A Rare Performance During the Pandemic

 Boston’s Best Adult Birthday Magician

Joe Ferranti 339-927-4710

ferrantimagic.com

 

So, here we are… February first. 2021. The pandemic is still a menace to the globe. I, like many other entertainers, am “running in the red.” It’s been a year without income, it will be the first time in years that I will not be sending a large check to the IRS in April. my expenses, even with serious cuts, far outweigh the miniscule income. But don’t feel bad for me. My retirement income, along with my wife’s, keeps a roof over our head with enough left for food.

Currently, two vaccines have received approval, with at least a couple more approaching on the horizon. I can hardly contain myself, but I must wait for my “turn”. You can see in the picture, I am using two masks. We are not really sure if this is beneficial. I come from the “more is better” school of thinking.
Last week, I received a request for an adult birthday performance. My response was to the point and succinct. “I perform with a mask and follow all guidelines of the State of Massachusetts.” the client assured me they take this virus seriously, and the number of guests would be below the limit. So we proceeded forward.
On January 31’st we were in the crosshairs of a Nor’ Easter, a major stumbling block for driving. This party was in jeopardy. The client contacted me and asked if it would be better to start early… I said, “yes, yes, yes!”
Honestly, the driving was not good… I took the back roads and drove slowly. I made it there with only two minor skids.
What a pleasure to perform. It has been so long. I don’t think the rust showed. We all had a good time, and I headed home. This time only one minor skid. I got in the door to the delight of my wife and dog.
I got changed out of my suit and relaxed in front of the TV. About an hour after I got home, the phone rings…guess who? It was Mike, the client. He was checking in to make sure I made it home safe. Wow, what a wonderful human being. They are still out there. Thanks Mike, you made my day. (Thank you for your more than generous tip as well.) I believe we will meet again.
Sincerely,
Joe Ferranti
What will you say about The Magic of Joe Ferranti?
audience are looking at cards, not cell phones.

          The Miracle Finale performed by Massachusetts’ Magician Joe Ferranti

Waiting to return…

Joe Ferranti Strolling Magician in Massachusetts

Mass. Covid information

It’s been a couple of months since my last performance. I miss the live interactions with clients.

Honestly…it seems I may never return to my “work.” I may never shake another hand, or experience the mere casual touches which make up respectful human interactions.

I have cancelled accounts which help with contacting potential clients. (Gig this or Gig that…) Their fees cost a substantial amount of money, but there was a return for having listings beyond my website. No one is contacting me for events that can’t take place.

If I ever return, I hope you shop locally. That means, take the time to search out magicians and visit our web sites. Of course, price shop, compare experience, check the reviews…see some videos. (The videos tell the actual story)

As I write this, I see a wedding my wife and I were to attend in July. They have postponed their wedding … I guess the Bride and groom want “real” guests present, not virtual ones.

When you feel safe, call me or contact ferrantimagic.com

Hoping we meet soon.

All Best Wishes,
Joe Ferranti
Close Up Strolling Magician
spectators at a table enjoying Boston Close Up Magician Joe Ferranti

Two, Three minutes…Maybe five!

Boston Strolling Magician

I have a brief time to entertain a small group of people before I must move on to the next group. No time to spare, right? Right!

While others debate whether “Magic” is an art… or they want to make their audience feel the “awe” and experience wonder as if they were a child again. All lofty and worthy goals, but at my age and the type of Magic I perform, I have cut corners to simplify my work.

Magic as art?

I have seen the magician who’s work is art. (Names are not important.) But they will never consider my name for the title “artist” and that’s O.K. because I will never deserve such a title. I will never strive to bring you the feeling of childlike wonder, as that’s a tall order.

I will also not try to take you away from the problems of your day. There are better methods than that of a brief encounter with a Close Up Magician.

If you want to send someone back to another time, the quickest way to arouse that feeling is with music. We’ve all had that moment when we hear an old song and we recall the joy or pain that is triggered, and attached to an emotion we weren’t having a moment before. If you need to get away from the daily grind, perhaps meditation, or Yoga, and even better if you can afford it, a vacation at the ocean.

I will tell you, there are magicians who achieve all these things, but my experience tells me you will see this on a stage, where they have all your attention and the time to create their personal fantasy to take you…. on their journey.

I’m just saying I can’t do that in three minutes. My goal is simple, ensure you have fun and treat you with respect. I want you to smile, perhaps laugh or scream. And finally, if I can get you to remember me, perhaps my name as well, mission accomplished.

I chose the life of the strolling magician, court jester perhaps. The rewards? Try it out. I’m sure you’ll be pleased.

Joe Ferranti

Walk Around/Strolling Magician in Massachusetts

Turning 60…Happy Birthday!

 Boston Magician Joe Ferranti gets smiles of surprise from young woman.Adult Birthday Party Magcian Mass.

So your husband is turning 60…congratulations.

You have many ways to celebrate. You might have a quiet dinner together. Maybe you will throw a party with your friends, either at home or a restaurant. Perhaps you might add a little music? I’ve got an idea, how about a Professional Magician? That would make for an unforgettable event.

I know what you are thinking; you are a Magician. You’re just trying to sell your services. Well, yes, I’m not so much selling as suggesting a consideration of what I can provide. Any of the above suggestions would be a good time. Nobody would even suggest that something was missing, because nothing was. So why bring Joe Ferranti, one of the top Magicians in Boston, to your celebration? Gee, I want to remain humble. Of course, it would be wrong for me to tell you I can make a difference. So I won’t...just listen to my clients.

Client Reviews

“It would have just been a nice dinner without you, but you took it up to the highest level of fun, with your showmanship and professionalism (not to mention, great sense of humor). You made all the age groups at the party enjoy our very special evening, by giving each and every guest special attention. Again, thanks so much for the lifelong wonderful memory.”

” You were so professional, prompt, kind, and fun! We all truly enjoyed your show and you! Thank you for making our son’s milestone birthday a great one!”

More Reviews

“Joe is by far one of the best magicians in this area.”

“We hired Joe for my husband’s 60th birthday party and we are so glad we did!”

“Thank you so very much for working your magic at my husband’s party. Everyone, and I mean everyone, loved watching you do your craft! You added that something special to the event!”

“Mr. Ferranti really made my best friend’s birthday unique, fun and really special. I would certainly recommend him to anyone.”
Joe Ferranti

Boston’s Top Magician

Halloween, Birthdays, Christmas, New Year’s Eve and Birthdays

Magic for the Holidays

holiday snow scene

I just heard that retailers make 40% of their sales during the Holidays. That may well be true for magicians as well. Magic performances have been nonstop. I’ve been to Portsmouth N.H., Manchester Ma., Haverhill, Needham, and of course Boston.

Two days after Christmas I have back-to-back performances. It’s not a problem having two gigs in one day, as long as there is enough time between events to make it on time to the second performance.

The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.

This is an enjoyable season with many celebrations. Speaking outside of entertainment, I’ve never been to a celebration that wasn’t a fun time. Most social occasions are naturally cheerful, but when you add a professional Magical entertainer, the event very well may become a lasting memory. I have heard from couples how a souvenir from me is in their Wedding Album. Others have shown me they carry around a playing card from a past performance. I receive so much more than money from my clients. Thank you for an exceptional year, and I can’t wait to meet new friends in 2015.

Joe Ferranti

Boston area Magician

Christmas party magician