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  • 5 years in business
  • 179 hires on Thumbtack
  • Aurora, IL 60502

Linda B.

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Looking forward to the magic show tonight

TOP PRO
  • 14 years in business
  • 167 hires on Thumbtack
  • Arlington Heights, IL 60006

Mary B.

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The Great Boodini kept the audience, of all ages, at our event captivated. We apologize for not being able to keep the lights out for the glow in the dark portion of the show. We feel that he may have been slightly annoyed by this, but the switch in his performance area also controls lights in other areas that needed to stay on, including the restrooms. However, because of Boodini's talent and quality of his show, everyone still really enjoyed that part of the performance. We will consider The Great Boodini for future events, as well as refer him to other groups looking for great entertainment.

TOP PRO
  • 31 years in business
  • 113 hires on Thumbtack
  • Loves Park, IL 61111

Danielle H.

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Brian was fantastic! He was very flexible and accommodating to my family and all the children attending our party. His show was entertaining for both children and adults. Thanks so much for helping us make Nolans and Gavin's birthday party fun and memorable.

TOP PRO
  • 39 years in business
  • 106 hires on Thumbtack
  • Aurora, IL 60506

Linda B.

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Conversational and speedy replie

TOP PRO
  • 39 years in business
  • 71 hires on Thumbtack
  • River Grove, IL 60171

Edyta W.

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OMG kids loved StivieJ. He is a very vibrant and energetic person that entertained not only the little ones but also parents! Thank you! I would recommend Steve to everyone without hesitation!

  • 28 years in business
  • 60 hires on Thumbtack
  • Oak Park, IL 60302

Tess G.

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He was amazing and the kids loved him! So entertaining and fun!

  • 27 years in business
  • 79 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bartlett, IL 60103

Saba K.

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He was in time and the kids enjoyed the show and loved the balloon creations! I am very satisfied!

TOP PRO
  • 45 hires on Thumbtack
  • Westmont, IL 60559

Christopher F.

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Great show and wonderful with the children and adults. Would strongly recommend Tim for any entertainment package for a party or corporate event.

TOP PRO
  • 51 years in business
  • 39 hires on Thumbtack
  • Milwaukee, WI 53225

Greeta H.

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David is fantastic. His performance was perfect for our event. He was on time and did everything as promised. Was extremely easy to work with which was so important when you are juggling a million factors for a large event. We loved him

TOP PRO
  • 16 years in business
  • 32 hires on Thumbtack
  • Thorntown, IN 46071

Charles J.

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Expected to see the same magic I saw him do before (hired Finch for another event after seeing him perform earlier this year). There was nothing I had seen before--everything was personal as if it was special for the people in front of him. And I was NOT disappointed. Sometimes he would look at someone and say what they were about to say. Spooky but in a charming sort of way. Topflight entertainer and topflight professional.

  • 14 hires on Thumbtack
  • Aurora, IL 60503

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Les Wittikind (Les The Magician) is a Master Magician! He has been amazing audieces for over forty years and his clients ALWAYS bring him back again. That says a lot. Hire Les, you wont be sorry.

  • 15 years in business
  • 20 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60645

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12.8.11 - Northwest Indiana - It truly was a pleasure doing business with Edd. From the initial contact to the actual magic show... we were pleased with the outcome of his service delivery! Edd delivered exactly what he said he would...a funny, engaging variety of magic for our team members and their families. Our communications were clear and timely. He stood by his word to follow up on some items to finalize our contract. And Edd arrived to our property one hour before his scheduled "magic show time"...very impressive. His professionalism was admirable and he definately looks and acts like a magician...he plays his part well!!! Overall, our guests were engaged and his magic show was very interactive...loved it. If you want magic...Edd Fairman is the "Wizard of Sorts".

  • 31 years in business
  • 6 hires on Thumbtack
  • Rockford, IL 61107

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We hired Zack for our 8yro son's birthday party. Zack's Magic Show and the Magic Trick Teaching Lesson were fantastic! Our son, his friends and adults all loved the show which was fun, energetic, educational, audience involving and all along FUNNY. We all were amazed at the tricks and laughed through out the show. Zack and his show were just as advertized on his website. He came 25min early and was ready to start before scheduled time. Zack was professional and courteous from the initial phone/email conversations all the way to the end. You can trust Zack to provide your party guests with great magic and lots of laughs. The day after the birthday party one of my son's friend's Dad told me: "All I keep hearing about is how great the Magician was!" We will definitely recommend Zack to anyone seeking a Magician.

  • 38 years in business
  • 19 hires on Thumbtack
  • Bridgeview, IL 60455

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John Measner is a magician with 25 years of experience. He delights audiences from children, to families, to business people. John casts a magical spell with live animals (doves and a toy poodle), music and comedy. He also invites volunteers to share the spotlight and assist in the wonders of magic. Grand Illusions are created when John brings his assistant to perform such popular requests as the Floating Lady, Houdini’s Metamorphosis and original illusions. Strolling entertainment such as close-up magic, stilt walking and balloon creations are also part of his repertoire. John has performed at festivals, colleges, theaters and corporate events throughout the U.S. and China. He has appeared on Chicago's "Bozo Show", cable TV, WGN and ABC news and is a regular at Chicago's Navy Pier. With John’s portable pop up stage on wheels, John travels coast to coast totally self contained with sound system, props and special effects. “This was the first program patrons who saw the 1st show wanted to attend the 2nd as well, outstanding!” Ellen Schmid – Geneva Public Library

  • 25 years in business
  • 8 hires on Thumbtack
  • Round Lake, IL 60073

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Brent arrived 15 minutes before show time in our home. He was our entertainment for my sons 8th birthday. The kids enjoyed his humor and were amazed by his tricks, and some adults were also in the audience really enjoying his sense of humor. We wanted a magician, and we got that and a great entertainer as well. Brent was very professional and had very good etiquette. His communication was good, and despite a change in plans due to weather, Brent was able to accommodate those changes. We were very happy with our choice with Brent Allen as the entertainer and our son has requested to have him back again some time. I highly recommend him and the added ballon sculptures at the end if the party. The kids really loved that.

  • 4 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60607

Kristi V.

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Jeremy was amazing! He arrived early, entertained our Cub Scout Pack for our Blue & Gold dinner. Jeremy had everyone entertained and fully engaged for the entire hour! I cannot say enough about his performance. The parents and kids alike were pleased. Thank you Jeremy! Hire him and you will not be disappointed!

  • 17 years in business
  • 5 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60618

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He was great with entertaining a group of 20 adults for our holiday party. Guests are still talking about it!

  • 37 years in business
  • Carol Stream, IL 60188

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We are an apartment community located in Naperville Illinois and we decided that we wanted to hire a magician last minute for our annual Halloween event. We found the Magic & Illusions of Paul Lee online and decided to give it a try. Paul was very accomodating and made room for us last minute on Halloween as we had requested. The show turned out to be a great success and both the residents and staff members had an amazing time. Paul was extremely professional, performed a variety of amazing magic tricks and illusions that kept everyone at the edge of their seats. The show we chose included 4 animals and it was definitely worth it. He included lots of humor in his show which appealed to both kids and adults of all ages. We will definitely be using the Magic & Illusions of Paul Lee every Halloween going forward and will easily recommend him to anyone who is looking for a magician.

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Jenison, MI 49429

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Tom Coverly is one of the nation's most requested family entertainers for private parties, churches, bachelor/bachelorette parties, corporate, music festivals, vacation bible schools, conferences, outreach events, retreats, schools, school assemblies, company parties, wedding receptions, birthday parties, restaurants, and much more. Tom has both a faith-based and a non-faith-based show. * Rates range from $500 to $4,500

  • 10 years in business
  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Jenison, MI 49429

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Tom has performed for crowds of 100 to 100,000 for the nations largest festivals, corporations, churches, schools and conferences. Tom is available to perform a stage show or close-up/strolling magic at your next event! I can have magic shows for the following events: * Corporate * Birthday party * School assembly (magic & motivational talk) - * Church * Conference * Camp * Retreat * Wedding receptions * Private parties * Bachelor/Bachelorette * Holiday parties * Charity and fundraiser events

  • Elgin, IL 60123

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Are you planning an event? Do you have an upcoming wedding? Is your son or daughter graduating? We can help. We handle all the details while you enjoy your event. No event is too big or too small; one call handles them all! We offer the following services: * Staff Servers * Bartenders and Chefs * Rental Chairs * Tables * Linens and much more * Catering * Bakery, including Wedding Cakes and Mini Desserts * Venue Rentals * DJs * Photographers * Videographers * Florists * Entertainment including Clowns * Magicians * Balloon Artists and Face Painters * Travel, including Limos and Chartered Buses We service the following events: * Anniversaries * Bar and Bat Mitzvahs * Baptisms * Christenings * Backyard Events * First Communions * Church Events * Confirmations * Company and Corporate Events * Engagement Parties * Dinner Parties * Funerals * Celebrations of Life * Graduations * Grand Openings * Hanukkah * Holiday Parties * Business Luncheons * Training Seminars * Retirement Parties * Reunions * Showers * Shiva Gatherings * Sweet 16s * Quinceaneras * Bodas and Weddings Give us a call for a no-obligation complimentary consultation. Remember, your dreams become a reality when you give us a call! You will be glad you did.

  • Champaign, IL 61821

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I have worked with Lisa and Psychic Joker on many occasions in the past and will continue to do so in the future. Lisa's ability to work with, and organize multiple, entertainers and events make her a priceless asset. I have also had the pleasure of attending many Psychic Joker events as a guest. They never fail to produce high quality events, and entertainment. I try to attend every event they host.

  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Villa Park, IL 60181

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Dan was super professional from beginning to end, answering any questions we had. He performed for our daughter's birthday party and both the kids and adults had so much fun. Dan is super talented and has a great sense of humor. The kids also loved being part of the show. I definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a magician.

  • 1 hires on Thumbtack
  • Chicago, IL 60618

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G.E.T. Entertainment is happy to help you plan your birthday party. We specialize in adding the right element for your customized theme or unique party. You may choose from balloon twisting, face painting, interactive magic show, dance games, and etc. Our entertainers can be a fun person, clown, super hero, princess, and Santa Claus. For booking and questions, call us.

  • 3 hires on Thumbtack
  • Racine, WI 53403

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We provide extraordinary magic and variety entertainment for incredibly fun and successful events and promotions! Performances include magic, illusions, and Survivor, The Family Game Show. The Magic of Bob Bohm will turn your event into an unforgettable success, from fairs and festivals to school assemblies, banquets, and corporate functions. Experience the wonder of magic and fun with one of the Midwest's most entertaining and engaging acts that is guaranteed to entertain. Delightful magic shows, interactive game shows, and engaging master of ceremony -- all can be part of your special event.

  • Crest Hill, IL 60403

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Welcome to Gonzo Group Entertainment! I'm Melissa, aka Gonzo the Clown. I do face painting, comedy magic and balloon creations for your children's parties, block parties, grand openings, church and school functions, corporate events, fundraisers, parades and all other festive occasions. I've been a professional clown and entertainer going on 18 years, and I would love to help make your next party a success! I can come in full costume as a clown, a magician, a face painter or a balloon twister. New: We have a magic castle bounce house for rent! This 14' W x 17'6" L x 10'3" H unit is new, big, clean and safe. We guarantee that everyone will have fun! We do not require safety deposit, and our prices include traveling, costuming, assistant and supply fee! Some of our clients are as follows: * Blockbuster * Office Depot * Advantage Chevrolet * The University of Chicago Medicine and Biological Sciences * Holy Family Medical Center * Kerry Americas * Glenside Public Library * Celebrate Differences * Precious Ones Academy * American Kidz Academy * Animal Welfare League * Bradley Animal Hospital * Mount Prospect Community Connection Center * Oakton Arms Retirement Community * River Valley Supportive Living * Car Credit Center * Express Care Clinic * St. John Lutheran Church * First Christian Church * Societa di Santa Caterina Thank you, and we would love to hear from you soon!

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Make magical memories for your guests and audience! Magician-Balloon Artist, Matthew Scherer, has entertained families around the Chicago area and midwest for over twenty years. His programs have been featured at the Illinois State Fair, Brookfield Zoo's Holiday Magic Festival and many other special events throughout the region. We do magic shows, strolling magic and balloon artistry. A little bit of magic goes a long way!

  • 45 years in business
  • Brookfield, IL 60513

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We are a family entertainment company and have been in business for over 35 years. We provide magic, juggling, variety show, magic show, balloon twisting, face painting, music, dance activities and games, Disc Jockey, characters, holiday characters, Santa, Mrs. Claus, elves, bunny, kid's heros, princesses, cowboy, cowgirl, super saviors,......... Disc Jockey. We also provide entertainment for schools, birthday parties, block parties, corporate events, libraries, private parties, grand openings, park districts, recreation, etc. Mary captivates audiences with her magic and juggling shows, giving away two magic secrets, so pay attention so you don't miss them. Mary engages the audience and uses plenty of volunteers on the stage. Upbeat music accompanies her show. The trio, Mary, Dave, and Lisa, can twist balloons into all sorts of animal shapes, hats, heart wand and flowers, swords, and other creations. We also paint faces and arms. All three of us were in the Triton Trouper Circus, at Triton College, juggling and clowning. Dave has his magic show and provides disc jockey services for weddings and parties.

  • 27 years in business
  • Chicago, IL 60657

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Danny Orleans performs magic at corporate events, sales meetings, trade shows, receptions as well as exclusive private parties. A former teacher, he also performs at family events, including park districts, libraries and corporate family days. When he has time, he still loves to perform at children's birthday parties, too. He lives in Chicago, but travels nationwide entertaining at customer events for companies like Honeywell, ExxonMobil and Wilson Tool. Be sure to visit his website to see many action photos and videos of his performances to see if he'll be a good fit for your special event.

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Mary Macaroni Entertainment provides the fun at your event! We provide quality entertainers with such skills as music, magic, face painting, balloon sculpting, juggling, games, and crafts. We customize our shows to meet your needs. Our customers rave about our abilities to engage our audience.

  • Chicago, IL 60625

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Hi. My name is Rob Mendell. I'm a magician who lives in Chicago and performs interactive close-up entertainment with playing cards. I've been doing this since 1973, and I love what I do. If you want your guests to feel like they are magical, invite me to perform at your upcoming event to stroll and mingle with my cards. I don't perform as a show off; I re-introduce your guests to their own wonder. It's a very fun, memorable and engaging way to bring people together. My corporate clients include these: * Blue Book Services * Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois * Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group * Children's Memorial Hospital * LUSH Cosmetics * Marbles, the brain store * McCann Window and Exteriors * Novak and Parker Appliances * Office of the Cook County Public Defender * Regional Transportation Authority * WineStyles I perform at all kinds of events, gatherings, parties and celebrations. I've had the honor and pleasure of performing in "Magician's Corner" at Covent Garden in London, England, one of the most famous street performance meccas of the world. Please read my reviews. Type in Card Magic and type in Chicago. Be sure to read the filtered reviews there, too. I have plenty of them and they are all five stars. "Not only were his tricks entertaining and amazing, but he was really enjoyable to be around. The cool thing about Rob was that, as a performer, instead of being the life of the party and capturing the show, he created a life of a party by getting people more involved and engaged with one another and that was way more valuable than anything I could have asked for. Rob exceeded my expectations above and beyond. I would have him back to do more tricks in a heartbeat." - Jaclyn Jones, Owner of Indigo Yoga Studio What are you planning? Contact me, and let's give your guests a fun experience they will remember for a long time. Rob Mendell Card Magic Society of American Magicians International Brotherhood of Magicians

  • 2 hires on Thumbtack
  • Forest Park, IL 60130

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My passion for magic goes back more than 40 years. It has been an avocation which has provided me with the golden reward of evoking honest expressions of awe and astonishment from my audiences. I take great pleasure in transporting audiences from the real world of a sometimes harsh reality into an astounding place of fantasy where anything is possible and everything is predictably unpredictable. My magical repertoire is best appreciated by an adult through a youthful audience. I perform "walk around" to entertain individuals and small groups, or "parlor magic" for entertaining everyone at once. My illusions are fun, entertaining and humorous, making use of coins, ropes, rings, money, magic boxes and of course, playing cards, with some mentalism thrown in for good measure. I enjoy customizing my performance to fit your specific occasion. There is audience participation throughout my act. No one is ever embarrassed or made fun of. Instead, the credit and applause is directed toward those who have become my “assistants”. I will travel up to 40 miles from Chicago to entertain you and your special guests.

  • 23 years in business
  • Naperville, IL 60565

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Why hire Amazing Tim Adamz, a top-rated magician with over 3,127 performances? What makes Amazing Tim Adamz different than any other magician you could go with for your event? Here are the following reasons: 1) 100% participation That means, your guests will not just watch. There's a TV if you want that, right? The real memories come from your guests interacting and participating. Like the time when your son floats in mid-air as the finale or when five $1 bills turn into five $100 in your hands, and one of your guests tries to make those $100 disappear by slipping them into her pocket! The real entertainment comes from your guests interacting with Tim. Not some fancy-pants-card trick or a sequin-covered box. It's the spontaneous burst of laughter, because Tim is quick on his feet and can bring everyone into the show, no matter what their age. 2) Safety in numbers Would you trust your car to a mechanic who just started this weekend? Same thing goes with entertainers. Most entertainers are weekend warriors. Maybe a show or two on Saturday or Sunday, a couple of weekends, or a month. What will your guests be quietly whispering when they walk out of your party after seeing that show? Quite frankly, 90% of entertainers don't have enough experience. Tim has performed over 3,127 shows, more than most entertainers do in a lifetime. After a couple of thousand shows, you get good, really good. Because you know how to wrap everyone in the palm of your hand and have them begging for more by the time you're finished. In fact, most parties don't want him to leave. The record was 4 hours! They wouldn't let him go and he's too nice to disappear! 3) Energy It is guaranteed that you will ask him how he has so much energy. He keeps going and going, and the show is high-vibe the whole time. No 10-minute, drawn-out-card trick. His show is packed full of magic and doesn't stop. What that means for you is that your guests will be hooked, not looking away for anything. They'll want to participate, and by the time it's over, they'll be raving about all the cool things he did. Warning: Don't have Tim's show before something where you need everyone quiet, because they will keep talking about the show. Remember when he floated her in the air, remember when he made the $100 bills appear! 4) Guaranteed, or your money back If you don't love the show, if your guests aren't laughing and saying what a great time the show was, you don't pay, period. Try asking other entertainers to do that for you. They'll just shrug your shoulders and blame the room or that the audience ate too much before the show!

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