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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. 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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Customers rated this pro highly for responsiveness, punctuality, and professionalism.

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Ruchit S.


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 Bob
Nov 11, 2019
Gintare K.


They making a very good show all kids like it, especially that became magician too. Thank you for the amazing birthday party!
Sep 25, 2017
Jeanne B.


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, 2015
Kerry T.


We hired Bob for our three girls 9 year Birthday party and he was fabulous with all 15 kids! The birthday girls all had lots of time onstage with the magician and every single audience member thought he did a great show! I would definitely recommend him!
Mar 14, 2015
Diana S.


Bob Forrest made my daughter's birthday party extra special. He is a wonderful magician and and all around great person. He and his wife arrived on time. They quickly set up, were engaging and funny. I would definitely recommend him.
Sep 24, 2013
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Robert Forrest


  • 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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