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Adult 30th Birthday magic in Scottsdale

Adult 30th Birthday magic in Scottsdale

I had the honor of performing birthday magic at a 30th birthday party held in Scottsdale AZ. I had  provided magical entertainement for the 30th birthday boy and his parents in the past and was really happy to work with them again.

The event was held at the Miracle Mile Deli in Scottsdale, a favorite lunch and dinner spot for many people in the area. In addition to great food and magic they had a casino night.  Pretty sweet party.

Today I received the nicest email from the hosts I wanted to share.

Just wanted to say thank you for making Josh’s party extra fun with all your fascinating, mind boggling, and beyond belief talent!

You continue to amaze and impress! LOTS of wonderful feedback and we saw LOTS of smiles, laughter and heard lots of “how did you do that?” Looking forward to calling on you again for our next get together!

Thanks again!
Jill & George

If I can help make your party or event more fun and memorable, please let me know. It is such an honor to make magic happen.

Gene Urban… exceptional magic and mentalism

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magician gene urban a big hit at 60th birthday party

magician gene urban a big hit at 60th birthday party

A gentleman found my profile on GigMasters, an online entertainment booking site and asked if I could add magic at his wife’s 60th birthday party in Phoenix, AZ.

We talked a bit about my style and what I could offer. We decided a stand up show with magic, mind reading and clean-intelligent humor would be best.

I have to say it was a great party. Lots of friends talked about their life with the birthday girl, great food was served and a very warm DJ kept things moving.

My after dinner magic show felt just right. The magic happened effortlessly and there were lots of opportunities to add relevant comedy and laughter. It ended with a standing ovation, a good sign the guests loved it.

What really matters is how the client feels. In this case they left a testimonial on the GigMaster site I’d like to share:

Overall Satisfaction:

5.0 stars

Professionalism:

5.0 stars

Accommodating:

5.0 stars

Overall Talent:

5.0 stars

Recommend:

5.0 stars

Gene’s performance is everything he promises and more. If your looking for smart, fun, witty and intelligence all rolled into one performer, look no further. !!!
-Ruth C, 6/9/2012, Birthday Party (Adults), Phoenix, AZ

Naturally, I’d be honored to add magic to your next event. I have no doubt your guests will have a great time and you will be happy you choose me.

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50th Birthday Party Entertainment – Adult Birthday Magician

50th Birthday Party Entertainment – Adult Birthday Magician

What do you do when you turn 5o? Have a great birthday party. You may also hire Gene Urban as this couple did.

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This past year has included a lot of adult birthday parties. This couple saw me at a friends party and hired me to perform at there’s. During our opening chat, we decided close up magic was the right style for this event. I always like to talk to people about their goals party details so I perform the right type of show.

The evening was good fun and we had a great time.

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40th Birthday Party Entertainment Phoenix AZ – Adult Birthday Party Magician

40th Birthday Party Entertainment Phoenix AZ – Adult Birthday Party Magician

If you’ve read any of my other posts you know I love performing magic at adult birthday parties. This past week I was hired to entertain at a 40th birthday party in Phoenix AZ.

Birthday parties are a time for fun and celebration. Friends gather to party and have a good time. I’ve found that close-up magic and/or a stand up show add much to the event.

Most of the time I perform strolling or close-up magic. It works well as I simply mingle among the guests letting them experience very intimate magic. The men tend to like card magic the best and women appreciate the mind-reading and psychic style.

Some adult birthday parties lend themselves to a stand up show in front of all the guests. Often times the host has me do this prior to the cake and gifts opening. If we go this route I think it works best to have some close up magic first and then a 1/2 hour stand up show.

Whether you are hosting a 30th, 40th, 50th, 60th or 70th birthday party you’ll find that magic is a great fit; It is a win-win because of the fun-fun. If you want to explore having me perform at your next adult birthday party, simply use the form provided below and we’ll chat about your party and see how we can make it even more magical.

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Best magic at 60th birthday Scottsdale az

Best magic at 60th birthday Scottsdale az

I had the honor of performing magic at a man’s 62nd birthday party in Scottsdale Arizona. It was a blast.

The magic began with a bit of close up magic while mingling with guests. Some pretty amazing things happened. The best thing for me was how connected everyone was. The group was connected by a love for competition… like marathons and Ironman. Perhaps it was this connection that made some real magic happen.

As the evening proceeded, I performed my 40 minute magic and mentalist show where guests performed much of the magic using their minds and imagination. I don’t know what effect they liked best… some liked the balloon trick while others thought the rings and Tibetan bowls were simply impossible.

I think magic is great at adult birthday parties as it celebrates the magic of life and achievement.

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60th Birthday party magic in phoenix, AZ

60th Birthday party magic in phoenix, AZ

60th-birthday-magic-phoenix-azI received a call asking me to perform for a friend’s father-in-law’s 60th birthday celebration. We decided I’d perform a bit of close-up magic first and follow it with a 30 minute stand up magic and mentalism show. The twist was it was an eastern Indian family party.

About 80 friends were gathered to celebrate. Most wore traditional garb that was colorful and festive. Many of the women wore wonderful Anarkali costumes adorn with Tikka jewelry, while the men wore more traditional tunics. All in all the feeling was cheerful and fun.

The party was great fun. I find Indian audiences love magic and enjoy the impossibilities. This is interesting because I understand there is no word in Hindi for magic. Anyway, there were many gasps as the magic happened, especially from the feats of mind reading. It’s a wonderful thing to see people’s jaws drop and eyes grow wide when they witness the impossible made possible.

If I can bring some extra magic to your 30th, 40th, 50th or 60th birthday celebration it would be an honor. Magic and birthdays goes together no matter how old you are… at our essence we are all just big kids who love to be amazed.

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Planning a 50th birthday party in Phoenix az

Planning a 50th birthday party in Phoenix az

Are you planning a 40th, 50th or 60th birthday party?  I got a call last month from someone who was doing exactly that. It was her 50th and she wanted to add entertainment to her party. She thought about how wonderful magic was and wanted to hire a magician to make her party more special and interactive.

wedding_magic_5We discussed options for the party. Would close up magic or a small stand up show be best? Since her guests would be spread out in the back yard and home we decided close-up magic would be the best fit for her birthday celebration.

The mix of card tricks, mentalism and magic with coins, watches, rope and other things did the trick. Her guests laughed a lot and had great fun… exactly what she wanted.

After the event I got a note from her saying:

Hi Gene- Thank you so much for Friday night and adding a special element to my party. My friends are still talking about you!! “How did he do that….?” I’m sorry I missed your tricks!! They all said you were awesome! I want to plan another party just to have you come back!Thanks again!!

Susan

So, if you are planning a birthday bash and want to add some magic to the party, the Magic and Mentalism of Gene Urban is a great choice. Gene’s warm personality and exceptional skill will ensure a great time for all.

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70th Birthday Party Magic – Private Event Phoenix, AZ

70th Birthday Party Magic – Private Event Phoenix, AZ

I don’t get a lot of calls for summer time parties; A bit hot in the Phoenix/Scottsdale area. However, I had the pleasure of performing at a 70th birthday party the other day. It was held at a local restaurant and attended mostly by family members.

The 70th birthday party boy (I think we are always little boys when it comes to birthdays) was a very kind man who was taken by the love his family showed. It was quite tender.

I performed a stand up set from the head of the table. This can be tough if not set up properly. Luckily, the host and I chatted a bit and the room was well set for this type of performance.

The stand-up magic I like to perform at birthday parties centers on the guests as the birthday person is often overwhelmed by the attention he or she is receiving. That said, there is one special piece that does focus on the birthday child. It involves him or her, a bit of mind reading and a lot of fun. Very upbeat and celebratory.

The performance was much appreciated and I got a wonderful hug from the man’s wife and daughter who both said it help make the evening very special.

I’d be delighted to perform at a special adult birthday celebration you’re hosting. We’ll have great fun celebrating the birthday, creating memories and magic. If you want to know what others have thought about my work, there are numerous testimonials mixed in the the articles and a few I’ve put in the what people say about Gene page.

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jimmy buffett party magic Private Event Phoenix, AZ

jimmy buffett party magic Private Event Phoenix, AZ

My friends know I am a huge fan of Jimmy Buffet. Not only is his music fun, he is an excellent entertainer. Since Jimmy Buffett theme parties are fun, Gene Urban has performed magic at many of them.

Recently I was called to perform magic at an adult birthday party with a Jimmy Buffett theme. As a Parrot Head myself, I was all over this one.

The party had more Jimmy Buffett paraphernalia than I would have though imaginable. It was truly Margaritaville. The hosts had a margarita machine, chesse burgers (in paradise), a great trop rock band and lots more.

Dozens of friends arrived in Hawaiian shirts, grass skirts and ready to have a great time. I too wore tropical wear and a few special tricks designed to meet the theme.

We had a great time exploring the possibility of real magic, laughing, singing and pretending to be on a tropical island. Since magic is about having fun and making the unreal real, my performance was well received. In fact, several guests asked for my card so I could spread the magic at their next party.

If you are planning a fun theme party, perhaps one centered on the paradise world seen by Jimmy Buffett would be a good idea. Of course, the tropical magic of Gene Urban will help insure a success. Just use the handy contact for below and I’ll get right back to you.

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magic for greg stanton fund raiser – The Duce

magic for greg stanton fund raiser – The Duce

I have performed magic at The Duce in downtown Phoenix since they opened their doors. The other day Steve, one of the owners, called and asked if I’d do a show for mayoral candidate Greg Stanton. It was to be a combo birthday celebration and fund raiser. It sounded like a good time to spread the magic.

The party was attended by many of Stanton’s friends, family and supporters… just about 50 people or so. Although they didn’t know a magician was going to be there they were wonderfully receptive, especially Greg Stanton. As it turned out he loved magic.

My trademark style is that many of the “tricks” are seemingly performed by audience members. I twisted that a bit and had Greg Stanton be the performer and I simply the guy holding the props. He caught on pretty quickly and was happy to show people his newly found skills. He got a lot of surprised looks as he read minds and made predictions that came out right.

As a side note:  Greg and I have become friends since his birthday fundraiser. I worked on his campaign and am happy to say he is the Mayor of Phoenix now. He’s a very good man.

So, if your hosting a fund raiser or adult birthday bash, I’d be honored to add some magic to the event. I promise you and your guests will have a great time witnessing the impossible made possible. Please use our contact form or give me a call at 602-788-9400.

Gene Urban… exceptional magic and mentalism

 

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