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Reviews

Applause! Applause!! Applause!!!

 

 

“…we honestly have no idea how we are going to be able to top this year’s party.”Johnstone Supply

“This past weekend Steve joined us at our annual Christmas/Holiday party.  We found Steve online and trusted the reviews that were previously posted, and they were all spot on!!   Steve’s material was better than we expected and we honestly have no idea how we are going to be able to top this year’s party.  Our entire staff won’t stop talking about how funny and entertaining Steve was.  If anyone is at all concerned or worried that his routine isn’t engaging or funny, trust me don’t be.  He will deliver more than what you would expect.”

Ben Brasseur, Johnstone Supply
St. Louis, MO

 

“Anyone thinking about hiring Steve for an event, quit thinking and do it”

“Steve was incredibly easy to work with.  He made the process completely painless and the event was such a success with his performance.  We are a volunteer fire department and we hold an annual dinner for recognition of awards, lifetime members, and our significant others.  Without a doubt, Steve is the best entertainment we’ve ever had in the 20+ years of having this dinner. 

The way Steve works the crowd before dinner and during the social hour was fantastic and so many people commented on that.  What a treat to get people engaged like that and keep them anticipating even more “what is he going to do next”.  A lot of acts like this use volunteers or “VolunTolds” from the crowd to work the act a certain way and that can sometimes get embarrassing or uncomfortable.  Not the case with Steve Barcellona.  He engages the group and uses people in way that keeps everyone wanting more and the ones brought up front laughing and joking about it days later.

I can say that a majority of the attendees of our dinner did not know what to think when they arrived that night.  ALL of them left with a smile, laughing, joking, and wishing that Steve Barcellona would have been at all the previous dinners we’ve had.  Anyone thinking about hiring Steve for an event, quit thinking and do it.  If anything, he deserves more pay (don’t read this Steve). 

Great job Steve Barcellona!  Look forward to it again!”

Chief Jacob Dukett
Sherman Fire Prot. Dist.
Sherman, IL

 

“…we all felt as if we were in a friend’s living room rather than at a corporate party.”

Amerinet Logo“This year’s holiday party was a blast! Steve arrived very early and was setup well before our guests arrived.  He made his way through the crowd during the cocktail hour and gave everyone just a hint of what was to come.  His performance on the stage was a great mixture of comedy and magic.  His performance ranged from a predictable trick that turned out not to be predictable at all to some feats that left everyone shaking their head in wonder.  He created a very warm and relaxed atmosphere and we all felt as if we were in a friend’s living room rather than at a corporate party.”

Marla Schultz
Amerinet
St. Louis, MO

 

“…this was the best banquet that we have ever had!”

Ashland Logo“Steve performed at our annual company banquet. The overwhelming response from the employees was that this was the best banquet that we have ever had! I have been planning these banquets for the last 20 years. Usually it is just dinner and a few drinks. We decided to try something different this year, and it was a huge success! We have 45 employees, 40 of them attended with a guest/spouse. We have a mixture of ethnicities and ages ranging from 20 to 68. Steve was very professional from the very first inquiry. He was easy to work with, and patient with all the corporate red tape he encountered during planning. The employees felt engaged and entertained from the start to finish of the event. I would highly recommend Barcellona Presentations for any corporate or private event.”

Gina Jones
Ashland, Inc.
Little Rock, AR

 

“Steve made it the best convention ever!!”

“We were entertained by Steve last year at our work Christmas party and our entire staff laughed the whole evening. I knew then that I must have Steve entertain at our Sorority Convention this year.  He again brought everyone to “laughing tears” as he does his magic with so much humor!! He is not only funny–but is also a GREAT magician!! He interacts so well with the crowd and makes everyone feel involved. Steve is the nicest person to work with–you will love him. Steve made it the best convention ever!!”

Pam Wines
Tri Psi Sorority

 

“He made the event very enjoyable.”

Lorton Home Center Logo“We hired Steve to entertain at our Ribbon Cutting/Business After Hours party for our new business, Lorton Home Center.  Everyone loved him.  He was excellent at performing and had a great personality.  He made the event very enjoyable.  We look forward to working with him in the near future for other parties.  We highly recommend Steve to entertain at your next event.”

Brenda Lorton
Lorton Home Center
Jerseyville, IL

 

“He surpassed our expectations and we’d recommend him anywhere.”

“Steve is a “pro”.  He’s funny–but in a pleasant, clean and enjoyable manner.  He surpassed our expectations and we’d recommend him anywhere. We had a holiday party of about 70–perfect for that venue, but we can see he’s a pro. He can adjust to most any crowd and does so with ease.  And his “close magic” is first-rate.”

Dr. Keith Wichterman
Springfield Clinic
Springfield, IL

 

“The overall consensus among the group was outstanding”

“I want to let you know how much we enjoyed your fabulous performance last week. The overall consensus among the group was outstanding. (and it’s difficult to please so many in a group of this size) We were so pleased to have you here with your most entertaining show. I was part of the group fortunate to see the private show later. We all enjoyed it and especially getting to know you. On behalf of the Gatesworth Residents Association, we thank you for the fascinating and entertaining presentation.
Best wishes for your continued success.”

Carol C Max
Gatesworth Residents Association
Clayton, MO

 

 “Steve was still the talk of the meeting the next day!”

APICE Logo“We had an audience of approximately 20 volunteers for a professional organization, with attendees from throughout the Midwest.  Steve was very easy to work with, was very flexible on the arrangements, and was a pleasure to deal with.  He entertained several people informally at dinner before our kickoff meeting, drawing several “How does he do THAT?” questions.  At the meeting, Steve’s magic and humorous delivery was well received by everyone.  Steve was still the talk of the meeting the next day!  We can highly recommend Steve to you for almost any type of meeting or gathering.”

Ray Scott, President,
APICS – St. Louis Chapter

 

“We have had great feedback about you, your magic and your humor.”

Berkshire Logo“Steve, Just a quick note of thanks for your most entertaining part in our special event!  Your impromptu interactions with our agents during the coffee hour were wonderful and your opening act got everyone in a happy spirit for our awards presentation.  We have had great feedback about you, your magic and your humor.  I’m glad we met prior to the event and knew exactly how you would work.  You are excellent and Christy will be sending you a letter of recommendation from us!  Thank you very much, Magic Man!!”

Andy Lawrence, CEO
Berkshire Hathaway | Alliance Real Estate
Chesterfield, MO

 

“Never a dull or boring moment…”

“This is the second time we have had Steve Barcellona at one of our corporate events.   Never a dull or boring moment, he always has new material and is always surprising the audience. It was great to have Steve once again entertaining the Pinnacle Division. I completely recommend him to anyone that wants to be stunned by great magic and fall out of their seats laughing at their corporate event!” 

Dianelis Pons
The Pinnacle Division

 

“…it was the most fun they have had in months.”

Park Hills Chamber Logo“As an organization that always strives to bring fun, fresh, and unique entertainment to our Annual Awards & Installation Banquet, the decision to hire Steve for this year’s event was a top-notch choice! We’ve received nothing but positive comments from our investors; many saying it was the most fun they have had in months. Initially, we were in search of comedian for this year’s event, however, Steve’s mind-blowing magic trick, combined with his incredibly comical personality, truly made it a night we will remember for many years to come! We will definitely recommend his show to others, and consider him for future event! Thank you so much Steve, for providing us with phenomenal entertainment!”

Tamara Coleman
The Park Hills – Leadington Chamber of Commerce
Park Hills, MO

 

“…clean, fun entertainment.  Highly recommend.  5 stars.”

midland logo“Excellent! Laughter all around.  We hired Steve to give 4 performances for our employees.  We are a manufacturing facility and work 24/7.  Steve went above and beyond to accommodate our schedule.  We surprised our employees with entertainment.  They loved the show.  Thank you, Steve!  If you’re looking for someone to perform at your company, look no further – clean, fun entertainment.  Highly recommend.  5 stars.”

Laura Soderstrom
Midland Information Resources
Des Moines, IA

 

“The employees were still talking about him in the office the following Monday.”

Bankhead logo“We hired Steve Barcellona for our company holiday party and he was excellent!  His show was very fun and audience engaging which is exactly what we wanted. Also, the material was very professional and appropriate.  Because of it being a company event we didn’t want any profanity or off-colored jokes.  His overall presentation was extremely well received and his overall appearance was professional.  Loved the way he mingled with the crowd before the show.  It helped make the guests feel comfortable and it was a personal touch which made them feel connected when it came time for the show.  The employees were still talking about him in the office the following Monday.  We will definitely recommend Steve and consider hiring him again for future events.  Thanks, Steve, for making the night fun, enjoyable and memorable!!”

Monica Andrews
Bankhead & Rodabough Orthodontics
O’fallon, MO

 

“I recommend him to lots of people.”

“I hired Steve for my family Christmas party,  what a huge success! My family was so impressed with his ability, they are still trying to figure out how he does it(up close magic) Steve is truly a professional who loves what he does.  I recommend him to lots of people.”

Barb Saul
Private Party

 

“…knew everyone’s name by the time he left.”

“Steve was great. He did a family birthday party for us. He was very funny and the tricks were amazing. Everything we had hoped for. In addition he was genuinely happy to be there and knew everyone’s name by the time he left. I am so glad I selected him.”

Tim Tierney
Private Party

 

“Heard nothing but good comments afterwards from everybody! “

“We do a customer appreciation dinner for our seed business every year, and I am always looking for funny, clean entertainers.  Steve fit the bill! We have a variety of ages young and older and Steve was very engaging with the crowd before the show and during. Heard nothing but good comments afterwards from everybody! Thanks for a great job Steve!”

Jodi Kaufman
Kaufman Farms, Inc
Mt. Vernon, IN

 

“Steve was a great addition to our fun evening!”

“We featured Steve as the entertainment at our annual employee banquet. Steve was very professional leading up to the event. During the event, he arrived early, was set up quickly, and was ready for guests. He did pre-show entertainment by doing tricks in the audience. Everyone loved the up-close and personal magic tricks. He also did a full show for us after the meal. Steve was very funny and did a great job involving the audience. Overall, everyone agreed that Steve was a great addition to our fun evening!”

Becky Simpson
First Community National Bank
Steelville, MO

 

“I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Steve to anyone else.”

“No one really knew what to expect when the small town of Mt. Vernon starting looking up comedians in St. Louis.  We thought it would be fun to hire Steve the Magician/Comedian.  The price wasn’t too high, since it was just an hour drive for Steve.  He was there, well before the event, getting set up.  He also stuck around a little while after he performed.  Steve worked the crowd before we ate our meal and then performed his act after our meal.  It was outstanding and really fun to watch him get the audience involved.  I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Steve to anyone else.”

Nathan Franklin
Fraternal Order of Police / Court Appointed Special Advocate Gala Ball
Mt. Vernon, IL

 

 “We are STILL receiving compliments…”

“We hired Steve Barcellona for our annual New Year’s Eve Dinner and show.  I would just like to say how wonderful everything was!  Steve was extremely friendly and very easy to work with, not to mention hilarious and the magic show was spectacular!  All of our 130 guests, a variety of ages from 6-75, had a wonderful time. We are STILL receiving compliments on what a great evening it was. The strolling magic added a personal touch to each table, and every person felt that they were part of the evening.  We would highly recommend Steve Barcellona to anyone looking for an evening of comedy and magic.  You won’t be disappointed!”

Cary Skeens and Don Sheedy
Comfort Suites Conference Center
Burlington, IA

 

“Very Entertaining and Funny…”

St Louis Cardinals“I host a golf tournament every year and have an awards dinner after the round of golf. To do something a little different I thought it would be fun to have entertainment for the evening. I saw Steve’s website and thought he might be fun. I didn’t know what to expect since I had never seen Steve’s show before so I was somewhat nervous on how the group would react. As Steve worked the room prior to dinner I could tell that the group was really enjoying his magic. After dinner Steve performed his show and the group really got into it. He was very entertaining and funny right from the get go. The hour or so performance flew by. Everyone in the group really enjoyed the evening. Steve was great to work with and very accommodating to our group right from the beginning. For a night of fun and laughs I would highly recommend Steve for your group.”

Mike Ball
Director, Stadium Operations
St Louis Cardinals

 

“We heard wonderful comments all night.”

Edward Jones Logo“Thank you so much!  The event went over very well and all the guests had a very enjoyable time.  You really worked the crowd quite well and got everyone to participate.  We heard wonderful comments all night.  We appreciate you helping us and making our event so memorable. Thanks again!”

Katie Schonaerts
Senior Branch Office Administrator
Edward Jones
Washington, MO

 

“Steve brought them out of themselves and really engaged them in his show

“Steve, was a wonderful performer. One guest commented that ‘he had a tough room but really did a great job.’ Our guests do not typically relax, but Steve brought them out of themselves and really engaged them in his show.
I particularly appreciate Steve’s ability to clearly present his needs and preferences. He knows what works but is flexible enough to understand what can & can’t be changed.
I can’t recommend Steve Barcellona highly enough. He’s a great performer & someone you should certainly consider for your next event.”

Maggie Kearney
Meeting & Publications Manager
International College of Surgeons
United States Section

 

“He was amazing and would love for him to be at other events!”  

NB_Stckd_logo_PMW 186“Steve’s show was great!  He did a 2 hour show strolling show during happy hour and dinner for our group of 250 people.  In our follow-up survey to our employees we received great feedback of his performance.  We had quotes such as, “very personal & engaging!” & “He was amazing and would love for him to be at other events!”  I would definitely recommend Steve to anyone wanting a new spin on their entertainment!”

Eliza Beste
New Balance Shoes
St Louis, Mo

 

“Steve definitely exceeded my expectations…”

Annies Hope Logo“I was excited to have a strolling magician at our charity event and Steve definitely exceeded my expectations.  He was professional, easy to work with, personable, and went above and beyond to help make the event even more special.  We had several guests make a point to comment on how much they enjoyed his presence.  I look forward to having him at future events.”

Ali Johnson
Annie’s Hope
www.annieshope.org

 

“Steve did a really good job of keeping the audience enthralled…”

“Steve did a really good job of keeping the audience enthralled with sleight of hand and good ole fashioned card magic.  If you are looking for a good, clean, fun presentation, look no further…”

Patrick Bonnot
Missouri Intergovernmental Risk Management Association
Columbia, MO

 

“His show was clean, funny and amazing.”

“Before he went on stage, Steve mingled with our guests and was able to learn pieces of information about them that he incorporated into his show. His show was clean, funny and amazing. This is the first we have hired any entertainment for our event and I am sure glad that we did. I know it is called magic for a reason, but he left you wondering “how did he do that”! I will definitely would recommend Steve Barcellona!!!”

Sandy Flowers
Capper’s Insurance Service, Inc.
Topeka, KS

 

“He showed me a few things and I was blown away…..just like you are supposed to be…”

“My wife had her 60th Birthday coming up and my daughter and I wanted to throw her a party.  I got the idea of hiring some entertainment and thought that a magician would be cool.  After making some calls and searching the internet, I fortunately came across Steve Barcellona. I met Steve a few weeks before the party and was impressed with his personality and his artistry of magic.  He showed me a few things and I was blown away…..just like you are supposed to be, when something magical happens right before your eyes. Steve is a great personable guy, and a true artist with his magic. It is obvious that he is dedicated to his craft and enjoys entertaining / sharing his joy with others. Steve’s performance was fantastic and everyone at the party had a wonderful time with him.  If you ever want to experience the feeling that something magical just happened, let Steve Barcellona perform for you. I wish I had another reason to enjoy him again today… Anyone who likes magic and wants to be thoroughly entertained, look no further, Steve is your guy!! 
Thanks again Steve for helping to make our party a huge success!!”

Jeffery Miles
St. Louis, Mo
Private Party

 

“THE CARDINALS WERE IN THE PLAYOFFS, and people still wanted to stay…”

“I am a volunteer firefighter and once a year our district plans an event for all of the firefighters and their significant others. This is the one chance that fellow firefighters get together and honor the presence of the Ladies without having to worry about business. We call it Ladies night and I was in charge of planning the entertainment. In the past we have hired bands, DJ’s, and impersonators and never had the success we were aiming for until Steve Barcellona came along. It was a night full of laughter and participation from EVERYONE of all ages! As I looked around during the presentation I did not see one person that wasn’t smiling. Not one person playing on their phone. Not one person uninterested. As a matter of fact we had people from the other room peeking their heads in and trying to watch Steve’s show because they could hear the laughter! On top of that, THE CARDINALS WERE IN THE PLAYOFFS, and people still wanted to stay in our room! I could not have asked for a better entertainer! All of the acts were clean, understandable, and kept everyone asking how in the world did he do that. If you are planning on having a party of any kind I am certain that Steve will have just the right idea to help you make it an unforgettable time for EVERYONE!! He also has surprises for those who help him with his acts to take home!”

Sara Oppermann
Lake Timberline Fire Department

 

“Thanks Steve for making our event a success…”

“We hired Steve to emcee our benefit in Red Bud, IL.  The attendance was smaller than we had hoped for our event (a little over 100).  A few notes from the planner’s standpoint . . . Steve was very professional and helpful on the phone.  He had great suggestions on how to make our benefit even better.  He arrived promptly and set up was done on time.  He mingled and got the audience engaged before and after his show.  Helped to promote our items that may be were not getting enough bids on during our silent auction.  He received a lot of laughs and audience participation throughout his show.  I would certainly recommend him to anyone needing a great entertainer who doesn’t have to be crude or obnoxious to get a laugh.  He’s great for all ages.  I have to say he puzzled me on several of his tricks … how did he do that???  Thanks Steve for making our event a success and I look forward to working with you again in the future.”

Johnna Huggins
Delta Theta Tau – Omicron Psi
Fundraiser

 

“Customers loved it.”

Cresent Logo“Steve did a great job keeping everyone entertained . His performance  was very good our customers loved it.”

 

Ken Perotta
Crescent Part & Equipment Corp

 

 “My Cheeks Hurt From Laughing…”

“I hired Steve to be the entertainment for my Senior lunch.  From our first conversation I knew I’d made a good choice. He was fun and easy to work with and puts on a great show.  He worked the room with tricks while they came in and then put on a show after lunch.  Everyone had a great time.  The room was constant smiles and laughter.  His tricks were awesome and his sense of humor was even better.  My cheeks hurt from laughing, which is a great way to spend your day at work.  As my group left they all said what a great show it was, others commented he was the best they’d seen.  I’d recommend Steve over and over again.” 

Melissa Nordmann
City of Dardenne Prairie

 

“Customers and Staff Were Delighted with the Show”

Manheim Auction“The audience was mostly male, and as Steve would work the crowd, you would see people collecting around him to see what was happening. Our customers and staff were delighted with the “show”! I would recommend Steve for all occasions!”

Debbie Misuraca
Manheim St. Louis Auto Auctions

 

“I would highly recommend Steve”

“My family and friends continue to talk about Steve’s performance and how comfortable he made them. I would highly recommend Steve for corporate or as a strolling magician.”

Phil/Gail Crause
Private Party

 

“I Heard Great Things All Night Long…”

“OMG – thank you so very much for your skills on Saturday night! You rocked the entire Love Party night and made it very special. I knew you would :). I heard great things all night long and still today (almost to the point of being annoying – LOL) :). You are amazing!!! I hate that is was my party — grrrr — missed many of the tricks. Triple thanks for all of the communication, professionalism, time, organization, and putting up with my guests :). You are top notch!!”

Amy and Brian Marshall
Alton. IL

 

“Steve Was Awesome From The Moment He Arrived.”

IEC LOGO“Our show was for our graduating electrical apprenticeship students and their families. The audience ages ranged from eight years old up to about 65, and everyone enjoyed themselves.  I watched the entire audience throughout the show from different areas and everyone was having a great time and seemed to be completely tuned in to the show. After the show several guests approached me and told me what an awesome time that they had and that it was nice to have entertainment for all ages. Steve was awesome from the moment he arrived.  He is professional, funny, very personable and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. I will be contacting Steve to check on booking for next year’s event.”

Tina Whitebear
IEC of Greater St. Louis

 

“We Would Have Him Back in a Heartbeat…”

“Steve was the “perfect” addition to our 40th Wedding Anniversary celebration.  We wanted something different, & Steve provided the fun for the evening. I had only excellent comments from our guests for Steve’s time & talent. Our guests couldn’t stop talking about how much fun they had & how easy the flow of the evening was. He worked our guests prior to the “show”, going around to the tables, but I was so busy myself that I wasn’t aware of what he was doing. I heard after how wonderfully talented & fun it was to have him working the party. The show was the frosting on the cake.  We couldn’t have picked a better, more considerate, talented & fun person than Steve.  We would have him back in a heart-beat & would recommend him to anyone that wants something more than the usual DJ or dancing for the evening.  The reception hall made a comment that they had never seen anything like this & how wonderful Steve’s performance was. He was able to control the children, the act was age appropriate & he was kind & considerate to the folks that had a little too much to drink. If we make it to celebrate our 50th, Steve will for sure be the person we’ll call on again. He’s the best & we were grateful to have him there.”

Phil & Sharon Pacie
St Louis, MO

 

“…Steve Managed to Delight and Amaze the Crowd.”

“I hired Steve to do strolling magic at my husband’s 60th birthday party. There were close to 80 people there and Steve managed to delight and amaze the crowd. He personalized his “tricks” according to the audience and a good time was had by all. There were a couple of difficult attendees but his warm personality and quick wit turned them around and made them all laugh. I found Steve on the internet, taking a chance on someone that I’d never met, but I have no regrets, would use him again, and would recommend him to friends.”

Marti Ferdman
Chesterfield, MO

 

“Steve Was Very Professional From The First Time We Spoke…”

Delmar Gardens“Steve was very professional from the first time we spoke until the performance was over. My group consisted of people between the ages of 15-95 and everyone had a great time. I would definitely recommend Steve to a friend.”

Becky Reinholz
Delmar Gardens

 

“He Was Incredibly Good…”

eoLogo2“We had Steve at a couples event where he acted as an MC and provided strolling magic tricks. He was incredibly good with the magic and provided some laughs along with it. He MC’d the evening with “grace under pressure” as our time frame got out of whack (not his fault). I happened to see another couple who attended the event the next morning and we were all talking about the “Disappearing deck of cards” trick that Steve performed! Steve made a great event even better.”

Sander Coovert
EO St. Louis

 

“He’s a Magician One Would See On Television…”

Provisions Living“Steve was a delight to work with! He spoke with me in great detail about the audience make up and the best approach to use for our residents. He was patient and charismatic. I couldn’t believe how technically savvy he was with his craft. He’s a magician one would see on television and be amazed…but he performed these acts right in front of us and we were in awe. I would recommend Steve highly for any event that wanted to be “Wowed and to leave Happy!!”

Karla Radford
Activities Director
Provision Living at Webster Groves

 

“Steve Knocked the Ball Out of the Park…”

“Our retreat was in a great setting (Heartland Lodge Nebo Il.)and Steve knocked the ball out of the park with his show, the producers (farmers) mostly 45- 60 years old laughed until their cheeks hurt. Steve’s walk around during happy hour was super and set the stage for a great evening. Thank you for a wonderfully time.”

Gary Carr
Farmers Elevator & Exchange
Monroe City, Mo.

 

“Very Nice, Professional, and Funny.”

CentralMOCommunity“Steve was a great entertainer!!!!! Our office party was a success thanks to him. Very nice, professional, and funny!”

 

Melinda Watkins
Central MO Community Credit Union
Warrensburg, MO

 

“Everyone Had A Great Time.”

New Albany Rotary Club“The performance was great. Everyone had a great time. Prior to the event, the close up, interactive magic with the guests during happy hour was a big bonus. It set the mood and really added to the event. It was a thoroughly enjoyable evening.”

Jeff Littlejohn
New Albany Rotary Club
New Albany, MS

 

“He Made Us Laugh and Amazed Us!”

“Steve was PERFECT!!!! I can’t recommend him highly enough! SUPER nice guy, and made our parent’s 50th anniversary party SO memorable. WE had both adults and kids alike and all were entertained. He learned the names of many in our party quickly and his performance was both personal and professional. He made us laugh and amazed us! Thank you so much Steve!!!!!”

Mark and Jennifer Cann
O’Fallon, MO

 

“Everyone Had a Great Time Thanks To Steve…”

PlumbSupply“I was assigned to plan a company recognition banquet for one of our locations. This included everyone from corporate executives to warehouse personnel along with spouses. My fear in the early planning stages was that this diverse group would not connect and it would be an awkward and miserable evening. Once Steve began interacting with the guests during cocktail hour everyone relaxed and soon the room was filled with laughter through dinner and the show. I felt Steve’s act which includes some audience participation and his interaction with the guests during cocktail set the tone for a great evening. Everyone had a great time thanks to Steve and his talent.” 

Pat Nicholson
Plumb Supply Company
Des Moines, IA

 

“…Everyone Was Laughing the Entire Time.”

“Steve’s show was just perfect for my grandma’s 90th Birthday Party. Within minutes of being there he had everyone roaring with laughter. After going table to table doing card tricks and jokes he then moved to the main show. He incorporated everyone into the show, even the children, and everyone was laughing the entire time. Steve was very easy to work with, booking was a snap, and he was very professional. Everyone that came up to me afterwards told me the show was just wonderful and funny. I would definetly use Steve again. Thanks!!”

Teresa Huelsing
St. Louis, MO

 

“…What a Wonderful Addition He Made.”

alzheimers-association-logo“Steve was an extraordinary addition to The Kids Zone for the 2012 St Louis Walk to End Alzheimer’s! He entertained many children of all ages that day and made each one of smile and laugh. I have been in charge of the entertainment for the children’s area for this event for approximately six years and Steve has been without a doubt “the best”!! Several have come across clown like, some even a bit “creepy”. This year I had several people come up to me who have been attending this event on a regular basis & complimented me on Steve & what a wonderful addition he made. (not creepy like the others) Thank you Steve & I look forward to seeing you next year at the 2013 Walk to End Alzheimer’s!!”

Amy Morris
Alzheimer’s Association
St. Louis, MO

 

“…Steve Really was What Made it Outstanding.”

“Steve was great….everyone said they enjoyed the entire party but Steve really was what made it outstanding. I would highly recommend him….call me if you’d like.”

Mike and Val Lukens
Fairview Hieghts, IL

 

“Steve’s Show Kept Us All Guessing…”

“We had Steve at my Husband’s Birthday Party in our home. While the venue was much smaller than Steve’s typical, he adjusted his show performing over an hours worth of comedy and magic. Steve’s show kept us all guessing and was enjoyed by all age groups present.”

Lena and Brian Beneke
Springfield, Il

 

“I Can’t Recommend Him Highly Enough!”

“Steve was PERFECT!!!! I can’t recommend him highly enough! SUPER nice guy, and made our parent’s 50th anniversary party SO memorable. WE had both adults and kids alike and all were entertained. He learned the names of many in our party quickly and his performance was both personal and professional. He made us laugh and amazed us! Thank you so much Steve!!!!! “

Mark and Jennifer Cann
St. Louis, MO

 

“Steve Was Great To Work This.”

Senior Services Plus

“Steve was great to work with. Very personable and outgoing! We had a crowd in an open area of about 800 people and he managed to hold their attention throughout the concert. Great interaction with people in the group! ”

Karen Adams
Senior Services Plus
Alton, IL

 

“…Really Got the Event Off to a Great Start.”

Justrite Manufacturing“Steve was dream to work with. In addition to the performance, he worked the crowd during our cocktail hour with sleight of hand magic that really got the event off to a great start. I would highly recommend Steve for any company or personal event. ” 

Josh Smith
JustRite Manufacturing

 

“…Had Everyone Rolling on the Floor, Wiping Tears of Laughter From Their Eyes.”

Bankers Advertising“Steve Barcellona was a tremendous hit at our closing reception! Everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I could not be more pleased with how the evening went. Steve did a great job dazzling folks with his magic and kept us laughing far longer than the performance! Our people enjoyed being a part of the show and his closing performance had everyone rolling on the floor, wiping tears of laughter from their eyes. It was a pleasure meeting and doing business with Steve. If we ever go back to St. Louis for a meeting, I’ll be calling.”  Read Ms. Kelley-Gogel’s full letter here

Erica Kelley-Gogel
Vice President of Sales
Bankers Advertising

 

“This is a Party We Will Talk About for Years.”

“From the booking process to the performance Steve was fantastic!! This is a party we will talk about for years. We will definitely recommend him to others!”

Barbara Saul
New London, MO

 

“…His Personality and Ability to Wow the Crowd was Priceless.”

“I hired Steve as a “surprise” for my husband’s 40th birthday party. He was AWESOME! My party consisted of mostly adults and a few children. Guests enjoyed his entertainment all evening. He began with group-side tricks and worked into an actual show later. Guests loved his personality and the personal attention he gave the small groups. Friends and family thought the idea of hiring a magician was the best, so ingenious! From his initial contact to the night of the party, he was so easy to work with. Accommodating and able to deliver exactly what I was hoping for the night. I have never had a party where I had entertainment and I will say that he was the hit of the night. My family and friends made a point to tell me how much they enjoyed his show and how great of an entertainer he was. Talent will only take you so far, his personality and ability to WOW the crowd was priceless. I would definitely recommend him to others and you should consider him for your  future events, you will not be disappointed if you do! My husband’s reaction was great and I know my guests will be talking about the night for years to come. I will definitely pass on his name to others and consider for future events! Thank you Steve for helping make my husband’s birthday so memorable!!!”

Julie Hoffman
St. Louis, MO

 

 “Steve Managed to Entertain Everyone From Our Housekeeping Staff to Our Board of Directors…”

MoBapFinal“Steve Barcellona provided the entertainment and was the master of ceremonies of MoBap’s annual awards banquet held at the Sheraton, Chalet at Westport. Among our 400 attendees were Missouri Baptist’s President, Vice Presidents and other various dignitaries. Steve managed to entertain everyone from our housekeeping staff to our Board of Director Members. He was very mindful of our values and honored employees most of which he managed to incorporate into his act! I would encourage anyone and everyone to hire Steve for any type of venue. He was very easy to work with, always  timely and responsive. With all the details necessary for a successful event it was a huge comfort knowing Steve had things totally under control allowing our event staff to focus on other issues. A big thanks to Steve for his major contribution to the success of our awards banquet!” 

Lisa M. Meile
Benefits Coordinator Missouri Baptist Medical Center

 

“It Was a Great Night!”

“Steve was wonderful to work with! We hired him as the main act for our Family Read Night, so we had a mixture of children ages 0-12 and their parents/grandparents/siblings at the library. Every time I walked by the room, there was either gut-busting laughter or eagle-eyed attentiveness. It was a great night!”

Amanday McKay
Helen Matthes Library
Effingham. IL

 

“I Loved the Personal TouchesThat He Made…”

Coyle Supply“Steve did such an awesome job at our company Holiday party. We definitely got our money’s worth. Not only did Steve perform small tricks through the cocktail hour, he also performed a 1 hour show after dinner. I loved the personal touches that he made, from making it a point to remember everyone’s name that he had met (there were over 30 of us)….to the stage area that he set up. Even though the room was already beautifully decorated, the stage area gave it a more elegant touch. Thanks so much Steve, you were perfect for our event.” 

Angela Coyle
Coyle Supply, Inc

 

“I Heard Folks Talking About it in Our Office Today…”

Ameren“Steve, we were very pleased with your presentation at our holiday gathering. I heard folks talking about it in our office today (how did he do that?) and everyone had a great time. You are very talented. I really liked the way you brought some of us “on stage” to participate in your act. This really made it enjoyable. You made it great even if the venue did not have a stage or specific area for you to work in. You made it happen. Thank you!”  Read Ms. Kretsinger full letter here  (PDF, new window)

Janet Kretsinger
Ameren Services

 

“I Highly Recommend His Act…”

mced-logo-new“Steve Barcellona was the highlight of our Christmas Social! Steve provides fun, energetic entertainment guaranteed to please the toughest crowd. I highly recommend his act and will certainly plan to use him again in the future!”

 

Denise Bennett
Macon County Economic Development Corp
Macon County, MO

 

“His Skill Combined With His Sense of Humor Make a Great Combination…”

“We invited Steve after a personal testimonial from one of our staff who had attended one of his performances at another event. This was for our annual Christmas celebration for an audience of around 145, made up of our company staff and board members. I found Steve to be very personable and easy to work with in arranging for the event. Our staff responded well to Steve’s performance, especially after getting to know him more personally as he went from table to table during lunch demonstrating his expertise with a deck of cards. He is upbeat, constantly on the move, with no breaks once he gets started. His skill combined with his sense of humor make a great combination that was well received by our group. I would heartily recommend Steve and Magic On The Menu.” Read Mr. Dexheimer’s full letter here (PDF, new window)

Dave Dexheimer
Executive Director
Douglass Community Services
Hanibal, MO

 

 “If There Were Higher Ratings Than 5 We Would Give Them!!”

“Our audience was made up of physicians & spouses and their reaction was outstanding; great audience participation; tremendous skill working the audience before and during program. Working with Steve onsite and prior to the event  was very professional, great ideas. He watched the flow of the evening, cared about the event was very supportive of evening. Friendly – outgoing. He made our evening!! Everyone had a really, really good time and Steve was the main reason for it. Most definitely would recommend to others. I hope he enjoyed being with us. If there were higher ratings than 5 we would give them!!  If you want a particular event to be the highlight of your year – book Steve Barcellona.”

Beverly Wilcox
Boone County Medical Society

 

“…My Client Said It Put the Party Over the Top!!”

Iss Logo“Everyone enjoyed the show immensely it was entertaining and my client said it put the party over the top!! All had a great time!!! Would love to do this again. Steve you were wonderful. Thanks for a very fun night.”

Cheryl Mirth
ISS World Facility Services

 

“Without a Doubt You Will Not Soon Be Forgotten.”

Iss Logo“Let me just say this, without your presence I think this gathering would have been just another boring dinner meeting.  Your timing and ability to get even the most stoic person to join the fun was simply fantastic. Without a doubt you will not soon be forgotten. I wish you continued success.”

Greg Hunter
General Manger – Retail Division
ISS Facility Services Inc.

 

“Everyone Thanked Me and Asked Where I Found Him!!!”

“Steve Barcellona was GREAT!!!! Steve kept everyone entertained with his magic!! Everyone thanked me and asked where I found him!!! Everyone was talking about all his tricks and kept asking how he did it!! I would hire Steve again!!! Steve was very professional and handled the 10 year old very well that wanted to follow him around all night!!! I am so glad I hired Steve he made my rehearsal dinner a success!!!”

Kathy Bollefer
High Ridge, MO

 

“We Had a Blast.”

GB_logo1“Thanks Steve.  We had a blast.  Our jobs can be stressful.  It was fun just to laugh.  Good luck to you.”

Joan Switzer, ARM
Claim Supervisor
Gallagher Bassett Services, Inc.
Maryland Heights, MO

 

“I Received Nothing But Positive Feedback From My Team.”

National Church Residences“Thank you for a job well done. I received nothing but positive feedback from my team. Everyone enjoyed your magic/comedy act, especially your act with my employee, Billy. That was hilarious. It was well worth the investment. Take care and thanks, again.” 

 

Sonya Brown
Regional VP National Church Residences

 

“Thanks, Steve For All the Laughs and Enjoyable Evening.”

“Steve was very easy to deal with, when he said he would do something e-mail,call etc, he did. He was upfront and very fair on his pricing. I would use him again and recommend him to anyone. Thanks Steve for all the laughs and enjoyable evening.”

Travis W.
Pevely, MO
Fundraiser

 

“Comments Ranged From Great To Fantastic”

“Steve attended my daughter’s engagement party – about 45 people of ages from four to seventy. I asked him not to do a “stage” show, but more of a wandering magician. He was superb! Comments ranged from great to fantastic. I would unequivocally recommend him for any event. 

Steve,  We did have a great time, you were superb, and everyone has had great comments about what fun it was to have you there. Count me as an enthusiastic supporter, if you should ever need a reference.”

Ed Fickenscher
St. Louis, MO

 

“The Comedy was Great and the Magic was Awesome.”

“Steve was fantastic. He tailored his act towards our group of healthcare professionals. He had everyone laughing all night. The comedy was great and the magic was awesome. Some of his magic tricks and jokes even incorporated the audience’s profession. It was great. Steve was very professional and wanted the night to be successful as much as I did. I definitely recommend Magic on the Menu to anyone wanting a fun filled evening for their group.”

Jennifer Venable
Southern Illinois Chapter
Healthcare Financial Planners Associations

 

“…Would Definitely Hire Him Again…”

“Steve entertained as many people in an audience of 740+ as he could. The kids at the Prom had a great time, and the faculty chaperones would definitely book him again for their personal events.”

Noelle Clatto
Marquette High School
Chesterfield, MO

 

“It’s An Absolute Great Value With Quality Entertainment!”

“Steve Barcellona put on a great show! It is fun for all ages. Corporate groups, church groups and small business gatherings will love this show of illusions and good clean comedy. It’s an absolute great value with quality entertainment! Book him today for your event!”

Brenda Kohlbrecher
Faith Family Church
Belleville, IL

 

“…I Would Highly Recommend Steve For Any Function”

Patton MiningSteve was very entertaining and great with our employees. He was helpful and very flexible on time and set up, I would highly recommend Steve for any function.”
Dean Lee,
Human Resources Director
Patton Mining Hillsboro Illinois

 

“Heard So Many Great Comments”

“Steve put on a fabulous show! Interacted with the crowd before dinner and set the mood, and the show after Dinner was Perfect. Heard so many great comments. He made me look like the perfect entertainer to my guests and friends. Thanks Steve, we all loved the show.”   Read Sheriff Shinn’s full letter here (PDF, new window)

Sheriff Jimmy Shinn
Marion County, MO

 

“Thanks For A Great Evening”

“We have always had a band or DJ in the past. But, never again! Steve was wonderful to work with and very entertaining. We would recommend Steve for your next party. Thanks for a great evening.”

Ryan Brown
Lomax Trucking
Hanibal, MO

 

“Everyone I Spoke To Had So Much Praise For Your Perfromance”

“Thanks so much for helping to make our Symphony of Trees festival a success. Since we are a music festival we have never had a magician. Everyone that I spoke to had so much praise for your performance. I am so thrilled to have found you for our preview party and holiday luncheon. You are thought of often as we are all trying to figure out how you accomplished your card tricks. Best wishes in your career. We will be sure to recommend you at every opportunity. Thanks again and Happy Holidays!!”

Sue Koren
Festival co-chair
Symphony of Trees Quincy, IL

 

 “His Added Humor Made The Show That Much More Fun!”

EJ Water“Steve Barcellona’s Magic on the Menu just performed at our company Christmas party and the show was a hit! Our audience ranged in age from 21 to 85 and everyone thought the show was great. Steve really got the crowd involved and made everyone’s experience pleasant. His added humor made the show that much more fun! Steve was a pleasure to work with and I would highly recommend him as entertainment for anyone’s event!”  Read Ms. Westendorf full letter here  (PDF, new window)

Stephanie Westendorf
E.J. Water Cooperative
Detrich, IL

 

“… Adds That Bit Of Spice To Any Party”

“I was very impressed with Steve from my initial phone call gathering information all the way through the end of his performance. He is great at his craft and adds that bit of spice needed to any party. I will most definitely use Steve again!”

Tina Jackson
St. Louis,MO
Private Party

 

“…Hit Of The Party!”

“We were very happy with Steve. He was definitely the hit of the party!”

Sharon Podolsky
Creve Couer, Mo
Private Party

 

“You Were The Hit! You Actually Made The Party!”

“We had such a great time with you at the party! You were the hit! You actually made the party! You were professional, and funny, and VERY good. Thanks so much” 

Greg Deuschle
Hollywood, CA

 

“We Loved Your Show…”

“Steve, We loved your show at the Tofle reception in St Louis last Sunday.  We wish you continued success.”

Loren  Schreiber
St. Louis, MO

 

“We Had Fun! Steve IS Most Accommodating, Efficient and Focused”

“From start to finish, working with Steve was a pleasure. Our guests, ranging from seniors to youngsters, were laughing throughout his performance, and several told me how much they enjoyed the show and the pre-dinner entertainment. We had fun! Steve is most accommodating, efficient and focused. I recommend Steve to you if you’re looking for a unique form of entertainment.”

Sally Tofle
St. Louis, MO
Private Party, Wedding

 

“Highly Recommended…”

“Steve was wonderful! He was so easy to work with, very professional, and everyone ranted and raved over his performance! Highly recommended magician and a wonderful addition to any type of event!

Jamie D,
Germantown, IL

 

“It Was Very Special And The Highlight Of The Weekend.”

JDRF LOGO“Thank you so much for performing your magic at the Juvenile Diabetes Family Retreat. It was very special and the highlight of the weekend. I hope you will come back again next year”

Ally Klein
Juvenile Diabetes Foundation
St. Louis, MO

 

“We Will See You Next Year!”

“Your after dinner show at our fundraising banquet was really great. More than one person has come up to me to tell me how much fun they had. We will see you next year!”

Jeff Moody,
Upward Bound Ministries
O’Fallon, MO

 

“It Was Perfect!”

“His strolling magic was the perfect thing to get everyone in a good mood right from the start. And the show after dinner had great magic and was really funny. It was perfect!” 

Gene Costello
Edward Bauman Clothiers

 

“…Enormous Positive Impact He Had On Our Event.”

Crowne Plaza“Wow! He completely exceeded our expectations. 
Knowing Mr. Barcellona I was not surprised that he was an excellent magician, I was not however, prepared for the enormous positive impact he had on our event. It is not just the great magic but how he works the room and gets everyone involved.” 
Read Mr. Molina’s full letter here (PDF, New Window)

Stephen Molina, CSW
Catering Sales Manager,
Crowne Plaza St. Louis,

 

“Great Fun”

“I could always tell where he was in the room because I could
hear the people laughing. Great Fun”

Angi Klohr
O’Fallon, IL

 

“Keep Up The Great Work In Providing A Little Joy To People’s Lives”

“I had no idea what to expect when I scheduled you to do this event for me. I must say, I was very impressed. Comments that I heard from the guests included: 
“He was very personable. Great job.” “ We had a lot of fun. Nice, clean cut entertainment.”  “ We really enjoyed the show.”
 My own personal comments: You were very pleasant to work with right from the beginning. You responded very quickly to my phone calls or emails, which is very important to me. You provided me with all the info that I needed. I feel you worked very well with our small group. The contents of the show were very interesting and funny. I would definitely schedule you for a future event if one should arise. I would recommend your services to anyone who is looking for an enjoyable entertainer. Thanks, Steve. I appreciate your working with me. Keep up the great work in providing a little joy to people’s lives.”

Kim Schaepfer
Red Bud, IL

 

“I Saw Smiles On Every Face…”

JDRF LOGO“Dear Steve.  Thank you for taking time away from your weekend to perform for the children at the JDRF 7th annual Family Retreat event at the Millennium Hotel.  I saw smiles on every face and heard lots of laughter from all 200 of these kids.  It is a special event for families who are coping with a child with type 1 diabetes.  The Retreat is more special because of your magical entertainment.  Thanks again and I hope you will be able to participate with us again in 2011.”

Ally Klein
Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
St. Louis, MO

 

“You Certainly Know How To Work A Room…”

“Steve, I want to thank you again for the outstanding entertainment that you provided to my guests at a recent party!  You certainly know how to work a room, and there is no doubt that you added a LOT of enjoyment to the day’s festivities. All of us were amazed at some of your magical tricks.  I was visiting with one of the guests several hours later, and she still was trying to figure out how you performed one of the tricks.  Likewise, I’m not sure how you placed in your mouth a playing card that several of us had signed several minutes before without our noticing and then popped it out of your mouth at the appropriate time!  When she and I were comparing notes, we also discovered that the program was not the same for each table, thereby reflecting your expansive range of magical tricks.

I strongly recommend your magician services to anyone who is looking for light-hearted, reasonably-priced entertainment!”

Dori Drummond
Jefferson City, MO