Close-up magic is a booth magnet!

This style of sleight of hand magic has been described as the ultimate experience in magical entertainment. It's magic that is performed within inches of the audience and usually witnessed from all angles. Close-up magic is by far the most challenging magic to perform. The up close, intimate nature of this art form makes it the strongest form of magical entertainment.

“Thank you for a superb job!  The crowd loved you and you were just what we needed.   Your close up magic got the guests excited and set the stage for the Main Event!  I will certainly be using you in the future.
Tammy J. Executive Director


"We’d both just like so say a HUGE thank you for entertaining our guests, and us, at our daughter’s wedding reception. You want your guests to be content while they wait for the wedding party to arrive at your reception. Tommy did an outstanding job working through the crowd with his awesome and totally entertaining magic. We had so many guests tell us that they didn’t even realize they were waiting for the bride and groom!


For any parents of the bride looking for wonderful entertainment before the reception gets officially started, we highly recommend Tommy Ellison and his magic - it’s truly “magical”. (Mom and Dad of the Bride)

Close-up magic is the most versatile form of entertainment. It fits in everywhere and can be performed anywhere. Whether sitting at a dinner table, standing at a restaurant table or strolling around a social gathering, close-up magic is easily customized to any situation. It packs small and plays big!

Dear Tommy,
I can't begin to thank you enough for entertaining and inspiring the rapt audience at the Art of Medicine Rounds. It was the best one in the five years we've hosted this monthly series at the University of Alabama College of Community Health Sciences.... You are not only a brilliant magician but also a heart-warming inspiration. We very much appreciated your having reminded us of the magic in medicine--and to smile more often. Again, thanks for caring.

Alan Blum, MD
Professor and Gerald Leon Wallace, MD, Endowed Chair in Family Medicine
Director, The University of Alabama Center for the Study of Tobacco and Society
Department of Family Medicine
University of Alabama School of Medicine

Trade shows are a perfect venue for the unique benefits of close-up magic. The magic and presentation can be customized and tailored to fit the product, service or message. And, the natural crowd-drawing ability of close-up magic makes it a powerful tool for a successful, lead-generating show.

"Just a quick note to thank you so much for being with us at the Paul Bryant Conference Center for the West Alabama Agency on Aging Celebration. The feedback from our booth guests has been fantastic and our people are still talking about you and your magic! For those of you considering using a magician for your trade show exhibits or corporate events, I can honestly tell you that Tommy Ellison is the best!

[Jim Roberts Director, Always There Home Health Care Tuscaloosa LLC.]


"Talented, skilled, amazing, entertaining, clever, funny -- do you get where I'm going with this. I've played with magic for 40 years and I know how much of it works; but, Tommy continues to amaze me. There are many good magicians. Then, there are those who make your jaw drop. Tommy is among those elite few who are able to truly entertain you and suddenly, your jaw drops."

[Mike M., Chattanooga TN]

For larger crowds a stand-up or parlor style of magic works perfectly. Tommy retains the strong impact of his sleight of hand magic with larger props, like rope, the daily newspaper, jumbo-sized playing cards, etc.  

Make your next event one your audience will never forget! Go here for more info and to contact Tommy for your next event.