Call us today at 714-539-4259 or 714-423-4398
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Thom Bliss Answers Frequently Asked Questions About his Comedy Magic Shows
 
Do you wear costumes?
     Yes! We’d like to say “of course,” but there are many magicians out there these days who don’t wear special costumes. I think that costumes add to the fun of the occasion. I arrive at your location in costume. For the younger crowd, I usually dress in colorful pants, vest, and an old-fashioned tie. If it’s not too warm, I wear a morning coat or tail-coat.

     For pool parties, and in really hot weather, I usually wear a Hawaiian-style shirt.

     I sometimes wear the same costume for older children and even adults. If you prefer, however, I can wear a tasteful tuxedo or even white tie and tails.


How much space do you need?
     How much space do you have? I can work in an area as small as four feet by eight feet, with the closest audience members about two feet away. A little more space, however, is better. I often do shows for fifteen or more kids in a living room. I have also worked in clean garages (make sure there is nothing the kids could hurt themselves with, such as power saws).

     For stage shows, the amount of space I need depends on the size of the show.


What do I need to provide?
     I bring all the necessary props and provide all the supplies I need for the show. You provide an audience, a space to work in, and, for children’s shows, at least one adult. Also, for outdoor shows, in warm or hot weather, I will need some shade in which to make the balloon animals. Neither the children nor the performers will do well for an hour in the full glare of the southern California sun.

Parents of the guests or adult relatives of the birthday child will be there. Will they enjoy the show?
     Yes. Frankly, I think that adults get twice the enjoyment. They enjoy the show and enjoy watching the kids enjoy the show. Some of the jokes are aimed at the grown-ups. (These are notin any way ’blue’ or ’X-rated.’) Of course some of the jokes that the kids think are hilarious, may get groans from the adults.

How much is all this — the comedy magic show, the balloon show, the balloons, the wonderful memories — going to cost me?

     My Two Hours of Magic & Fun is 120 Minutes of Magic, Comedy, and Fun for up to 30 children. It includes:
• Interactive Comedy Magic Show (Lots of Audience Participation)
• Birthday Child (Age Permitting) is a Star of the Show!
• Magical Appearance of Live Rabbit!
• Birthday Child Crowned “Queen for the Day” or “King for the Day”
• Deluxe Balloon Animal or Other Balloon Sculpture for Each Child
• An S. S. Adams’ Abra-Cadabra Magic Set for the Birthday Child or Parent (while supplies last).


Adams'Abra-Cadabra Magic Set 
Balancing Wand
Three Shell Game
Mystic Smoke
Coil & Ring
Jiffy Coin Trick
Vanishing Quarter
Coin Catcher
Ball & Vase
Tricky Paddle
Book of 101 Magic Tricks

The S. S. Adams’ Abra-Cadabra magic set was first produced in the 1970’s. It includes some of the same tricks that were in my first magic set. It is listed for sale on some websites for $20.00 to $25.00 plus shipping and handling. But you can get it FREE with my two hour Package (while supplies last).

     The base fee for this program is only $267. Excess mileage fee may apply.

     My Gold Package is 90 Minutes of Magic, Comedy, and Fun for up to 20 children. It includes:
• Interactive Comedy Magic Show (Lots of Audience Participation)
• Birthday Child (Age Permitting) is a Star of the Show!
• Magical Appearance of Live Rabbit!
• Birthday Child Crowned “Queen for the Day” or “King for the Day”
• Deluxe Balloon Animal or Other Balloon Sculpture for Each Child

The base fee for this program is only $247. Excess mileage fee may apply.

     I also offer a Budget Magic Show. It’s up to 45 minutes of magic and comedy. It includes:
• Interactive Comedy Magic Show (Lots of Audience Participation)
• Birthday Child (Age Permitting) is a Star of the Show!
• Magical Appearance of Live Rabbit!
• Birthday Child Crowned “Queen for the Day” or “King for the Day”
This package does not include balloon animals.

     The base fee for this program is only $227. Excess mileage fee may apply.

     Please note: The base fees are for shows within 50 miles of our Garden Grove office; if the show location is further away, there may be an additional fee for the increased travel time, gasoline, and such. I charge $1 per mile for each mile over 50, each way. So, for example, if the party is 61 miles from our home-office, the travel fee would be $22 (61 miles - 50 miles = 11 miles; 11 miles x 2 (each way) = 22 miles; 22 miles at $1 per mile equals $22). If the show is more than 100 miles away, additional fees may apply.


Are there any additional fees?
     Probably not. I know that some performers will charge extra for balloons or other supplies. I don’t count the balloons that I give out at the shows. I am too busy keeping the kids happily entertained! The only additional charge to our base fees, would be for extra travel time and expense (if the show is more than 50 miles away) and other unusual expenses (if I have to take a ferry to get to the site, pay for parking or theme-park admission, over-night accomidations, or something like that), or if you want us to customize the show for you.

Do you do shows for adults?
     Yes. Click here for more information.

Why don’t you have some half-naked women in your adult shows?
     My wife won’t let me!

Do I need to give you a deposit?
     Yes, I require a non-refundable deposit of $50. Please do not pay until I have confirmed your booking. For shows over 100 miles from my home studio, I may also require that some of the travel expense be paid in advance. For customized shows, I may require an additional advance payment to cover the additional costs of customizing the show.

What forms of payment do you accept?
     The deposit can be paid with a check, or with a credit or debit card via PayPal. For the balance, which is due at the end of the show, you can pay with cash or a check.

How far ahead do I need to book the show?
     I wish I knew! I’m not an agency. I do all the shows I book, so if a time is taken, it’s taken. Some people reserve their date and time months in advance. But usually, if you contact us a month or so before your party, there is a good chance that we can find a time that’s good for both of us. Of course, sometimes I can accommodate you if you contact me a few days before the party. I should repeat here : It’s a good idea to make arrangements with whoever will be entertaining at your party beforeyou send out invitations. Sometimes a slight adjustment in the time will work out well for everyone.

How do I know you’re any good?
     You don’t. Well, not unless you’ve already seen me perform. Let me say this, however. I’m not one of those guys who got a magic kit for Christmas and was “The Great Whoever” by New Years Day. I have been doing magic for many, many years; over 20 years as a professional. I try my best to determine what you want and need and to refer you to someone else if I can’t exceed your expectations. And many of my past clients think I was pretty good — that’s why they call me back and refer their friends (at least I hope it’s their friends they’re referring). Finally, if you aren’t happy with the show — if your guest aren’t amazed, the kids and adults don’t laugh, people don’t have a good time — then you pay me nothing.

     There may be cheaper acts around. And there are many more expen­sive ones. But if you’re looking for quality enter­tain­ment in Long Beach, California for a fair price, call Thom Bliss. You can bring Thom Bliss and the wonder and laughter of his magic and comedy to your next event. And it may cost less than the food.

Don’t miss the magic!
Call Thom Bliss today, while choice days and times are still available.

Call Thom Bliss today, while choice days and times are still available.


For more inform­ation, or to sched­ule an appearance, call
714-539-4259 (office)
or
714-423-4398 (cell).
You can also e-mail thom@­long­beach­magician­.com

Thom Bliss will travel to anywhere in Long Beach, including Alamitos Beach. Alamitos Heights. Arlington. Artcraft Manor. Belmont Heights. Belmont Park. Belmont Shore. Bixby Knolls. Bixby Village. Bluff Heights. Bluff Park. Broadway Corridor. California Heights. Cambodia Town (Little Phnom Penh). Carroll Park. Central Area. Craftsman Village. Dominguez. Downtown Long Beach. Drake Park. East Village. East Long Beach. East Rancho Dominguez. Eastside. El Dorado Park. El Dorado Park Estates. El Dorado South. Fort Macarthur. 4th Street Corridor. Hellman. Imperial Estates. Lakewood Village. Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center. Long Beach Harbor. Long Beach Marina. Los Altos. Los Cerritos - Virginia Country Club. Memorial Height. Naples. North Long Beach. Park Estates. Peninsula. Port of Long Beach. the Queen Mary (RMS Queen Mary). Ranchos. Rancho Dominguez. Rose Park. Rosewood. Shoreline Village. South of Conant. Stearns Park. Saint Mary's. Sunrise. Terminal Island. Traffic Circle. University Park Estates. Washington School. West Long Beach. Willmore City. Wrigley Heights. Wrigley North. Wrigley South. and Zaferia.
Thom Bliss will also travel to nearby cities and communities including Bellflower. Carson. Compton. Crystal City. Cypress. Harbor City. Hawaiian Gardens. Lakewood. Lomita. Los Alamitos. Palos Verdes Estates. Palos Verdes Peninsula. Paramount. Rancho Palos Verdes. Rolling Hills. Rolling Hills Estates. Rossmoor. San Pedro. Seal Beach. Signal Hill. Torrance and Wilmington.

Thom Bliss serves most of southern California, including all cities and communities in the following zip codes:90220, 90221, 90222, 90274, 90275, 90630, 90710, 90712, 90713, 90715, 90716, 90717, 90720, 90723, 90731, 90732, 90740, 90744, 90745, 90746, 90755, 90802, 90803, 90804, 90805, 90806, 90807, 90808, 90810, 90813, 90814, 90815, 90822, 90831, 90833, 90834, 90835.


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Long Beach, California, is the fifth largest city in the state and the second largest in Los Angeles County. Located on the Pacific Ocean, it borders Orange County.

The Port of Long Beach is one of the world's largest shipping ports.

One major Long beach attraction is the non-profit Aquarium of the Pacific, located in Downtown Long Beach. The Aquarium of the Pacific features more than 12,500 inhabitants of the Pacific Ocean, undersea galleries and live shows. It is an entertaining and educational experience for the whole family.

Other Long Beach attractions include the Queen Mary, now permanently docked in Long Beach harbor. When steamships were the quickest and most elegant way to travel, she was the first choice for the elite of high society. One of the most famous ocean liners in history, she was largest, fastest, most luxurious ocean liner of her time. The Queen Mary, Long Beach, allows you to journey back in time and enjoy the authentic and unique experience offered at our Long Beach hotel. The crew of the Queen Mary entertains passengers in fine restaurants and on historical tours.

Long Beach has several resident professional and semi-professional theater companies, including:

The Long Beach Playhouse. In continuous operation for over 75 years, the Long beach Playhouse has two theaters — the 200-seat Mainstage and 98-seat Studio Theatre. A new production opens at the Long Beach Playhouse every three weeks, a production schedule unmatched in the region.

Musical Theatre West. One of the largest regional theatrical producers in southern California, its productions are performed at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center on the campus of CSU Long Beach.

International City Theatre. Now in its 25th year, it is a professional, award-winning, non-profit theater. It is committed to bringing southern California affordable, quality, professional theater. It produces plays and musicals at the Center Theater (part of the Long Beach Convention and Entertainment Center).

Long Beach also has a large oil industry, which began with the discovery of oil in Signal Hill, in 1921. Oil is found both underground and offshore. Several refineries can be found in nearby cities. Aircraft, automobile parts, electronic and audio-visual equipment, and home furnishings are also made in Long Beach.