Types of Magicians
We have excellent talented magicians but just asking for a “magician” is like going to the deli and just asking for a “sandwich”. Here is an explanation of the different kinds of magicians.
Children’s Magician: A magician whose show is designed to entertain kids about 3-7 years old. Often not so entertaining for older kids.
Family Magician: A magician who is able to entertain on multiple levels at the same time keeping kids, tweens, teens, and adults all entertained at the same time.
WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN A
CHILDREN’S MAGICIAN AND A FAMILY MAGICIAN?
THE MOST DIFFICULT PART OF ENTERTAINING IS BEING ABLE TO ENTERTAIN ON MULTIPLE LEVELS. A GOOD CARTOON MOVIE THESE DAYS CAN ENTERTAIN KIDS AND ADULTS AT THE SAME TIME. THAT IS EXACTLY WHAT OUR FAMILY MAGICIANS DO. THE KIDS (3-8) WATCH WITH AMAZEMENT AND LAUGH AT THE SILLY ANTICS OF THE PERFORMER, THE OLDER KIDS, TEENS, AND ADULTS ARE AMAZED BY THE MAGIC THAT FOOLS THEM AND LAUGH AT THE JOKES THAT ARE OVER THE KIDS HEADS. A COMMON COMMENT AFTER A FAMILY MAGICIAN’S SHOW IS “I DON’T KNOW WHO LAUGHED MORE, ME OR THE KIDS.”
(THIS SHOW IS PRIMARILY GEARED TOWARD CHILDREN. IF YOU WANT TO ENTERTAIN PRIMARILY TEENS AND/OR ADULTS YOU WOULD WANT ONE OF OUR CLEAN ADULT MAGICIANS.)
A CHILDREN’S MAGICIAN IS OFTEN A PART-TIME PROFESSIONAL. HE/SHE MAY BE NEWER TO PERFORMING OR JUST CHOOSES TO ENTERTAIN THE YOUNGER KIDS ONLY. THIS SHOW IS EQUALLY AS FUNNY AND AMAZING FOR 3-8 YEAR OLD KIDS AS THE FAMILY MAGICIANS SHOW. A COMMON COMMENT AFTER ONE OF OUR CHILDREN’S MAGICIANS SHOW IS “THE KIDS REALLY LOVED THE SHOW.”
Strolling Magician: Walks around an event performing for small groups of people in a cocktail party type of setting with close-up magic like coins and cards. Magic often happens right in the spectators hands and right under their noses!
Close-up Magician: Much like a strolling magician, the magic is right in front of your eyes. This description can be used for a strolling magician but can also be used for a setting in which there is a small table and intimate audience sits around the table to watch the show.
Gospel Magic: A Christian magician who weaves messages from the Bible into the show to witness to non-Christians.
Illusionist: A magician who often uses large box type props on a stage. Also magicians who do very large tricks like vanishing the Statue of Liberty or an elephant out in the desert.
Stage Magician: A magician who is able to entertain large audiences with his magic. It can be an illusion show or other performance that can be seen from a distance.
Escape Artist: A magician who does escape tricks such as a strait jacket escape, handcuffs, ropes, etc.
Mentalist: A magician whose magic appears to be reading someones mind.
Dove act: A magician who produces live doves through out his routine.
Manipulation act (manip act): A magician who uses extremely complex hand control to do their magic usually with cards, coins, billiard balls, or thimbles.