Dennis Watkins Profile
Dennis grew up with magic. His late grandfather and teacher was a phenomenal close-up magician who ran one of this country`s earliest mail-order magic shops. He fell in love with magic watching him perform and feels honored that today he can continue the family tradition.
With awards and honors from the Texas Association of Magicians, the Society of American Magicians, the International Brotherhood of Magicians and the Desert Magic Seminar, Dennis brings the highest standard of live entertainment to events nation wide.
A classically trained actor (degrees in performance from SMU and the British American Drama Academy in London), shows have wowed audiences in virtually every type of venue including The Tropicana Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Chicago`s United Center, Chicago`s Navy Pier, dozens of Colleges and Universities, and countless private venues across the country.
Now a Chicago Magician, Dennis brings world-class magic to corporate events, colleges, and upscale private parties all over the United States!
Close-up magic happens right under your nose. Truly some of the most stunning, visual and mind-bending magic you can imagine!
Strolling magic uses audience participation, comedy, and mind-boggling magic. Using cards, rings, borrowed objects, rubber bands, and other every day objects, as Dennis works his way through the event, performing intimate magic for small groups and individuals. Dollar bills float or end up stuffed inside oranges, signed cards switch places or end up in his wallet, cell phones penetrate balloons, dollar bills magically turn into hundreds, his shoelaces come to life and tie themselves...and a great deal more! As dennis moves from group to group, everyone gets their own five to ten minute magic show!
Dennis is trained in acting, physical theater and clowning at The Meadows School of the Arts and the British American Drama Academy.
As an actor, director, writer and Founding Member of the critically acclaimed House Theatre of Chicago, Dennis has years of experience creating, producing and performing original live entertainment in venues of all shapes and sizes.