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Hired 193 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
Type of magic
Close up magic show,
Walk around magic
Michael contacted me to get information on the venue. He showed up early to set up. His magic was great and the show was appropriate for our mixed crowd of children and adults. I would definitely hire him again. He is a very nice man and a very good magician!Jun 12, 2018Verified
The kids had a Great time! Michael performed very good tricks, engaging with all kids across ages. He came very well prepared and left my family room just as it was before the show :) It was also easy to communicate with him, he replied my emails in the same day. My daughter and her friends love the show! I would call him again if I need a magician another time!Aug 29, 2017Verified
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 the Magician was absolutely amazing! His show was entertaining for the kids AND the adults at our party. He is a true professional--very talented, prompt, polite, and personable. He even lets the audience members take part in some of his illusions. Hire Michael Chamberlin for your next event and, I promise, you will be amazed! We certainly were!Oct 1, 2016Verified
Michael the magician was excellent all enjoyed the showApr 22, 2016Verified
- 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.