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Tips Upon Looking A Magician For Hire

Oct 31, 2007
When hiring a magician for a birthday party or corporate event, you will want an entertainer who offers a fun show and makes your event memorable. However, there are many so-called illusionists who haven't taken the time to perfect their art form.

If you want your audience to be transported to a magical world, you must choose a performer wisely. In this article, we'll uncover the tricks of the magic trade to help you spend your money wisely.

A good place to start your search, with regard to hiring a magician for your function, is with references from trusted friends and family. As well, don't be afraid to hold auditions. Anyone can call themselves a magician, so be sure you know exactly what a performance will encompass before you sign a contract.

Most trustworthy professionals nowadays have a web site that offers a biography and a detailed description of their show. The top professionals feature videos on their web pages that let you see the types of routines that they perform and their presentation and interaction with audiences. Comparing videos is an excellent way to evaluate a performer and decide if they are right for your event.

Magicians perform two types of magic shows: stand-up/stage and close-up/strolling. In a stand-up/stage performance, he puts on a show that's appropriate for small to large audiences that can include birthday parties and school functions.

In close-up/strolling performances, he walks around at an event and performs "close-up" tricks using cards, coins and other objects. Strolling magic works well at open houses, cocktail parties and company picnics. A professional magician usually will customize a show for a particular audience to ensure a great performance.

The Yellow Pages is a good resource to find a magician for hire but be wary of party planners and bookers. Many have clients who perform as magicians on a part time basis and the agent may not be clear on what their act entails. On the other hand, a high-end booker will evaluate your needs and match you with a magician that best suits your audience. Even then, insist on references and a video or live demonstration.

Hiring a magician for a kids' party doesn't have to be all smoke and mirrors. Do your research carefully and know what to expect. A performer dressed as a clown who also offers games probably isn't the right choice if you're hoping for sophisticated magic tricks. The same applies to other entertainers who dress up in costumes.

There are some accomplished magicians who dress as wizards and sorcerers but still check their credentials. After all, you want the party to be something your child will always remember as a magical experience.
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