Robert Austin was marvelous from start to finish. He was willing to accomodate my request to teach the children magic tricks. He was unphased by the fact that the party size as originally contracted (by me) had doubled! On the day of the party he showed up early and set up with his assistant. He captivated the crowd (ages 5-11 plus parents and grandparents) with his magic- Everyone loved the show, the tricks were varied, his whole show had been tailored for our group. The kids were wowed, and he made everyone there smile! He even stayed late to teach some extra tricks to my son. It was a fantastic experience, and I would recommend him to anyone!