FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  • What do you do in your show?
    • The show is filled with lots of colourful and visual magic tricks and many involve audience participation. Because the birthday child is the guest of honour, there is a special place in the show that is reserved for them. There is lots of comedy and of course, photo opportunities.
  • Can you tell me exactly what tricks you are going to perform?
    • To list the names of the tricks would be of little or no help to you, and I like to keep the show a surprise. If there is a particular trick your child has seen performed before and would like to see again, let me know and I can try to include it. Or If there's a particular trick your child has seen performed over and over again and is tired of seeing, then I can avoid it.
  • How long does it take for you to set up your props and equipment?
    • I normally show up about 15 minutes prior to the start of the show to set up my props and equipment. If possible, I would appreciate it if the children are in another room, or are distracted while I set up so we can keep most of the fun a surprise.
  • How much space do you need?
    • Not much at all. For my equipment and props I need about a 6 ' by 4 ' area. Usually, your living room is a perfect place for this. Other than that, an area in front of my performing area for the children to sit and enjoy the show is all that is needed. The children should be least 4 feet away from the performance area.
  • Should we have you perform at the start, middle or end of the party?
    • The ideal time for the magic show to start is about 15-30 minutes after the party has started, and before food and/or cake and presents. Please let your guests know there will be entertainment and to do their best to be on time.
  • Can we serve the kids food, snacks, and beverages during your show?
    • Because every magic trick requires the full attention of the children, I ask that no food or drinks be served during the show. I also appreciate clean hands because the children will be helping out and handling some of the props during the show. Your children will be laughing so much during the show there's also the danger that they could choke on something, or more likely make a mess with spills.
  • Do you use animals in the show?
    • No, I stopped using live animals several years ago for some very good reasons. In some shows I do use one or more puppets that perform or are part of the tricks.
  • Can you perform the show outdoors?
    • I can perform outdoors but indoors is always preferable. My objective is to give you the best possible show and outside shows have many distractions and even a slight breeze can prove to be a challenge for my props. If there are reasons the show must be outdoors I can adjust which material I perform.
  • Can we take pictures?
    • Yes, you can take pictures and video, as a matter of fact I encourage it. I love it when clients share these things with me later too!
  • Do you need a table? Or anything else for that matter?
    • I bring everything I need.
  • Do you need reserved parking?
    • I will have equipment to load and unload and do require close and convenient parking. If parking is a challenge at your venue, reserving parking will be very helpful. An idea many people use is to park one of their vehicles at a convenient spot and move it when the entertainer arrives to allow your performer to park close by. I would hate to have to cut the show short because there has been challenges associated with parking. It is customary to reimburse your performer for any parking fees associated with your event.