"Mickey's magic show (and his amazing
bunnies) made my daughter's birthday party the best ever! No matter
how many times we have seen Mickey perform, he continues to delight
and enchant children and adults. His show is fun, funny and very
clever. Adults will enjoy the humor and well."
"We hired Mickey for my mother-in-law's
birthday party - I've never seen my wife laugh so hard."
"Magic has no age limits
and Mickey Magic proves it repeatedly in his delightful and enchanting
shows. Mickey has been captivating audiences for over 30 years.
Mickey combines immeasurable professional skill with a fun approach
to classical magic that directly involves his audience in the magical
miracles they're witnessing."
First Night Santa Cruz
"I am honored to write a letter
recommending Mickey Magic, an outstanding magician, entertainer,
and exceptional individual. We at Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer
Association are extremely grateful to Mickey for the hours of entertainment
and smiles he has brought to our children as they battle cancer.
As a children's entertainer, Mickey is remarkable. He has the ability
to captivate a group of children and lead them into a world of imagination
and laughter, which is something all children need … especially
children fighting cancer… he continually maintains a professional
attitude, always arrives on time, and has never let us down … Mickey's
work is good for kids and adults. I applaud him. I'm sure you will,
Founder and Executive Director
Jacob's Heart Children's Cancer Association
"Mickey has been performing magic
for my classes of kindergarteners for the past 6 years … Mickey
provides many opportunities for the children to participate. It
is such a joy to hear the laughter and to experience the level of
involvement of all the audience. Mickey has a gift that I am thankful
he shares with us."
Tamar Dolwig, Kindergarten
MacQuiddy Elementary School, Watsonville
"Thank you so much for your wonderful
performance at last Thursday's United Way Victory Celebration, and
for coordinating the other magicians for the event. You were an
invaluable part of the evening's magic and a great help to me. Your
performance was excellent as usual. I can see why you are one of
the most popular magicians in this county! You connected well with
the guests and got them in the spirit of the evening with your amazing
tricks and warm personality. In fact, many of the 450 attendees
felt you were the best part of the whole evening! Should I ever
need a magician again, you would be the first person I called. I
would highly recommend you to any other organization or individual
as a terrific performer, true professional, and all around good
Cary A. Olivia
Director of Development,
United Way of Santa Cruz
Mickey Magic has been performing his humorously traditional magic
show for fans of all ages for over 3 decades. He specializes in
performing for non-profit organizations, children in need, and community
As a child, Mickey befriended local magician Carl Hansen, who entertained
Central Coast children for decades as "Hocus Pocus". Hansen took
the young boy on as his apprentice for a number of years.
As a young adult, Mickey's travels took him to Mexico, where he
studied with spiritual teacher Caroline Myss. He practiced his magic
there in many small villages.
Coming back to California, Mickey was an instrumental part of the
Soledad Clowns, organizing classes to teach magic to Soledad Prison
A few years ago Mickey began a club called Magic Pack that entertains
and teaches magic tricks to children who are suffering from life-threatening
illnesses. At the time his act was billed as Mickey's Magic. His
given name is Mickey Thurmon, but the kids kept calling him Mickey
Magic, and the nickname stuck. "I was so honored to be named by
these kids", he said, "that I decided to keep the name and use it
Mickey has performed his special magic at big parties, little parties,
First Night, Art and Wine Festivals, and for thousands of happy
children. Mickey has even had command performances for religious
leaders and heads of state! Whew! It makes Mickey so very happy
to bring his special magic fun to everyone!
"We were delighted by Mickey and by his magic show. He has a great
rapport with the kids, and to hear them all laughing together is
really wonderful. The concentration level of the young audience
is remarkable. It seems that even the grownups find something special
about his shows too ... I can assure you that Mickey will always
be a part of our annual party. The only problem is finding a room
big enough for everyone who wants to see him!"
Blaine Neagley, Entertainment
Director Crow's Nest Restaurant
"It is our greatest pleasure and
honor to recommend ... Mickey Magic. We hired him to entertain for
a special birthday party ... my husband's 60th and our 2 boys 30th
... we had people ranging between these ages ... it was the most
fun and hilarious evening of entertainment for all of us, for all
ages. Mickey talks, jokes, and works with the crowd. His tricks
range from silly to sophisticated. He was a major hit for us ...
and the crowd was a group of very educated people."
Morgan and Judith Wheelock
Morgan Wheelock Incorporated
"It is my pleasure to write a letter
of endorsement in support of the talent, career, and delightful
personality of Mickey Magic ... he captivates both the adults and
the children in his audiences ... Mickey has an enchanting way with
children. He knows how to make them a part of his performances,
bringing them onto the stage with him as a part of his act ... it's
obvious they adore him as much as he relishes working with them."
Caroline Myss, teacher