Charlie F - United States Magicians

Charlie F

Born in Great Barrington, Massachusetts and raised in a rural area, Charlie developed many hobbies while still in high school. A magic kit ignited the spark at Christmas at the age of 8, and an ongoing interest continued throughout his high school years. He read many magic books, watched his favorite magician Mark Wilson on television, and made many trips to New York City to purchase magic from the Tannen brothers. He performed at parties and other social events.

After graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, New York with a B.S. degree, he entered the United States Army as a Private soldier. Three years later he returned from Vietnam as a First Lieutenant. He then initiated a career in the printing industry. Years later he was employed in the telecommunications industry.

Today, Charlie is a full time professional magician performing at churches, Sunday school classes, service clubs, retirement facilities, schools, businesses, company picnics, day care centers, theaters, and many private parties. He has appeared on Cable Television, on an NCL cruise ship, and has had feature articles written about him.

He is active in the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Society of American Magicians. He has won magic performance awards from these organizations, but he says that the greatest reward or award of all is when he hears the comment "You made my day" following one of his performances.

Charlie (Mister Illusion) resides in Roseville, California and is married to Barb whom he met in college. Barb adds much to the performances as assistant and choreographer. He has two daughters, Wendy and Julie, who are married and also live in California. Both his daughters have also appeared with him as part of his stage illusions to include being levitated in “thin air.”

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Serves:

  • Sacramento, CA
  • Stockton, CA
  • Elk Grove, CA
  • Fairfield, CA
  • Roseville, CA
  • Placerville, CA
  • Citrus Heights, CA
  • Davis, CA
  • Auburn, CA

Charlie F will travel for an additional fee!


Options:

Strolling: Charlie will perform non stop strolling magic suitable for the age group you indicated. Illusions will utilize currency, coins, cards, rope, plus mind reading as well. Everything he does has been audience tested for the entertainment value with plenty of laughter and memories for everyone.

Birthday Show: Our show is designed for the specific age group of the audience (adult or child). We like to use objects which are familiar to the audience: rope, silk handkerchiefs, milk, paper, and magic props which are fun to see--like our "stop light" trick.

Each attendee receives magic to take home in the form of a Mister Illusion Dollar (which has easy to do magic tricks on the back). Each attendee who helps with a trick gets a magician assistant certificate. The birthday person gets a copy of one of the magic books I have published as our birthday gift to the birthday person.

Stage Show: Option 1: Performance consists of a 45 minute stand up performance in front of the entire audience. We provide a family friendly show designed to entertain everyone and to embarrass no one. Included are smaller as well as larger illusions. Examples of smaller illusions would be manipulation of ropes, cards, and silk handkerchiefs, and even some mind reading mentalism. Examples of larger illusions would be the levitation of a volunteer, escape from handcuffs or a mailbag, or an illusion with a guillotine. All is done in fun and with laughter. If the venue does not have a PA system, we will provide our own. We also provide all our own props and tables and only request an electrical outlet. If an electrical outlet is not available, we are prepared to perform with our own electrical generation. Prior to the stage performance we will perform closeup strolling magic.

Stage Show 2: Option #2: Performance consists of a 45 minute standup performance in front of the entire audience. We provide a family friendly show designed to entertain everyone and to embarrass no one. Examples of our illusions would be manipulation of ropes, cards, and silk handkerchiefs, and even some mind reading mentalism. All is done in fun and with laughter. If the venue does not have a PA system, we will provide our own. We also provide all our own props and tables and only request an electrical outlet. If an electrical outlet is not available, we are prepared to perform with our own electrical generation.

Rates

Strolling: $270/hr with a two hour minimum.

Birthday Show: $335 for a show for 20 children or less.*

Stage Show: $735 for the show description outlined above.*

Stage Show 2: $470 for the show description outlined above.*



*All pricing is in US Dollars and is subject to change if your specific requirements differ from the descriptions.

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