Bob Forrest, Family Magician
Union Holiday Party
School Easter Party
Photos and Videos
Festival / fair,
Age of guests
4 - 6 years old,
7 - 10 years old
Type of magic
Close up magic show,
Walk around magic
Bob and his wife are excellent. Bob is very good magician and Kids love him. He and his wife did a great job. I definitely recommended them every time. Excellence with economic package is BobNov 11, 2019Verified
Mr. Bob and his wife are very nice people! They were prompt, patient and held true to their word of "Kathy won't leave until the last child gets a balloon." (I think all the kids got more than one balloon!) Mr. Bob is a very classic, traditional style magician. His price was reasonable and there were no hidden fees. Thank you Mr. Bob and Ms. Kathy for your contributions to our daughter's party!Apr 7, 2018Verified
Bob was very flexible with the time as we had to start the show late, but he was fine with it, so we really appreciated that courtesy. Was quick and responsive to all emails and communications beforehand, and showed up early to set up. He did a great job of helping kids with varying levels of abilities participate in the show. His pricing was affordable compared to some magicians out there, allowing us the opportunity to bring this show to the kids. Thanks Bob!Aug 1, 2017
They making a very good show all kids like it, especially that became magician too. Thank you for the amazing birthday party!Sep 25, 2017Verified
Bob and his wife arrived early and stayed until all the children had received balloon animals. The show was a full hour and the birthday boy was able to participate a great deal with the show. He was also presented with a certificate naming him as a magician's assistant! Thanks so much Bob and Kathy.Sep 21, 2015Verified
- 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.