Interested in hiring a Los Angeles Magician? Los Angeles Magicians are some of the best in the world. Of course, L.A. is the entertainment capital of the world, but that's not the only reason so many magicians live here.
The big draw for many of us is The Magic Castle, which is a private club in Hollywood, CA.
The Magic Castle consists of a restaurant, several bars, and many theaters. You can see everything from close-up, sleight of hand magic, to full scale illusion shows.
Los Angeles is a casual city, but The Magic Castle has a strict dress code, which is one more reason it's a unique venue.
In order to become a magician member of The Castle, one has to audition.
Now, if you're reading this, there's a good chance you're in the market to hire a Los Angeles magician. It doesn't matter where you live, as most of us travel and perform all over the world. If you want to find the best entertainment for your private party or corporate event, you can't go wrong with a magician from Los Angeles that also performs at The Magic Castle.
Be careful! There is a big difference between being a member of The Magic Castle and being a booked performer there.
Yes, to become a magician member, one has to audition. However, passing that audition doesn't have anything to do with getting booked and paid to perform at The Castle. That honor is reserved for only the best magicians in the world. Think about it. Since it's a private club for magicians, when one is booked there, he is performing for other magicians! You have to be excellent to work that room.
Warning! There are magician-members of The Magic Castle that will tell you they perform there. It's a white lie because there are impromptu performing areas designated for members to work on material, or to show their friends a trick or two.
I've had clients tell me that they spoke to a magician and asked, "Do you perform at The Magic Castle?" The performer said, "I sure do!"
Next, the client calls me and says, "I spoke to such and such magician and he's way cheaper than you. He says he also performs at The Magic Castle."
I then have to explain that I know the person she's talking about (everybody at The Magic Castles knows each other), and that he is a member of The Castle, but he has never been a booked performer there. It's embarrassing for the magician caught in the lie.
Yes, technically he did a trick at The Magic Castle, but no, he isn't a booked performer there. It would be like going to Radio City Music Hall with your friends, singing a song in the bathroom, and then telling everybody you performed there.
I believe Los Angeles is home to the best magicians in the world. Of course, we love the weather, beautiful people, and everything else California has going for it. However, The Magic Castle is the big draw for many of us. If you're going to hire a magician from Los Angeles to perform in any part of the world, ask if he is a booked performer at The Magic Castle, and not just a magician-member.
Lastly, don't forget, you get what you pay for. A real Los Angeles Magician from The Magic Castle is going to cost more, but we're worth it!