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29 years in business
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9:00 a.m. to midnight
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Alan made our 4th of July perfect. We had about 20 family members over for an outdoor bbq. Alan amazed groups of family members by walking around and performing up-close magic. Later, he presented entire magic show from our outdoor stage. Everyone was involved, laughed and Alan made this special day even more memorable. We look forward to hiring Alan again. He was on time and performed longer than expected...which was a surprising and welcome bonus. Just a total professional. Thank you Alan!Jul 14, 2018Verified
Alan is great! Easy to work with and very reasonably priced. We hired him for our 25th wedding anniversary party. It was a small group - 22 people - and he entertained everyone while people were arriving and mingling and then after lunch put on a great show for everyone. He was funny and talented.Mar 13, 2018Verified
We hired Alan for a company event and he was AWESOME. Super professional, easy to work with, flexible and creative (he taylored the show to our product). Our employees loved it and asked to have him perform again. Thanks Alan!Jul 23, 2017Verified
From initial contact to the very end, Alan was incredibly easy to work with and showed obvious care in the job he was going to do. He spent a lot of time talking to me about his ideas and about the guests who were going to be there so that he could tailor his tricks to them. He even brought a mini felt tennis court as more than half the guests were tennis friends of ours. We had him do walk around magic then after all the toasts at the party, he did a short 10-15 minute show. Everyone loved him and were so impressed by his tricks! He definitely gave the party that extra WOW factor. I would highly recommend him and wouldn't think twice about hiring him in the future.May 15, 2018Verified
Alan, Went above and beyond entertaining each and every dinner table with his customized magic specific to particular guests (from research bios given by the host). And ending the night with a stage show for the entire party. Highly recommended for any occasion.Feb 12, 2019Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I do not have a standard set price for my services. My fee is dependent upon the type of magic (close-up, stage, or parlor) requested, the length of service, and the distance I travel to the client's location.
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?I start by asking a new client what they would like for their event. Do they want audience participation, a stage show, or the more intimate feel of close up magic? Once certain parameters have been established, I like to discuss how the show can be customized for their event; I can provide poker chips with the name of the event on them as souvenirs of the magical experience.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?I am a member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians, where we have monthly meetings to share ideas and work on effects with other magicians. In 2013 & 2014, I won first place in the Bay Area close up competition. In 2017, I won first place at the Oakland Magic Circle Northern California Stage Magic Competition.