Magician Illusions by Vick

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77 reviews
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Customers rated this pro highly for value, work quality, and professionalism.
  • Judlie P.

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    I still can't get the show off of my head he's awesome πŸ‘πŸ½

    Oct 30, 2017Verified
  • Louisa C.

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    Vick was awesome! Showed up punctually and pulled a cool Prof. Snape. Kids were very impressed with his performance, so were us adults! My friends saw my post on social media and immediately are interested in his services. I highly recommend him!

      Mar 13, 2017Verified

    About this pro

    Not the average Magician. Please read the reviews on Thumbtack and else where on line. They may tell the story best. How does Illusions by Vick stand out? Quality, dedication, experience and Heart. All this (and more) goes into every performance. You trust me with your special event, to deliver amazing & fun magical entertainment. I take that very seriously. Years have been devoted to studying and performing magic (and theater) to craft a performance that shares amazing and fun magic. A magic show unlike any other, filled with smiles, laughs, heart touching "aaaawwwww" moments, wonder, the unexpected, beauty and a great, fun time. In short, with the audience we create magic. The show is crafted with something for everyone of all ages to enjoy and relate to. The performance includes a lot of audience participation and interaction. (No one is ever put on the spot and everyone is treated with the utmost respect) Please ask about personalized magical effects to honor your special guest(s). If there is a guest of honor I can include a reference (or two) to their interests in the performance (a highlight of the show). Imagine a likeness of your child's, spouse's, friend's, family member's, CEO's, VIP's or co-worker's favorite character, athlete, musician, sport or activity magically appearing in the show when they don't expect it. For corporations and company events the performance can include references to products, services or events (example, for various wealth management companies five $1 bills magically changed into five $100 bills, a few companies presented the $100 bills as bonuses or prizes at their events). If you want entertainment with no personalization that's great too. The show includes experiences everyone can relate to wrapped around the magic. Making a connection with the audience. (For me) The magic happens in the audience. People smiling, laughing, experiencing amazement and wonder, enjoying themselves and their surroundings, that's where the magic is. That's what we create. Having Fun & amazement in the Now and sharing something special to create Great Memories. Seeing audiences smiling, laughing, having fun, experiencing amazement and enjoying themselves. For me that's incredibly special and about the best thing I can do. Creating special moments, being a small part of celebrations, helping audiences experience wonder, engaging imaginations, touching hearts and tickling funny bones. Working closely with clients, to understand your vision for the event and then do everything to make that a reality (including performing magical effects crafted specially to reference your event or guest of honor). My primary concern is you have the best entertainment experience. After 17 years and over 3,500 performances I've seen a few different things and approaches. Some clients are professional event planners with great experience, others may be having a once in a lifetime celebration. Am here to help, please feel free to call or email.

    Years in business

    18

    Times hired on Thumbtack

    132

    Number of employees

    3

    Background check

    Completed
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    Photos and Videos

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      Q & A

      • What types of customers have you worked with?
        Please Google "Illusions by Vick" and read the reviews on line. For the past 18 years in over 3,600+ shows Illusions by Vick has the pleasure to perform for a wide variety of clients and venues. The Smithsonian, John Hopkins, Google, Oracle and Mercedes Benz are a few examples plus over 2,000 private events including fund raisers, adult birthday celebrations, graduations and performing for Harry Potter theme events as Professor Snape. Illusions by Vick works with you to create an amazing magical entertainment experience. Filled with magic, fun, laughs, wonder, amazement, incredible moments and heart. Connecting with you and your audience to create and share a special and memorable experience. Presented for your enjoyment Unique, Fun and Amazing Magical Entertainment Experiences. p.s ask about the magically appearing bottle of wine for adults events.
      • Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
        I was privileged to have one of the most beautiful moments of magic ever in a performance ...... and I didn't perform it. I had been hired to perform 45 minutes parlor(magical entertainment) at a 50th Birthday Celebration. The gentleman (Eugene) who hired me to perform for his wife's 50th birthday celebration and I had been communicating in email, along the way I suggested if he had a small present I could show him a magical way to present it. He liked the idea. We took a few minutes before the show to go over the presentation, I believe he had be practicing on his own (when I gave instruction on where to place it he made a remark that lead me to think he had been trying on his own). I brought Eugene and his wife Katherine up to perform Anniversary Waltz (a trick that has beautiful, fun and unforeseen effects) and when I was done Eugene said he had a trick that might top mine. (I sat down and directed a person with a video camera to a good spot for their special moment) He did it perfectly, when the flash died away there was a very, very beautiful ring hanging from his hand on a fine chain. There was an amazing outpouring of love and joy, not just from his wife but from everyone present (about 30 guests). The laughter, applause, love and hugs went on all night as part of this very special celebration If you wanted to imagine the perfect party, I nominate this evening. My words can't adequately describe the life and love that infused this event. It doesn't suffice to say that Ukrainians know how to party. There were at least 4 people there who were good piano players, a group of about 10 women got up and danced, sharp minds and great food & drink (I only tried the homemade cranberry vodka and I never ever drink at a show). These people define joie de vivre. There is a lot more to these wonderful people then I will go into here but again ..... It was one of the most beautiful moments ever in my show ... and all I had to do was sit and enjoy! Sometimes I say I perform because it makes others better people (when someone is laughing, enjoying themselves, amazed or having fun that is about the best someone can be), ..........that night they made me a better person.
      • What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
        Please try to hire as early as possible. This is even more critical in October and December. Also please consider contacting ONLY Illusions by Vick for a quote. if you allow Thumbtack to send your info you could be inundated with 10 or more replies. People (maybe not even magicians) who buy the right to reply to you. You could get flooded with emails, calls and requests you didn't expect. If Illusions by Vick isn't the right fit for your event you can still get other quotes later. Depending on your needs I can recommend up to 3 other quality performers to you. Please do the due diligence and background on the performers you are interested in (put their performing name into a search engine).

      Business hours

      Eastern Time Zone
      Sunday1:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Monday1:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Tuesday1:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Wednesday1:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Thursday1:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Friday1:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Saturday1:00 a.m. to 12:00 midnight
      Coverage Area for Magician Illusions by Vick is about 150+ miles of Ellicott City, MD.