Best Local Magicians In Chicago

September 23, 2010 3:36 PM

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To some, magic is “the claimed art of altering things either by supernatural means or through knowledge of occult natural laws unknown to science.” To others it is a source of enjoyment in the form of a magic show. Whether it is a birthday party, a trade show, weddings, corporate events, or on the big stage in Las Vegas, magic comes in all shapes and sizes.

We are here to help you decide on some of the area’s best magicians. Check them out and see if any of them fit your needs, or is it all just an illusion?

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Paul Lee

P.O. Box 87521
Carol Stream, IL 60188
630-933-8690
www.paulleemagic.com

From parties such as children’s birthdays to any magic solution, from corporate magic, library, schools, and parties of all types. According to his website: “The Magic and Illusions of Paul Lee is the secret to successful events filled with magic & Illusion for any events.”

Paul Lee has performed his magic and illusion show at school events across the Chicago land area and suburbs for over 35 years.

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Eugene Burger

1260 N. Dearborn Parkway #105
Chicago, IL 60610
312-642-0761
www.magicbeard.com

Eugene tries to “give people the chills” with his magic. Eugene’s motto is: “I want my shows to be fun and entertaining, but I also want people to say. Something happened here that I don’t understand.” Widely regarded as one of the finest close-up magicians in the world (meaning he performs tricks right under your nose), Burger is intrigued by the psychology and the philosophy that lie behind his tricks.

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Mike O’Donnell

773-234-1301
www.magicinseattle.com

Mike specializes in “Close-up” magic, which is performed in the hands of your guests. It is like having your own private magic show that is perfect for private parties, corporate events, birthdays, weddings, and trade shows.

Mike defines close-up magic as: “An intimate form of entertainment that is performed right in front of the guests.” Mike’s magic is designed more for the adult audience, meaning more sophisticated and elegant, and isn’t meant to embarrass anyone.

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