"It's FUN to be Fooled" Chazam is a comedy magician that specializes in FUN, doing a parlor style show using props easily seen from the back of a theater or large room. Chazam has been entertaining in the Kansas City area for over 46 years, at children's birthday parties, Blue and Gold banquets, children's churches, company parties, picnics, etc. He keeps the children and adults laughing and mystified with family friendly effects. Audience members are invited to participate, providing for those photograhic moments throughout the show. Balloon animals are also available for a small additional charge.
Due to faith practices, Chazam is unavailable on Saturdays until early evening.
Chazam did a great, kid friendly show for our event! He came early and set up so he was ready to perform as soon as the children arrived. Children of all ages loved the show! He was a pleasure to work with, responsive, and accommodating. I would definitely consider working with Chazam again. I highly recommend using him!
Kids loved him
We hired Chazam as our featured entertainment for our annual Christmas Diner Party. Chazam communicated well before the event and arrived early for set up. We had 50 guests in attendance. Dessert ran a little late and Chazam was very accommodating. Chazam opened his act with a couple of classic tricks that were warmly received by the crowd. As he did those tricks he was also learning the crowd. He then selected two people from our group for an audience participation card trick. He was very personable and put everyone at ease. By the end of the trick he had the whole room laughing, cheering and clapping. He enlisted a sassy 92 year old woman for the Chinese linking ring tricks. Others braved the hand Guillotine and trusted Chazam that they would come away with both hands. Everyone enjoyed the show!!!
We hired Chazam for our Cub Scout Blue & Gold Banquet, and could not have been more pleased. He was very professional, timely, reasonably priced, and stayed in touch with us the week before and day of our event. Both parents and children in attendance thoroughly enjoyed the performance, and we would hire Chazam again in a heartbeat!
Price Range: Based on show length & audience size
Gig Length: 30 - 60 minutes
What to Expect
Chazam interacts with his audience, doing some of the classics of magic, mixed with storytelling and humor, developing a rapport with those watching, encouraging them to assist in making the magic happen.
FUN family oriented entertainment for all ages, using NO foul language or blue material.
Chazam has been performing in magic since 1969.
He co-founded the Astra Magic Company in 1970, where he honed his talents and expertise, demonstrating tricks over the counter and performing at children's parties, conventions, trade shows, public shows with the IBM (International Brotherhood of Magicians) club, etc. He is an officer of the IBM Ring 129, Receipient of the Sorcerer's Circle, & a 25 year member of the Order of Merlin. Chazam performs parlor magic (effects that are small enough to be done in a home, but large enough to be seen on stage or in an auditorium). He is also able to do intimate magic for small groups in an intimate setting, such as table to table in a restaurant or banquet setting.
Additional Booking Notes
My act is flexible enough to present in a family room at a home residence, to performing on a full stage in a theater.
Venue needs to provide sufficient lighting to provide adequate visibility for larger audiences. Performer can provide sound for audiences up to 150 if venue is unable to.
Upcoming Booked Events
|June 18, 2019 • 5:00pm - 6:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|June 21, 2019 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Nonprofit Event|
Past Booked Events
|March 20, 2019 • 8:30pm - 9:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 19, 2019 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|December 07, 2018 • 7:30pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|October 28, 2017 • 5:30pm - 6:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|February 20, 2016||Nonprofit Event|
|Beth||Stage show assistant|
Influences & Inspiration
My mentor in magic was H. Claude Enslow, who performed in the KC area for many decades. Claude performed in vaudeville, on radio and television. He was the Santa Claus for the downtown Jones store for over 16 years. I learned most all of my timing and interaction with my audiences, with both children and adults, by accompaning Claude to his bookings, and observing his technique and style over the last years of his life.
I also attend magic club meetings and magic conventions to hone my skills and learn techniques from Master’s in the trade to improve my performance skills.
Platform or staging for a 8 x 10’ area is needed for maximum visibility for large groups
Set up can take up to 30 minutes
Wireless lapel microphone is preferred
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