One of Boston's highest rated magicians on Gig Salad!
Ryan Lally is one of the youngest profession magicians in the country, bringing classical magic into the modern age. Your guests will love his youthful charm, elegant style, and his amazing talent. His interactive show will keep your guests engaged and participating in the magic, while leaving them amazed and talking about your event for months to come. It's no wonder that he is quickly becoming one of the hottest entertainers in New England.
You are invited to check out Ryan's many 5 star reviews on Gig Salad and his website for more information about his services.
We loved having Ryan Lally perform at our son’s eighth birthday party he was funny, sweet, and very age appropriate for a group of seven and eight-year-olds, the grown ups even got a kick out of it too! Loved how he involved the children in the audience, they all were laughing and were wowed by the many magic tricks performed! I especially loved the ending of the show as my son was the star of the show and got to perform alongside with Ryan!!!
Response from Ryan Lally: Professional Magician:
Thank you for this review, Michelle! It was a pleasure to perform for your son and his friends!
Westford Farmers market patrons thoroughly enjoyed Ryan's professional talents.
He brings such a delightful and magical experience to his audience - a really nice time for ALL ages.
I saw little ones maybe 3-4 yrs participating (thoroughly), high schoolers as well as mature adults. It was a very successful event and cant thank Ryan for such ability to 'go with the crowd' and work with them! We look forward to seeing Ryan again in the future!
Response from Ryan Lally: Professional Magician:
Thank you for this kind review, Gloria. It was a pleasure working with the Westford Farmers Market!
Ryan was hired to perform for our kids birthday party and he did an amazing job! He had our group of 20+ kids with ages from 4 to 10 laughing and entertained for his whole performance. He was punctual, easy to work with and great with the kids. Highly recommended
Ryan is amazing! I hired him for my son's 5th birthday party. He showed up early and is super polite and professional. The kids and the adults absolutely loved him! I've never seen a group of 2-10 year olds sit so still and quiet for 45 minutes. He kept them engaged and at the end made animal balloons for each child! He's great and I highly recommend him!!
Response from Ryan Lally: Professional Magician:
Thank you, Christelle! I had a blast performing for everyone!
Can't say enough about Ryan, showed up on time well dressed and ready to entertain. He was very professional and kept everyone engaged. Did a great job balancing between spending enough time with everyone and making sure everyone that wanted to see his magic did.
Party with 21 kids ages 5-10, kept them engaged and laughing! He was a treat to have perform and a great communicator! Cool magic tricks - wonderful personality for kids! Thanks Ryan:)
Response from Ryan Lally: Professional Magician:
Thank you so much for this kind review, Heidi! It was a pleasure to perform the other day for such a wide age range. The kids were all very polite and interactive. It was a lot of fun for me, too!
We have used Ryan twice for events for our youth organizations. The first time was a walk around magic show and the second was a traditional magic act with a magic clinic at the end for the youth. He is very professional, easy to get in touch with, reasonably priced, very accommodating, and a terrific performer--the youth were engaged the entire time. We will be using him again in the future.
Ryan performed for our After School program which included about 30 children aged 6 to 12 years. The kids loved the show as did the adults! Many of the younger children could barely sit still they were so excited and enthralled. Ryan invited some of the kids to join him “on stage”. He was kind, gentle and patient with all the children. He uses good humor and his act is definitely family friendly yet not childish. He performed a wide variety of magic tricks which left us all cheering, laughing & wondering, “How did he do that?”
In particular, I was enchanted by his rings trick which Ryan transformed into a work of art with his facial expressions and choice of music.
Ryan is very professional, polite & a pleasure to work with. He showed up early, set up & broke down his set by himself. We couldn’t have been happier with Ryan or his performance. I have no hesitation in recommending Ryan to give a delightful magical show.
Ryan performed at our son's 10th birthday party and was excellent. He was totally age appropriate, funny and creative. His tricks were entertaining and his act included lots of audience participation which the kids very much enjoyed. I would highly recommend Ryan for future events!
We hired Ryan for our twins' 6th birthday party. He was great! He was very professional in his communication from the beginning to the end, and I appreciated the fact that he arrived early to set up. He charmed his audience of ~40 kids (ranging in age from 4 to 7) and as many adults, with tricks appropriate to a mixed audience. The magic show is a lot of fun. I highly recommend him.
Ryan was truly entertaining. The children as well as the adults really enjoyed the show. Seeing my son's face light up was priceless. Thank you for making my son's birthday a memorable one.
We just hired Ryan for our son's 7th birthday party. Not only was he prompt and adaptable to our very small condo (filled with 20 7-year-olds), but very professional, too!
The caliber and quanity of his magic was just right. And the tone could not have been more perfect -- magic and comedy combined with enough wit and charm to keep the parents happy, too!
And though his illusions were SERIOUSLY impressive, his patience with and control of the absolute mayhem of 20 7-year-olds jumping toward him and shouting, "I know how you did that!" was truly his most impressive feat. I would recommend him for people of any age, not just screaming, crazed, laughing kids!
The kids had so much fun with Ryan - so memorable.
Ryan provided a wonderfully funny and interactive show for the kids at the Newton Library. His humor really appealed to the kids ranging in age from about 3 to 11, and they were also very excited to be involved in performing the show along with Ryan. Ryan's tricks were engaging, and the variety very appropriate to the mixed ages. He was professional and kind at all times.
Ryan put on a fantastic performance which everyone loved. The comedy, magic and communication style were perfect for our group of 1-7 year olds. Ryan was also extremely professional and prompt with all communications leading up to the party. We were very happy with everything.
Ryan is worth the hire! He showed up early to prepare and set-up. When having a birthday party for young kids it is important to plan for cake, ice cream, gifts, play time. The best parties do not drag on! Ryan started on time and set the rules for the kids right away in a creative and funny way. He kept their attention and made sure to include all the children. He nailed his estimated show duration and even let the everyone know the show was nearing the end. Talented, polite, honest and respectful are just a few words to describe him. His magic speaks for itself.
We loved having Ryan entertain at our twins' 7th birthday party! Our space was a little tight and I was wondering how it would all work out, but Ryan set up his show in a small corner of the room and the kids loved being up close. We had about 15 kids and quite of few of them got to be part of the act, which they loved, and the birthday twins were the stars of the finale. Ryan did a great a great job entertaining this age group and the adults enjoyed the show, too! We highly recommend Ryan for your n ext party or event!
Ryan entertained the grandchildren of our residents at Highland Meadows in Weston at our Spring Social. The children loved him, and he kept both the little ones and the adults captivated. It was a wonderful treat to have him as part of our evening. He was funny, entertaining, and magical!
Ryan lally was teriffic. The kids were so amused by him with the magic show. My child is still talking about it. I would highly recommend him for any event..thanks again, Colleen
We hired Ryan for our son's four year-old birthday party. He was terrific! He engaged the audience (kids, and adults too!), and the kids loved him. The magic show is a lot of fun, and Ryan works well with kids.
Ryan put on a terrific magic show for my daughter's birthday party (she's 8). He was friendly, funny, and unflappable (who knew that some 2nd graders heckle!?). The magic tricks were perfectly scaled for a small space, and both kids and adults were impressed by the illusions. I highly recommend Ryan.
Ryan performed for 65 seniors at the Waltham Council on Aging New Year's party. He had everyone on the edge of their seats. The magic was great, his sense of humor right on target, and he's very sweet. We had a blast.
Ryan came to entertain about dozen or more kids at our annual charity Christmas and the kids loved him! His set up is very professional (my 9 year old daughter commented, "wow, he has a curtain and everything!") He interacted well with the kids, keeping them engaged and allowing for participation. We were very pleased with his show, his promptness and his professionalism.
We hired Ryan to perform at our daughter's 6th birthday party and he did not dissapoint! Ryan was able to hold the attention of a group of about 25 little kids which is no easy task. They were laughing and cheering the entire show. He brought excellent props and he was more than professional. We were quite pleased with how our event turned out!
Last night we had Ryan join us at our opening school picnic. Our students range in age from 3-5 and LOVED the show. Ryan's comical and relaxed style was perfect. The performance got lots of laughs, smiles, and cheers. I think secretly the parents loved the show as much as the children. Thank you Ryan for helping kick off our community with joy and magic.
Iris Chin Ponte Ph.D.
The Henry Frost Children's Program
Ryan has performed for the Belmont Senior Center 3x, starting at age 15, first recommended by another organization; he did not disappoint! In two years, he's gotten even better! He is funny, poised, and quite skilled. Our seniors totally enjoy his program. Ryan now has a beautiful backdrop as well as recorded music to accompany one of his routines. He's terrific!
Ryan did an amazing show for a big group of young kids he entertained them for quite a long time making them laugh and have fun including the adults. Very professional and the setup was beautiful!
This is the third season that Ryan has performed at the Belmont (MA) Farmers' Market. He has honed his craft and sharpened his ability to captivate an audience of children, parents, and unattached adults. This year he has drawn large, awestruck crowds. The kids, who are encouraged to participate in his act, jump up and down in rapt amazement and delight, while incredulous adults applaud. His infectious enthusiasm and showmanship win everyone over. He's been a terrific draw for our market.
Ryan performed as our last piece of "Magical" Family Fun Day ! Dinner and a Magic Show, Ryan was professional, talented and certainly kept the children amused and involved (we had younger aged children under 10) his show worked great with this age group, while keeping the parents interested as well. No Easy Task as our family fun began at 3 with a golf clinic, then golf, followed by dinner and the show at 7:30 pm so I am sure they children were tired and worn out, but Ryan kept them going, will definitely hire again next year.
It is very apparent that Ryan loves doing magic and entertaining folks. At our event he worked quite well with some small children. He was patient with them and they were pleased. As he continues to hone his craft, I am sure that more and more people will appreciate the work he puts into the program.
What to Expect
STAND-UP SHOW: Ryan's one-man stand-up magic show is a unique blend of classics of magic and modern twists that only a millennial can add. The show is very easy to adapt to different venues and performance spaces, and Ryan provides everything, including tables, a backdrop, and a PA system. The show is an interactive experience and can last anywhere from 30-90 minutes.
CLOSE-UP: Ryan performs a series of high impact effects up close with your guests which includes cards, coins, and mind reading. Perfect for cocktail parties and wedding receptions.
Ryan Lally, age 19, became interested in magic shortly after his parents took him out of the 6th grade to homeschool him. He found an old magic kit that he and his friends had gotten from school three years earlier but quickly forgot about. One card trick lead to another, and then another, and soon he had learned every trick in the kit. He was hooked.
That summer, Ryan found a small magic shop in his hometown, Ray Goulet’s Magic Art Studio. Stepping inside of it was like stepping into another world for a 12-year-old, a world where his stresses and anxiety didn’t exist, and there was only magic. Through the Magic Art Studio Ryan found a club for kids who shared a similar interest in magic, The Society of Young Magicians. He joined the Boston chapter a month later and made quick friends with some of the other young magicians in the club.
At the same time that Ryan was getting involved with the Society of Young Magicians, his homeschool studies led him to a group of homeschooled kids that performed Shakespeare plays every year called All the World’s a Stage Players. Ryan would go on to act in 7 full Shakespeare plays, staring in many of them, including Kind Lear. Although he didn’t know it at the time, learning to act in Shakespeare plays would be one of the most valuable lessons in live performing that he would ever receive.
At the age of 15, after making monthly trips to the Magic Art Studio, Ryan was offered a job working behind the counter by Ray Goulet, a retired magician and world renowned magic collector and historian. Ray became a mentor to Ryan, teaching him about the historical side to magic and giving him a much deeper appreciation for the art than he ever had before.
Shortly after starting work at the Magic Art studio Ryan began marketing himself as a magician. Throughout his high school years Ryan kept busy with children’s birthday parties, slowly growing his talents while earning some money as well. Through word-of-mouth he was hired for private events, magic conventions, corporate trade shows, and national television appearances.
Being homeschooled, Ryan was able to start college early and enrolled as a duel-enrolment student at Middlesex Community College in Bedord, MA as soon as he turned 16. He revieved his high school diploma when he was 18 and graduated Middlesex Community College with an Associate’s in Business at the age of 19. His early experiences with self-marketing allowed him to develop an interest in it, and his is currently a junior at the University of Massachusetts in Boston with a major in Marketing.
Ryan owes his successes in performing and college to his parents, who took him out of school when he was a stressed, awkward 12-year-old, and allowed him to explore his various interests and open up his mind to unconventional possibilities.
Education: Middlesex Community College class of 2016, UMass Boston class of 2018.
Magic Organizations: Society of American Magicians, International Brotherhood of Magicians, New England Magic Collectors Association.
Past Booked Events
|February 11, 2018 • 8:00pm - 10:00pm||Cocktail Party|
|August 01, 2017 • 12:00pm - 5:00pm||Grand Opening|
|July 29, 2017 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm||Birthday (Child)|
|July 09, 2017 • 5:00pm - 6:30pm||Convention/Trade Show|
|March 11, 2017 • 10:30pm - 11:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|March 05, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Birthday (Child)|
|January 29, 2017 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm||Holiday Party (Christmas)|
|January 09, 2017 • 2:30pm - 3:30pm||Campus Event|
|September 11, 2016 • 11:00am - 11:45am||Birthday (Child)|
|May 17, 2015||Religious Celebration|
|May 03, 2015||Other|
|December 07, 2014||Christmas Party|
|October 25, 2014||Birthday Party|
|July 20, 2014||Other|