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As always, feel free to connect with me by phone at (360) 412-5064, my website www.amazementproductions.com, or by sending e-mail to jeff@amazementproductions.com.

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Summer Madness

Last week featured shows in Burien, Redmond, Olympia, Oak Harbor, Clinton, Langley, Coupeville, Freeland, Colfax, Moscow, Pullman, Marysville, Standood, and Monroe.  Whew! 

My show was sponsored by the Moscow Arts Commission.

"I just wanted to thank you so much for such a great show last night at East City Park. I have received nothing but great comments!!!" -DJ Scallorn, Moscow Arts Commission

This week’s schedule includes visits to Gig Harbor, UniversityPlace, Dupont, Lakewood, Tillicum, Bothel, Burien, Federal Way, Covington, Fairwood, Issaquah, Key Center, Kent, and Olympia. 

Jeff performing magic for last year's Aberdeen Splash! festival. Photo by Anice Bommerscheim.

On the 4th of July I return to the City of Tumwater’s “Thunder Valley” and Artesian Family FestivalIt’s my ninth consecutive year!  Gates open at 6:00 pm; my magic show is at 6:30 pm, Rhys Thomas (my favorite juggler) is at 7:30 pm, skydivers drop in at 8:45 pm, and fireworks blast off at 10:15 pm.

Public Shows in Montesano, Olympia, & Burien

Check out my magic at these public shows this weekend:

Next week:  fifteen shows at libraries ranging from Oak Harbor to Moscow, ID.  Visit my EduMazement blog for more details.  Your city not listed?  Don’t worry, if you’re in western Washington I’ll be somewhere nearby this summer…

Graduation Parties, 5 Star Reviews on Yelp

The first half of June is packed with grad parties.  Here are two fantastic reviews from private party graduation celebrations I did recently.  Both were nice enough to post reviews at http://www.yelp.com/biz/amazement-productions-olympia

I hired Jeff to perform at my husband’s college graduation party.  We have seen Jeff many time at local community events, have always loved his shows and I always thought I should hire him!  Finally, the time came when I needed entertainment for a party and he was my first and last thought.  Let me say that he did not let me down!

Jeff performed a strolling magic show, going from group to group and showing his tricks.  The adults and the children were all in complete awe!!  Not only are his tricks incredible, but he has a great sense of humor and is very witty…which is great for the adults!  

When Jeff finally wrapped up his show and came to check out with me, he had a line of kids following him around, asking him to do more tricks!  Jeff”s show kept the guests talking long after he left, with most people wanting to know how to get in touch with him.

I can’t end this review without saying that my son actually called Jeff and left a message.  I figured with his busy schedule he probably wouldn’t have time to call him back but not even a day later my son received a phone call back.  Jeff talked to him about how to find books at the library and things on-line and then sent him a link (through my email).  We couldn’t wipe the smile off his face!

I would hire Jeff for another event in  second!  He was worth every cent and more!  He is a true performer and this community is lucky to have him!
     Tami C., Olympia

 

I highly recommend Jeff Evans.  Not only did he show up on time at my college graduation party in Renton, but he dazzled a really tough crowd of about 30 people ages 18 years and older.  Even employees of the restaurant were lining the entryway to my party to see Jeff’s performance!

Jeff is a wonderful magician and an entertainer.  I guess I can also call him part comedian, because he made the entire crowd laugh as he selected members of the audience to participate in the tricks he performed during his interactive act.  His performance was nothing short of spectacular.

I have already recommended him to friends and family, and if there is another event of mine where I need entertainment, he is definitely on the top of my list for candidates!
     -Gerald P., Renton, WA

 

Speaking of reviews, several clients have posted reviews for me over the past year.  The others follow here and range from private parties to festivals.  www.yelp.com uses a special system to determine which reviews are listed and which are considered “filtered” reviews.  Only registered users who have posted several reviews for various merchants appear under the “Reviews” tab. 

While I don’t totally agree with this process, I do understand the reason behind it.   If you’ve seen my show in person please feel free to create a free account and post comments!

We’ve had Jeff be part of our Summer program six times over the past eight years.  He never ceases to amaze me or the audience.  Kids and parents attend our 4th of July Festival just to see Jeff.  If you haven’t seen Jeff in action, it’s time you do.  You won’t regret it.
     Doug F., Aberdeen Parks and Recreation

 

Jeff is fabulous!!! My daughters 7th Birthday was a hit all because of Jeff. The show involved all the kids and parents as well. The amazing tricks kept all the children excited to see what was next! Jeff’s sense of humor engaged the parents attention which is a plus! The balloon hats were great for favors for all the kids.

We would highly recommend Amazement Productions for any event you want to turn into a fun and interactive time. GREAT GREAT GREAT!
     -Kirstie H., Olympia

 

Jeff has done several events for Let It Ride Casinos and Events Extraordinaire.  He is not only professional, but engaging and very good at staying focused on the guests.  Oh yeah, his magic is unbelievable as well.
     -Corey, Let it Ride Casino Parties

 

Jeff was AMAZING! He interacted with each and every guest and truly made everyone’s mouths drop. His magic tricks and humor really made our party a success. I highly recommend him and look forward working with him much more in the future.
     -Ashley M., Renton

Magic Seminar for Bigfoot Clown Alley

Performing magic is my full-time job, but occasionally I teach seminars on how to entertain with magic.  These have ranged from magic workshops for kids to pediatricians who wanted to put their patients at ease.  Last year I created a DVD series that teaches kids how to perform magic. 

Last week the Bigfoot Clown Alley in Fife invited me to teach their members some simple sleight of hand.  Clowns use magic a lot in their work, from birthday parties to festivals. 

Based on the goofy look on the boys face, I guess the trick worked!  Thanks to Sean Melicher, professional clown and photographer, for the great picture.

40th Birthday Party Magic

Over the years I’ve done all sorts of birthday parties; kids’ parties to 80th birthday celebrations and everything in between.  (Well, not a 73rd birthday party – still haven’t done one of those.) 

Here are photos from Ann Marie’s 40th birthday party at The Venue in Tacoma recently.  Thanks to Jan Domek for the super pictures.

See more photos at my Flickr site.

Learn more about entertainment for private parties at http://www.amazementproductions.com/parties.html or call Jeff Evans in Olympia at (360) 412-5064.

Magic for Church Family Night a Hit

Thanks to Kent Johnson who had me perform for a family night at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints in Puyallup last weekend.

Jeff did an amazing magic show at our church activity. We had over 100 people entertained for nearly an hour. Jeff did great adapting to all ages. My kids are still asking me how he did all the tricks. I have seen Jeff perform at a few business functions and knew his magic show would be a hit at our church. Thanks for sharing your wonderful magical talent Jeff!”
     -Kent Johnson, Puyallup

"A Magical Night" ice carving by Illustrations in Ice, also a Saturn Barter member. Visit James Royal's website http://www.illustrationsinice.com.

Each year I entertain for several events for churches ranging from Halloween parties to day camps to socials, and banquets.  Learn more here.

Kent is also a member of Saturn Barter, a great organization based in Puyallup with members in Pierce county and beyond that has really taken off this past year.  It’s great seeing so many local businesses participating in barter.  Learn more about my magic shows available on barter online.