Maritess Zurbano is a Master Hypnotist with 24 years of international performing experience. She keeps the laughs rolling and the content clean. During her comedy hypnosis shows you can feel the amazing power of your own mind. Be the show or see the show.
Major media sources including Newsday, Lifetime Television, The BBC News, Epoch Times, and The Village Voice consistently seek her commentary.
Maritess exceeded our expectations for a magical 7th birthday party for our daughter. She was able to impress the kids and adults alike. She showed up early and was great with the kids.
Maritess was the surprise headliner for my mixed generational 70th birthday party and I could not have found a more perfect fit. She was relaxed, in charge, comfortable, extremely professional, humorous, astounding, full of variation and surprises, and super tuned into our crowd. The smiles in the room could have blown the roof off. My family and friends will never forget her performance. Thank you!
We had a wonderful experience with Maritess. She is very responsive and helpful during the booking process. We had to move our event date due to impellent work priorities, and she was accommodating with our demands.
The day of the show she arrived ahead of time to make sure everything was correctly set up and meet in advance the team.
The show was spectacular and we had an extraordinary participation from everybody. She was able to engage a crowd of engineers for a whole hour with tricks and mentalism activities that left everybody astonished.
It was an excellent show! Thank you Maritess!!
First of all, she is super funny and full of energy. She knows how to captivate an audience. I'm still mindblown by the card tricks! How-oh-how did Maritess pick my card!? Martiess is hypnotising. She was also a delight to work with and glad we got to work with her. Thank you, Maritess!
Maritess was great with our somewhat unpredictable group of 60 adults with developmental disabilities. She was able to captivate the audience and perform through some distracting shouts throughout. Maritess tailored the performance to our clients to ensure they got the most out of it and even taught the group some illusions. It was a wonderful and memorable experience.
Went to a park in Bellevue to check out a film with my kids and we were delighted to catch Maritess' show while we were there. Her act is sophisticated enough to keep the adults entertained while managing to be kid friendly as well. We all loved it!
Maritess was phenomenal! My company sought entertainment for our Christmas in July party. When researching Maritess, I found that she is both world renoun as well as very active in my local community; Seattle WA. She went above any beyond for us, by taking the time to personally introduce herself to each member of my party and tailoring each of our experiences. Her skill and presence were captivating! I will be recommending her to anyone who seeks a unique and dedicated performer. Thank you Maritess for making this event so memorable!!
I was excited to hire a magician for my sons 6th birthday party. As a parent we all try and find ways to keep our children entertained during those chaotic stressful birthday parties; I hired Maritess with that intention. She was early, prepared and needed about 10 mins to set up. The kids were surprised, excited and ready for the show. However the attention span of 5 and 6 year olds as we all know is limited. My son being the worst that day. Maritess tried her best to round up the kids and keep their focus but a lot of her one liners and dialogue was more suited for adults. The kids didn't understand her sarcasm nor did they follow it, losing interest quickly. Her tricks were pretty darn amazing but I just thought she seemed flustered trying to keep the kids interested, my son being the orneriest that day. Again, understandable.
However, as she was leaving she asked if I wouldn't mind leaving a review which I said I had no problem doing. She asked for 5 stars of course but only cares about 4 stars and higher. After I thought about it, I realized there was no sarcasm or humor in her statement which left a very bad taste in my mouth after she left. Anyone who asks you to give them a high review and lets you know that they don't look at anything that is lower lets me know they don't care about improving their show or that they can't handle constructive criticism. Now I may have given her 4 stars even with the lack of attention on the kids part because I understand the task of entertaining children, and her show was still good, but after her request I felt like she didn't deserve anything above a 3. Terribly unprofessional on her part.
Response from Maritess Zurbano Master Magician, Hypnotist, and Speaker:
Thank you for taking the time to give honest review and feedback. I'm glad you enjoyed the tricks and I'll have to take a look and make sure the presentation is at the level for kids that age and energy level.
I want to apologize if I came across wrong at the end. It certainly wasn't intended as all reviews are important to me. Maybe the chaos flustered me enough to come across wrong. Thanks again for bringing my magic show out for Eli's birthday party. Have a great summer.
Engaging, professional, humorous, highly recommended.
Magician Maritess made my daughter's 8th birthday fun and magical - she was great with the group of 13 girls and engaged them for the full hour. Lots of participation and they learned some tricks too!
Maritess was great in keeping both the kids and the adults entertained. She interacted with the crowd well.
Response from Maritess Zurbano Master Magician, Hypnotist, and Speaker:
I think my favorite part of the evening was when one one child was so amazed at my magic that he said, "Your name should be Harry!" Another child said, "No! Her name should be Hermione!" I said, "Children, their names should be MARITESS" :-) Thank you for having me at your event. Your kids were so curious, appreciative, and a lot of fun!
Maritess provided a wonderful show for our family birthday celebration party. She was absolutely entertaining and interacted with our guests and family members so well. I would recommend Maritess to anyone that is looking to have a great time at any type of event. We all want her to return to another one of our events soon.
Maritess Zurbano performed tarot card readings during our school's 8th grade graduation party sponsored by the PTSA which I co-chaired. She instinctively knew how to adjust her readings for this age group and keep them optimistic while still being personalized for each student. The students really engaged with her, and I received great feedback. Her table was very popular, yet she was skilled at keeping the line moving while still making each student feel like they had their dedicated time with her. Maritess was very professional, on time, fun, and easy to work with. I highly recommend her!
Wow! She did an amazing job. Not only the kids were engaged so were the adults. She was fun and did a awesome job performing. End of the event I shared her contact with so many other parents who would like her to perform at their event. She was on time and pleasant to work with. I would definitely work with her again. We had over 40 kids at our event and she kept them in control :)
She did a wonderful job at my daughters 7th birthday party. She kept them entertained and was fun and very age appropriate. We all really enjoyed her show and would recommend her in the future.
Maritess is a must for any corporate gig! She engaged small groups of attendees and had each group laughing and wondering how she did her slight-of-hand tricks and her mind reading. She is a MUST!
She performed a attractive and entertaining show on our event.
In planning a large party it is always challenging to find the headliner entertainment to make everyone enjoy themselves. Not this year!! Maritess entertained the entire room. She had so many who wanted to participate and she handled it marvelously. The feedback is still coming in on how this was the BEST Christmas party ever. Pace knows it is all because of the laughter and joy we got from her amazing performance. Being an event planner for years I would whole heartily recommend Maritess for any event you have coming up. She ROCKED our Christmas party. Thank you so very much for having her as our option for professional and fun entertainment. Cheryl Ann Mattia - HR for Pace International, LLC
Maritess is the quintessential talented, exciting, brilliant professional entertainer! She balances the tricky business of hypnotism with aplomb and expertise. I highly recommend her for your next event. We will definitely bring her back to entertain students again as soon as possible. Her show was a HUGE hit while being respectful, funny, and providing impressive artistry. The participants and audience members all enjoyed her show greatly.
From start to finish working with Maritess was fantastic experience. Her professionalism and attention to detail was very much appreciated. My husband's 50th Birthday party was a huge success thanks to Maritess. Her show was amazing, fun and so entertaining that we still talk about it today. Will definitely hire her for future parties and highly recommend her for both private and corporate events.
What to Expect
MENU OF SERVICES:
Strolling Magic/Tarot Card Readings
Maritess has over 23 years experience in baffling audiences around the world with her sophisticated sleight-of-hand, uncanny divinations and enchanting them with her youthful outlook and hilarious personality. Strolling magic and magic onstage brightens up any room and sparks conversation for weeks after the show is over.
**two hour minimum, please inquire about length of show recommendation in ratio to attendees
This hour-long show features Mentalism, the supreme magic of the mind. Zurbano uses non-stop audience-participation with feats that impresses even the most analytical minds. She demonstrates mass-mindreading and uses the danger of knives to prove her powers of clairvoyance.
Watch as any audience member calls out playing cards and they instantly appear in her hands. See her read the minds of several volunteers, without their permission! This 100% clean and baffling show has amazed sophisticated audiences around the world.
**1hour show, Audience up to 25 people
Hilarious hypnotism that respects her audiences and improves their lives.
Maritess Zurbano is the only Filipina-American professional stage hypnotist in the world. She has been profiled by Newsday, Lifetime Television, the BBC News and The Village Voice. She has astounded audiences for 24 years, performing over 200 college/casino/private events. She brings hilarity and entertainment to people of all ages internationally. Her message of self-empowerment is shared through demonstrating the power of the mind. Audiences are shown how improve their own performance in their personal and professional lives. This includes reducing stress, improving concentration, and fulfilling their goals no matter how big or small.
**1hour show, Audience 1 to 50 people
**1.5 hour show, Audience 1 to 300 people
***CHILDREN AND FAMILY SHOWS*******
I'm the former official magician for The Manhattan and Seattle Children's Museums, The Seattle and New York Public Libraries, and I performed magic at the Bumbershoot Festival last year. Families love my show, and you will too, as it's sophisticated and world-class enough for my other clients that include colleges, casinos and private events.
Maritess Zurbano is a master magician, hypnotist, and author. Her career includes owning a fortune-telling business in Nevada, becoming a master phone psychic, and performing her show at casinos, corporations, colleges, and at private events around the world. Visit her websites for video, media testimonials and photos. www.WomanHypnotist.com and www.Maritess.com
Her mind-blowing and and hilarious shows deliver a dynamic combinations of expertise, professionalism, and humor to take audiences on her magical journeys. Zurbano's shows are great for any event. She keeps the laughs rolling and the content clean.
She is consistently profiled in the media and asked for her expert opinion as one of the few women in the field. Major media sources including Newsday, Lifetime Television, The BBC News, Epoch Times, and The Village Voice consistently seek her commentary.
“...urban sophistication with an edge... Newsday New York
“Today Zurbano's magic act is about taking back power, exerting that power over her audience, and owning the sexual overtones...” Bust Magazine
Additional Booking Notes
I'll need professional sound amplification, input plugs for BOTH my cordless headset microphone AND handheld microphone, and input plug for my music which is on IPad.
For strolling or smaller gigs, of course this technical requirement is waived.
Upcoming Booked Events
|December 15, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
Past Booked Events
|December 08, 2018 • 6:00pm - 10:00pm||Christmas Party|
|March 24, 2018 • 8:00pm - 9:00pm||Birthday Party|
|January 12, 2018 • 1:00pm - 2:00pm||Corporate Event|
|December 15, 2017 • 5:30pm - 8:00pm||Christmas Party|
|December 09, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|December 08, 2017 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Corporate Event|
|November 17, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|October 07, 2017 • 4:00pm - 6:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 11, 2017 • 6:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|August 04, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|August 02, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:15pm||Worship Service|
|July 19, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Corporate Event|
|July 08, 2017 • 3:00pm - 3:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|June 17, 2017 • 4:30pm - 5:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|May 22, 2017 • 7:30pm - 8:30pm||Nonprofit Event|
|May 20, 2017 • 5:30pm - 7:30pm||Birthday (Adult)|
|April 01, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|April 01, 2017 • 1:30pm - 2:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|March 25, 2017 • 12:30pm - 1:15pm||Birthday (Child)|
|March 21, 2017 • 6:00pm - 9:00pm||Corporate Event|
|March 04, 2017 • 8:30pm - 9:30pm||Cocktail Party|
|February 18, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|February 06, 2015||Other|
Influences & Inspiration
Conan O'Brien, Margaret Cho, Pat Collins
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