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Performer's Database

theater masksThis performer listing was created by the South Dakota State Library as a service to public libraries and other organizations that want to hire quality performers for their children's programs. Inclusion in this listing does not constitute an endorsement or promotion of any individual or group listed. Not all performers work well under all circumstances and with every age group. The South Dakota State Library strongly advises all libraries and organizations to carefully check references before hiring anyone.

Performers, use this form to submit your contact information. This form can also be used to update your previously listed information as well. Please fill it out as completely as possible and your submission will be reviewed by our content committee before inclusion on the website. Thank you!

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Annelise the Magnificent with Master Benjamin

Annelise the Magnificent with Master Benjamin

Program Description: Based out of Rapid City, SD, this sister and brother team of magicians do live-animal magic, comedy, large stage illusions, and close up slight-of-hand magic! Don't let our age fool you! We entertain kids, families and adults with both classic and original illusions. Est. 2012

Contact: (605) 786-5116
Email Link Web Link to Annelise the Magnificent Facebook Page Web Link to Annelise the Magnificent insta gram Page Web Link to Annelise the Magnificent You tube Page

Further Details: Nationwide Travel; For All Ages and Venues;
COST: Program fee, Mileage/Travel Reimbursement;
Category: Animals, Comedy, Magic

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Clown-A-Round Inc.

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Program Description: Kids magic and puppet show including a 40 minute comedy magic show. Booking options may include face painting and air brush tattoos.

Contact: Laura Anderson
214 West 14th Avenue, Coal Valley, IL 61240
Email Link Web Link to TITLE Facebook Page

Further Details: Regional tour options for South Dakota available; For All Ages including Preschool and Elementary
Category: Balloons, Clowns, Comedy, Magic, Puppetry & Ventriloquism, Workshops

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David Lloyd

David Lloyd

Program Description: Performs magic, puppetry and storytelling in each program.

Contact: Dave Tenneboe
5701 W. 45th Street, Sioux Falls, SD 57106-1328
Email Link

Further Details: For Preschool and Elementary audiences; performs Statewide (South Dakota) and regional (NE, IA, MN); Venue options include schools, libraries, indoors; Show fee is $750, lodging.
Category: Comedy,Magic, Puppetry and Ventriloquism, Storytelling

Discovery Mime Theater

Discovery Mime Theater

Program Description: Discovery Mime Theatre's performances and workshops create fantastical worlds that tickle the funny bone and delight the imagination. Brian Begley and Mary Inman's original pantomime vignettes are filled with magical illusions, juggling, puppetry and dance.

Contact: Brian Begley and Mary Inman
P.O. Box 566, Vermillion, SD 57069
Email Link Web Link to Discovey Mime Theater Facebook Page

Further Details: Performances vary in price from $550-$750 (Arts Council matching funds may be available); Statewide Travel; For All Ages
Category: Dance, Juggling, Magic, Puppetry and Ventriloquism, Theater

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Hanson Shows

Hanson Shows

Program Description: Juggling, Unicycling, Magic, Puppets, Storytelling and loads of fun stuff.

Contact: Christa Hanson
206 N Locust St; Kanawha, Iowa 50447
Email Link Web Link to Hanson Shows Facebook Page Web Link to Hanson Shows You tube Page

Further Details: Statewide Travel, Nationwide; For All Ages; School, Library, Outdoor, Indoor
COST: Mileage, Program Fee;
Category: Balloons, Comedy, Juggling, Magic, Storytelling, Theater, Workshops

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Jim Perry Magic

Jim Perry Magic

Program Description: We take one part humor, one part audience participation, and one part magic to create laughs, wonders and illusions customized for your patrons! The show kicks-off by asking every child to stand up create some magic follow-me style, and continues using ordinary objects from around the home to create extraordinary illusions. Things vanish and appear. The laws of physics are rewritten. After the finale we provide magic and/or juggling tutorials so fun can continue after the show is over.

Contact: James Perry
P.O. Box 5
Vermillion, SD 57069
Email Link Web Link to Jim Perry Magic Facebook Page Web Link to jim perry magic Twitter Page Web Link to jim perry magic insta gram Page web link to jim perry magic you tube channel

Further Details: Statewide/ Nationwide Travel; For All Ages including Preschool, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adult; Venue types include School, Library, Outdoor, Indoor
COST: Program Fee, Mileage/Travel Reimbursement;
Category: Comedy, Magic

Jeff Quinn, Magician

Jeff Quinn

Program Description: Jeff Quinn does a FANTASTIC Summer Reading Program magic show that always fits with the current SRP theme. Shows are usually 40 minutes long and include lots of audience participation, family-friendly humor and (of course) amazing magic. Jeff is the winner of the North American Children's Magician of the Year competition and the 100th President of the Society of American Magicians, so you know you'll be getting a top-notch, quality performance that appeals to all ages.

Contact: Jeff Quinn
18880 Leavenworth St., Elkhorn, NE 68022
(402) 339-6726
Email Link Web Link to Jeff Quinn's Library Magic Show Facebook Page Web Link to Jeff Quinn Magic Twitter Page Web Link to jeff quinn magic You tube Page

Further Details: Nationwide Travel; For All Ages; Venues include School, Library, Outdoor, Indoor.
COST: Mileage/Travel Reimbursement; Program Fee
Category: Comedy, Magic

Jocko's and the J's

Jocko's and the J's

Program Description: Jocko and the Js show incorporates a little magic, in addition to the tricks performed by the monkeys. Concepts such as safety, cooperation, goal setting and learning are stressed during the show.

Contact: Jim Williamson
P.O. Box 890, Cedar Falls, IA 50613

Further Details: $750/ day; Statewide Travel; For Ages 0-109
Category: Animal Shows, Magic

Jonathan May - Family Magician

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Program Description: Family Magic Show

Contact: Jonathan May
4415 NE Trilein Dr.
Ankeny, IA 50021
Email Link

Further Details: All Ages; Statewide (South Dakota), Nationwide; School, Library, Outdoor, Indoor;
COST: Program Fee
Category: Balloons, Comedy, Magic

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Magician Rick Eugene

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Program Description: Comedy Magic With lot's of audience participation. Magic Shows for Special Events -- Mind-Blowing Close-Up Magic Shows -- Learn Magic From Rick Eugene -- Absolute Science web link to absolute science facebook page: Watch and take part in awesome experiments!

Contact: Rick Eugene Brammer
1653 W George Washington Blvd #5, Davenport, IA 52804
Email Link Web Link to Magician Rick Eugene Facebook Page Web Link to Magician Rick Eugene Twitter Page

Further Details: Nationwide Travel; For All Ages
School, Library, Outdoor, Indoor, I can work anywhere; COST: Program Fee plus Mileage/Travel Reimbursement;
Category: Balloons, Comedy, Magic, Workshops

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Lisa Laird and Pockets Full of Fun

Pockets Full of Fun

Program Description: ventriloquism, puppetry, variety entertainer

Contact: Lisa Laird
317 7th St. NE Orange City, IA 51041
Email Link Web Link to Pockets full of fun Facebook Page Web Link to Pockets full of fun you tube Page

Further Details: Cost based by zone pricing; program pricing range from $250-$400 zone pending. No additional mileage or lodging fees. Multiple show discounts are available. Lisa is a rostered artist for the Iowa Arts Council so grants may be available.
All Ages; Preschool, Elementary; Midwest; School, Library; Indoor
Category: Magic, Puppetry and Ventriloquism, Storytelling, Workshops

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Pint Size Polkas

Adam Miller

Program Description: Mike Schneider's Pint Size Polkas program rolls magic, comedy, and education into one fluid, high-energy, live musical performance package guaranteed to bring a smile to the faces of young and old alike! Audience participation opportunities abound both on-stage and off! Catchy sing-along polka songs, age-appropriate humor and magic tricks, and a quick round of "Name that Tune" further complement the program theme. Special theme-specific trivia questions will engage the minds of young readers, and encourage further post-program reading. And of course, no one goes home without doing the "Chicken Dance" and a special polka version of "Head, Shoulders, Knees, and Toes." Plenty of singing, dancing, and education have been making Mike Schneider's Pint Size Polkas show fun for the whole family at more than 1,200 libraries in 23 states since 2009!

Contact: Mike Schneider
P.O. Box 126, Clinton, WI 53525
Email Link Web Link to pint size polkas Facebook Page Web Link to pint size polkas youtube Page

Further Details: Statewide/Nationwide Travel Range; For All Ages
COST: Request Price Quote ; Discounts for multiple bookings;
Category: Comedy, Dance, Magic, Music

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T. J. Regul, The Quad City Magician

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Program Description: Programs filled with the highest energy and most audience participation in your area. A family friendly magic show that will have the children and adults at your library literally rolling on the floor with laughter. This show has more smiles, more laughter, more energy and more results than you have ever had before!

Contact: T. J. Regul
2720 E 35th St., Davenport, IA 52807
Email Link Web Link to TITLE Facebook Page

Further Details: All Ages; Nationwide; School, Library; Outdoor, Indoor
Category: Balloons, Comedy, Magic

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Reza | Edge of Illusion


Program Description: Reza is recognized as one of today's most highly sought-after entertainers in the touring illusion industry, delivering innovative, engaging and spectacular performances worldwide. Reza began making his presence felt in the world of illusion at a very young age. His focus in the art began at the early age of seven after being inspired by a magic show in his hometown of Brookings, South Dakota.

Contact: Skyline Entertainment, 323-929-7392
Web Link to Reza Illusionist Facebook Page Web Link to Reza Illustionist Twitter Page Web Link to Reza Illustionist Instagram Page

Further Details: Book online at
Category: Magic

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Mr. Twister

Mr. Twister

Program Description: Mr. Twister is a full time chilrdren's entertainment specialist & a regional favorite. His shows are packed full of fancy twisted balloons, magic tricks, stories, audience participation & BIG FUN!

Contact: Bob Anderson
2100 S. Euclid Ave., Sioux Falls, S.D. 57105
605-338-9928/ 605-310-0365;
Email Link Web Link to Mr Twister Facebook Page

Further Details: $150-$500; Mileage and Hotel reimbursement; Statewide Travel; For All Ages
Category: Balloons, Comedy, Magic, Storytelling

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