Magician & Mentalist Méliès

Magician from Arlington, MA - Will travel up to 35 miles
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28 VERIFIED BOOKINGS
MEMBER SINCE 2015
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BOOKED 27 days ago

$300 - $2200 per event
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About
"I've worked at the Biltmore for 33 years. In that time, I've seen many acts--hypnotists, magicians, comedians, other entertainers. But your show was the best I've ever seen."
~ Daniel, bartender at the Providence Biltmore Hotel

"To say that your performance exceeded expectations is a gross understatement. It was far, far beyond anything I expected. We still don't know how he did it! But beyond that, he became a true part of our gathering for several hours. He made everyone feel very comfortable and involved everyone in some aspect of his performance. It was like John was an old friend of everyone there, not a stiff, distant participant. It is hard to articulate, but he was a joy to have as a part of our gathering, and the magic was almost a bonus!"
-- Paul W. (wife's birthday party)

REAL MAGIC. Do you want something SPECIAL? Not just "lite" entertainment, but an experience your guests will remember for the rest of their lives? Magician and mentalist Méliès offers a truly unforgettable odyssey? Combining artful sleight of hand and jaw-dropping mentalism, Méliès leaves audiences stunned in astonishment. "Fabulous!" "Awesome!" "You made me cry!" "Makes happiness appear out of thin air!"--these are actual comments from audiences after spending an evening with Méliès.

Here's what you get for your money:

*A shared communal experience of astonishment and wonder, featuring some of the most powerful effects in the magical arts.
*A diverse program which includes classic sleight of hand, illusion, and mind-reading.
*A prediction, mailed to you, which comes true during the show (or will it!).
*Lots of moments of funny audience/magician interactive moments.
*A show-stopping climax that routinely brings audiences to their feet.

I was named "Best Magician" in 2016 and 2017 on GigMasters, and "Best Magician in Boston" in 2015 on Thumbtack (based on enthusiastic client reviews). I do believe my program's mentalist portion to be second to none in New England. Here's what the bartender at the Providence Biltmore Hotel said after he saw me perform a holiday show for a corporate client last year: "I've worked at the Biltmore for 33 years. In that time, I've seen many acts--hypnotists, magicians, comedians, other entertainers. But your show was the best I've ever seen." Other clients of mine include Zip Car, Harvard, and WGBH TV, where I was the featured magician for the Downton Abbey series finale gala.

Though specializing in magic for intimate settings, especially adult birthday parties, anniversaries and wedding engagements, dinners, etc., Méliès is as comfortable entertaining audience of two people, or 500. A performer for all seasons and all kinds of people, Méliès has performed amazing magic for TV producers, symphony conductors, lawyers, college professors, children with special needs, homeless women and men, accupuncturists, musicians, psychologists, and many others. Whether celebrating someone's 50th birthday party or helping someone propose marriage, Méliès creates a group experience that brings people closer together through shared awe in the Impossible. All shows are family friendly, though are intended for adults and more sophisticated and older children (ages 12 and up).

A sliding scale fee is available for nonprofits and folks with limited incomes. All shows come with a money-back guarantee: Clients not delighted with the performance get 100% of their money back. However, no one has taken Méliès up on that yet.

What You Get: A professional 80-minute show featuring classic sleight of hand, mind-reading, predictions, and fun audience participation.

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25+ GigMasters Bookings
Responds quickly to client requests
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2017!
One of the most outstanding GigMasters members for 2016!

Private Party

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I couldn't be more pleased with my decision to hire Melies to provide entertainment at my dinner party. My guests were wildly entertained, as I was. He was the talk of the party for the remainder of the night as we all tried to figure out how he pulled off his incredible magic and what I can only describe as mind reading. Moreover, as the organizer, I particularly appreciated his professionalism, clear communication, and sense of detail. It took all the stress out. I don't know why it took me so long to book that kind of talent.

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Corporate Function

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I highly recommend!!! Best magician/mentalist ever! His performance was more than I anticipated and it was astonishing. Our dinner ran late and he was very accommodating in that his performance begin much later than expected. The next day everyone in our company couldn't stop talking about how great he was and couldn't believe that I was able to find such a highly talented performer. Best decision I ever made.

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Private Party

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As I am the person responsible for our event planning, I am understandably, a bit nervous hiring a performer, if he/she isn't a hit, I feel it reflects on me. This year I hired Magician & Mentalist Méliès, and learned that I had absolutely nothing to worry about, he was a huge hit! Everyone loved the show, claims of "What?!" and "OMG, how?!" were uttered most of the evening and are still being spoken this morning, back in the office! The show was amazing and John was great to work with, pleasant, professional and accommodating!

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Christmas Party

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AMAZING! Very Talented! We are very pleased that we hired him!

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Holiday Party

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Look no further!!! Magician & Mentalist Méliès is the BEST performance we have ever had at our Holiday event! He was timely, professional and accommodating toward our schedule for the evening. Throughout his 80 minute performance he included the audience's participation and left us in AWE with his Magic and ability to read minds. "HOW DID YOU DO THAT? Everyone had a fantastic evening - tween, teens, and adults! The office has been buzzing with excitement since. Thank you SO MUCH for great evening!

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Retirement Party

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Fabulous, outstanding, mind blowing, thoroughly entertaining, marvelous sense of humor. I would hire him in a heartbeat. He was absolutely fantastic.

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Holiday Party

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Amazing! We hired him for a holiday party full of doctors, nurses, and people with medical background. At first we told him he would start around 8pm, but since our food came a little later, he was more than welcome to start his show later and stay later, which I was grateful for for his flexibility. Anyway, I was blown away by how talented he is. Everyone kept talking about him after he left. He was able to get everyone's attention throughout his 1.5 hour show. Would recommend.

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Private Party

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Méliès performed for our staff Holiday party and was simply amazing. The detail, showmanship, and professionalism was second to none. He was able to take a group of seventy people and take us on a journey through the evolution of magic through stories, illusions, and his clear love of the arts. The performance was over an hour and he had us on the edge of our seats the whole time. He did an amazing job of working with the staff, rowdy and shy, and kept a calm and professional demeanor the entire show. He received a well deserved standing ovation at the end! Book him now for your party or event and you will be in for an experience you will not soon forget! Thanks!

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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John wowed our crowd at my husban's surprise party. He is much more than a magician! We sat right in front of him and still could not figure out how he managed to do things that seemed impossible. You won't be disappointed. There was no way he could have known things about some of our guests, yet he did. Suggest that you get a firm time limit before the show. He went way over leaving us less time to socialize and dance. If magic is your thing, it won't be an issue for you.

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Magician & Mentalist Méliès’s Response:

Cheryl, thanks so much for the honest feedback. I indeed regretted having gone over the scheduled time (particularly since it's not something I generally do). I'm otherwise delighted to know that your guests were "wowed" by my show and that you were properly fooled! Thanks again for hiring me--I had a great time performing at your party.

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Birthday Party (Adult)

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What a show!!! We had 35 young adults (17 and 18 year olds) for a 18th birthday party. They were a very talkative crowd and Magician Melies maintained everyone's attention and kept them at the edge of their seats. No one could believe what they were seeing. One after another each act was better than the last. The kids were very involved and had a great time! He was very professional to work with, arrived promptly and set up easily. We would love to work with him again. We highly recommend Magician and Mentalist Melies.

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PAST EVENTS
FUTURE EVENTS
GIGMASTERS VERIFIED BOOKING
2019
Dec
5
Cocktail Party
Boston, MA
6:30 PM - 7:30 PM
2019
Dec
7
Christmas Party
Lexington, MA
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2019
Feb
2
Private Party
Winchester, MA
7:00 PM - 7:45 PM
2019
Jan
10
Corporate Function
Boston, MA
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
2018
Jun
2
Birthday Party (Adult)
Cambridge, MA
8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
2018
Feb
10
Birthday Party (Adult)
Newburyport, MA
8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
2018
Jan
27
Private Party
Norton, MA
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2018
Jan
18
Holiday Party
Cambridge, MA
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
2017
Dec
12
Private Party
Boston, MA
2:30 PM - 4:00 PM
2017
Dec
8
Christmas Party
Marlborough, MA
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
2017
Dec
1
Holiday Party
Attleboro, MA
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Sep
16
Retirement Party
Norwood, MA
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
2017
May
13
Birthday Party (Adult)
Andover, MA
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM
2017
Jan
28
Holiday Party
Boston, MA
8:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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Please note Magician & Mentalist Méliès will also travel to Belmont, Arlington Heights, Cambridge, Lowell, Medford, Somerville, Waverley, Winchester, Boston, Lawrence, Lexington, Waltham, Watertown, Andover, Allston, Brighton, Newton, Newtonville, Nonantum, Woburn, Billerica, Brookline, Charlestown, Everett, Malden, Melrose, Stoneham, West Newton, Auburndale, Brookline Village.
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