Many people don’t know one form of magic from another. That’s O.K. It’s not their fault. Most have a stereotype of what a magician is and does. Some think we are childish and are only entertainment for Children’s birthday Parties. (Not that there’s anything wrong with that.)
I do limited Birthday parties in Boston and its surrounding suburbs.
I have one specialty which goes by many names. Strolling Magic, Walk Around Magic, Mix”n Mingle, Close Up Magic. If you know other names or something comes to minds send it to me www.joeferrantimagic.com.
The Strolling Magician does not perform a formal show. I mean you wouldn’t set up chairs and have your guests seated to watch a 45 minute show. ( Although you may be interested in a formal close up show.)
There are unlimited venues where you may utilize a Strolling Magician. These are listed on my services page.
In short The Magician makes his way through the event entertaining groups of people. It is not unusual to hear loud clapping, laughing and cheering. It truly is a good time for everyone involved. No doubt, you will have people approach you and tell you they have never seen a Magician as good as you in their life. ( A wise Magician advises, not to get a fat head!) It’s really quite simple. Most people have never experienced the talents of a professional Magician. If they do again, he will be their “New Best Magician ever.” That’s why you don’t have to order a new hat size.
More often than not, you will be everybody’s new best friend. I’m not sure what that says about my needs for having my ego stroked.
Make no mistake, whether it be Boston or Worcester, no one will put more heart into their Mingling show than Joe Ferranti.
It would be my pleasure to entertain your guests for any occasion. They will thank you. That is a guarantee.
June 6th, 2021…graduation and celebration for the Senior Class of Newburyport High School.
In May, I performed for the Billerica Memorial High School Graduating Class. Although, I was fully vaccinated, the students were not. Following safety protocols I performed with a mask as well as the graduating class. It was a great evening, enjoyed by all. We made the best of what we had, still not out of the pandemic.
Jump forward to June 6th, the entire graduating class on Newburyport High School has been vaccinated and we picked up where we left off prepandemic. No holds barred, Close Up Magic performed as it is meant to be performed, “Close Up and Personal.” The kids, 17 and 18 years old loved it. I mean kids compared to me, the young men and women are heading off to college at the end of the summer, and they’ll be attending classes in person. The graduates caught a “break” after the seemingly endless life with restrictions.
Of course, we will all go through many challenges as the return to “normal” is not going to happen overnight.
Good Luck to you all, it was a pleasure to meet and spend a few minutes entertaining you with magic.
Boston Ma. Close Up/Strolling Magician
I see concert tickets on sale for December 2021 at the Boston Garden. Sporting events are running currently at limited capacity and expect to increase as we head towards summer. Other states are already open at full capacity…fingers crossed we all will continue to provide our services safely for our clients.
With concerts pending in the coming winter, I anticipate a busy Holiday season, filled with performances for past and future clients.
Weddings are resuming, as well as graduations and many other celebrations…I will do whatever it takes to ensure your safety as well as provide the Very Best in Magic entertainment.
As a professional Magician, these are things you need to think about. Many years ago when I joined my first Magic club I was very shy and hesitated to perform. Some who performed were fine performers and caretakers of the craft of Magic. However that was not the “Rule”. I remember members who were eager to perform. They telegraphed their secret moves in a way that would make Samuel Morse turn in his grave. Even worse, they would pass themselves off as “Magicians” and charged people to see their “performances.” I suppose it might be a while before these people parted with their hard earned cash for this so called “entertainment.” Each time I perform, I always ask the host if they had a few moments at another time to send me their thoughts, as the public likes to see what other people think of you. I always tell them to be perfectly truthful, I wouldn’t want anything less. (This is easy today with email.) For informal performances, I use the John Bannon rule (John’s a Lawyer/ Magician/Magic inventor.) His rule is if they ask three times they are truly interested, anything less…Well you get the picture.
Not that I am greedy or in need of cash, but I love the paying audience. You get immediate feedback. I remember some advice from Mickey Silver. (catch him all over Vegas) Don’t listen to other magicians. (true, they’ll have you going in a hundred different directions.) Mickey told me if he had listened to his core group of friends he would not be where he is today. It’s been said before,” listen to your heart”.