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After a musical introduction, the group is entertained by magical effects, audience participation, sight gags, and surprises. The length of the act, types of props, and choice of comedy material vary, depending on the age groups (20 minutes for three-year-olds up to 45 minutes or more for a family audience). Each show features Bill's popular "Friendship Rings" routine, and the production of a live rabbit.
For groups of fewer than 20, the Magic Man offers a FREE BONUS. After petting the rabbit, each guest receives a balloon sculpture of his choice. This is a show in itself, as Bill can twist hundreds of different models ("Name any animal in the world!"), and create them quickly, accurately, and in an entertaining manner. This brings the total entertainment package to between 40 and 60 minutes, depending on the ages and number of participants. For more than 20 guests, Bill may opt to set up a small P.A. system, depending on the environment. Balloon twisting for this large a group is offered as an add-on, explained below.
To accommodate more than 50 people (including parents), we provide a wireless P.A. system, background curtain, and some bigger props, creating a more theatrical event. This larger show features the production of a live rabbit, a combination sawing-in-half and suspension using a child volunteer, and a Houdini-style straitjacket escape.
Also, "strolling" is available on an hourly basis. The Magic Man mingles with the guests, entertaining them with out-of-pocket items like cards, coins, balls, rubber bands, etc., or giving away his popular balloon sculptures. Sometimes, a combination "show and stroll" is well received, since one concept enhances the other, with reduced rates for the package deal. In addition, Magic Man Entertainment can arrange for other variety artists, such as face-painters, caricature artists, jugglers, mimes, etc., to participate.
Bill Packard is an experienced, full-time, professional family entertainer with a reputation for creating many happy memories. Allow the children in your organization (and their parents) the opportunity to be amused and amazed by this fun-loving personality, affectionately known as . . . The Magic Man!