This spectacular production is adaptable to meet your needs. The show can range from a 10 minute opening act with colorful silk scarves and doves to a 90 minute theater illusion show culminating in the production of a tiger. The Balsters bring their magical artistry to the main stage with a flair. Sheer Magic draws upon a vast repertoire of material so it can be geared for an executive audience, a general audience, or a youth audience. Likewise, it can be tailored to fit in a small meeting or multipurpose room or scaled up to require a legitimate stage or theater.
A typical production bursts into action with a 10 minute rapid fire opening routine performed to music and featuring very colorful visual magic with silk scarves, card manipulations and live doves. This dazzling routine transcends all age and language barriers and leaves the audience spellbound. As the show shifts into talking routines, audience members find themselves in hilarious situations as they are called on-stage to help create the magic. Things really get exciting as the show concludes with one or more large scale illusions such as Cutting a woman in half, The broom suspension , Metamorphosis, or the Twister just to name a few. They can even make someone disappear! Though a more frequent request that they handle with ease is to make a CEO or VIP appear magically as a very dramatic and effective entrance.
Productions of SHEER MAGIC feature an awesome display of magic, illusion, audience participation and comedy, skillfully woven together with music, special effects and dance, to create an incredible performance experience. An experience that will sweep any audience into a world of wonder!
Corporate functions and Trade Shows for:
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Royal Viking Sun
Royal Viking Sky
Casinos, Hotels, Nightclubs
|Trump Castle – Atlantic City, NJ
Princess Casino – Freeport , Bahamas
Hotel Juraku – Minakami, Japan
|The Impov- Chicago, IL
The Sabre Room – Hickory Hills,IL
New Variety Cabaret – Chicago, IL
|Three Worlds of Santa’s Village, East Dundee, IL – 13 yrs.
Lotte World, Seoul, South Korea ½ yr.
Dispensa’s Kiddie Kingdom, Oak Brook, IL 3 yrs.
Fairs & Festivals
|Broward County Fair, FL
Pensacola Interstate Fair, FL –2 yrs.
Beloit Riverfest, WI 4–yrs.
Downers Grove Heritage Fest, IL -16 yrs.
Converse Fair, IN
Dwight Harvest Days, IL – 3 yrs.
Maritime Days, WI
Sumpter County Fest, MI
August Fest, IN
Pan American Festival, IL
Ribfest, Naperville, IL -3 yrs.
|Kane County Fair, IL – 14 yrs.
Madison County Fair, IL
Alto Fair, WI
Festa Italiana, IL
Taste of Chicago, IL
Marion County Fair, IL
Kewaunee County Fair, WI
Elsie Dairy Festival, MI
Berrien County Youth Fair, MI 2 yrs.
Autumfest (Touring Arts & Crafts show )
ND,SD,KS, IA, MN,NE, IL, MO, CO – 20 yrs.
For a typical mid level 45 minute show .
Performance space needed: 12’ deep x 16’ wide minimum.
Load in and set up time: 60 – 90 minutes.
Strike and load out time: 45 – 60 minutes.
Special Needs: 6’ or 8’ long table.
1 electric outlet within 50’
Sound system: we provide.
Background curtains we provide.
For typical 1 hour theater version:
Performance space needed: 20’ deep x 24’ wide minimum.
Load in and set up time: 2 – 3 hours.
Strike and load out time: 60 – 90 minutes.
Special Needs: ( 2-3) 6’ or 8’ long table.
2 electric outlets within 50’ of our sound rack.
Sound system: we can provide own, but typically patch into your system.
When we patch in, we need 5 channels, xlr or 1/4”
Background curtains we have an 18’ x 40’ drop.
Lights: We bring a special effects light to supplement the house lighting.
Scenes we typically request:
Medium Blue wash
Down stage special
[quote]“ Not only did our company associates enjoy it, but we’ve never had as many outstanding
comments from our customers. This was the 15th anniversary of our outing and you truly
helped us make it a special occasion.”
“Personally, I am always amazed by magic acts, but to have the opportunity to sit a few feet from the performance and still not figure it out is truly amazing.”
Director of Sales and Purchasing
Dik Drug Co.
Burr Ridge, IL
“Theatreworks USA has represented Tim & Robin since 1997, and they are a complete joy to work with. “ “ Regarding their on-stage performance, we could not be more happy, and our presenters agree - returned evaluation forms consistently rate them as “excellent”.Ken Arthur
New York, NY
“I recently had the pleasure of working with Tim Balster during the run of ”Cabaret on Ice”.
A show in which he performed for a full-house for much of the show’s run.” “Tim is an excellent magician. “ “ he was a complete professional and very cooperative. In short, Tim would be a welcome addition to any show or theater.“
Director of Entertainment / Public Relations
Atlantic City, NJ[/quote]
“ I was particularly impressed with:
- Your continuous feedback during the planning process.
- The adaptation of your act to our product line
- Your excellent interaction with the audience (our employees )
Thank you for helping to make our meeting a success. People here at the regional
office are still talking about your performance!
Owner Loyalty Manager
North Central Region
Nissan Motor Corporation[/quote]
“Thank you for 13 amazing years! Your magic shows were one of the most popular attractions here at the park. Your shows were always of the highest caliber and your attention to detail and keeping things new and fresh year after year did not go unnoticed by the staff and the parks patrons. Many of the season pass holders comment that attending your show is a highlight of their return. As owner and operator of the park I have always been amazed not only at the magic, but by how turn key and easy you have made having the shows. The shows were always top notch, started on time and we never had to worry about the content of the shows in terms of audience appeal and appropriateness. You really know how to entertain a family audience! “
Three Worlds of Santa’s Village
East Dundee, IL[/quote]
[quote]“ the evening was of the utmost enjoyment. Today, many of us are still trying to figure out the Zig-Zag Lady trick.
Once the show was over , we gathered in our hospitality suite at the hotel, and my, did I look good! Everyone was congratulating me on the successful evening!”
Corporate America Federal Credit Union
[quote]“I just wanted to let you know how much we enjoyed your show”
“I would highly recommend your show to others. Keep up the good work.” Ann Ross
[quote]“ We just wanted to let you know how entertaining the guests at our party found your act. You can be sure we would quickly recommend you to all interested parties.” Louis J. Levy
Henry Crown And Company
[quote]“The sold out show was a great success, receiving rave revues from both parents and staff.”
“Our parents expect a lot from our performers, and following this show a parent even to the time to write a note that said “ Tim Balster was fantastic!! Can he return?” We will definitely be welcoming Tim Balster back for future shows!“
Preschool Services Coodinator
Glenview Public Library