Michael Chamberlin Magic
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Hired 199 times
39 years in business
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Jul - Dec
Photos and Videos
19 photos and 9 videos
Festival / fair,
Age of guests
Younger than 4 years old,
4 - 6 years old,
7 - 10 years old,
11 - 14 years old,
15 - 17 years old,
18 or older
Michael was fantastic at our birthday party for our 7 yr old twins. The kids (and adults) loved his quick wit and interactive show style. He's really good with the kids and the balloon twisting was icing on the cake ;-)May 10, 2014Verified
Michael was awesome all the way around. This was the first time I have ever hired a Magician and the experience couldn't have been better. He was great with our group of 7 and 8 year olds, as well as the adults that were in attendance. He made the show exciting, interesting and did it with a comical twist. He's great!Feb 26, 2017Verified
Michael was an amazing magician at our son's 4th birthday party! We had kids ranging from 2-7 years old and they were mesmerized. They all sat very attentively and captivated with lots of laughing in between, both by the kids and the parents! Most of the adults came up to me to rave about his performance. But most of all he made my son feel special by making a special magic birthday cake and having the kids say "Happy Birthday" as the magic words.There was lots of kid participation and each one received a special balloon he made. We would highly recommend him for a kid's birthday! He is a nice person and is super with kids!!Mar 15, 2014Verified
Michael made my kid's party awesome!!!!!! Mr. Chamberlin has to be one of the most professional person I have ever met. He was so courteous, professional and perfectionist. He made it very easy for me to arrange the program, he told exactly what and how he is going to perform. He was on time (actually came early to setup the stage for his show). He made sure kids as well as adults was included in show, and literally everyone loved his show. I got so many comments about how his show was one of the main attractions of my event. He took the extra effort to even stay back a little while longer to make some more balloons so that every kid got one. He distributed certificates and prizes, in short he went above and beyond to make the event just perfect. In my book Michael is a 5 star performer and will hire again and highly recommended to anyone who wants to make their party extra special.May 15, 2017Verified
Michael had a great show. He engaged each and everyone of the kids —and adults— in the party. He was responsive and punctual. Highly recommend him!!Feb 17, 2020Verified
- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?I price my shows based on audience size, length of the show, type of magic entertainment provided, the venue size, travel distance to the event and whether the show will be performed outdoors or inside.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?The greatest teacher is experience. I began practicing magic at age 10 and started performing professionally when I was 12. I took magic lessons from many prominent magicians but it was my constant interaction with audiences that shaped me. As well as being a member of the Society of American Magicians, I am also a theater director who studied acting and directing at the Studio Theatre Acting Conservatory in Wash, DC and at the Lincoln Center Theater Directors Lab. I have worked as an actor or director at The Kennedy Center, Ford's Theatre, Studio Theatre, Theater J and The Chocolate Factory. I believe every play or musical is a big magic trick that unwraps to reveal all of its surprises.
- What types of customers have you worked with?Stage magic, close-up sleight of hand and walk-around entertainment are all part of my repertoire. I have performed corporate trade shows for Xerox, McDonalds, and MCI; library shows for counties in MD, VA, DE, & the city of Philadelphia; galas and private parties in Washington, DC for Union Station, French & Italian Embassies; 20 years of New Year's Eve performances for the cities of Warrenton, Annapolis, Leesburg; and hundreds of shows for children at schools, birthdays, carnivals, and the Fairfax County Park Authority.