Bob Forrest, Family Magician
Bob Forrest, Family Magician

Bob Forrest, Family Magician

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Introduction: WHAT DO CLIENTS GET FROM BOB AND KATHY FORREST AT BOBKAT MAGICAL ENTERTAINMENT? They get so much more entertainment while paying so much less. Two fully Covid vaccinated performers who care about you and your family. They take pride in their work and in the two to three hours they will spend delighting your family. And you get it all for one low price, usually $250, payable by cash or check. No hidden fees No gasoline charges No contract required No down payment necessary. If you want seasoned performers who understand children and specialize in just them, you want the Forrests at your event. Over three hundred happy clients have made the call. Bob brings the skills, gentle humor and professionalism of a Life Member of the Society of American Magicians to homes within 50 miles of Woburn every week. Why not to your party? Having a family birthday party? Ask any magician if they will deliver an hour of magic, plus an hour or more of balloon animals and a bonus of walk around, strolling, close up magic for the grown-ups all for just $250 complete. Why pay for less? Let the Forrests turn your birthday party, festival, Scout party or club event into a truly magical celebration. You'll be glad you compared.
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Julie G.
Oct 25, 2021
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Bob recently did a magic show in our backyard for our son's 7th birthday and it was truly wonderful. My son LOVED being the magician's assistant on his special day. Bob was able to captivate the attention of all the kids as well as the adults! And after the show, the kids were so excited to get balloon animals made by Kathy. Bob and Kathy are very professional, warm, and helped make this a very memorable experience for all of us. We highly recommend them!

Details: Birthday party • Close up magic show • 1 - 10 guests • 7 - 10 years old • Private residence (outdoors)

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Sharada D.
Sep 12, 2021
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We had Bob and Kat do a magic show for our sons 5th Birthday. We didn’t have a big party because (COVID) but we wanted to make it special. I appreciated that when I put a request out for Magicians that Bob responded promptly. Our sons birthday is the weekend of Labor Day and I was worried I was going to be out of options. As for the party day itself, Bob asks to show up 30 minutes prior to set up. Kids these days are so overly stimulated (or maybe it’s just mine) but once they started to get restless Bob would hint to the parents on whether to continue or not since he could sense them getting antsy. The kids even at their young age tried to prove Bob wrong and guess what he was doing (facepalm) so we had to keep insisting they stay patient and watch the show, to not touch his props, etc. I share that because it has nothing to do with Bob but that as parents or guardians at any events, my recommendation is to be around and supervise the kids instead Of assuming it’s a good time To walk away and do other things. After the show Kat did her balloon animals which was equally a big hit, the kids held on to their balloon creations all throughout the party and after. It was a great way to make our birthday party special! Bob and Kat are great with kids and even include some humor for the adults in their presentation!

Details: Birthday party • Close up magic show • 11 - 20 guests • 4 - 6 years old • Private residence (outdoors)

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S* J.
3 weeks ago
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Wondeful experience! From start to finish, friendly and professional! Quick to respond and follow up, which I greatly appreciated. And most importantly the kids had so much fun! Laughing and engaged the whole time! Everyone was talking about how much fun they had and how did they do the tricks!? We are so grateful for the wonderful experience! Thank you!!! Will definitely recommend to friends and family!

Details: Holiday party • Stage show • 71 - 100 guests • 7 - 10 years old • Community center / church

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Alex M.
2 weeks ago
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Thank you Bob and Kathy for making my 5-year-old boy birthday party very special.Was amazing experience! From start to finish, friendly and professional! Quick to respond and follow up, which I greatly appreciated.The kids had so much fun! Laughing and engaged the whole time! Everyone was talking about how much fun they had and how did they do the tricks!? We are so grateful for the wonderful experience! Thank you!!! Will definitely recommend to friends and family!

Details: Birthday party • Stage show • Balloon twisting • 11 - 20 guests • 4 - 6 years old • Restaurant

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Ramakrishna P.
4 weeks ago
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Bob and Kathy did an excellent job engaging the kids and adults at our party. They were on time, entertained everyone patiently and everyone had a good time.

Details: Birthday party • Stage show • Balloon twisting • 11 - 20 guests • Younger than 4 years old • 4 - 6 years old • 7 - 10 years old • Private residence (outdoors)

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Robert Forrest

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  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    Constant training. A magician's life is filled with trade journals, books and lectures by other magicians from around the country. You never stop learning and you would never want to. Most folks don't realize the huge investment in time, money and study that builds the career of a full time magician. The study involves hundreds of books, DVDs and live lectures by the dozens. Then there's endless practice and rehearsal. Props and tools are also a significant part of a magician's investment in his career choice. The monetary investment climbs through the thousands. The training never ends.

  • How did you get started doing this type of work?

    After many years as a Boston radio personality, waking listeners up in the morning at WROL and WEZE, the changing nature of broadcasting caused me to re-evaluate my future. The pressures and multi-tasking that had become a daily experience were negatively affecting my health. For years I had been pursuing magic at the professional level and had planned to make this my transition career. The time had finally come. As a Life Member of the Society of American Magicians and an officer in the Salem Massachusetts Assembly 104, the transition was a pleasant one. Best of all, the decades of working in radio as a host, chief interviewer and conduit with the public and clients that had been the most enjoyable part of my career, has been replaced with the even more rewarding honor of entertaining them in their homes.

  • What types of customers have you worked with?

    For the most part, I'm a family entertainer, specializing in birthday parties for children of all ages, particularly from four to twelve. I love the kids. They are the greatest audience in the world. It's a genuine pleasure to entertain them and then to see them enjoying the balloon animals my wife makes for them at our weekend parties. While I occasionally perform at adult clubs and parties, my life is family parties centered around children. I keep my close up magic skills honed by performing walk around magic for the grown-ups after entertaining the children. I specialize in children's birthdays, first birthday celebrations, day care events, Scouting, First Communion, YMCA events, Synagogue events, schools and holiday parties. My wife and I have done My Little Pony parties, Frozen parties, Despicable Me parties and more, with children from every culture. Indian parties are a particular favorite.

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