Fred Zimmerman is a respected Chicago actor who has appeared in National Broadway Touring Companies, and in theaters across Chicagoland, including The Lyric Opera, Goodman, Court, Northlight, Drury Lane Oakbrook, as well as 18 productions at Chicago’s Marriott Theater. He can also be seen on several Hit NBC Series, including Chicago Fire and Chicago PD.
But when he isn't getting into the heads of his characters, he's at corporate & private events getting into the heads ... of his AUDIENCE.
He's a modern-day Sherlock Holmes ... if Sherlock were from Chicago and enjoyed a nice glass of bourbon.
Fred gave a highly engaging, entertaining, and professional performance for our group, and the feedback from attendees was universally positive. It was the perfect post-dinner entertainment for our ~20-person corporate event. Each of the different mentalist tricks were progressively more awe-inspiring, and the overall routine moved along at a good pace. Fred's witty comments and dialogue between and during tricks kept everyone engaged throughout. It was also a nice touch that he personalized the routine to our group and company. We've hired many different types of entertainment over the years but this was our first 'mentalist' - we would definitely engage Fred again and would highly recommend him to others.
Response from Fred Zimmerman - The Chicago Mentalist:
Thank you for the kind words!
Did a nice job engageing people at our holiday event. Liked how he revealed how he did what he does. Would definitely recommend
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What to Expect
The Lying Game - Fred turns up the heat on select audience members to determine "Who's the liar!" And the best part is, everyone in the audience gets to be lie detectors too!
The Real Thing - Using four people, Fred demonstrates how the "fakes" get inside someone's head, giving everyone a glimpse at how they make it look real.
Poker Face - Ever wonder what it would be like to KNOW what your opponent at the poker table was thinking? You'll be buying to one-way tickets to Vegas after you see Fred read the "tells" of several audience members and look directly into their mental poker hands.
Subliminal Suggestions - We all know that what you see is what you get ... but is that really true? The entire audience gets involved in what appears to be a simple mental exercise, but the results ... are downright SPOOKY!
Fred Zimmerman, The Chicago Mentalist, provides intelligent & unique entertainment for modern audiences.
Fred Zimmerman is a respected Chicago actor who has spent over 25 years acting in National Broadway Touring Companies, at Regional Theaters, Stock Companies, and in theaters across Chicagoland, including Goodman, Court, Northlight, and the Body Politic,
Last year, Fred appeared as Deputy Dandin in La Cage au Folles at the Marriott Theater, as Big Davey in the critically-acclaimed production of Billy Elliott at the Drury Lane Oakbrook Theater, and as Baron Pritschich in The Merry Widow at the Lyric Opera of Chicago, directed by the Tony-Award-Winning Susan Stroman. 2016 has already been busy, with Fred filming an Indy Film called Bad Alex and playing Abner Dillon in 42nd Street at the MUNY in St. Louis.
Past highlights include:
* 2 years with the Chicago company of Show Boat, directed by Hal Prince, at the Auditorium Theater.
* The Original Cast of the new Stephen Sondheim musical "Bounce," opening at the Goodman Theater, and then moving to the Kennedy Center (including the original cast recording).
* Playing JP Morgan in the Tony-award winning version of Ragtime, at the Oriental Theater, directed by Frank Galati.
* Delighting audiences of all ages as Santa in The Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rocketttes.
* Playing Kris Kringle in A Miracle on 34th St. directed by David Cromer, at the Chicago Center for Performing Arts.
* Sleuthing as Lieutenant Nick Rosetti in the Chicago comedy icon, Shear Madness, at the Mayfair Theater in the Blackstone.
* 18 productions at the Marriott Theater.
Periodic appearances on television (including most recently, Chicago Fire and the pilot for ABC's "Doubt."
Past Booked Events
|October 09, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:30pm||Birthday (Teen)|
|December 09, 2016 • 8:00pm - 11:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|July 26, 2014||Birthday Party|
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