The Magic Entertainment of John Gardenier

Why book The Magic Entertainment of John Gardenier?

Once you have experienced the magic of John Gardenier, you
won’t think of entertainment in the same way again. Here’s your
opportunity to make your next event an unforgettable experience!
If you need someone who can perform beautiful sleight of hand
right under your nose or twist your reality with stage and platform
magic, John has studied it all. Whether it is cards, coins, or your
household items, everything becomes magical in John’s hands.
One of several Magicians featured on the popular television
program, Bay Area Backroads, John Gardenier never ceases
to amaze and amuse. You can see him perform regularly at the
California Magic Dinner Theatre.

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Wonderful Show

John did a show 3/16/13 for a large group of special needs children. As a parent of one of those kids, I was brought to tears with seeing the excitement he brought to them. They laughed, they participated,they were amazed by his magic tricks. It was a great night, John is a wonderful magician.

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Reviewer: Michelle M.
Organization: Special Haven
Event: Other in Antioch, CA
Event Date: Mar 16, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Magician

Party review

John did my son 7th birthday party for us and it went great. He had all the attention of the kid. And they all had a really good time. he provide the entertainment for us on very late notice. And for that we will always be grateful. I wouldn't hesitate to use him again.

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Reviewer: Martinez f.
Event: Birthday Party in Pleasant Hill, CA
Event Date: Apr 6, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Magician

Great Magician

John's performance was well suited for our special needs audience. His humor and magic tricks had everyone laughing and engaged.

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Reviewer: Ana C.
Organization: Special Haven
Event: Other in Antioch, CA
Event Date: Mar 16, 2013
Hired As: Magician

John Gardenier was an excellent choice for our event

John came to our non profit movie night on Saturday March 16th and was a huge hit with our special needs kiddos. He was patient and age appropriate with all of the children and young adults at the event. His act is fast pace so noone was bored and he added silly humor to his wonderful magic tricks that had our audience captivated! We would definitely recommend John to anyone.

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Reviewer: Julie B.
Organization: Special Haven
Event: Other in Antioch, CA
Event Date: Mar 16, 2013
Hired As: Children's Party Magician

Totally awesome magic show!!!

I hired John to perform at my child's 4th birthday party. There were about twelve kids and sixteen adults in attendance. John did an outstanding job playing to his younger audience while keeping the attention of the older crowd with his tricks. You can really tell John loves what he does and has really perfected his craft. John is an awesome entertainer and was very professional. I highly recommend you hire the Magic of John Gardenier for your next event.

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Reviewer: C. B.
Event: Birthday Party in San Ramon, CA
Event Date: Dec 18, 2011
Hired As: Children's Party Magician

Two words....Talented Performer

All I can say about John is, "Wow!" Ok, I'll say a bit more...

Like most people my experience with magic has been either watching on TV or as a captive audience at childrens birthday parties. On December 2nd I attended the show at the California Magic Dinner Theater and was happily impressed with the magic of John Gardenier.

John is the consumate professional. He doesn't just go out there and perform magic. He engages the crowd with his hilarious sence of humor and audience participation If you're looking for someone to just run through a series of tricks and illusions, John is not your guy. I've never experienced a show where I laughed as much as I did all the while being frustrated by not being able to figure out how John was able to consistently fool me with his craft.

If you're looking to be treated to a "show", don't go with an amateur, go see magic as it should be shown. Go see John Gardenier. You will be treated to a performance like none other. I really can't wait to go see another show!

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Reviewer: Bill D.
Event: Restaurant in Martinez, CA
Event Date: Dec 2, 2011

Amazed!!!!

I saw John perform at the California Magic Dinner Theater, and was blown away!!! First John came out and performed up close and personal at my table. Everyone was in suspense and mesmerized! After dinner the show started and John had everyone laughing, great participation with the audience and left us all wanting more after his closing trick. I walked away in awe and was wondering how it was possible, then realized it was just a great performance. I would definitely reccomend the show to others and am already planning to attend another show with family and freinds.

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Reviewer: A. M.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Martinez, CA
Event Date: Oct 14, 2011

Review by Lucy A.

I coordinate an after school program, had a magician booked, and the magician cancelled his performance on me w/very little notice. I called John on a Sunday late afternoon, and he called me right back. By Tues., he was putting on a show for my after school kids. What a professional, personable man, who put on an EXCELLENT show! The kids were amazing and laughing (so was I). He's an excellent entertainer, and I wouldn't hesitate in recommending him! Thank you, John!

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Reviewer: Lucy A.
Organization: School
Event: Private Party in Vacaville, CA
Event Date: Jun 7, 2011
Hired As: Children's Party Magician, Comedy Magician

Review by Mike S.

I had him entertain 15 kids on a rainy day. He did a great job keeping them rapt and perplexed. All the adults and kids were amazed at his performance.

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Reviewer: Mike S.
Event: Birthday Party in Fairfield, CA
Event Date: Mar 26, 2011
Hired As: Children's Party Magician

Review by Jenn M.

I recently attended a party where John provided the entertainment. I was so impressed with his show! His magic was awesome and his humor had me laughing the entire time. I'm looking forward to booking John for a birthday party in the near future. His show is a must see!!! Don't miss out!

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Reviewer: Jenn M.
Event: Private Party in San Ramon, CA
Event Date: Feb 2, 2011

Review by Theresa S.

What an amazing act. We laughed the whole time. How the heck did he get my $20 bill into the inside of a lemon? We will never know. A must see show.

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Reviewer: Theresa S.
Event: Private Party in San Ramon, CA
Event Date: Feb 2, 2011

Review by Craig H.

Saw Mr. Gardenier perform at a co-worker's retirement get together. Mr. Gardenier was fantastic! Great slight of hand that had everyone wondering "how did he do that!". The show was a mix of comedy and magic and was a perfect fit for the event.

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Reviewer: Craig H.
Event: Corporate Event in San Ramon, CA
Event Date: Feb 2, 2011

Review by Jonathan S.

John's show was amazing! Not only did he keep us completely entertained with his humor, his magic blew our minds. I recommend his show to everybody.

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Reviewer: Jonathan S.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Martinez, CA
Event Date: May 8, 2010

Review by Marty E.

I attended the Danville Village Theater for the Parlor of Wonders Show with my wife. John was one of three magicians that evening and he was by far the best. He was entertaining and humorous for all age groups that were in attendance and his magic was outstanding. I would strongly recommend John for any type of function/event.

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Reviewer: Marty E.
Event: Club/Nightclub in Danville, VA
Event Date: Apr 10, 2010

Review by Rob R.

I hired John to do a show for my wife's 40th birthday party - which was for adults only. We had about 60 people at the party. John's show was incredible! All the guests at the party were impressed with the quality of the magic show and all were very entertained!

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Reviewer: Rob R.
Event: Birthday Party in Pleasant Hill, MO
Event Date: Aug 20, 2007
Hired As: Magician

Review by Stan S.

I was introduced to John Gardenier from a coworker who had used his services before. John was hired to perform several magic tricks for my daughter's 5th birthday at a local theater. John was very accomodating to my needs and was flexible with my schedule. There were about 20 young children at my daughter's birthday party and ALL of them were extremely excited with John's magic tricks. John has the unique ability to keep the audience entertained, no matter what age you are. I found myself watching his magic tricks when I was supposed to be taking pictures of the event!!! If you are looking for a magician, look no further because John will be able to give you what you need. I highly recommend John to anyone out there who wants to be entertained and for those looking for that 'wow' factor!

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Reviewer: Stan S.
Event: Birthday Party in Manteca, CA
Event Date: Jan 2, 2010
Hired As: Children's Party Magician

Review by Keith B.

John was a big hit at my daughter's birthday party. He got the entire party invovled and did a phenomenal performance that the children and the adults loved. If you are looking for an awesome magician with a great sense of humor and who is very good at what he does, I would definitely give this guy a call. Thanks John

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Reviewer: Keith B.
Event: Birthday Party in Byron, CA
Event Date: Apr 24, 2010
Hired As: Children's Party Magician

Booking Info

  • Typical Gig: 35 - 60 minutes
  • Fee: $200.00 - $5,000.00
  • Insurance: 1,000,000.00 - 1,000,000.00 single occurrence 1,000,000.00 aggregate liability insurance
  • Languages: English
  • Unions: Other

Overview

My show is high energy, fast paced and involves a lot of audience participation, guaranteed to make your event a memorable experience. If your event is in honor of a particular guest I always make sure to use the guest of honor to some degree in my show. This makes for perfect photo opportunities. If your event is a children's party the birthday child will receive a free gift at the end of the show. I can also upon request provide invitations to inform guests about the entertainment.

Additional Booking Notes

I can provide my own sound for groups up to 300.

Past Booked Events

10/18/13 LIberty High Schoool
09/28/13 California Magic Dinner Theater
09/27/13 California Magic Dinner Theater

The Magic Entertainment of John Gardenier

Able to cater to a vast array of audiences, John Gardenier has been
performing magic for well over 25 years. John customizes his performances
according to the audience and particular event. From corporate stage shows to round-the-room sleight of hand, John will leave even your most skeptical guests saying,“How did he DO that?” Also, with experience performing for colleges, family functions, and children’s parties, John engages audience participation—inviting members of the crowd to be baffled by all five senses!

The team providing the talent:

John Gardenier

Owner

Testimonials

Thank you so much for a wonderful magic show you put on for our son's birthday party. From what I heard, your show was a hot topic in school the next day. I had a couple of teachers come up to me asking me if I really had a magic show in my house because kids wouldn't stop talking about how fun it was.

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– Aisha Tyagi

Your show always brings high energy, big laughs and great classic magic to our stage. You are one of our audiences favorite performers! I highly recommend your magic performance to anyone who wants great entertainment.

– Gerry Griffin

John has a great repertoire of illusions combined with a sense of humor that ranges from deadpan to playful. I first spotted John at the top of his game performing at a wedding. He then put on a show for my son's birthday party and was wonderful with kids. John comes highly recommended

– Wing Yu

If you want a top quality performance that will "wow" you, John is the man. His magic is brilliant and I would not hesitate to recommend him to anyone!

– Joe Gorton

Set List

1) Salt pour 2) Snowstorm 3) Chameleon Hank 4) Mospundsow 5) 5 card repeat 6) Fiber optics
7) Cut and restored rope 8) Tossed out deck 9) Celebrity smart ass 10) Suit Jacket Escape 11) Balloon Bag
12) What's next 13) Vanishing Bandana 14) Needle Through Balloon 15) Stretching the truth 16) Slow motion hank vanish
17) B screen 18) Bill in lemon

Influences & Inspiration

My influences are pretty wide and varied from older style acts like Roy Benson to more current acts like Michael Finney
I try to create a mixture of the performance styles of both in my act.

Setup Requirements

I will provide all needed equipment

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