A unique blend of magic and comedy!




Professional Experience:

Michael Bonacci has been working as an entertainer and a magician for over the last fifty years in the Philadelphia, PA area, performing at various functions for all ages. He is skilled in all areas of magic: close-up, strolling magic and stage magic using animals, comedy and illusions. Michael has studied magic at the Chavez College of Magic, Hollywood, CA and theater at the Walnut Street Theatre, Philadelphia, PA and theater at Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell, PA.


The Village Players Theatre, Hatboro, PA

Keswick Theatre, Glenside, PA

Tampa Theatre, Tampa, FL

Trump's Castle, Atlantic City, NJ

Showboat Casino, Atlantic City, NJ

Bensalem Community Pride Day, Bensalem, PA

Autism Awareness Day

Children's Hospital

Veterans Hospital

Shriners Hospital

Philadelphia Art Museum

Franklin Institute, Philadelphia, PA

Willow Grove Mall, Willow Grove, PA

Montgomeryville Mall, North Wales, PA

Philadelphia Zoo

Philadelphia Phillies

Philadelphia International Airport


Professional Memberships:

Society of American Magicians, S.A.M., Assembly #4 in Philadelphia, PA

        National Chairman for National Magic Week

        Past local president

Magicians Alliance of Eastern States, M.A.E.S.



Michael Bonacci has a variety of shows for all occasions that range from thirty-minutes to forty-five minutes or strolling inter-active magic by the hour that include children's birthday parties, corporate/company functions, trade shows, mall openings, school shows, libraries, Bar-Bat Mitzvahs, adult parties and blue and gold scout banquets. Michael Bonacci has a style that is unique in presenting old and new classics of magic for all ages, that include audience participation from magically dressing up the birthday child as a wizard or producing a dove or rabbit or sawing a lady in half.



Thank you for making Hudson's 8th Birthday one to remember. I can't tell who liked it more, the kids or the parents! I'd be happy to serve as a future reference and those who are interested can call me directly at 267-872-9342. Harris L. Gubin Michael was highly recommended by a member of our staff when we were looking for entertainment for our Parish picnic. Michael was everything that was promised and more. He kept the audience engaged and was a great hit with our generations of families. We loved that he engaged so many in the performance. Fran Williams – Christ the King Church I heard about Michael through a friend who had seen him, so I decided to hire him for my husband's 60th birthday party. We all loved him. He was engaging with the people, he was funny, and his magic left us wondering "how did he do that?” He really added to the party. Martie Reynolds We had the pleasure of having Michael at my oldest daughters first birthday about 3 years ago. He was such a hit with our guests that we had him for my youngest daughters first birthday this year (2019). The response was the same! Michael is so engaging with the kids. They had a such a wonderful time and his magic is brilliant and classic. My family and I would highly recommend Michael! L. Mariello My wife, children and now my granddaughter have been amazed by Mike's magic through the decades...A real must see !!! Jerome Gerney Michael came to perform at my partner’s 50th birthday party. Needless to say he was extremely interactive with ALL ages (11-73). He involved many audience members in the fun and he was a true performer. I would highly recommend him for a GREAT evening of entertainment. Sally Cardy Thank you for the AMAZING show at my son’s Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet! This was the second year we had you and once again everyone kids and parents alike LOVED your show! Kids flock to you and they did not want you to leave! You are simply the best! THANK YOU!! Michelle Thank you very much for the wonderful show you presented for our family holiday party. Every age enjoyed it--from the 2year olds to the seniors. I only wish I had prevailed upon you to repeat the dove and rabbit trick. It was so good. Diane Burke Michael Bonacci was the perfect entertainment for our Cub Scout Blue and Gold Banquet. His act enthralled parents, siblings and Scouts alike, and kept the attention of even our most rambunctious kids. Mr. Bonacci is a class act, and he performs amazing feats with a classic sense of style and humor. Best regards, 
Greg Lester 
Jenkintown Pack 210 We hired Michael for my Mother's 50th birthday party. There was a mix of children and adult guests, and we were hoping that Michael would be able to entertain everyone - he did not disappoint! During the party while other activities were going on, Michael performed "mingle magic" to small groups of guests, and then later performed a full magic show for everyone. During both the mingle magic and the show, Michael was able to astound guests over and over with his magic! His performance was suitable for kids and adults, and he truly engaged everyone there. We were talking about his show for the rest of the night! Not only does he impress with his magic, he was personable and very funny. When the audience was not gaping in disbelief, they were laughing, as his performance easily incorporated many jokes and antics that only added to the performance. His presence at the party made for such a magical and memorable night! Erin Landis Michael, thank you so much for coming and entertaining the Queen of Peace Seniors at our meeting on September 19, 2018. All of our members truly enjoyed your wonderful performance and the interaction with the audience was fun. Your magic tricks and illusions left us all wondering "How did he do that?" I still have people ask me how you levitated the table. It was truly magical. You dazzled us. You are an amazing performer and we all thoroughly enjoyed the show. Fran Miller Michael was a student here YEARS ago, and he was our first thought to come and be a part of the entertainment when we do our charity event each year. The KICKATHON raises over $10,000 on average over the last few years thanks to SO many who help. Michael Bonacci is often one of the most talked about performers! He's funny, an obviously skilled magician and entertainer, and is able to change at a moment’s notice if needed. This past year, due to weather issues, we had to change from him doing "Walk around" magic to doing a performance like he was on stage for a crowd. His response? "No problem, whatever you need" and he was fantastic! Entertaining our crowd flawlessly for a good portion of our event, it motivated and excited the group to go out and do their 500 kicks for charity! Thank you Michael! You're the best! (And I STILL want to see that invisible deck of cards trick a few more times.....) Harry Pfister/Villari's Self Defense Centers villarispa@aol.com Michael is a staple at Bensalem's annual Fall Festival. His ability to keep the children engaged and entertained is second to none. We can't wait to have him back again next year! Amanda McDonald - Bensalem Township Community Affairs Manager “When my sister and I were planning a 60th anniversary party for our parents, we wanted to make it special, fun, and memorable. I recalled attending a friend's birthday party a few years back, where magician Michael Bonacci had performed, and I knew my parents and our guests would love it. From start to finish, Michael was a dream to work with, returning calls and sending information promptly. He graciously accommodated our tricky party date (the day after Thanksgiving). And he played right along with the surprise, pretending to be just another invited guest, much to my dad's confusion. His show, well, it is not to be missed! It is worth throwing a party just to see him perform! He captivated everyone with his charming stage presence and skill, incorporating my parents and other guests into the act, leaving everyone beaming and bewildered at his sleight of hand. I cannot imagine a livelier or more entertaining way to celebrate my folks' anniversary. I highly recommend Michael Bonacci as a performer and a businessman. Just excellent!” Eileen Levitan What a show!! My daughter, Samantha had a blast at her 5th birthday party. Michael was great with the kids and the parents. He included so many of her guests and of course, made our birthday girl feel so special. His magic was terrific and had even the parents completely amazed and entertained. Thank you!!! Allison Barenbaum
What a pleasure it was to have Michael entertain The Outdoor Gardeners at our Christmas luncheon Dec.3, 2015. His rapport with the audience of 60 people was easy and engaging. There was never a lull in his presentation. He invited participants on stage and at other times came down into the audience to share his magic. We laughed and were amazed at his magical skills and professionalism. If any event is looking for an entertaining show I would definitely recommend Michael Bonacci. Jean Kriz It has been my great pleasure to be able to have Michael Bonacci perform here at the Upper Moreland Free Public Library several times over the years. His programs are always fantastic and never fail to dazzle both children and adults. His last performance here was two weeks ago and I still have patrons coming up to me and telling me how much they enjoyed it. Jim Moran Children's Librarian Upper Moreland Free Public Library Willow Grove PA 19090 “What sets Michael Bonacci apart from other magicians we book is the fact that he is an entertainer first and a magician second. He has the sense of music, theater, costuming and style and a way to blend these elements into a crowd pleasing performance. Michael Bonacci knows how to work an audience making him the ideal performer.” Steven Weisz, President of Rainbow Promotion, Inc “Michael came highly recommended from a friend of mine. We hired him for my husband's 40th birthday party because we planned to have a lot of kids at the event. Michael was great with the kids and adults as well. It was very entertaining (awe-inspiring & funny). Our guests raved about him and the kids had fun. He was also very professional - calling in advance, letter to confirm, and a thank you note following. A great experience all around!” Julie Kenney “Thank you so much for a fantastic show last Thursday evening. We all had a wonderful time. The students absolutely felt they were a part of the show, and I could tell that you have a wonderful heart and giving spirit. The show was all the talk on our way back to North Carolina the next day. Thank you again for seeing just how "special" my students are.” Kris Jonczak: Forsyth Tech Instructor “Great show Mike! Both kids and adults alike were mesmerized during your performance at our family Christmas party. The kids especially enjoyed the live dove and rabbit which you allowed them to pet afterwards. We will defiantly consider you for our next gathering!” Guy Esterlund “Great performance today 12-22-2012 @ sunrise. Greatly entertaining, made me smile happy holiday. GREAT JOB.” Joseph Alexander “Hi Michael, We all wanted to says THANKS for the wonderful performance here Saturday! I always come up with a creative idea for my Mom's birthday...and your magic act was on the top five list! We all enjoyed your magic, and your personality! We can't wait for another excuse to call you back. Thanks again for a fun time.” The Carnevales and Betterlys “I had first found Michael about 8 years ago to perform at my son\'s 6th birthday party. The kids loved him and so did the adults! I was recently looking to do a special birthday party for my 9 year old daughter and was so happy when I found Michael again and still performing! Again, the kids and the adults loved him! Not sure who loved him more though!!! I would recommend him to anyone!!! Great entertainment for anyone of any age!!!” Elisabeth Cione “We had Michael for our Bring Your Child to Work day! His show was fabulous! The looks on the kids’ faces when he did his magic was priceless! He was engaging with the kids; incorporated them into the show and made them a part of it! It was a great experience and look forward to bringing Michael back next year! Thank you for a wonderful show!” Liz Grey Five Star Review from Yelp I had the pleasure of watching Mr. Bonacci at a Cub Scout banquet. Besides the 3 dozen cub scouts there were also lots of siblings. He had them all come up and sit on the floor in front of the stage. And when he called for the "big kids" to come up as well I had to go sit on the floor with my sons for a nice second row seat. He was one of the most entertaining magicians I have ever seen locally. He was able to get many of the kids involved both up on the stage and in the audience. The pace was perfect and the tricks were a good mix of funny and new and classic old school magic. Some of the adults were even brought into the act. Anybody that can keep the attention of 45 kids for 45 minutes and have them laughing and clapping and staring wide eyed at some of the tricks deserves to be called an entertainer. Mark "vulcanjedi" T.'s 3/9/2009 “Michael came to perform at my lovely little grand-daughter's birthday party during the afternoon of Halloween. He proceeded to delight both children and adults with his magic, but also with his deportment and his personality. He is a man who manifests a personal charm, as well as the capacity to reach and relate to persons of all ages. He brings warmth, humor, affection and, of course, truly magical abilities. He captivated the children and enchanted the adults. I and my family heartily recommend Michael and his magic.” Bradley Lacey


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