“Who is the #1 Magician in Sacramento?”

“Who is the #1 magician in Sacramento?”  When asked this question yesterday evening, it took me a moment to reply.  The first question which popped into my mind was “who would do the rating?”.  The next question was “How would the rating be done?”  Would my answer be based on how busy the particular magician was or would it be based on how well he or she performed slight of hand?  Would it be based on how long the magician had been performing, or would it be based on whether or not the magician was a full time or a part time performer?  Would I consider the style of performing: comedy verses dramatic?  Would I consider the particular specialization: stage illusions verses close-up magic?  Some magicians specialize in children audiences only while others concentrate only on corporate trade show entertaining.  Some magicians wear a tux, tails and top hat, while others are very informal in their attire with jeans and a t-shirt.  Which would I consider?  Tall, short, slender, rotund….could that be a factor?  Full time professionals could be compared to part time amateurs too.

There was so much to consider.  Putting emphasis on any one thing did not come any where near conclusive.  There are so many features which make up an individual magician that each magician is very unique.  Give a magic prop, like a deck of cards for example, to ten or even twenty magicians and ask each one to perform a magic trick, and you will see just as many different presentations as there are magicians.  It is very much like handing a paint brush to ten or twenty artists and ask them to create a picture on a canvas and you will see as many variations of art as there are artists.


A magic performance is an art form.  Each magician will put his or her own personality into the presentation.  Sense of humor, dexterity, stage presence, enthusiasm, and delivery all will vary.  The success of the presentation often is directly proportional to the years of experience a performer has in front of live audiences.  The bottom line is entertainment.  If the performance is not entertaining, you might as well watch someone do puzzles.  People want and expect to be entertained and that should be the goal of any performer….particularly magicians.

So, who is the #1 magician in Sacramento?  I really can’t say, but what I can say is that if you book Mister Illusion Magic Productions for your next upcoming event, you will be entertained by magic and humor which has stood the test of time for over 17+ years. All of our performances have developed in front of live critical audiences.  We have shows for children (birthday parties for example), adults (dinner shows for example), and for mixed audiences too.  We can do stage illusions, standup performances, close-up, strolling.

Give us a call and lets discuss how we can make your next event unforgettable

Charlie Fass aka Mister Illusion




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