Let Michael Graves take you on a trip through his past up to the present. Behind the Curtain is an emotionally charged magical experience that will bring many laughs as Michael tells you about his journey in magic. Michael will share his stories of his Grandpa Nick, Mother, Bullying and even facing the hand of death and surviving, Michael uses costuming and magic to bring his story to life. Come see the show that will make you laugh and even cry. Michael Graves “Behind the Curtain” takes you into Michael's life and lets you see behind the Curtain. A Magically Motivational and an emotionally charged magic experience.
From the young age of four my Uncle Nick would show me magic tricks, from the classic where is my thumb and who's got your nose (I still can't figure them out) As the years passed, I would get encouragement from my mother and with her guidance and support my life in magic started.
The age of 12 I started to do paid shows for friends and family. When not performing I was learning, books books and more books were read (the library was awesome!) Growing up in Minneapolis Saint Paul Minnesota, I was fortunate enough to have two great magic stores, Twin Cities Magic and Costume and Eagle Magic ( Houdini shopped there!) With guidance from professionals and the patience of my mother who would hear this all day..mom...mom watch this..mom mom look look (love you mom.) I would stay on this magical path and now I invite you to experience my magic.
Michael Graves moves away from the typical stage illusions and brings in his own style of magic and audience interaction that equals a show unlike any other.
Michael believes a good show does not require the use of large bulky props. This fact allows him to perform in any setting.
With full shows available in every price range, there is no reason not to contact Michael for a unique experience that your guests or clients will never forget. Michael can also perform close-up magic that is perfect for dinner parties or at restaurants where private shows at every table will keep customers coming back for more.
This is just a partial list of clients that Michael has performed for and he hopes to add your name to it.
Mall of America, Bremer Bank, Chilis restaurant, Boy Scouts,
Epic Night Club, Foot Locker Corp, KSAX TV, Marina Inn, Target Corp, Walmart Corp, MN AAUSBCA, Mc Donalds Corp.