Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost?
I offer multiple entertainment packages for corporate events, family shows and for children’s b-day parties. For complete details of my kid’s birthday shows, including pricing, click the “Kid’s Birthday Shows” button above. For info about my other performance options, simply fill out this quick and easy form
How much space do you need?
Not much at all. For my Magic & Comedy show, an 8′ by 8′ area will suffice. For our Escape & Illusion show, an 8′ by 8′ area with at least 9′ ceiling height is needed. For kid’s birthday shows I need about a 6 ‘ by 6 ‘ area. Usually, your living room is a perfect place for this. Other than that, an area in front of the performing area for the children to sit and enjoy the show is all that is needed.
Do you need a table?
No, I bring my own case that folds up into a table.
Can you perform the show outdoors?
Yes I can providing the weather is okay. If the wind is blowing, that can be too much as some of my props are very light and will blow away. It’s usually best to have it indoors, plus there will be less distractions.
Can we serve the kids food, snacks, and beverages during your show?
Well, it’s your home so you can do whatever you’d like… however, I recommend serving treats & drinks before or after the show. It’s a HUGE distraction for the kids. Serving the snacks, eating them and the clean-up are very disruptive to the show, and at this age, they need the least amount of distractions as possible. So, I HIGHLY recommend NOT serving goodies during the performance. Also, because it’s a show based on audience interaction and participation, I need their hands to be free and relatively clean!
When should I serve food and cake?
The best time to serve food and cake, is after the magic show. Especially if cake is served before the show, it can make it more difficult for kids to stay focused on the magic.
Do you require a deposit?
A deposit is not required for birthday shows; payment is due on the date of the performance. For most other events, a $50 deposit is needed to secure the event. (I accept cash, checks, PayPal, and all major credit cards).
Is the show clean and age appropriate?
Yes! I take pride in that all of my shows are specifically geared towards the age group of the audience. Furthermore, I don’t include “blue” material in any of my shows.
When's a good time to have you begin your show?
A good general rule of thumb is to have my show begin about a half hour after the party is to begin. This prevents distractions from late arriving guests. For strolling magic performances, usually before and/or after dinner (before the salad and after the dessert is served).
I'm celebrating more than one child's birthday, can you still entertain at our party?
Yes! I then have all of the b-day children be the stars of the show. Everything else is the same except we have a few more lucky participants!
Do you know of any sources for birthday party goodies like plates, napkins, hats, etc.?
Yes! There is a great place called Birthday Express that gets nothing but rave revues from other parents. Check it out now!
*Important: Can we hire you to entertain our children in one room while all of the adults hang out in another room?
Due to liability issues, I require that the children be supervised at all times by at least one responsible adult (besides me). I simply can’t be held responsible for supervising and entertaining them at the same time. This is to protect you, the children and myself.
Can we invite young infants and babies to the party?
Since it’s your party, of course you may do whatever you’d like. However, I recommend NOT having children under the age of 3 present, only because they often are a distraction to the children and adults who are trying to enjoy the magic show. Also, please keep any pets in a separate area for these reasons, as well.
Can we give the goodie bags to children under the age of 3?
Please don’t give the goodie bags to children under the age of the 3 due to the small items and candies in the party bags. Let me know if there will be any toddlers at the show, and I can supply coloring sheets for them, instead.