Magician & Illusionist, Magic Santa, Party Entertainer; Bretsky - The Motor City Magician
Church Groups, Scouts, School Assemblies, Parties, Festivals, Fairs or any event you want the ultimate entertainment.
Applying over 35 years of experience I offer the following types of magical entertainment;
a) Close-Up, Strolling & Street Magic
b) Party Shows
c) Banquet & Dinner Shows
d) Stage Shows With Vegas Style Illusions
e) Magic Santa
Your group will be astounded with "top notch magical entertainment" that only Matrix Magic Shows can provide.
B R E T S K Y - The Motor City Magician
Master of Magic & Illusion
Matrix Magic Shows - Harrison Township, Mi.
We really enjoyed this performance. It was very exciting and lots of fun for the crowd. The live animals was awesome too!
Response from Matrix Magic Shows / Magic & Illusion:
Had a great time performing for synchronized skating team at Adrian College!
What to Expect
Over 70% of show bookings are referrals and return engagements.
The following are a few client testimonials (many more on web site);
" Not Just A Magic Show, But Rather A Top Notch Magic Production "
" All Ages Truly Enjoyed The Magic "
" Over The Top Performance By A Master Of Magic "
" We Can Tell You Love What You Do "
" Funtastic Entertainment For All Ages "
" Unforgettable Lifetime Memories Were Produced "
" The Quality Of A Macys' Santa with Charm & Magic Create
the Illusion Of The Real Santa "
Bret Beaudry began practicing magic at the age of ten years old performing for neighborhood friends and family. In 1972, at the age of 12, with positive encouragement from his parents, and also his aunt and uncle, he began a professional career under the name “Bret the Magnificent”. Working odd jobs, all the money he earned was used to purchase new tricks which he would practice in front of his number one fan, supporter and critic, his mom.
Beaudry's garage and basement were the location of many neighborhood magic shows. Bret’s first professional show was for the First Presbyterian Church (Fenton, Michigan) for a father-son banquet. After an incredible reception, he booked a return engagement the next week to entertain for the mother-daughter event. Beaudry continued magic throughout his high school years performing many shows and appearing on television for “The Soupy Sales Telethon", “The Bozo Show”, a Canadian film documentary by Insight Productions "Magic Town" as well as many local news casts.
Throughout high school Bret purchased plans and began building his own stage illusions. While attending Linden High School, Beaudry took every industrial arts class offered including; metal working, plastics, cabinet making, independent study and even cadet teaching assistant. Linden High School offered him a teaching scholership. However, that was not the direction this "Master of Illusion" was destined for. In high school shop classes and also his garage at home, he was always building something magical. Using only the finest birch plywood materials and dazzling paint finishes Bret's illusion quality and showmanship has always been "top notch".
In 1974, a "puff of smoke effect" discharged in Beaudry's face causing him near third degree burns to his forehead. Doctors advised that had he not been wearing glasses he would most likely be blind as the result of the incident. The only other accident occurred when a table saw cut into the tip of his left middle finger. After skin grafts and time, the injury has fully and magically healed.
As a junior, in 1975 as part of a distributive education program, Beaudry and his father opened a magic store, "The Magic Wand". The shop was located in Historic Holly's Battle Alley and for two years catering to both novice and professional magicians.
In 1976 Bret received a charitable contribution award from the "Order of Alhambra" for his fund raising efforts to helping mentally retarded children.
In 1977 Beaudry traveled to Colon Michigan, “The Magic Capital of the World” and attended “Abbott’s International Magic Convention” where he competed against Lance Burton. Mr. Burton took first place which catapulted his career into one of the world’s most acclaimed magicians. Lance, now retired, was the feature show at the Monte Carlo Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. (To this day, Beaudry and Burton remain friends).
In 1978 Beaudry expanded the show and changed it’s name to “The Gemini & Company Illusion Show” which featured many full size stage illusions. The show performed regularly for private parties, schools, churches, scouting events, as well as bars and restaurants. In late 1978 Beaudry created a very unique illusion presentation entitled “Salute to Star Wars”. Creative fog and lighting effects coupled with elaborate costumes and dramatic illusions produced an illusion show like no other. The popularity of the show spread quickly as Beaudry, dressed as the evil villain “Darth Vader”, performed twenty minutes of illusions featuring characters including; “Princess Lea”, “a Storm Trooper”, “Chewbacca” and even two “Jawas”. The show became a feature form of entertainment for local radio station functions, fund raiser events, restaurants, hotels and night clubs. This presentation also gained him recognition from the International Brotherhood of Magicians. In 1979 “The Salute to Star Wars” show was a feature act and received a standing ovation at “Michigan Magic Day”, a magic convention held in Flint Michigan.
In 1979, with “disco” in full force, “MIKATAM MAGIC” was born. “The Gemini & Company Illusion Show” was contracted to entertain up to six times a month for the largest night club in the region, Tom Joubrans' “The Million Dollar Mikatam”. From the Houdini upside down Straight Jacket Escape, Zig Zag Lady, Cutting in Sixths, Hindu Sword Basket, Doll House and Levitation Illusions to a large variety of other magic including comedy, Productions including doves, a bunny and a monkey. The show was a solid hit for nearly five years.
In 1982 the Gemini & Company Illusion Show also became a feature act for “Huckleberry Junction”, a kids entertainment complex located north of Flint Michigan. Bret also performed at “Superbowl XVI” functions in Pontiac Michigan. Beaudry actively continued professionally performing magic until 1990 when personal issues halted his ability and spirit to perform.
In late 2007, “for the love of magic”, Bret began passionately considering what to do with his tricks. In the spring of 2008 Beaudry traveled to Las Vegas to consult with old friend Lance Burton about his “comeback” intentions. With Mr. Burton's positive encouragement, coupled with Beaudry’s experience and passion, there was no doubt that the show would be anything but a magical success. He took on the name “MATRIX MAGIC SHOWS" and in the fourth quarter of 2008 was once again amazing and delighting audiences of all ages and sizes.
Beaudry's mom always told him; "If you do the right things, the right things will happen." Beaudry's success has resulted in clients reporting over a 99.8% client satisfaction rating with return engagements up to 9 years years.
In 2009 Matrix Magic Shows landed a contract for fourteen shows for Frankenmuth's River Place outdoor village. The show drew in crowds of well over 500 people.
In 2010, with the help of various friends, Beaudry introduced the stage name "The Great Bretsky". Coincidentally, "Bretsky" was the nick name his family had given him when he was very young (before magic). With his passion for playing ice hockey (goalie), this new name would mirror the name of ice hockey's super star . . . "The Great Gretzky". Since 1999, Beaudry (A.K.A. "Superman") has played over 2,200 games, has earned over 250 shut-outs, won over 46 championships and 1 World Title.
In 2016, the stage name "Bretsky - The Motor City Magician" was introduced and the web site www.MotorCityMagician.com was launched.
For over 35 years Bret Beaudry has been providing high quality magical entertainment.
“Bret is a perfectionist”, “a give 110% kind of guy” and “he genuinely loves entertaining his audiences”.
99.8 % of over 150 clients that have returned post show surveys have rated his shows a perfect 10!!!
Many magicians show up to their events with "a magic show" . . . "Bret Beaudry provides a magical production, creating fantastic, unforgettable memories for his audiences that will last a lifetime."
Past, present and future clients can rest assured that "Bretsky - The Motor City Magician" will continue on his “magical journey”, continuously improving and refining his "top notch" shows.
Additional Booking Notes
Matrix Magic Shows provides lighting, "Magic Sound" and special effects as needed for shows.
Upcoming Booked Events
|October 07, 2018 • 12:00pm - 1:30pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|October 13, 2018 • 2:00pm - 2:30pm||Corporate Event|
Past Booked Events
|January 27, 2018 • 4:00pm - 5:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
|March 24, 2017 • 7:30pm - 9:30pm||Campus Event|
|February 18, 2016||School Assembly|
|January 28, 2016||Corporate Event|
|December 12, 2014||Holiday Party|
|December 21, 2013||Birthday Party|
|October 13, 2012||Birthday Party|
Close-Up Magic, Street Magic, Home Parties, Banquets to Las Vegas style illusions.
Influences & Inspiration
Siegfried & Roy, Lance Burton, Niel Foster, Harry Blackstone, Jr., Penn & Teller, Elvis Presley, Sam Cupp.
Performance area to suit show type.
Information on audience seating.