Program Information

Number of Artists: 1

Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12, Family, K-5

Program Length: 45-50 minutes

Ideal Audience Size: Flexible

Maximum Audience Size: 600

Setup Time: 60 minutes

Breakdown Time: 30 minutes

Technical Requirements: Cleared stage or open area

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Artists Fees

Single Fee: $395 - $595 + travel

Back to Back Fee: $775 - $975 + travel


.55 cents per mile from Arlington, VA

Michael Chamberlin

The Dean of Deception


Theatre Arts

Program Type

Elementary School Assemblies, Middle School Assemblies, High School Assemblies, Residencies, Family Concerts, Community Festivals

Subject Areas

Magic, Theatre Arts, Music

A full-time professional magician for nearly 35 years, Michael Chamberlin offers magical presentations specifically tailored for children and family audiences. He performs a high-energy show that stimulates and enlightens the fascination with what is real and what an imagination can create. Mixing magic, music, and an abundance of comedy, the programs provide ample opportunity for audience participation.

Close Encounters with Magic (K-12) Startling and hilarious show that proves magic can be created by all of us. Using music, comedy, and magic, Michael features dazzling contemporary takes on some of magic's most legendary effects including the Nest of Boxes, Mystery of the Chinese Rings, and the Vanishing Head Illusion--where a student's head is miraculously pierced with arrows then disappears entirely.

Magic for the New Millenium (K-12) Michael's newest program blends comedy, mystery, and outstanding visuals into a mesmerizing display of theatricality as he and his audience explore and expand some of magic's oldest traditions and classic effects--featuring the very funny "Jake da Snake and his Magic Egg" and the famous "Mutilated Parasol."

Seeing is Believing (K-12) A high-energy show that stimulates and enlightens our fascination with what is real and what our imaginations can create. Using magic and music, Michael features an abundance of comedy mystification along with his hilarious trademark audience participation routines--including the sudden leviation of an audience member.