Magic, mystery, and managed mischief on the School of Wizardry Express
Award-winning magician Jeff Evans is your Headmaster and host for this once-of-a-kind experience presented by the Chehalis/Centralia Railroad Museum. The fun happens Saturday, October 2, 2021 with departures at 11:00 am and 2:00 pm. Enjoy a 75 minute train ride. Price is $25/passenger. Recommended for ages 8 and up. Children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.
Solve unimaginable puzzles in the Escape Room
Learn Mystic Arts
Boast your best at trivia nd adventure games
Gear up for your adventure with treats and “to die for trinkets” at the marketplace at the Depot
Jeff Evans performed magic for the Whidbey Island Fair in Langley, Washington. Attendance was through the roof; lines to park, lines to get in the gate, lines to buy ride tickets, lines for curly fries, etc. People are done with covid and ready to enjoy the summer!
“UFO Fest” magician Jeff Evans wows these Earthlings at the Thurston County Fairgrounds
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Each June hundreds of high school graduates are wowed by grad party magician Jeff Evans. Treat your graduate to an experience of wonder and clean comedy they’ll talk about long afterwards. Availability is very limited as most graduations are packed into a two-week period in early June.
“Jeff was great! Would definitely recommend him. In fact, next year’s room parents have already expressed an interest in Jeff for Grad Night! He was a pleasure to work with and the girls really enjoyed the show!” -Stephanie Nicols, Forest Ridge High School grad night committee
It happens each year in early June. I transform into a zombie, becoming a creature of the night and desperately seeking to sleep when the sun rises. It’s the return of… HIGH SCHOOL GRAD PARTIES! And, I have to say that high school grads are some of the most fun audiences to perform for anywhere! Everyone is in a party mood and there to have fun. They all know each other and have four or eight or more years of inside jokes to sling at each other.
Some high schools book me year-after-year and it’s as much a tradition for me as it is for the school. I am super impressed with how much work the parents put into making this event a huge success for their kids.
I was thrilled to recognize several of the people and businesses included in this article. I’ve purchased several items from Captain Little to use as props and materials for my themed magic shows. Shipwreck Beads is an incredible place for crafty people. (I imagine business is going great for them, as people during the pandemic are doing more projects like this. They also have a huge online business, which is a plus.) Joy Ride Bicycles has super people and have helped me with parts, tune-ups, and bike purchases for over fifteen years.
Here’s a fun story: in 2000 Mary-Ellen’s son, Kosta, attended South Bay Elementary. She hired me to instruct a series of after-school enrichment magic workshops. Twelve years after that, our paths crossed again when Kosta and I both raced cyclocross (though in different categories – he’s way faster than me). Mary-Ellen’s husband, Greg, have frequently done yoga at the gym together. It’s wonderful being connected to people for over two decades like this!
If you are planning a pand-EPIC holiday party for your associates or friends and family, consider adding my socially-distanced, hand-washed, santa-tized Zoom Holiday Magic Show. Call me in Olympia toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com for availability and prices.
This isn’t your normal holiday season, so there will be no Santa Breakfasts, Festival of Lights, or numerous celebrations for the holidays where I’m performing. However, there are several opportunities for you to see me from the comfort of… well, where you are right now – your phone, tablet, computer, or holographic-whatever!
Saturday, December 12, 2020 at 3:00 pm: See my Amazing Magic Show via Zoom for the Klamath County Library District. This is part of their Winter Performance Series and, for a first, this is a library that I’ve never performed for in real-life. It was recently featured in an article in The Herald and News. Register through the library’s website.
Wednesday, December 30, 2020 at 1:00 pm: The Salem Public Library wanted something fun for families during the week between Christmas and New Year’s Eve, and a little magic seemed perfect! I’m predicting a big turnout for this Zoom program. Register to attend for free at the library’s website.
Of course, I’m also doing several other virtual events for schools, private parties, and corporate clients, but those are all… well, none of your business 🙂 If you’re looking for a wonderful gift for your staff, associates, or friends and family, my Zoom Holiday Magic Show is just the ticket! Call toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com to check on availability and pricing.
In the meantime, I wish you a hand-washed, socially-distanced, face-covered, warm-hearted Happy Holidays!
Summer is usually packed with festivals and events. Unfortunately, due to the coronavirus nearly all public events were cancelled for the summer of 2020 which left event organizers scrambling. Many opted to hold some sort of virtual edition of their fair or festival.
Virtual magician Jeff Evans presented his magic show for the Northwest Washington Fair and the Pacific County Fair. He was scheduled to perform live at both events, but jumped at the chance to bring the magic direct to Fair patrons and supporters via Zoom.
Perhaps the best thing about virtual shows is that your audience can be anywhere they have a internet access. For more details on bringing virtual magician Jeff Evans to your fair or festival, call toll-free (877) 412-5064 or send e-mail to jeff[at]amazementproductions.com.
Jeff Evans visited the Philippines to attend the Pacific Coast Association of Magicians convention. The convention was held in Manila, but the morning after the convention Jeff was on a small jet for the rural island of Palawan.
The purpose was simply to play tourist: diving, snorkeling, island hopping, and having an authentic experience in the beautiful Philippines. But being a magician is like having a super power: everyone loves the feeling of amazement, and Jeff made it a point to perform for each of the host families at the three airbnbs where he stayed and for the crew and fellow passengers on the island hopping tour.
“I brought some magic props with me for a couple of reasons; first, I knew I’d have some free time and practicing magic is how I like to spend my time. But I also really wanted to perform magic for the people that I met while traveling. It was definitely the right decision: magic is universal, and even though many of the people I met and performed for spoke very little English, there was never a problem communicating with them when performing magic. The art of magic works in all languages and cultures.”
Jeff spent time in Coron, where he made six scuba dives to Japanese vessels that were sunk the end of World War II by United States Navy. After that he joined the Tao Philippines island hopping tour: five days spent on different islands. The crew provided fresh, delicious meals and snacks each day. Each evening was spent on a bamboo hut on a different island. During the day the ship would sail to different locations for snorkeling, visiting local villages, or for exploring pristine, deserted beaches. The cruise ended up in El Nido. After one day outside of El Nido, Jeff traveled south to Sabang and the Puerto Princesa Underground River National Park.
The real magic of the Philippines isn’t a card trick. It isn’t a fresh coconut, or sandy beach, or colorful coral. The real magic were the wonderful, friendly Filipinos who were happy to help, fun to be around, incredibly hard-working, and super-friendly. Salamat!