Professor Gallico & Company offers mindblowing classic magic, illusions, death-defying escapes, comedy and crazy feats of skill to create an event your guests are sure to remember! Combining not just magic, but an entire sideshow! Professor Gallico & Company will provide the perfect show for whatever the occasion or age! Now featuring the world's youngest escape artist and mentalist!
Be specific when requesting a quote, this will expedite the process. Prices start at $200 per hour for either ambient closeup magic or a children's show which includes games, prizes, a magic lesson and more. Prices vary for stage shows depending on the size of the production, contact for details.
Price Range: $200/hr for closeup, stage shows vary.
What to Expect
Professor Gallico & Company offers classic magic, illusions, death-defying escapes, comedy and sideshow entertainment custom tailored to your event! From children's parties and ambient closeup magic to stage shows and ten-in-one acts, Professor Gallico will provide the perfect show for whatever the occasion or age! Now featuring the world's youngest escape artist and mentalist!
My name is Shane Steddum, but you know me as Professor Gallico. My interest in magic started when my late great uncle showed me my first magic trick at 5 years old which led to entering a talent show a few years later with a failed card card trick and a ventriloquist act so bad that the dummy tried to sue my parents for damage to his character. This initial hurdle didn't stop me, mostly because I had nothing better to do.
My love for all things magic, circus and sideshows grew exponentially, praise P. T. Barnum. In high school I began getting regular paid gigs for birthday parties and events which led to my first television appearance on a local kid's show. Along with my performances, I became what's known in the industry as a "hauntmaster" when I started designing profitable haunted houses for every October and utilizing my budding special FX skills.
Through the years my magic and sideshow performances have evolved and manifested in many characters: A clown named Bosco, a Medieval sorcerer on the Texas Ren Fest circuit, and even as Arkansas' first and only late night horror host, Jebediah Buzzard.
I've since directed a few horror films, acted in a couple, wrote and recorded two CD's, and had a radio show but I always come back to my true passion. That passion is lies in mystifying a crowd of people, watching watching their eyes pop in disbelief, and knowing that I've provided amazement and laughter that will be remembered for years to come in a world that's sometimes frightening and often mundane.
Past Booked Events
|January 19, 2018 • 5:30pm - 6:00pm||Children's Birthday Party|
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