!!!
  • Pradeep V. Aug 28, 2016
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    Very nice, interactive and engaging show. Kids enjoyed a lot. Thanks for making our event successful.
  • Lourdes P. Aug 15, 2016
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    I will recommend the magician to all my friends, my guests enjoyed the show and the kids had a great time!
  • Jessica A. Jul 9, 2016
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    This was the best choice I've ever made. He engaged my Special Needs son classroom and made them laugh and participate. Needless to say, I highly recommend Mr. Marshall for any kind of Kid's Party. Thank you Mr. Marshall Magoon you Rock!!!
  • Prassnitha S. Jun 20, 2016
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  • Tonya B. Jun 8, 2016
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    He showed up early to make sure he was all set up and ready to go! Kids were laughing and engaged! Can't ask for any more than that.
  • Gema R. May 7, 2016
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    We had a wonderful time with Marshall Maggon for our daughter's party. Adults and kids enjoyed all the tricks and the great performance he made for us. I would hire him again in a heart beat.
  • Jen B. Apr 29, 2016
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    Marshall provided a magic show to children who visited our office for Bring Your Kids To Work Day. We had kids of a variety of ages, and Marshall kept them all engaged. And he let them assist with some of the magic tricks! Thanks for making the day a special one, Marshall!
  • Stacie D. Apr 21, 2016
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    When I booked Marshall I gave him right day of the week but incorrect date and did not notice it. I called him Sat in a panic wondering where he was and then we realized I had the date for Sun......but he was able to come right over and give a wonderful show for the kids (3rd graders). He truly saved the party!
  • Vanessa N. Apr 17, 2016
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    We highly recommend Marshall Magoon! From our our very first correspondence I was impressed with his responsiveness and attention to detail. He put on a great show for my daughter's 5th birthday and kept 25 kids...and 25 adults...engaged for 45 minutes. He has a wonderful talent of engaging all ages with one show. I love how he had the kids help and be part of the show. I highly recommend Marshall and would hire him again!
  • Michele B. Apr 10, 2016
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    Marshall was easy to work with - did an outstanding magic show for my 5-year old grandson's birthday with adults who were also entertained and who wondered how on earth he did his magic tricks. Very engaging with the children. Kids and adults loved it. Really, really great!
  • Somasundaram M. Apr 10, 2016
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    Marshall Magoon was excellent magician, to start from beginning, he was very flexible on timing, was well prepared for the show on/ahead of time, once show started he kept all the kids engaged and involved about 45 minutes, also kids were participated in the activities(Rings, Green hyena, hiding egg, cards, etc..)
  • Mitella K. Feb 21, 2016
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    I booked Marshall for my son's surprise 26th bday party. Marshall was fantastic. He stayed in constant contact with me and responded promptly. He arrived early to set up as promised and was very professional. He was able to accommodate and prepare a show that was appropriate for adults and young children. He customized a program Where he performed table magic to each table followed by a staged show. He started and ended right on time. Both the adults and children loved it and I received many compliments.
  • Mary T. Feb 20, 2016
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    Marshall did a fantastic job enertaining a large crowd on my kids 6th birthday. He made my two sons feel like stars and everyone had a big smile on their faces.
  • Sapna R. Feb 19, 2016
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  • Lou F. Feb 17, 2016
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    Marshal was just plain terrific, can't say enough. The feedback from the attendees was great. He is VERY good. Thank you, Marshall. The evening will be remembered as one of the best we have put on.
  • Monica P. Feb 14, 2016
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    Marshall showed up on time and started exactly at the time we agreed on. He was very professional. All of the kids and adults were captivated by his performance. My son's 5th birthday party was a hit thanks to this wonderful magician!!!
  • Big D. Jan 31, 2016
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  • Melisssa K. Jan 3, 2016
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    Marshall Magoon did a magic show for about a dozen kids at my son's 6th birthday party. The kids had a wonderful time, and Marshall personalized the experience for each kid. One of the girls whispered to me as she left, "I was a princess!" That was part of the act, and she treasured it. My son felt special, too. Overall, a good experience.
  • Parul I. Nov 23, 2015
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    Thank you Marshall!!! Our daughter who was turning 7, felt special with the attention you paid towards her during the show. Marshall put on a very enjoyable magic show for the adults and kids! He was on time and very patient as he had to wait to begin his show because we were a bit behind schedule.
  • Kate B. Nov 2, 2015
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  • Darren F. Sep 29, 2015
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    After reading the reviews I hired Mr. Marshall Magoon for my sons 5th Birthday party. I am glad I did . At the beginning he communicated very well and make sure he answered all of my question and we locked the date for Sept 26th. He arrived early to for set up even though he came from across the bay. He is very professional and very nice. His magic show is just amazing . He quickly got the kids attention and all kids love his show. Ages from 2-14 and adults were laughing and smiling. He knows kids too well. The magic show itself is fantastic well design and presented. Kids love the magic and the jokes. He have very good sense of humor kids and adults. I would recommend him to all of my friends and family. Cant wait for my next party planning. If your looking for a good magician that is good with kids and will make everyone goes WOAH , SMILES and LAUGH. Marshall Magoon is the man. THANK YOU
  • Andrea C. Aug 24, 2015
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    Marshall recently performed at a City sponsored picnic in which there were all age ranges. I heard many positive comments about Marshall and his magic! He was a big hit.
  • Darlene T. Aug 6, 2015
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    Marshall was on on time, professional and entertained all the kids, young and old alike!
  • Miriam S. Aug 5, 2015
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  • Kim D. Jul 27, 2015
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    Kids from all ages including the parents were captivated and entertained! The show made the party. Thank you Marshall! Our daughter who was turning 9, felt special with the attention you paid towards her during the show.
  • Erica S. Jun 15, 2015
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    He was very professional and entertained my 8 year old daughter, all her friends, as well as some adults. We enjoyed his sense of humor and his tricks. He provided some goodies for the birthday girl!
  • Ratheen R. May 19, 2015
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    on-time, awesome performance, very professional, all age groups enjoyed the show (kids & adults). Some of my friends from my party already took Marshall's contact information. Thanks for making my son's first birthday party a special with your show.
  • Deirdre D. Apr 26, 2015
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    I hired Marshall for my daughters holy communion, both the kids and the adults loved his performance, would recommend to anybody, excellent
  • Aidan M. Mar 23, 2015
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    Marshall did a nice 45 minute magic show for 20 first graders, and kept them quite entertained. Included jokes and puns, everyone enjoyed!
  • Dominc B. Feb 24, 2015
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    He was very entertaining. He did a wonderful job entertaining children (ages 2-11) for my son's 7 year old birthday party as well as entertaining the adults at the party. He showed up early to the party and was very professional and reasonably priced. We are very satisfied and would recommend him to anyone needing quality entertainment!
  • Scott H. Feb 22, 2015
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    Great show. Would recommend to anyone.
  • Sapna N. Feb 2, 2015
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    Marshall came on time and was ready to go within few minutes, but we had to wait about 45 minutes for our guests to arrive and Marshall was very patient and he started when there were enough kids and did not charge us extra for the wait time. I asked few kids later if they had fun and every kid was happy with the show. I would highly recommend Marshall.
  • Eam L. Jan 6, 2015
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    We were so impressed with Marshall Magoon's magic show performing at the Purple Lotus School on 2015 New Year Eve to a big group of attendees ranging from children to seniors. We had a lot of fun with Marshall. Thanks Marshall, you are awesome.
  • Pat M. Dec 11, 2014
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    To this date Marshall has stayed in touch with us and kept current of our situation. His performance will be tomorrow night and we're all looking forward to having a great time! I will follow up with response after his performance.
  • Marc B. Sep 7, 2014
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  • Margo P. Jul 18, 2014
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    Marshall was great! All my friends wanted to hire him for their kids party...they were totally inthralled my guest!! Thank you, Marshall! Margo
  • Ann S. Jul 11, 2014
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    Marshall put on a very enjoyable magic show for the adults with intellectual disabilities who attend our work activity program. He was on time and very patient as he had to wait to begin his show because we were a bit behind schedule. He kept everyone's attention and involved members of the audience a lot. We would highly recommend Marshall Magoon!
  • Vania M. Apr 27, 2014
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    Marshall was perfect from the very first contact, he captivated the attention of 30 high octane kids for the whole duration of his show, along with the adults. Besides, he is punctual, organized and the price is reasonable. I am still kept wondering how the rope tricks work...
  • Katie N. Apr 25, 2014
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    A couple of colleagues and I hired Marshall Magoon for our Take Your Children Work Day event. Best idea ever! Not only was his rate reasonable, but the kids (and parents/volunteers as well) enjoyed every second of the magic show - needless to say, it was a big hit! He was so engaging with the children and was a fantastic person to coordinate with!
  • Lujia Z. Mar 18, 2014
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    Marshall Magoon is a very professorial magician. He did great job on my daughter's birthday party. His performance lasted one hour, and made a lot of fun to us.
  • Tara B. Mar 2, 2014
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    We hired Mr Magoon with short notice. We had planned an outdoor party for our sons 4th birthday and needed a new plan because of weather! After posting, he responded to our request within a couple of hours. He arrived promptly and was very professional while he waiting for our start time. He kept the children's attention for the show despite the background noise of adults (who were engaged by his magic but also were socializing with each other ;) ). Our son loved his show and was excited to be chosen to help him with some tricks!! Thank you again!
  • Elaine P. Feb 25, 2014
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    I could not be more pleased with the magician show performed by Marshall Magoon at my son's recen't bday party for his classmates at our local Round Table. I was worried that the kids would be "bored" just sitting around eating pizza and considering there were boys and girls in attendance. Well, Marshall saved the day and made the party a real hit with all the kids, including the parents! He really engaged the kids and they were riveted during the entire show. It was so great. It made me so happy to see the children laughing and interacting with the "magician". I would highly recommend Marshall and plan on using him in the future! Thanks so much and considering I had no clue how to contact a magician on short notice, I am glad that I stumbled upon the thumbtack site to order local services as Marshall knew exactly the location where we were having our party and lives nearby so that was also helpful. Again, awesome performance and my son had a blast!!
  • Muskaan K. Feb 25, 2014
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  • Meggan L. Feb 21, 2014
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    Mr. Magoon was very professional and on time. I enjoyed his show and my daughters liked it very much as well. He was very friendly! It's too bad my guests were late (he didn't have much of an audience) and most missed the show because he had to start on time due to his schedule. Overall, things went well! Thank you...
  • Marilou M. Jan 13, 2014
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    Mr. Marshall Magoon performed in my son's 7th birthday party. He really did a good job. He was great and very nice. He was on time and professional. My son really enjoyed it especially when Mr Marshall ask him to go in front and volunteer. And my daughter laughing so loud. All the kids and same with the adults have fun. When he's back to school the teacher ask him how's his birthday and he said "it was very good i have a magician in my party and he was funny." That moment for kids is priceless. I will definitely hire him again for a birthday party. Thank you Mr. Marshall Magoon.
  • Jenn C. Dec 13, 2013
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    Great show for kids and adults! Very funny and entertaining. We got the 60 minute show for an office party and everyone enjoyed it.
  • Myrna O. Dec 9, 2013
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    The kids had great time it was very entertaining even the parents were impressed
  • Mel P. Nov 19, 2013
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    Marshall Magoon performed at my son's 5th birthday party. He was great, very nice and had fun with the kids and adults both. Kids were talking about it the next day at school what fun they had. One of the little girls got to keep a little hat and matching purse as a souvenir even which was really cool. I would recommend Marshall for kids events and adult events both. Dublin, Ca
  • Noreen B. Nov 18, 2013
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    Mr. Marshall Magoon did a fabulous job on my son's birthday last week, November 13,2013. Not only that he completed my son's birthday but he made all my son's friends super happy and enjoyed every single moment that Mr. Magoon is performing. He was very professional and he even waited for the kids to finish eating dinner before he perform. I told him over the phone that we needed him at 7pm and he arrived at 6:30pm to set up all of his things. Actually the birthday party is a surprised party. My son with my husband arrived at about 6:40 in the evening, then we took pictures first and then we eat dinner so the kids and parents will not be hungry while watching the magic show and I thought Mr. Magoon was very professional and waited for the kids to finish eating and never hush those kids to eat because he needs to perform at 7pm. He waited patiently and started at 7:15pm instead. Not only the kids enjoyed his magic show but grown ups too. And besides, one of the guests/friend of my son has the same birthday as well and we are happy that he did come to my son's birthday to celebrate it with him. What I also love about what Mr. Magoon did was he also recognize the other celebrant and I thought my son's friend liked it and been very happy that his special day has been recognized as well. Kudos to Mr. Magoon! I was blessed to have him in my son's birthday party. And this is a last minute call to Mr. Magoon. I checked on thumbtack at that same day around 2:41 in the morning and at 7:43 am I got a message from Mr. Magoon. I called him around 10 am and deal done!! No sweat at all... I would definitely hire him again for the next family gathering..... Thank you so much Mr. Magoon for making my son's birthday memorable one. God bless you and your family. Noreen
  • Imelda R. Oct 26, 2013
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    He was great right on time. The kids thought it was the coolest thing to have a magician at a Halloween party. They were very into his set and the parents loved the show too!! I am glad that thumbtack made it so easy and hassle free to find a great magician.
  • Star D. Sep 29, 2013
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  • Pia D. Sep 19, 2013
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    Marshall Magoon performed his magic show for my 4-year old son's birthday party as his preschool. He and the other kids really enjoyed the show. I and the staff members of the school were surprised to see that Mr. Magoon was able to keep the attention of all the kids from beginning to end! At the end of the show I heard a few kids tell Mr. Magoon that they liked his magic. I was entertained...more importantly, my 4 year old son and the kids at his school were entertained! I highly recommend Marshall Magoon and his magic show!!!
  • Maria L. Jul 27, 2013
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    Marshall worked his magic at my sons Magical Dinosaur Party and was a hit. Both the children and adults enjoyed his magic show and clever delivery! Many guests commented on their enjoyment and thought it was a wonderful part of our day. Marshall was on time and professional. I'd hire him again.

Q&A

What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
I try to keep everything simple in terms of pricing a show. I have been asked & now sell tricks at an additional fee which the client gives to their guests as party favors. These tricks for sale have become very popular.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Like anyone passionate about their art I never stop learning & working on new tricks. My audiences deserve the best.
How did you get started doing this type of work?
I became interested in magic as a child when my brother recieved a magic set. Not long after I was performing birthday party shows & became the hit of the neighborhood.
What types of customers have you worked with?
I perform for kids birthdays, adult parties & corporate events. I even created a special illusion for a couple to levitate at their wedding in France. Everyday is a new challenge.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
I was hired to perform for a client's 70th birthday dinner. They were a great audience & as I was leaving, the client asked me to perform for their 80th birthday in 10 years.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
Be realistic about when you'd like the show to start. I'm often asked to wait for late arriving audiences. Sometimes that's possible & sometimes, because of another booking it isn't.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
The art of magic is about surprise and wonder. It leads to laughter, to participation, and amazement. There's nothing better suited to a celebration, and in the hands of a good magician, no performance that can be so well tuned to your audience.