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Make your event memorable and unique! Amazing magic, wry humor, and charming style have made Eric's show a hit at all kinds of events from after work cocktail parties to family and kid's shows. Eric is proof that you don't need a lot of flashy boxes or crazy props to enchant and dazzle a crowd. With just a simple case and 25+ years of experience, Eric will create pure magic for the eyes and mind with clever illusions and thoughtful presentations that won't insult your audience's intelligence.
Eric was fun and entertaining. My guests had a great time. We had a wonderful event with his help.
I hired Eric to preform for our office holiday party at an upscale hotel bar/ club. I had Eric preform up close magic while strolling around during our cocktail our event, which fit well with the classy theme.
Eric was funny and entertaining. The magic was good and the guests truly enjoyed it. I heard a lot of positive feedback from the guests after the event that they enjoyed Eric's performances and it made the event more lively and entertaining, which was the goal.
I would recommend Eric for his cocktail hour strolling magic for another event.
I can not express how amazing Eric was for my sons 4th birthday. Not only did he keep attention of 15 children in a range of 3 to 10, he also managed to do it in cold,windy, weather. Eric was prompt, professional, and totally amazing! Thank you so much for making my son’s day fantastic!
I will be using him for all of my magic needs
I was very impressed with Eric and highly recommend him! He was professional in his initial contact and quote, clear in his communication between booking and the event, and showed up early the morning of the event to allow me the flexibility to coordinate with other elements of the event. Furthermore, he was excellent with the kids. We had a group of about 35 kids and our kids can be a little bit of a handful at times. He navigated the moments that they got overzealous very well and still allowed them to get excited and have a great time. I was very impressed with how accessible the show was for all ages and strongly recommend him for any birthday, holiday, or any other event you are planning. Thank you Eric!
We had about twenty children ages 2-7 and they absolutely loved the show. They have not stopped ranting or raving about it.
Eric kept the children engaged & put on a great show for them to enjoy.
Eric was an awesome magician for our birthday party for five and six year-olds (and their parents) this summer. The show was both entertaining and interactive (not to mention hilarious!), and Eric kept the kids engaged the entire time. He was also incredibly professional and easy to work with. We could not have picked a better person for our event!
Eric performed for our Halloween Stroll this year. He was responsible for doing a 15 minute performance that repeated with 5 minute breaks for a period of 2 hours. He nailed it. Kids had a great time, and I was impressed with both his routine and his stamina. Good Job!
Eric is a fantastic magician! My 5 year old daughter and her friends were captivated for the whole 45 minutes show! Eric is a talented magician and knows kids - their sense of humor and their attention spans! The parents were entertained as well and all told me it was a fantastic party.
Eric Benton mesmerized the children ages 3-11 and also the adults at our birthday party. He held everyone's attention and the balloon animals he made after the show were a big hit. I would highly recommend Eric and his magic show.
Eric entertained our birthday crowd of 7 year olds and they had the best time. We were outside in a covered area on a cold, rainy day and the kids were spellbound and very noisy all during the show. It was funny to see them so engaged and we were thrilled we had made the choice to hire Eric for our party. He was great and also did a nice job with the balloon animals following the show. Highly recommended!!!
I had Eric for a magic show & balloon animals for my son's 5th birthday. He was amazing!! The kids loved him and were entranced the whole time (can be difficult for a bunch of 4&5 year olds to sit still haha). Even the parents thought it was awesome and were trying to figure out how some of his tricks work. I would definitely recommend him to anyone looking for a unique, fun party for their child. It was perfect!!!!!
Eric is magic! He was so entertaining and FUNNY! I heard belly laughs from all of the kids. He was able to hold the attention and entertain with ease (ages 3-5 which is hard for anyone to do). He is very good at his craft. He made our son's 4th birthday party something to remember forever. We will hire him again and highly recommend him to others.
Eric did a good job at our event.
Eric was fun and did a great job for my Son's 1st Birthday party. He was very accomodating with the time as he had wait little longer for all the guests to arrive. Kids loved him and had fun. I highly recommend him again.
We had invited Brooke's Kindergarten class to her birthday party. About 15 showed up, and Eric was great with the kids. He was able to hold their attention, make them laugh and make the parents laugh too. Definitely recommend Eric and will hire him again.
Eric arrived plenty early to set-up for my son's 7th Birthday Party. He doesn't have outlandish sound systems or huge tables to work around, but has a small suitcase and allows the great wonder of his magic to captivate audiences of young and old. 19 children in my home where awestruck by his magic tricks and even parents and grand-parents in attendance enjoyed the magical experience! Highly recommended!
Eric was fantastic for my son's 5th Bday. All of the 3 year olds and up sat the whole time and wanted more. They were bummed when it was over, eager to participate and totally enthralled with the magic. It was awesome...and the adults were hooked too. I highly recommend.
We hired Eric through Gig Salad for my daughter's 6th birthday party. In short, he did a great show that had all the kids shouting, laughing and generally having a great time. We would definitely recommend him to others.
Eric performed at our son's 4th birthday party and did a fabulous job entertaining all of the children, as well as the parents. A terrific show that hit all the right notes.
I found Eric on GigSalad and have hired him twice! Once for a group of forty children in a school setting from the ages of five to seven years old and once in a corporate environment for a group of sixteen children varying in age from two to eleven. Eric is professional, punctual and continues to amaze me with his ability to entertain children of all ages in any type of setting. He adapts to any environment and is so easy going. He has a sense of humor that the children love and his tricks entertain the adults as much as the children! I would recommend him to any one that was looking for a magician. He is awesome!
Eric put together a great show at our daughters first birthday in Westborough. He made the show memorable and joyful. Both the kids (around 15-20 kids) and the adults enjoyed the show till the end. Particularly he very well connected with the kids at their level.He also made the balloon animals for every kid after the show. Initially i was bit skeptical about my choice but he proved me wrong. Once again great job Eric!
Eric saved the day and was truly wonderful. A previous venue for my kid's 6th birthday fell through, so we found Eric. He was responsive, polite, accommodating with times, on-time, and easy to work with. And then he had the kids mesmerized for 45 full minutes. The parents too: It was a 'drop off' party, but they all stayed! Thank you, Eric!
The children (ages 3-6) were entertained for 45 minutes. They laughed and were in awe and didn't take their eyes off Eric. They had a great time. Eric was professional and geared the show towards their ages and Halloween since that was the party theme.
Eric came to perform at our Cub Scout Kick-Off Pack Meeting. All the kids (and adults) were filled with ooohs and ahhhs! Eric was professional, funny and we really enjoyed having him help us start our scouting season off with lots of fun!
We hired Eric for our twin's 4th birthday party and he was a big hit! He kept the attention of 14 children spanning in age from 18 months to 7 years old which was quite impressive alone! He's a great magician and certainly has that magic touch with kids. I would highly recommend him.
There are 20-25 kids at our party. When I told Erric that few guests were arriving 15 min late to the party, he was willing to wait until all the guests arrived. Kids were completely delighted and enjoyed a lot with Eric's performance. If he could get a small microphone and speaker system even adults would have enjoyed.
Eric was super. Kids loved Eric and his show. Children were amazed by the tricks, and adults enjoyed the show as well. Thanks to Eric we all had super and fun time.
Eric was great. This was for a 5-year-old's birthday party and he was the perfect choice. Eric's personality was easy for the kids to interact with and his tricks (and jokes) had them captivated.
The adults enjoyed the show as well, but more importantly, Eric communicated with me before the date, showed up on time for the date, and delivered absolutely everything we expected. Seriously ... I cannot think of anything he could have done better. Highly highly recommended for this age group - and imagining that it would work just as well with older kids as well.
Eric Benton did a great show at my daughter's 7th birthday party. All kids were completely mesmerized the entire time. Eric connected with them, really engaged them and had everybody (including the adults) laughing a lot. I highly recommend Eric!
I had the pleasure to met Eric and let me tell you, he has a great show with lot of energy and amazing tricks. He'll keep both children and adults entertained and amazed with his mind blowing tricks. I would definitely recommend magician Eric for your next event.
WOW! Eric is so much fun. He did a great job captivating a large group of 6 year olds with great tricks and funny gags. Everyone at the party was highly impressed and wanted to know how I found him.. You will not be disappointed!
Eric performed at my son's 6th birthday and it was a truly enjoyable and amazing show. He had all the kids and adults captivated, amazed and laughing for the entire show. Several parents commented on how much they and their child enjoyed the show. My son talked about Eric and his favorite tricks for the following couple of days. Eric's performance was perfect for my son's magic themed birthday party. Eric was very pleasant to work with as well. He was prompt in replying to messages, arrived on-time, set-up quickly and was very polite and easy going. I would recommend Eric for any child's birthday party.
Eric did a great job entertaining a wide variety of ages at our home. He had all the children fully engaged and the adults enjoyed the show just as much. Eric was incredibly responsive and reliable and I highly recommend him to others.
Eric has performed at our events numerous times. Each and every time he has been a big hit! Everyone loves his shows. He is funny and engaging to all of our attendees, many of whom vary greatly in age range.
I hire upwords of 20 performers a year for my events and Eric's name come up quite often as our "never fails" performer.
You won't be dissapointed if you have him on board for your event!
Eric was awesome. I had a large group of second graders and he kept all of them entertained and in their seats. I kept hearing from all of them, "How did he do that?" The kids loved it. He is priced very fairly also. My party started a half hour late and he was very patient and flexible to wait for everyone to get there. I recommend him for your child's next party.
Eric performed at my son's 8th birthday party. It was a Halloween themed party and Eric tailored his show to fit with that theme (pumkins, skeletons). The kids loved the show and nearly every parent came up to me after and said they thought he did a great job.
I was skeptical when my wife and I first hired a magician for our daughter's birthday party, but Eric was a consummate professional. The kids and adults at his performance were both overjoyed.
I've seen Eric perform several times over the last few years, including some of his recurring appearances at a local restaurant. His demeanor with kids is great and he really makes the magic light-hearted and fun for everyone. He can get the audience involved without embarrassing people, and his tricks are very inventive and clever.
Give him a call and maybe you'll get to see the famous rubber-band trick!
Eric Benton is easily the best magician I have ever seen perform. His sleight of hand is amazing; I've sat right next to him and watched him turn dollars into cards, or restore a card from a pile of confetti, or turn five linked rings into two into none into twelve, and I have no idea how he did it. His demeanor is laid-back and very casual. His patter ranges from sardonic to excited to amazed, often in the space of a single performance. If you are looking to be amazed and excited and entertained, you could do no finer than Eric Benton.
Price Range: $400 and up
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
Insurance: $1,000,000 - Commercial General Liability
What to Expect
You'll see classics of magic as well as original creations all performed with Eric's signature wry sense of humor. With no cheesy props, Eric will accomplish impossible feats with only a few ordinary objects and even with the minds of the audiences.
Eric will mingle among your guests during a cocktail hour or dinner performing for small groups of people or tables. The magic is even more amazing close-up and personal! This is great option if you've got to entertain a large number of people.
Family/Kids' Show: 45 Minutes
You'll see amazing magic that the kids help Eric to create! An invisible speck of dust grows and multiplies before your eyes! Colorful streamers appear from nowhere! Eric's imaginary friend appears and comes to life! At the end of the show, Eric's tricks seem to not be working and he needs the help of the crowd. They make the magic work, and they get all the applause!
Eric Benton is a truly unique performer. You'll be amazed and delighted as Eric leads you into a world where silly tricks exist along side big mysteries. While his charming humor and wry wit will keep you laughing, the deeper ideas behind the tricks will have you thinking and talking about the performance long after its over.
Eric performs original magical creations as well as the classics of magic with presentations influenced by his love of absurd comedy, myths and folklore, and psychology.
Whether it's on stage or close-up, Eric strives to create a personal, interactive experience for his audiences.
Additional Booking Notes
Eric's parlor and family shows are best for small audiences (under 75 people) to maximize interactivity. Strolling or walk-around shows can be used for audiences of hundreds and are only limited by time. Eric brings his own table and everything that he needs, so you don't have to worry about anything.
Past Booked Events
|January 11, 2020 • 4:00pm - 4:45pm||Nonprofit Event|
|November 23, 2019 • 9:00pm - 10:00pm||Birthday Party|
|June 14, 2019 • 8:30pm - 9:15pm||Birthday Party|
|October 28, 2018 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm||Community Halloween Party|
|October 27, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Halloween Party|
|October 26, 2018 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Parlor Show|
|October 25, 2018 • 3:00pm - 6:00pm||Corporate Halloween Party|
|October 21, 2018 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|September 14, 2018 • 6:00pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|June 03, 2018 • 3:00pm - 4:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|April 16, 2017 • 10:30am - 11:15am||Holiday Party (Easter)|
|April 08, 2017–April 09, 2017 • 11:00pm - 12:00am||Birthday (Child)|
|December 11, 2016 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|November 05, 2016 • 1:00pm - 1:45pm||Birthday (Child)|
|October 27, 2016 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Holiday Party (Halloween)|
|August 13, 2016 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 30, 2016 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Birthday (Child)|
|October 30, 2015||House Party|
|August 29, 2015||Birthday (Adult)|
|August 02, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|July 26, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|June 13, 2015||Birthday (Child)|
|April 25, 2015||Birthday Party|
|April 05, 2015||Birthday Party|
|March 29, 2015||Birthday Party|
|March 28, 2015||Birthday Party|
|January 31, 2015||Birthday Party|
|January 24, 2015||Birthday Party|
|November 16, 2014||Birthday Party|
|August 23, 2014||Corporate Event|
|April 26, 2014||Birthday Party|
|May 18, 2013||Birthday Party|
|April 13, 2013||Birthday Party|
Please contact me if you require a detailed set list.
Influences & Inspiration
Eric brings everything. You only need to provide the space.