"The fresh approach you bring to each of your illusions and your engaging personality ...
made for a marvelously entertaining evening." - National Theatre
The Close-up Show
Eric Henning's Close-up Magic is the ultimate interactive ice-breaker for mix and mingle events, especially those in which guests may not know each other well. This is well-suited for a corporate reception, wedding reception, charity fund raiser, cocktail hour, hospitality suite, Bar Mitzvah or Bat Mitzvah. Eric is very effective as a wedding magician, eliminating that awkward period when guests are waiting for the wedding party at the reception venue.
What makes Eric different: Eric can set up a Magic Lounge where people gather, or he can mingle with your guests. Eric does not interrupt intimate conversations or people doing business - the rules of common courtesy apply. It's amazing what Eric can do right under your nose!
The Parlor Show
When the great old-time magicians weren't on stage, they amazed their friends at parties. That's the exclusive atmosphere Eric creates for VIP events, donor events, client appreciation, adult birthdays and anniversaries, wedding rehearsal dinners, retirement parties, spouse events and more. For groups of up to 50 people, Eric performs his unique Parlor Magic, done standing up, but in a more conversational style. The Parlor Show is the ideal after-dinner entertainment for small gatherings.
What makes Eric different: Eric blends classical magic with his own new creations and some pieces not seen in a hundred years! His exquisite sleight of hand, amazing magic and wit will enchant your guests!
The Platform Show
For larger events, Eric does a show which has minimal technical and space requirements, yet plays to groups of 100 to 300 guests. The Platform Show is perfect for your banquet, awards night, conference, seminar, fund raiser, convention or reunion.
What makes Eric different: His show is filled not only with jaw-dropping magic, but also with humor. Think "Johnny Carson" not "comedy club." Eric treats all audience members with the utmost courtesy and respect, and they leave the stage empowered and delighted.
Magical Master of Ceremonies - Eric helps plan and execute an evening that will win you compliments for years! With witty introductions, amazing interludes and magical ways to give out prizes and awards, you'll bring him back again and again!
The "Stealth Magician" - As a "paid guest," Eric mingles with your group and magical surprises abound! Eric can also become the "new consultant from HQ" whose conference talk goes in a wacky, fun direction!
The Luncheon Lecturer - Eric's knowledge of magic lore makes him a fascinating luncheon speaker. "The World's Great Magicians" features spellbinding stories and enchanting magic of Houdini, Blackstone, Thurston, Herrmann, Kellar and more.
Combinations - Combine shows for greater impact! For example, include Close-up Magic for a corporate reception, with an abbreviated Platform Show to kick off the evening's presentations.
Eric is also an award-winning public speaker, having reached the quarterfinals of the World Championships of Public Speaking (Toastmasters). Certified by the Federal Government as an Expert Speaker, Eric has represented the U.S. overseas. Eric's experience makes him a perfect fit for Financial, Investment, Q & A sessions, Sales and Awards-related events. For details, see his public speaking Web site.
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