Bonkers - Arkansas Magicians
John R. (aka Bonkers) is an actor, musician, and magician who has performed professionally since attending SMU in 1972; from which he earned a BFA in 1976. He has performed in variety shows for Mark Wilson Magic - Official Site in Hollywood, toured throughout the Midwest for a Chicago school assembly booking agency, and traveled nationwide for Paul Osborne Magic and Illusion in Dallas.
From 1988-1991, Bonkers appeared daily on a local children's television show called "Club 27" on Channel 27. For the past 20 years, he's hosted the children's entertainment tent for festival events at Addison and performs for the Adolphus/Children's Medical Center Christmas Parade in downtown Dallas!
Bonkers is the winner of the Golden Wand Award, Robert Houdin Award, and co-winner of a Bronze Quill for excellence in public relations programs.
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Strolling: Strolling entertainment of juggling, small pocket magic tricks, balloon animals. Can also set up in designated areas with table to perform and do face-painting.
Birthday Show: An hour of great fun for children ages 3-8, with comedy magic tricks, face-painting, balloon animals, juggling and audience participation. Can also include children's sing-along songs on piano!
Stage Show: A comedy magic show for adults that is appropriate for all ages - family style - clean jokes only. Using audience participation, magic, juggling, mind reading and can be personalized for a guest of honor as a "roast." Adjustable 20-40 minutes. Can also include sing-along songs on piano.
Strolling: $160/hr with a two hour minimum.*
Birthday Show: $250 for a show for 20 children or less.*
Stage Show: $400 for the show description outlined above.*
*All pricing is in US Dollars and is subject to change if your specific requirements differ from the descriptions.
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