Posts Tagged 'magic'

Three Magic Books Presented to Magic Castle Library

In January I had the privilege to present three of my hard cover  comedy and magic books to the Magic Castle Library. The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood has a huge Library with almost every magic book in print. The curator Bill Goodwin expressed an interest in adding my books to the library.  I was honored. This is one of  the premier collections of magic books in the world.IMG_0226

I spent several hours with my friends, pouring over just a few of the thousands of books on the art of magic. It was interesting to look at a book by Edwin of Supreme Magic alongside magician John Kimmons. John worked at Supreme Magic for years and actually took some of the photos in that book. John  is also a delightful ventriloquist who is very popular in England and across Europe and the U.S. John and I were both lecturers at a small magician’s Convention in Hollywood in January.  He is very funny and has a great mind for making the magic and comedy work.

More on my lectures and workshops for magicians at NormBarnhart.combookbanner web

Thank you Brooklyn Center, MN Women’s Club

I had so much fun with the wonderful women at their recent annual banquet in Minneapolis. Magic and comedy sure add a lot to events like this and their president wrote this note.

“Norm, you did and AWESOME job at our meeting. The ladies were very entertained and it was one of the best entertainments we’ve had.  Thanks for making our day.” –  Gloria S. – President – Brooklyn Center Women’s Club.



You will enjoy lots of laughs and amazing magic with Minnesota Magician, MagicNorm- please check out the website and let us help make your next event extra special.


Magic Shows in Minnesota bring joy to audiences of all ages.  We present clean comedy for corporate events and holiday parties. If you need to add entertainment to your event with a magician in Brooklyn Center or Minneapolis, please call.





Minnesota Magician Teaches his Tricks in England

IMG_5228 IMG_5259 IMG_5462 IMG_5325 IMG_5293 IMG_5290I had a very wonderful visit to England in May this year and taught at a convention of magicians. 240 entertainers came out to the convention.


I love photography and I took some 4 hour walks on several days.  I actually had 7 sunny days and that was very unique all my friends in England said.


Check out the English countryside.



WIld Woods Water Park in Elk RIver

The Wild Woods Water Park is a fantastic place to take your family during Spring Break.  It is one of the biggest water parks in the Midwest.  There are three super cool 4 story water slides and an awesome “Lazy River” where you can drift your cares away.

Oh and you might enjoy some magic on the weekends during spring Break!  Yeas, Look for me on Saturdays bringing some magic to the families.  The staff told me how they are hearing nothing but enthusiastic comments about the magician at the Water park. Yay, I like to make people happy.

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I have also presented magic shows for the Halloween party for this Holiday Inn also.

Here is a recent comment.

“Norm’s Magic at the Holiday Inn Ostego was a hit at our Halloween Event. Those kids did not want him to stop!!! He did a super fantastic show.”

– Donna Johnson – Restaurant Hostess – Holiday Inn Wild Woods Water Park

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Holiday Inn Wild Woods Water Park

Holiday Inn Wild Woods Water Park


Magician at Home and Garden Show

Its here! The Home and Garden show. Spring cannot be too far behind!

I’ll bring some comedy and magic to the families at the Business expo this weekend.

EntertainmentCHisago home show Schedule


11:00 am Magic Norm

12:00 pm Unexpected Company

1:00 pm Ninja Turtles Meet & Greet

2:00 pm River City Cloggers 

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3:00 pm Fitness Seminar by Lindstrom Clinic SCRMC


11:00 am Fitness Seminar by Lindstrom Clinic SCRMC

12:00 pm River City Cloggers

1:00 pm Magic Norm

2:00 pm Ninja Turtles Meet & Greet

I enjoy bringing magic shows to special events.  The business expo will be a blast.  I was unable to make it last year… but this is my side-1comedyclubthird year bringing comedy magic to this event.

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This is the place for comedy magicians in the Twin Cities. If you need a Magician in Minneapolis or a Magic show in St. Paul, please call. I enjoy bringing fun to special events.

Magic at Ruttger’s Resort – Bay Lake Lodge

Over the years I have presented comedy and magic at Ruttger’s Resort in Northern MN.   What a lovely spot. beautiful views of Bay Lake are seen from the excellent dining room.  Their 4 star chef prepares a wide range of delicious meals and deserts.

This summer the owner and President of Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge wrote this kind note:

“Norm has entertained our guests several times and they always love him. His magic show forkids and adults was a hit; lots of laughs and lots of amazement! On another occasion he did walking magic in our restaurant. It went over big too and Norm worked well with us to coordinate traffic flow and seating turns.

Norm is a real pro, pleaseant and family friendly. We will invite him back.”

Chris Ruttger – President

Ruttger’s Bay Lake Lodge.

I look forward to bringing some fun to your group. Please check our website and discover the various ways I present magic for small groups and large corporate functions. For family parties and cub and girl scouts I bring a motivational program to encourage them to do their best.

Magic is fun!

Minnesota Magic is Fun

Minnesota Magic is Fun

Magic at the Children’s Museum in St. Paul

Magic at the Children's Museum in St. Paul

We had crowds of over 300 at both days of shows at the Minnesota Children’s Museum in St. Paul. That’s me with a young audience volunteer on the far left. I enjoy hearing the laughter and seeing the smiles.

Magic is fun.

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It is fun to be a Magician in Minnesota.

I love to bring entertainment to family events.

It was fun to bring some comedy magic to the families at the Children’s Museum.

There were so many cool activities for the families to enjoy at the Children’s Museum.  Check them out and bring everyone to have a fun day.

Minnesota Magican Invited to perform in Boston

The Society of American Magicians in Boston have a wonderful annual convention called SAMCON. This two day event brought 150 magicians from across New England together for fun laughs and lectures on improving their magic shows. I was honored to be a featured lecturer as well as one of four performers in the evening gala show.

The evening show had a hilarious performance by Scott Alexander a featured performer on the TV program, America’s Got Talent.  He did his fantastic and funny swallowing razor blades trick as well as his other amazing tricks as seen on TV.

Norm with America's Got Talent star Scott Alexander

Norm with America’s Got Talent star Scott Alexander

Wonderful performer was Lemar, a cruise ship magician and international performer who brings clever prop comedy and crazy comical illusions that had the house laughing.

Lemar the Great cruise ship magician performing in Boston.

Lemar the Great cruise ship magician performing in Boston.

I enjoyed a very good reaction from the crowd with a performance of the Amazing Normondo the Great. This is the comedy act that I presented when I won the America’s Funniest Magician contest in Las Vegas a few years ago.  I love to hear the laughter and it is a blast to perform for my peers.

The SAMCON magic convention was well run by a team of dedicated professionals headed up by Evan and Doug. It is evident that these fellows have a real love of the wonderful art of magic and they strive for excellence as they produce this memorable and fun convention.  Thank you gentlemen! Also special thanks to my backstage guy and the great sound and light crew. Thanks to Mike on the sound board.

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Norm teaching his inventions and comedy techniques to other entertainers at SAMCON magic convention in Boston.

Magic at Menomonie Library

Magician in Wisconsin and Minnesota

This past month (June) has been super busy with High School Lock-ins as well as family shows at libraries and festivals.

Just got this letter from a librarian.  Our comedy magic show that motivates young readers has appeared at this library 8 times over the past 25 years.

“Norm’s show was great! He really knows how to captivate an audience with his incredible magic and quick wit! Thanks again!”

Jodi Bird

Youth Services Department Manager

Menomonie Public Library

Menomonie, WI

I love to bring smiles to faces and I enjoy hearing the laughter from kids and adults at the fun magic entertainment. Check out our website to see how Magic and comedy can bring life to your party.

Magic for parties and events in Wisconsin and Minnesota. Also please check out the program that motivates reading for libraries and schools.

Magician takes Tricks on the Road to Texas

We recently brought the comedy magic show to the families at the most southern place on the continental U.S. Mission TX and the Florida Keys.

In January the show was enjoyed by the kids in the Florida Keys.

This past week found the magic show wowing the huge crowds at the libraries in Mission and McAllen, Texas.


The Mission, TX librarian wrote:

“The magic show was incredible!! Norm is an outstanding magician with many jokes and wowing tricks! There was not a second when the audience was not laughing or in awe with his performance. It was truly amazing and quite frankly kept you wondering and wanting more magic!”  Linda Garcia, Librarian,  Speer Memorial Library

I love to see kids and families laughing and having fun together.  All ages love to be amazed. It is my honor to bring comedy and magic to schools libraries and special events.


The library was excited to receive my DVD and magic book.


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