His interest in magic began at 8 years of age with a Christmas magic set. It became a hobby for many years, and then later on a part time way of making some extra “mad money”. When Charlie was laid off by the local phone company, he decided to make magic his full time income source in 2008. His wife, Barb, joins him as his assistant whenever possible. Barb also does much of the choreography and directing of the presentations. All programs are clean family-friendly shows with no “off color” humor. When ever audience members are included in the program, caution is used to never offend anyone or embarrass anyone at any time. Audience interaction is always a large part of the show. The goal is your complete satisfaction as well as satisfaction of your team members, superiors, or family members.
Charlie resides in Roseville, California and is married to Barb whom he met in college. Barb adds much to the performances as assistant and choreographer. He has two daughters, Wendy and Julie, who are married and also live in California. Both his daughters have also appeared with him as part of his stage illusions to include being levitated in thin air. Their pet cat is named “Mister Kitty”
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Why Mister Illusion
Closeup magic or strolling magic is often seen as most impressive because it is performed right in front of the audience….sometimes only inches away from them. An example would be magic performed table-side at a banquet, or at a cocktail party just prior to a dinner show.
Wonder for all ages
Stage magic or standup magic is performed for the entire audience at once instead of smaller individual groups like close-up or strolling magic. With this type of magic, larger props are used and the group dynamics and audience reactions can be contagious.
Combinations of the above are available and additionally, themed magic, magic with a message, teaching, and magic used for attraction is available.