Chicago Magician Mark Toland

Why book Chicago Magician Mark Toland?

***As featured on WGN TV Chicago and at Disney's World Famous BoardWalk Resort***

With multiple television appearances, features on Ellusionist.com, WGN TV Chicago, and at Disney World's BaordWalk Resort, Chicago Magician Mark Toland's shows have been seen from coast to coast. Mark Toland travels nationwide to provide unforgettable entertainment for corporate events, college shows, and private engagements. Recent clients include Disney World, LegoLand Florida, Trump International, CellMark, Cessna, Citi Bank, Via Christi, Centro, Xactly, University of Texas, Wichita State University, and US Poker Series. Additionally, he was also recently featured on WGN TV Chicago's morning show.

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Reviews

Review by Jan M.

We hired Mark for our holiday party and we were wowed! Mark is not your 'typical' entertainer or magician. His tongue-n-cheek humor and various acts he incorporates in his show are unique and unlike anything I've seen before. All the employees who attended this function have commented how much fun Mark's show was. If you are interested in something a little bit different and an act that incorporates participation and keeps the audience engaged, Mark is the entertainer for you. Thank you, Mark, for such an enjoyable evening making this holiday event our best yet! Jan MacDonald of the Kansas Credit Union Association

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Reviewer: Jan M.
Organization: Kansas Credit Union Association
Event: Corporate Event in Wichita, KS
Event Date: Dec 7, 2010
Hired As: Holiday Entertainment

Review by Stephen C.

Mark Toland was terrific!! We had a party at our house in Beverly Hills and hired Mark to perform a mind reading and magic show for our guests. He not only baffled us in every possible way, but he also perfectly involved our guests throughout the show. My friends talked about the show for weeks afterward. I would highly recommend Mark's show for any event!

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Reviewer: Stephen C.
Event: Private Party in Beverly Hills, CA
Event Date: Dec 11, 2009
Hired As: Magician, Mind Reader

Review by James F.

I saw Mark Toland perform at a theatre in North Hollywood. He was amazing! He successfully read our minds and even showed us some baffling stunts. The most impressive feat was when he swallowed needles. I was not only astounded but throughly entertained - he is as charming and funny as he is astonishing!

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Reviewer: James F.
Event: Private Party in North Hollywood, CA
Event Date: Dec 5, 2009

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 30 - 90 minutes
  • Fee: $500-$3,000
  • Insurance: $1,000,000
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: International Brotherhood Of Magicians

Overview

Mark Toland's full length magic and mind reading show presents several unique demonstrations of the mind. Audiences members will see:

-A vaudevillian sideshow stunt, wherein Mark swallows 100 sewing needles
-A barefoot walk on broken glass
-Correct predictions of the entire audience's seemingly random decisions
-Accurately describing objects and thoughts from the audience while completely blindfolded
-An inside look into the technical side of magic

Audiences will not only laugh and find themselves completely amazed and astounded, but will also leave the show with a fresh perspective on the art of magic. "Magic doesn't have to be the trite stereotype that it is portrayed as," Mark says. "I want to leave my audiences with an experience that they will always remember."

Additional Booking Notes

INFORMATION FOR SHOWS IN LARGE VENUES:

STAGE: For audiences over 50, a small stage is recommended. There should be enough space to allow for audience participation. Additionally, at least one set of stage steps will be needed.

SOUND: If no sound equimpent is available, Mark can provide his own equipment.

LIGHTING: At certain points during the show, audience members need to be seen and able to participate in the show. A simple cue to raise and lower the house lights is preferable. Optional lighting can include a simple stage wash or even a follow spot for larger theatrical productions.

Past Booked Events

06/03/11 Corporate Event, Manhattan, KS
04/28/11 Corporate Event, Wichita, KS
04/20/11 Corporate Event, Pittsburgh, KS
04/19/11 Corporate Event, Independence, KS
04/01/11 Fundraiser - Wichita, KS
03/11/11 Wichita State University
03/05/11 Special Appearance, Wichita, KS
03/04/11 Special Appearance, Wichita, KS
03/03/11 Special Appearance, Wichita, KS
02/11/11 Pittsburgh State University
02/06/11 Special Appearance, Wichita, KS
01/27/11 Corporate Event - Wichita, KS
12/21/10 Corporate Event, Omaha, NE
12/18/10 Private Party, Iola, KS
12/08/10 Non Profit Event, Wichita, KS
12/07/10 Corporate Event, Wichita, KS
12/05/10 Corporate Event, Wichita, KS
11/23/10 Show, Wichita, KS
11/11/10 Corporate Event, Topeka, KS
11/06/10 Corporate Event, Wichita, KS
10/24/10 Show, Wichita, KS
10/09/10 "Light the Night", Wichita, KS
10/02/10 Show, Iola, KS
10/02/10 Show, Humboldt, KS
10/02/10 Show, Humboldt, KS
09/25/10 Wichita State University
09/25/10 Private Party, Wichita, KS
09/05/10 Corporate Event, Topeka, KS
08/09/10 Private Party, Wichita, KS
07/16/10 Show, Iola, KS
07/07/10 Show, Chanute, KS
05/17/10 Show, Leroy, KS

Chicago Magician Mark Toland

Magician Mark Toland's unique approach to the art of magic has quickly made him a highly sought after entertainer. But don't just take our word for it. Here are what some of Mark's past clients had to say:

"A gifted man," - WGN TV Chicago

"Mark Toland captivated the audience and left jaws dropped with his finale! Highly recommended." - Snow College

"Fresh talent that won't disappoint!" - University of Central Florida

"Absolutely amazing...our students are still talking about the show." - University of Texas

"The only answer is that Mark Toland must really be psychic!" - Kris Myers, Umphrey's McGee

"Mark Toland had our eyebrows at our headlines and our jaws buried in our collars. We couldn't see enough! Dude's got some serious magic going on!" - Teddy Weber, The Wiyos

"That was pure freaking magic." - Larry Damm, CEO Cessna Credit Union

"The epitome of professional entertainment!" - Paul Gagliano, Producer

"Mark Toland is an excellent and engaging illusionist. A huge hit at our campus!" - Student Activities Council, Wichita State University

"Mark Toland is everything you could hope for in an illusionist and mentalist; skilled, entertaining and professional. I look forward to working with him again! Highly recommended!" - Gregory Crafts, Producer

"Enthralling...delightful!" - Valerie Wall, Circle of Friends

"I have heard nothing but great comments from clients, coworkers, my boss, and several school administrators after Mark's performance. Mark is very talented and I wish him all the best!" - Deanne Peel, American Fidelity Assurance

"Mark Toland's show was fantastic! We are still shaking our heads wondering how he did those things! I highly recommend the show to anyone needing a great, personable entertainer for their next function!" - Karen Emerson - President, Heart of America Boxer Club

So what are the benefits of Mark Toland's show?

-Shows are customizable, ranging in length from 30-90 minutes

-Audience participation, comedy, and professional entertainment.

-We will work with your budget to ensure that you get the highest quality entertainment possible.

-Mark Toland has years of experience and wants to leave your audience with a memorable experience.


Biography: Mark Toland received his first magic book when he was only 3 years old. He wanted to learn magic so badly that he taught himself to read by comparing the text with the illustrations. Soon he was amazing his family and friends at special events. By the age of 8, Mark began to perform professionally at libraries, festivals, and schools.

Mark has since been inducted into the prestigious Junior Program at the Academy of Magical Arts and Sciences (commonly known as the Magic Castle in Hollywood), collaborated with Trinity Hospice to provide magical entertainment to patients on a volunteer basis, and has performed magic for hundreds of companies and events.

After graduating from Wichita State University in May of 2009 with a BFA in Music and Theatre, Mark now performs as a mentalist and illusionist full time. In his spare time he enjoys reading, singing, playing the piano, unicycling, juggling, and watching classic movies.

The team providing the talent:

Mark Toland

Chicago Magician

Set List

Mark Toland's has walked barefoot on broken glass, swallowed needles, and read the minds of thousands of audience members across the country. The show is a captivating, theatrical roller coaster ride designed to enthrall and astound your audience.

Influences & Inspiration

Mark Toland credits much of his performance style and inspiration to Frank Sinatra, Alfred Hitchcock, and MC Esher. Instead of revisiting what has previously been done in magic, Mark hopes to draw inspiration from these artists to forge his own unique path in the art of magic.

Setup Requirements

At least 8' x 10' of Stage Space

Lavalier Microphone

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