“Magic Bob” Beardsley is a favorite performer at the Dubuque Museum of Art’s Second Saturday programs of free, family friendly entertainment.
A pleasure to host, “Magic Bob” is the consummate professional, always on time and thoroughly prepared. His rapport with children and adults alike is warm and sincere and his easy-going, respectful manner never patronizes or makes fun. “Magic Bob” engages continually with the audience, encouraging them to feel like an integral part of his act as he takes them on a journey guaranteed to delight and amaze.
“Magic Bob’s” close up brand of magic is appropriate for children and adults of all ages. His act uses many classics of magic: linking rings, color changing silks, giant card effects, silk to egg, cut and restored rope, and a basketball story. His skillful sleight of hand appears effortless, astonishing and authentic. I appreciate this because some of the magic one sees on television these days seems so contrived and slick. “Magic Bob” is the real deal!