Magic: Close-Up with Mark Schaefer

More than Entertainment – An Experience!



Mark’s mission is to provide a clean, interactive magic experience that will make guests feel like the magic actually “happened to them” as opposed to merely being part of the audience. He really engages with the audience, forming a personal connection.  This tends to get them to engage right back and deepen their appreciation for his performance. His most common feedback is that people come back over and over to see “him” and not just his magic effects.


Mark began his magic career in Phoenix in the mid 90’s, He was able to hone his craft as a stage magician before moving on to sleight of hand and close-up magic. He has been fascinated with this art ever since he was 13 years old which is widely considered the purest form of magic.

Mark now provides a world-class close-up magic, incorporating card and coin effects, everyday objects, and mentalism into his act.

Mark became interested in magic when a family member showed him a trick at just 13 years old. Upon seeing that trick, Mark began to find ways to raise money to go to the local magic shop and further his knowledge.  Mark then expanded his love for magic when meeting his mentor, Rene.

Rene began to help Mark build a stage act which included a dove act, illusions and more.  This act to allowed Mark to perform in various venues across the Southwest including large performances in Las Vegas.  During this time Mark continued to hone his close-up act that developed into his specialty today.



Making Your Event be a Success

Mark has the experience to be able to tailor his performance depending on how your meeting flows, the audience, and the timeframe.

Large corporations such as Microsoft, Audi, and Canon are just a few of Mark’s repeat customers

Mark bucks the trend that professional entertainers are flakes, which is why he is so often hired as a corporate entertainer. He knows how important your event is to you and will do everything in his power to ensure it runs smoothly.

Mark’s performance centers around your event going seamlessly. He takes the pressure off you during wait times or slow moments – He will entertain the masses which frees you up to handle pressing logistics during your event.

Likely your party commemorates some special occasion. Having a strolling magician complements your event but Mark’s magic doesn’t take center stage (unless you want it to!). He helps create lasting memories of how amazing the event was but you are ultimately the hero of the day.



Others Who have Experienced the Magic

“We’ve had the privilege of having Mark perform at our company Holiday party for the past two years. He is nothing short of amazing! Our staff looks forward to Mark’s jaw dropping, astounding magic tricks every year.  He is so talented at what he does, not to mention professional, interactive and so personable. Mark is so great to work with and liked by all!! We are looking forward to having him back for years to come.”

Jennifer Irving - Audi

“Watching Mark perform will make you believe in real magic.  The guests of our event still continue to talk about his magic.  We will be booking him again for sure”.

Carla Caso – Microsoft