"If everyone lived with a sense of wonder, their lives would be filled with joy."

Doug Henning

 

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Welcome to the WONDER-FILLED world of

     

Magician and Children's Entertainer MORRIS TAYLOR is a professional who has performed magic all over the world.  His age-appropriate shows involve the audience and are filled with fun, puppets, and of course, great MAGIC that kids love!

    Morris Taylor, aka "Morris, the Magic Man!", has been performing magic

    for nearly 30 years and has entertained audiences all over the world.  He specializes

    in magic for younger children, ages 3 - 7, and elementary grades 1 - 6.  His

    educational presentations reinforce important developmental qualities such as

    courtesy, cooperation, and honesty.  In addition to schools and libraries, his shows

    are perfect for daycare centers, park districts, birthday parties and a variety of

    family celebrations.

 

 

 

  

 

Why bring a magician to your school or

library?  Here are just a few of the reasons mentioned by past customers:

  • Great entertainment for the kids.

  • The shows are both educational and fun.

  • Gives the children a break from the regular routine.

  • The opportunity to see a live show (for many children, this is the first time).

  • Fun for the staff - they love it as much as the kids!

  • Can be tied in to your special event days.

  • Promotes added-value for the center and creates good word-of-mouth advertising.

  • Will let parents know your center is different from others (parents appreciate the extras).

  • It's not your typical magic show -- it's age appropriate specifically for younger children.

  • Satisfaction guaranteed - no risk to you!

                                    

 

 

  Customer comments about

"Morris, The Magic Man!"

 

 

  "Morris' personality, energy, and humor made the show a

  positively joyful experience!"

  A. Reneau

  Editor, Brilliant Star Magazine

 

  "I've never seen our kids so attentive!"

  B. Bates

  Teacher, preschool Head Start Program, Chicago

 

  "(the) Children clearly enjoyed the shows, evidenced by their 

  enthusiastic laughter and willingness to volunteer... a quality

  performer..!"

  A. Bies

  Youth Services Program Coordinator,

  Schaumburg Township District Library

 

  "We love your show... thank you for coming!"

  The children of room 023

  Richard Yates Elementary School

 

  "I just had to write and tell you what a wonderful program you

  presented here at Indian Trails Public Library District. Our patrons

  absolutely loved it!  ...I appreciated your manner of getting the

  audience so involved through participation, but also watching their

  anticipation of how the magic was going to play out.  I loved

  watching their faces..!"

  R. Johnson

  Programmer, Indian Trails Public Library District

 

  "I will definitely be recommending you at the next librarian 

  networking group, and hope to have you perform again at our

  library."

  B. Ingram

  Youth Services Manager, Fremont Public Library District

 

  "He delighted both children and adults alike!"

  M. Taillon

  Loan Officer, Norstates Bank

 

  "It is often difficult to find performers who truly understand this 

  age group, but we certainly 'struck gold' when we hired Mr. Taylor

  for the job!  He definitely understands how to keep younger

  children engaged through interaction, pacing, and by providing

  entertainment that is developmentally appropriate... With over

  200 people in attendance, the show was a huge success..!"

  S. Kraft-Walker

  Youth Services Department, Glenview Public Library

 

  "We again had Morris the Magician for the young preschool

  ages.  He was fantastic!  He had the kids hopping with anticipation

  and parents and children laughing out loud... Would I invite him

  back again?  YES, YES YES.  In fact, I have talked to my co-

  workers and we will be having him again for the older children in

  2010!

  ...My preschoolers' parents have asked to let them know ahead

  of time when we will have him again so they can put him on the

  calendar. I know that we will have his program filled without much

  publicity, just from word of mouth -- he's that good."

  G. Doolan

  Preschool Liaison & Programmer, McHenry Public Library

  District

 

 "...We also appreciated your emphasis on the importance of

  reading!  Our preschoolers were pleased by your sense of humor

  and the way you made them feel smart.  You handled the crowd

  so well...  Thank you again for bringing such a captivating show to

  our community."

  S. Postellon and N. Sauer

  Fountaindale Public Library District

 

 "Everyone was quite impressed with your ability to capture

  the children's attention and make them part of the show. 

  We would advocate the use of your show to anyone who is

  considering hiring you for magic fun and laughter."

  Peppermint Stick Children's Center

 

  "The popular response received was, 'When will he return?' 

  ...How Morris engaged the children was so personal that

  each child appeared to connect with him like a partner.  As the

  kids were leaving, it seemed that they were left with a sense

  of wonderment of what had just happened -- it was magic!"

  I. Lewis

  Youth Services Librarian, Glenside Public Library District

 

  "The parents and their children raved about your performance.

  We heard nothing but great things."

  B. Klein

  Youth Programming Librarian,

  Prospect Heights Public Library District

 

  "His humor and personality got the crowd excited and all crying 

  for more.  There was a lot of laughter and the kids couldn't wait

  to volunteer and participate.  Everyone joined in and he really

  worked the crowd.  I sit through a lot of performances and I

  enjoyed his original approach and magic act... I would love to

  have Morris Taylor back again!"

  Vynette Belluomini

  Children's Branch Coordinator, Hanover Park Branch

  Poplar Creek Public Library District

 

  "We were all in rapt attention; it was the highlight of our

  celebration."

  B. Ohlsen

  Coordinator, Lake County Bahá'í School

 

  "Not only did he do magic, but he involved the children in

  singing and stories to keep them interested and engaged.  We

  really enjoyed having him at (our) summer camps and hope

  to have him at other events!"

  T. Yoder

  Director, The Little Gym

 

  "The patrons raved about Morris the Magic Man's show!  The 

  parents and children loved his amazing tricks and wonderful

  sense of humor."

  M. Adamowski

  Head of Youth Services, Orland Park Public Library

 

  "Thank you so much for presenting a magnificent magic show for 

  our littlest patrons.  You kept them engaged, involved and 

  interested the entire time (and) their parents were captivated as

  well...  Please use me as a reference anytime."

  P. Sawin

  Children's Programming specialist, Warren-Newport Library

 

  "A fantastic entertainer...highly recommended!"

  J. Richard

  Old School Montessori Socials Coordinator

    

 

 

 

 

 

Are you ready for SOMETHING SPECIAL? 

Then bring Morris, The Magic Man! to your

center or next event and watch the

MAGIC happen!

 

Call (847) 546-0789 for booking availability. 

Discounts are available for multiple shows.

References available upon request.

   

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How long is your show?

    For the preschool through first grade age group, the average length is

    30 - 35 minutes.  Shows for older children average 40 - 45 minutes

     

  • How far do you travel to perform?

    Northern Illinois and southern Wisconsin.

     

  • How long have you been performing magic and where have you

    performed?

    I've been performing for nearly 30 years in schools, libraries, park districts, 

    and private parties.  I've done shows around the U.S. as well as in Bermuda,

    Guam, Holland, and the Leeward and Virgin Islands among other countries.

     

  • Do you perform magic shows for older age groups?

    I specialize in magic for younger children, which is a specific type of magical entertainment, but I perform for a variety of age groups, including adults.  All

    of my shows are designed to be age-appropriate.

     

  • How much do you charge?

    Prices are based on the venue (school, library, daycare center, etc.) and

    audience size.  Please call with your particulars and I will quote you a very reasonable price that I think will be a pleasant surprise!

     

  • Are you available on weekdays?

    Yes, I am a full-time education consultant and entertainer.

     

  • Do you have references?

    Yes -- feel free to ask for a list.

     

    Your satisfaction is guaranteed!

     

    "Wait!"

    Don't leave this page before calling 

    (847) 546-0789, or email

    magicman@morristaylor.org

    to book your show today!

     

    Both you and your children will be very happy you did!

     

     

     

Morris the Magic Man, P.O. Box 524, Round Lake Beach, IL  60073