Close-up Magic


Strolling Magic

For the uninitiated, the term "close-up magic" refers to magic performed for small groups using everyday objects such as cards, coins, money, silks, and balls. Entirely reliant on sleight-of-hand, close-up magic happens just inches away from the audience. Plus, Matt's highly interactive close-up magic shows always use audience participants, thereby giving spectators a very special "hands on" magical experience.


Strolling Magic - Matt Marcy

If your event will have a small number of people in attendance, a single close-up show is fine. However, many events have dozens or hundreds or even thousands of people. Under these circumstances, Matt will perform "strolling" magic (sometimes referred to as "Walkaround Magic") in which he will move between tables or small groups of people and perform a few minutes of close-up magic for each group. Strolling magic is a fantastic way to get people chatting at your event, and is appropriate for nearly any function, including corporate or office parties, birthday parties, cocktail parties, anniversaries, fundraisers, restaurant shows, and receptions. Keep in mind that strolling magic works best during a cocktail hour or mingling period, but does not work well during a meal when people are eating.
Multiple Close-up ShowsMatt Marcy - Magician - Shows - Los Angeles

Matt now offers a third exciting close-up magic option for your events. If you have too many people for a single close-up show, but strolling magic isn't appropriate or desired for some reason, Matt offers his exclusive Close-up Multi-Show option. This type of show requires a separate room or area, but allows groups of 15-45 people at your event to cycle through and see one of several scheduled 20 minute close-up shows. While this performance option requires far less set-up than a stage or stand-up show (just a separate space with a table and some chairs), it allows for more complex and elaborate close-up magic than is possible during strolling. It also allows you to present a proper show to each of your guests in an intimate environment where many of them will get to participate in the magic. This new structure of magical entertainment is quickly becoming Matt's most requested close-up option, so if you have questions about it don't hesitate to ask.




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-Thomas Pitchford
Event Coordinator, Physician Associates