Just the facts:
Giggles, Cheers, and Laughter
Fact one: It doesn't take much to call one’s self a magician. When someone learns to play "Chopsticks" on a piano they don't call themselves a musician, but the second someone learns a trick or two they suddenly print up business cards and start calling themselves a magician. And that brings us to:
Fact two: A great children's magician knows that the ride is far more important than the destination. That means that they understand that the tricks are not the most important part of the show; the performance is. The truth is that kids, like you, really don’t like to be fooled. A great children's magician knows this. Fooling kids makes them feel dumb. So it's best to judge the quality of a children's performer on the giggles and laughter, the cheers and participation of the audience, and the ability to control a large audience and not the just the fooling aspect of a trick.
Fact three: You're hiring a professional entertainer. Not a trunk full of tricks. Many children’s entertainers rely on the “old standards”. Stale old tricks that are in far too many a mediocre entertainers repertoire. A great Children’s Magician too might have a few of these classics in their performance as well, but their presentations for them are contemporary and unique. Plus a Great Children’s magician will feature many of their own unique, original and never before seen tricks and routines in their presentations.
Fact four: An understanding of child psychology, advanced audience management skills, basic theater skills, as well as a knowledge of what is age appropriate material and a level of approachability are critical tools that every quality children's performer needs in their bag of tricks!
So who do you hire?
So by now you may be getting the idea that the performers listed on this site are some of the best of the best because, not only do they know these facts, but, they are willing to tell you about them.
Your average run of the mill, bargain basement children’s magician won’t mention facts like these. Instead they’ll try to dazzle you with Photoshopped pictures and made up testimonials on an overproduced website made by their uncle in Schenectady. They’ll storm in, bore your guests with a mediocre show and then speedily depart your party with payment in hand leaving you feeling that you got a whole lot less for your hard earned money than you were expecting.
We however are all “Party Professionals” This is what we do for a living and collectively we’ve been to hundreds of thousands of parties, of all shapes and sizes. So we know what it takes to make your event the perfect venue for our performance. We know what tricks to perform and how to engage even the most rambunctious of audiences. We want to be the best part of your party, school field day or family banquet, not the awkward moment you put up on YouTube.
We are a Cartel of Professional Children’s Performers from all over the world who meet annually to share ideas and hone our presentation skills. You don’t get to be on this site if you don’t meet our extraordinary level of skill and expertise. There is safety in numbers. So is it not best to hire a performer recognized by his peers than a take a chance on a lone operator with questionable recommendations? You'll find only the best children's magicians on this site so search for your location and then keep your fingers crossed that you're calling early enough to guarantee the best your money can buy.