Yes. For your convenience, we take VISA, MasterCard, Discover, AMEX and e-checks on the Web via PayPal.com's secure servers. Credit Card payments must be arranged in advance and made no later than 5 days prior to the performance.
The routines in all of our shows are customized to be appropriate for the age of the audience. The Birthday Show is best for ages 4-10, while the Wizard Show is best for ages 8 and up. (Many adult Harry Potter(r) fans have enjoyed their own Wizard Show!) "That Was Amazing!" is designed for groups with a wide range of ages, such as are often present at school, church and community events. If your group is mostly ages 3 and under, call Eric at 800-485-0029 for a referral to the BEST pre-school entertainer In DC!
Show length varies based on age group and attention span. For ages 3 to 6, a 30-minute show is ideal. For ages 7 to 9, a 45-minute show works well. for ages 10 and up, a show can run 50-60 minutes without difficulty. While there are exceptions, of course, these are useful guidelines.
Fees vary, based on the age range of the children, the size of the audience, the venue, travel time and distance, etc. Click here to get an instant price quote.
In general, an 8 x 8 foot area is necessary for minimum space needs. Whether children are seated on the floor or in chairs, a center aisle is needed for access and safety.
Douglas James Henning (May 3, 1947 – February 7, 2000) was a Canadian magician, illusionist and escape artist who had a profound influence on magic and magicians - like Eric - in the late 20th century. While they never met, Eric has always admired Doug's personal, contemporary style of magic, and his good nature. You have to go back many hundreds of years to when King Cnut (1018-1035) and the Danes ran England before our family trees converge.
There are no torture, chopping or slicing tricks, no violence or simulated violence and no fire or pyrotechnics. We believe, as you do, in positive examples.
Whenever possible for groups of 100 or more, it's a good idea to have a platform at least one foot above ground level so people can see the show. Eric has some sound equipment which is available for local engagements. For large groups, or shows involving travel of more than 75 miles from the DC area, please call Eric at 800-485-0029 to make arrangements.
It depends on the event and the time of year. The best dates fill up quickly, especially for the holidays. For most community festivals, school, church and Scouting events, the best dates get filled up about 6-12 months in advance. Birthday parties usually get booked up about 1 to 2 months ahead. If you are planning an event on short notice, call us. Sometimes cancellations make dates available, and if Eric is already booked, we can always help you find a great entertainer from our select list. To get your preferred date, click here to book your magic show online!
Our shows use no live animals, chemicals or volatile liquids. In some Holiday and Birthday shows, by request, we can end the show with the magical production of individually-wrapped candies or chocolates, which have been produced in a plant where nuts are used. Obviously,when allergies are an issue, we do something else.