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Who is Dan Garrett?
“Dan Garrett is one of magic’s
most entertainingly creative minds...
he knows how to make magic entertaining!”
— David Copperfield, world-famous magical
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MENTALIST - HUMORIST
- Dan Garrett is the magic ingredient to add a touch of magic to your
- Dan was the only magician from the state of Georgia
invited to perform at the Presidential Inaugural Dinner, January,
2001, in Washington, D.C.
- Garrett served as National President (1994-95) of
the Society of American Magicians, the world’s oldest and most
prestigious magic society. This is the same office held by the great
Harry Houdini. Dan has been featured on the cover of their
professional magic magazine twice. This year the Society of American
Magicians celebrated its 100th Anniversary in New York City.
- Rated one of the top magicians in the United States, Dan Garrett
has had several live television appearances, including
a feature performance on CNN Headline News in August (broadcast
world wide!). Dan also appeared on Good Day Atlanta for the
Atlanta Fox Network affiliate to promote the appearance of David Copperfield’s
Dan again appeared on 11-Alive Morning News (WXIA-TV) with Karyn Greer and Chesley McNeil to promote the Society of American Magicians first National Convention in Atlanta.
- Dan Garrett was the Territorial Vice-President
for Georgia, USA, of the International Brotherhood of Magicians. He
was on the cover and a feature story in their magazine The Linking
Ring, September, 1988.
- Dan was chosen “Best of Atlanta” for six
consecutive years as published in the book Best of Atlanta.
- Dan Garrett has an international reputation in magic
for outstanding performances across the USA and in over a dozen other
A Performer With
A Proven Track Record!
When looking for someone to represent you and your company image, it is
important to choose a speaker and performer with experience, and the power to
produce a fantastic, memorable event with excellence and impact. Dan Garrett
is just such an artist. He has world-wide reputation for presenting a great
show, and for representing his clients with integrity and dependability.
Dan Garrett’s performances have been utilized by hundreds
of companies and seen by hundreds of thousands of people around the world.
Let him work to enhance the reputation of your company, its products and services,
and you! Add a touch of real magic to your next event.
Recently performing for 5 weeks in Europe, often to sellout, standing-room-only
crowds, Dan Garrett amazed audiences in six European countries, receiving standing
ovation after standing ovation! In February, 2002, Dan performed live on Atlanta
TV, on the morning program “Good Day Atlanta.” On this Fox Network
affiliate program Dan appeared live from the Fabulous Fox Theatre along with
David Copperfield. In August, 2002, Dan Garrett appeared live on CNN HEADLINE NEWS. Dan’s awesome performances there received rave
reviews from all the CNN Headline News personnel, including Executive Vice President
and General Manager Rolando Santos. CNN Headline News is broadcast throughout
Dan Garrett, 4929 Salem Rd., Lithonia, GA 30038
Phone/fax/voice mail: 770-981-0310 (24 hours)
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“Many members of our Committee who witnessed your superb
magic and interaction with our guests are still talking about it. Your performance
was simply fantastic and just perfect for this historic event! You certainly
met and exceeded our expectations, which is the mark of a true professional.
Dan, on behalf of President George W. Bush, we thank you again for making
our special event so memorable.” — Cynthia Grubb, Presidential
Inaugural Committee. Click here to see the complete text
of this letter.
“[My wife] Charlotte says you are the best magician she
ever saw perform, and I agree.” — Martin Gardner, famous mathematical
author and long-running ‘Mathematical Games’ columnist for Scientific
A few years ago (in the 1980’s) legendary movie actor Vincent
Price wrote, “Dan, you’re sensational!”
A few of Dan Garrett’s
performances and venues include:
The grand opening of Sci Trek Atlanta, featuring
Dan Garrett and TV’s “Mr. Wizard” (Don Herbert)
The grand opening of the Georgia World Congress Center (and numerous trade shows subsequently held there)
The grand opening of the Carter Library and Presidential
- The grand opening of the Ritz-Carlton Hotel in downtown Atlanta
- The Atlanta Civic Center, Cobb Civic Center, Alliance Theatre and Symphony
Hall (Woodruff Arts Center), Fabulous Fox Theatre, the Magic Castle (Hollywood,
CA), the National Theatre (Washington, DC), the Magic Circle Theatre (London,
England), Jerry Lewis Theatre (Browns Hotel in the Catskills), Bay Front Auditorium
(Corpus Christi, TX), National Building Museum (Washington, DC), in Corporate
Boxes and at the 755 Club in Turner Field, the Gator Bowl (Jacksonville, FL)
and many other famous venues. Dan Garrett performed for many athletes and
international officials at the 1996 Summer Olympic Games in Atlanta.
The Ritz-Carlton (both Atlanta locations), Hyatt Regency,
Westin Peachtree Plaza and at events in most of the major hotels in Atlanta.
Dan Garrett has also performed at the Southampton Princess in Bermuda,
Club Med (Sandpiper, FL) and many, many hotels and cruise ships around
A few of Dan Garrett’s corporate clients include:
- SONY Corporation, HBO, Inc., IBM, AT&T, BellSouth, Delta Airlines, CitiBank,
United Van Lines, Hayes Microcomputers, Panasonic, Amoco Oil Co., American
Airlines, Pittsburgh Corning, Young Presidents Organization (YPO), TeleSuite
Corporation (videoconferencing) and many more
What would you witness in a performance by Dan
Garrett? Here are a few examples:
Hospitality Magic — close up and personal!
Dan Garrett is an expert at sleight-of-hand magic and psychic demonstrations
either strolling or seated at a table. This flexible format of up-close miracles
is well suited for a hospitality suite, cocktail party, golf outing, reception
or any event where people get together to mix, talk and laugh. Sometimes you
will see Dan perform such things as:
- Reading a person’s mind and telling everyone exactly
what he or she is thinking!
- Transforming your business card into an inter-dimensional
portal, then sending you on a trip through it!
- Borrowing a dollar bill and turning it inside out. (No, really...
- Changing a stack of magazine clippings into real twenty dollar
- Having a signed playing card do impossible things,
and end up in impossible places!
- Make cards transform and objects appear and disappear right
in a spectator’s hand!
- A borrowed marked quarter (or any coin) visibly bends as you watch, illustrating the incredible untapped potential of the human mind!
- Make the magic experience the most talked-about part of your
event, creating an excited buzz that will continue on for weeks to come!
Cabaret Magic — Dan Garrett performs
his cabaret-style act for nightclubs, banquets, luncheons, and any special event.
Some of these performances include:
- Seeing through someone else’s eyes: A volunteer picks
a book among many and reads a passage or word at random. Dan Garrett correctly
identifies the word or phrase!
- Lots of fun with a sensational mystery ending. Dan Garrett draws a caricature sketch of a volunteer. She, in turn, draws a sketch of Dan. She places her sketch inside a large brown envelope, and Dan does the same with his sketch. Unbelievably, the two original sketches instantly change places inside the envelopes!
- A “signature” mind-blower: Dan Garrett draws an
object, freely chosen by a volunteer, onto a large sketch pad. He causes the
drawing to animate mysteriously on the pad, then Dan immediately signs and
presents the drawing to the participant! This is a magical effect that David
Copperfield asked Dan to teach him!
- A spectator chooses a card from the deck and tears it into
little pieces. The card is completely restored except for the corner piece
which was kept by the volunteer. After verifying that the corner piece fits
perfectly, the spectator again tears the card into little pieces. Once again,
the pieces are sealed in an envelope and are restored in the spectator’s
own hands as before. This time, however, the restored card is removed from
the envelope laminated in plastic! The laminated playing card and missing
corner piece (which still matches!) are given to the spectator to keep.
- Many more mind-numbing magic effects and laughs galore highlight
this show, which can be structured to any length of time to fit your event.
(From 10 minutes to 50 minutes.)
Children’s Magic — for kids and
family audiences Dan Garrett performs a unique show as Dan
the Wizard. You can learn more about this show and what it entails by visiting
our separate page.
Dan’s repertoire is extensive, and includes
much more material that we can possibly outline online. Dan Garrett is careful
to keep offensive material and language out of his performances. You can rest assured that Dan is looking out for what
is best for your event and your reputation.
If you wish to learn more about Dan Garrett’s
full magic background, awards, education, hobbies and other biographical information...
well... you’ve managed to read this far... you might as well go for the
whole ball of wax! (:}D)
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