Hello! My name is Steve Burton and I am a Houston area entertainer and magician. I offer magic shows that I guarantee you will enjoy. If you’re looking for a magician for your child’s party, congratulations! You’ve just found yourself Houston’s favorite magician. Kids love my highly energetic and fun magic shows and leave them with a lasting feeling of amazement and wonder. A magic show for kids is some of the best entertainment you can have at your kids birthday party or other family event. If you need an entertainer for your next company function, I have won several awards for my engaging and personable close-up and stand-up comedy performances. As a versatile entertainer I can customize my show to your specifications. See my videos near the bottom of the page.
I have a 45 minute stand-up comedy show that is perfect for after-dinner entertainment. During busy times (like the December holidays) my act is highly sought after and I encourage you to make your reservations early. Magic up close is a great way to break the ice at events with lots of comedy and inter-personal participation by your guests. You can combine both for larger events.
With years of experience doing birthday parties, children's events and family shows, I can turn your event into an incredibly entertaining and memorable one. I have become a trusted name in the greater Houston area because of the sheer success of my parties and the amount of excitement I get from kids. My show is 40-50 minutes of rib tickling fun that includes animals, comedy, music and audience participation.
As a versatile entertainer, I can customize my show to your specifications, such as duration and audience. I have won multiple awards for my work over the years and have authored and edited several books on the subject. I have a long list of satisfied customers and am very passionate about keeping it that way. Being a father myself, I'm great with kids and am very understanding of their needs.
We offer different styles of magic depending on the type of event you're having.
A party is not a party without some entertainment! We offer a great magic show for kids or even the kids at heart because everyone, young or old, loves to be amazed. If you want your guests to be mesmerized and laughing at the same time you can trust my years of experience to provide you with a service guaranteed to please.
To truly experience great magic, it should be up close and personal so this type of sleight of hand is a particular specialty of mine. I walk-around at your event performing lots of little shows thus offering a variety of interest for your guests. I've won a national award for this style of magic and I'm known in the magic community as "The Quicker than the Eye Guy". Close-up magic adds a personal touch to your party or company gathering and can be tailored to suit any budget.
I'm proud to offer one of the longest running magic shows in Houston, Texas and you can benefit from my experience at your company or club event. I engage the audience members in the magic which is what makes stand-up comedy so fun. I also use musical sequences to add another level of interest to the performance. Shows run approximately 45 minutes and can be combined with close-up for bigger events.
Whether it's magic up close or a stand-up style comedy performance nobody amazes like Steve Burton-"The Quicker than the Eye Guy!" Steve is an award-winning professional and has performed his unique style of sleight of hand throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East and Japan.
Steve began his career at the age of thirteen when he learned his first card trick from a book in his school library. After that he began giving shows to local church and scout organizations and went on to win first place in the youth category at a statewide magician's convention. This landed him his first magic job at the age of sixteen working at Opryland USA-an amusement park in Nashville, Tennessee where he worked for three years.
After studying drama at the University of Tennessee, he was an original member of legendary director Kent Cathcart's Theater of the Mind and followed this by working as an assistant to the renowned illusionist Harry Blackstone Junior. He moved to Texas in the '80s and was hired as the first emcee at a multi-million dollar nightclub devoted to magicians called, MAGIC ISLAND. While there he co-founded (with expert magical inventor Martin Lewis) the world's first computer network for magicians.
He did three tours for the U.S. Military at bases in northern and southern Iraq, Kuwait and Bahrain as part of Operation Iraqi Freedom. He is also a writer of magic books and is the editor of Volume 8 of the world famous Tarbell Course in Magic. Other publications include a restoration of the first edition of Hocus Pocus Junior, one of the rarest conjuring texts in the world. He's been featured in People Magazine, Variety Magazine, Online Today and has trained officers in the Houston Sheriff's Department on sleight of hand techniques used by criminals. He is listed in the Who's Who in Magic and Magicians.
Past President, Texas Association of Magicians
Past Territorial Vice President, International Brotherhood of Magicians
Winner, Houston Association of Magicians Campagna Award for Excellence in Magic
Winner, International Brotherhood of Magicians Strolling Olympics
Winner, Library Special Award from the Society of American Magicians
Editor, Volume Eight of the Tarbell Course in Magic, the most widely read magic course in the world.
Here is a post about the contents of the Houston Magician blog. Topics include music for your party, how to schedule a magic birthday, room set-up for optimum viewing and more! I've had many parents tell me the suggestions on this blog have really helped them in their party planning.
One of your first considerations when you plan your party is where to have it. In this post I’ll tell you my thoughts on the best venues for children’s events. If you're planning on having your event somewhere other than your home, these are my suggestions. Some are low cost and some are more expensive depending on the venue.