Get more than a magic show -- get magic, music, a fancy set, comedy, ventriloquism, any theme you like, and fancy balloon sculptures.
Better animals: A typical magician mysteriously produces an animal. In contrast, Abby the magician mysteriously produces one of a dozen different animals. Her animals talk to the audience, wave, blow kisses, dance, pull pranks, make faces, crack jokes, read minds, perform magic tricks, and improvise. Abby's animals get petted, hugged, high-fived, tickled, or fed imaginary food. It's without scratches, bites or droppings, because all of Abby's animals are puppets.
Experience: Since 1997, Abby has specialized in family shows. She has worked professionally at the full range of venues: black-tie dinners, schools, libraries, country clubs, the Philadelphia Zoo, the Philadelphia Art Museum, Penn's Peak, corporate picnics, malls, wedding receptions, church picnics, first communion parties, department stores, anniversary parties, restaurants, movie theaters, reunions, parades, graduation parties, and a circus.
Theme shows: You may choose one of Abby's standard shows (monster puppets, petting-zoo puppets, princess, pirate, comedy magic, Halloween, Christmas, Chanukah, Happy Holidays) at the regular price. Or Abby can write, rehearse and shop for a show about any other theme that your heart desires. She has the knowhow to adapt props and patter to your favorite topics. She can design an amazing and funny show related to your favorite movie character, game or theme.
How far in advance should I book Abby? Weeks or months. Your chances rise if you call Abby before choosing a date.
Will Abby perform at first birthday parties? Only if the audience includes children aged 3 and up.
At what types of venues will Abby perform? Indoor settings only.
Will Abby turn away other customers while I decide? No, but if someone else books your time slot while you're still deciding, don't worry -- When you are ready to book her, Abby will work with you to find a different time slot.
Does Abby perform at adult venues? She does wholesome, family shows only. Even in her Halloween magic show, Abby will not use gory, frightening or disgusting tricks.
Here are some comments from Abby's audiences:
"I just want to thank you for your wonderful performance last night. The kids loved it. It was our biggest hit so far this season and they're still talking about it today. And we were just delighted with the magic show. So I just wanted to say thank you, and we will definitely book you for further performances." - Activities coordinator at a Public Library
"I wanted to let you know that this was the funniest puppet show I've ever seen. I'm a nanny, and this is my fourth family, and I've seen a lot of puppet shows, and this was the funniest I have ever seen." - A nanny at a third birthday party
"That princess party show was wonderful! I got such great feedback from everyone. Tess is still talking about it. I loved how at the beginning you said "now here are the rules" and I thought "oh, no." Then you said the first rule is that you don't have to be quiet, and you showed them how to applaud nice and loud. The kids had such a good time." - Mother of a 3rd birthday girl
"You had those kids so well organized and it was such a brilliant show. People were asking, "Can we ask her back?" It reminded me of Sally Starr and Pixanne on kids TV shows years ago. You really should consider being on television. You were brilliant." - Public Relations Director at a National Department Store Chain
"You kept fourteen 4 year olds sitting still for almost an hour. Amazing! Several kids kept referring to Huggie (monkey) for hours afterward." - A mom after her son's pirate birthday party
"Abby, I just called to say we cannot thank you enough. We had such a marvelous time on Sunday, and it was just such a pleasure to have you. Could you please call me back with your address? So I can send some pictures that I know you'd like to have on your web site. Again, it was just a magical event and every single person there was crazy about it, it was awesome." - Voicemail from the birthday mom after her daughter's first birthday party
"Well. That was worth every penny." - Father of a birthday boy
"You're back! You're my favorite. Why? Because you're so funny. " - a preschooler at Abby's 3rd visit to her school