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Graduate Northwestern University School of Education
Author "Magic Scratchers" (Chronicle Books, 2010)
Performed over 4000 shows for children nationwide
Performed over 5000 shows at trade shows, sales meetings and corporate events.

About Corporate Magic, Ltd

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.


Chicago, IL 60657

Question and answer

Q. Describe the most common types of jobs you do for your clients.

A. Close-up magic at trade shows and private parties.
After dinner mindreading act, starring my wife / partner, Jan Rose.

Q. Describe three recent jobs you've completed.

A. Performed at the Magic Castle in Hollywood.
Entertained staff at ExxonMobil in Washington DC area
Performed Mentalist show at a 70th birthday party at the Four Seasons, Chicago

Q. What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?

A. If you can't see the magician you want to hire, "live and in person," be sure that you see a video so you can make an informed decision.

Q. If you were a customer, what do you wish you knew about your trade? Any inside secrets to share?

A. Magicians don't reveal their secrets.

Q. What important information should buyers have thought through before seeking you out?

A. Date of event, time of event, number of people, description of venue.

Q. Why does your work stand out from others who do what you do?

A. It is highly customized for the client and the audience.

Q. What do you like most about your job?

A. Meeting people, traveling.

Q. What questions do customers most commonly ask you? What's your answer?

A. Q: Can you make my boss disappear?
A: Yes, but it costs extra!

Q. Do you have a favorite story from your work?

A. A 70 year old client flew me across the country to entertain at her son's 40th birthday party. What was so special, is that she had hired me to entertain at his birthday once before -- when he was a just little boy -- 35 years ago!

Q. What do you wish customers knew about you or your profession?

A. The performance of magic is so much more than how we see it performed on Television. It is truly an art form, and I strive to respect it and convey that in my performance.

Q. How did you decide to get in your line of work?

A. Boyhood hobby became a full-time profession. I am living my dream.

Q. Do you do any sort of continuing education to stay up on the latest developments in your field?

A. I lecture at Magician's Conventions teaching them how to perform magic at corporate and social events.

Q. What are the latest developments in your field? Are there any exciting things coming in the next few years or decade that will change your line of business?

A. Yes. But it's a secret.

Q. If you have a complicated pricing system for your service, please give all the details here.

A. My work is highly customized depending on too many factors to list including travel, scripting, length of time of performance, type of show. Call me and we can discuss how I can work within your budget.

Q. If you were advising someone who wanted to get into your profession, what would you suggest?

A. Be ready to devote your life to your art, 24/7.

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