Our Present, Past & Upcoming Performers
Chris Capehart is a master magician. He is respected throughout the world by his peers, applauded for his skills by the most famous of magicians and is sought after for repeat performances by his many clients. His quick comeback verbal skills have also made him an outstanding comedian.
He has done it all, starting out as one of the most popular and successful street performers in New York City, he now performs on the biggest stages, for the largest corporations, on cruise lines, and in his spare time entertains school children throughout the East Coast. He has been published and imitated throughout the world.
Denny Corby is a wildly successful magician, entertainer and keynote speaker. He performs regularly for a slew of corporate clients like Comcast, Tyson Foods, Berkshire Hathaway, BMW, MetLife, Lexus, and many others
Through appearances on major cable networks like Fox and NBC, Denny has graced television screens across the country. He’s also put out an instructional DVD, Magic Tricks Now, showing people how to use some of his favorite tricks to impress their friends, family, coworkers and even strangers.
He is best described as a warm-hearted goofball who lives to make people laugh and see them smile. You’ll never find him any happier than when he’s cracking jokes and having fun with friends, family, and even complete strangers.
David Corsaro is a consummate professional who is equipped to entertain audiences as small as one to a theater of thousands. He is a regular MC and performer at New York City’s longest running Off-Broadway magic show and has performed his amazing feats of magic for Fortune 500 companies (Wrigley’s, Panasonic, Nestle, and Viacom) as well as top music acts (Chicago, Earth Wind and Fire and The Milwaukees).
David also donates his talent for a variety of charitable organizations such as Habitat for Humanity, Hurricane Sandy Relief and Lions International. David’s personal brand of magic can be described as an enthusiastic blend of magic and comedy that will have you laughing while riveted to his every move.
Known professionally as “The Prince Of Mystery,” Skip’s lifelong passion for magic has led to a very successful career with his very unique magical comedy performances at fairs, festivals and theatres throughout the United States. Based out of Boston, he is a regular fixture of the comedy club scene and can often be seen at the Comedy Studio in Cambridge.
Skip explained that his character is an orphan from Upstate New York who used to get locked up in the attic, where he found a magic book, so he taught himself magic. Then escaped because he was able to pick locks.
A Dartmouth Week review of his show explained, “The Prince of Mystery, as bitingly sardonic as he is whimsical, bedazzled the audience with feats of magic (and, presumably, mystery) all while swaggering across the stage to ‘80s standards. He was a big hit.” [11/9/17]
Evil Dan & Colleen The Sideshow Queen
Evil Dan & Colleen will be presenting highlights from their Psychic Sideshow which is a fun-filled, family-friendly trip down the carnival midway, filled with Magic, Mind-Reading, Carnival Cons, Sideshow Stunts and More!
Evil Dan & Colleen The Sideshow Queen perform amazing magic, stunts and miracles of the human body that will have you gasp, cringe and laugh. They have been delighting audiences at festivals, conventions and theaters throughout the Northeast and have appeared on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno. [12/14/17]
Will Fern has been a busy performer in and around the NYC area for more than twenty years. From corporate events to cruise ships and all manner of private affairs, Will has a trademark style combining good clean fun and amazing magic.
He spent several years honing his craft in Barbados, is a regular at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, and is best known among his peers for his strolling magic at all manner of affairs, in which he was crowned “International Champion” in 2011. [11/30/17]
Illusionist David Garrity has been a star attraction at Six Flags New England for many years.
David performs more than 400 shows a year along the East Coast and internationally. His shows combine magic with music, pantomime, situational comedy and audience participation to create memorable evenings.
David regularly appears in theaters, theme parks, colleges, fairs, corporate functions and countless other events. He recently appeared at the Tropicana in Atlantic City, Center for Performing Arts at Rhinebeck, Mohegan Sun in Connecticut, National Theater in DC, and a tour of the exclusive resorts along the Riviera Maya in Mexico. As a magic consultant he has created custom events for Six Flags Entertainment, McDonald’s Corporation and Viacom.
“The hardest-working man in comedy” (Time Out NY) and “One of the most unique acts you’ll ever see” (AM New York), Harrison is one of Comedy Central’s “Comics to Watch” and winner of the Andy Kaufman Award.
On television, Harrison has been featured on America’s Got Talent, Last Comic Standing, Gotham Comedy Live, Brain Games and much more.
As a magician, Harrison was named one of “today’s best” by Newsday and tours around the world as one of the stars of The Illusionists: Direct from Broadway, the biggest selling magic show in history.
Harvey Leeds, retired from Sony Music & Entertainment, after 35 years as Senior VP of Radio Promotion and Marketing and then Senior VP of Artist Development. Leeds was responsible for the success of numerous careers including Boston, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan, Culture Club, Pearl Jam, Incubus, Rage Against the Machine to name a few. He is presently the Owner of Headquarters, a management and consulting firm within Live Nation, Inc. and manages Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes, Marky Ramone, Glint and the The Revel among others.
Mario “the Maker Magician” Marchese is a performer and inventor who creates his own props. He is known for his dedication to the Maker Movement and STEAM/STEM initiatives and his clever integration of DIY electronics and robotics into his performance. Despite his use of cutting edge technology, he never sacrifices the old-school slapstick vibe that audiences so love. Its vintage meets the future. Buster Keaton and Charlie Chaplin for the modern age, with a mad inventor twist.
Mario has made appearances on Sesame Street and Sunny Side Up on NBCUniversal’s Sprout Channel. He is also the subject of award-winning indie documentary film, Building Magic.
Mario is currently a resident artist for New Victory Theater’s LabWorks program, developing a new stage experience alongside Grammy award winning musician, Tim Kubart. Most recently, he was privileged to be a part of the creative team behind David Blaine’s first ever North America tour. [11/2/17]
Rich Marotta has been a working professional for more than 40 years, has performed his act in all 50 states and in more than 20 countries. He combines great comedy with impeccable magic.
His fast-paced comedy magic show has headlined comedy clubs for many years and he even starred in his own Off-Broadway show with his unique blend of hilarious stand-up comedy mind boggling magic.
For more than 20 years David Oliver has entertained audiences on cruises, in hotels and at resorts to rave reviews. Universities, comedy clubs, cabarets and corporate events across the U.S. have asked David to come back and perform again, and again. His TV appearances include: The Early Show (CBS), Extreme Makeover: Home Edition (ABC) and a feature on the Discovery Channel.
In 2013 David took a short break from magic for recuperation and recovery after his double lung transplant. He is now better than ever and as Matt Lauer (Host of NBC’s Today Show) described it… “The most amazing magic I’ve ever seen.” [11/9/17]
Ben Robinson came to magic at age seven and has since toured twenty-two counties entertaining an approximate three million people. At a command performance in Italy in 2015 he received a standing ovation from an international audience which spoke twelve different languages. He has appeared in seven original one-man shows and has written fourteen books.
After his first one man show, produced by Broadway and avant-garde legend Lyn Austin and her Music-Theater Group, The Hartford Courant head drama critic Malcolm Johnson wrote, Ben Robinson’s silent, surreal illusions are must see entertainment. The New York Times wrote about his show at the Museum of the Moving Image, Ben Robinson is an internationally acclaimed master magician. He delighted the audience…
In 2017 Ben Robinson completed his WAM trilogy (Wonder, Artfulness, Mindfulness) and toured seventeen cities across North America, eliciting standing ovations at the Buster Keaton Centennial held in Muskegon MI, and in Victoria, BC.
John Pizzi is a world class Ventriloquist, Magician and Comedian. He has opened for Jerry Vale, Johnny Maestro and the Brooklyn Bridge, Joy Behar, Weird Al Yankovic, The Trammps, The Regents, Al Martino, Clint Holmes and many others. He was a regular headliner at the Riviera Hotel in Las Vegas and he currently appears at the Borgata in Atlantic City.
His television credits include: America’s Got Talent, Late Night with David Letterman, The Daily Show, America’s Funniest People, Rascals Comedy Hour, and much more.
His high energy one-man shows have taken him to comedy clubs, resorts, colleges, and theaters across the United States. He is also a regular at the Friars Club in New York City and Los Angeles. [11/9/17]
Peter Samelson is more than an illusionist, he is an artist who blends simplicity and sophistication to provoke thought and inspire wonder. The New York Times called him, “…the soft-spoken conceptualist of sorcery.”
Peter also performs and designs for television, film and theater, creating magic for Sam Mendes’ Cherry Orchard and Winters Tale, the national tour of Pippin, the musical Houdini, Tom Stoppard’s Travesties, and the Menotti opera The Consul. With Hal Meyers, he created illusions for the films What About Bob and Whispers in the Dark. Mostly recently Peter designed for the Broadway shows Leap of Faith and Harvey.
As a theatrical performer he created and starred in three critically acclaimed one-man Off-Broadway shows; The Magician, PaperWork, and Radnevsky’s Real Magic. He has appeared on NBC, ABC, CNN, CBS and FOX interview and news shows as well as the PBS special The Art of Magic.
George Schindler is a national treasure and the current Dean of the Society of American Magicians. He has spent his entire life entertaining in every conceivable venue worldwide. He is an original MagiComedian who integrates comedy and ventriloquism with visual magic.
He used to tour with his World of Illusion show and has had a very successful career as a trade show performer and night club performer. His motto is: Entertainment First!
He wrote the bestselling books: Magic with Everyday Objects, Basic Balloon Sculpture, Ventriloquism: Magic With Your Voice, Presto! Magic For The Beginner and many others which inspired a generation of magicians. He served as the National President of the Society of American Magicians and is a member of the SAM Hall of Fame. You may also remember him as Shandu The Great in Woody Allen’s New York Stories.
Will Shaw has been entertaining audiences as a comic juggler and variety artist since the early 1980s. Originally learning his craft as a street performer in New York City, his distinct blend of technical skill and humor has been seen in almost every imaginable venue including the streets and nightclubs of New York and at festivals in Asia, Africa and South America. He has also appeared at The Kennedy Center in Washington D.C. and at Lincoln Center in New York City.
Will was an instructor at The Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus and was affiliated with New York’s Big Apple Circus, representing them at special events and hospitals as a member of their “Clown Care Unit.”
Will has also appeared in major motion pictures (Arthur II, Her Alibi…), national television commercials (IBM, Burger King, Pizza Hut…), and many variety and talk shows like, The Late Show with David Letterman, and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart. [12/14/17]
Early on in his career, Rocco studied under the legendary sleight-of-hand master Tony Slydini. After winning the Golden Lion Award for stage and close-up magic from Siegfried & Roy in 1986, his career began to flourish as a magic teacher, innovator, and world class performer.
Rocco has probably won more major awards for his magic than anyone he is the recipient of the Merlin and Golden Lion Awards, a two-time winner of the coveted Manhattan Association of Cabarets Award, and has been nominated nine times as Magician of the Year by the Academy of Magical Arts in four different categories. He won two FISM World Championships awards (1994 in Yokohama Japan and 2006 in Stockholm, Sweden). He was most recently the Guest of Honor at Obie’s 4F Convention which is the most prestigious gathering of close-up magicians in the world.
Rocco has appeared in the VH1 celebrity magic reality series, Celebracadabra where he was the adviser and guide for celebrity partner and 1st runner-up, Hal Sparks.
Jim Spinnato has been a fixture at both the Mohegan Sun Casino and Foxwoods Resort & Casino with his long running Hypnosis shows and Comedy Magic shows.
Before landing the prestigious casino gigs, Jim has appeared at comedy clubs, casinos, colleges, high schools, prep schools and at corporate events. With everything from G-Rated to the “over 21” versions of his shows. In his spare time, he continues to appear at some of the largest theaters in New England as well as making may college appearances throughout the East Coast.
Meir Yedid has given a totally new interpretation to the phrase “sleight of hand.” Disregarding the conventional accessories of the magician, Meir’s nimble hands provide the setting and backdrop for a unique, visual and funny show.
His numerous awards include: Magician of The Year by SAMPA, he was the first person to ever win the Society of American Magicians Close-Up Magic Championship more than once, he was the Guest of Honor at the prestigious Obie’s 4F Convention and most recently received a Christopher Foundation award for his contributions to magic. His television appearances include: Comedy Tonight (FOX), The Paul Daniels Show (BBC), Knoff Hoff Show (ZDFTV), Mind Over Matter (ACTV), Best Trick Ever (ABC2 [2 episodes]) and dozens of others that include some of the highest rated television shows in Japan, Germany, Australia and England.
His live shows and seminars have literally been seen all over the world in both the largest and smallest nightclubs, hotels and theaters and of course Las Vegas Casinos and even an Off-Broadway show. [11/2/17, 11/9/17, 11/30/17, 12/14/17]
Bob Yorburg has been a long time professional magician who is the only person to perform illusions on the field of both Yankee Stadium and Shea Stadium between innings. He was the very first “Magic Burger King,” he starred in the very first magic instructional video for the public, he has appeared in many television commercials and on TV shows, and is known for his traveling flea circus.