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John Steven Bloom

Artist's Narrative

John Steven Bloom Ohio native John Steven Bloom has been an active member of the Artists-in-Schools program since 1996. Bloom's milestones include headlining in Las Vegas, & appearing onstage with stars such as Alice Cooper, REO Speedwagon, Bad English, Journey, ''Weird Al'' Yankovic, Billy Bob Thornton, Pam Tillis, and Nils Lofgren.  BloomÂ’s illusion show has toured internationally, and he has made numerous television appearances. In 2000, Bloom & his illusion team renovated & reopened a historic theater on the shores of Lake Erie, where his family oriented illusion show attracted media attention. The press described the show as "high caliber...a bewitching blend of dance & design," "reminiscent of a Vegas production," "A unique combination of music, sleight of hand, audience participation & dramatic style...woven into a tapestry of magic, mystery & fascination." Bloom is a motivational speaker & corporate consultant whose duties include using magic to promote products.

Availability

Upon request.
Fees listed are for Columbus-area schools. This act originates in Youngstown.

Programs Available

Magical Family Fun Night (All grade levels)
Designed specifically for Father or Mother/ Daughter or Son nights. Watch John Steven Bloom and Chance mystify your audience with a 30 min. magic presentation, then learn the magical segments seen in the show! Afterwards every student leaves with a magic book containing the magic demonstrated at the event!
Activity Options:
Magical Family Fun Night
  • Duration: 90 - 120 min.
  • Fees: Audience of 50 or less/$400 Parlor Package
    Audience of 100 or less/$675 Stand-up Package
    Audience of 100 or more/$1200 Cabaret Package
    NOTE: Performances before 1:00 pm subject to additional accommodation and travel fees.
    Material costs are additional. Contact for quote.
  • Requirements: Magic & Illusions of John Steven Bloom is a self contained multidisciplinary act with 2-8 members and a variety of educational and themed programs. Sound and ground support pipe & drape included for larger shows. To ensure a quality performance, special attention has been given to both visibility of the illusions and the ability to hear and experience the activity as it was intended. Therefore please take the size of your audience into consideration. Additional same show/same day/same location performances are discounted 50%. Limit two performances per day. This act originates in Youngstown, OH.

Resident Magic Experience (All grade levels and college)
Learn the fine art of prestidigitation, rediscover magicians from the past, and build self-esteem through performance. This is a rare opportunity to explore and experience one of the oldest and most secret art forms in great depth. End the resident program with one of the AiS programs above, or have an assembly featuring your students and master illusionist John Steven Bloom in a magical extravaganza!

One day to one week residency programs available.
Activity Options:
Resident Magic Experience:
  • Duration: one day to one week residency
  • Fees: Contact for quote
  • Requirements: Magic & Illusions of John Steven Bloom is a self contained multidisciplinary act with 2-8 members and a variety of educational and themed programs. Sound and ground support pipe & drape included for larger shows. To ensure a quality performance, special attention has been given to both visibility of the illusions and the ability to hear and experience the activity as it was intended. Therefore please take the size of your audience into consideration. Additional same show/same day/same location performances are discounted 50%. Limit two performances per day. This act originates in Youngstown, OH.

Conjouring in Color (PreK-2)
Finally a program that revolves around the importance of color! Signs, traffic lights, butterflies, crayons, coloring books & more are included in this interactive celebration of the colorful world around us. Can't read? No problem, it's all just Conjuring In Color!
Activity Options:
Conjouring in Color
  • Duration: 45-75 min.
  • Fees: Audience of 50 or less/$400 Parlor Package
    Audience of 100 or less/$675 Stand-up Package
    Audience of 100 or more/$1200 Cabaret Package
    NOTE: Performances before 1:00 pm subject to additional accommodation and travel fees.
  • Requirements: Magic & Illusions of John Steven Bloom is a self contained multidisciplinary act with 2-8 members and a variety of educational and themed programs. Sound and ground support pipe & drape included for larger shows. To ensure a quality performance, special attention has been given to both visibility of the illusions and the ability to hear and experience the activity as it was intended. Therefore please take the size of your audience into consideration. Additional same show/same day/same location performances are discounted 50%. Limit two performances per day. This act originates in Youngstown, OH.

Illusionations (Grade levels 4-12 and college)
A motivational performance spotlighting goal-setting, problem solving, creativity, and much more! This is also a soft approach to decision making, dealing with consequences & pondering differently. Magicians deal with impossibilities everyday, so by applying these principals we can demonstrate how to take a life problem, idea or an illusion and make it reality, just by looking at things from a different angle.
Activity Options:
Illusionations
  • Duration: 45-75 min.
  • Fees: Audience of 50 or less/$400 Parlor Package
    Audience of 100 or less/$675 Stand-up Package
    Audience of 100 or more/$1200 Cabaret Package
    NOTE: Performances before 1:00 pm subject to additional accommodation and travel fees.
  • Requirements: Magic & Illusions of John Steven Bloom is a self contained multidisciplinary act with 2-8 members and a variety of educational and themed programs. Sound and ground support pipe & drape included for larger shows. To ensure a quality performance, special attention has been given to both visibility of the illusions and the ability to hear and experience the activity as it was intended. Therefore please take the size of your audience into consideration. Additional same show/same day/same location performances are discounted 50%. Limit two performances per day. This act originates in Youngstown, OH.

Stages of Adulthood (Grade levels 9-12 and college)
This is a much different approach to the topic of becoming an adult and dealing with sex, drugs, alcohol and peer pressure. Being responsible for oneself and realizing no one is invincible are also on the menu. So how many times does it take to be an adult in America? Book this program and find out!
Activity Options:
Stages of Adulthood:
  • Duration: 45-75 min.
  • Fees: Audience of 50 or less/$400 Parlor Package
    Audience of 100 or less/$675 Stand-up Package
    Audience of 100 or more/$1200 Cabaret Package
    NOTE: Performances before 1:00 pm subject to additional accommodation and travel fees.
    Material fee additio
  • Requirements: Magic & Illusions of John Steven Bloom is a self contained multidisciplinary act with 2-8 members and a variety of educational and themed programs. Sound and ground support pipe & drape included for larger shows. To ensure a quality performance, special attention has been given to both visibility of the illusions and the ability to hear and experience the activity as it was intended. Therefore please take the size of your audience into consideration. Additional same show/same day/same location performances are discounted 50%. Limit two performances per day. This act originates in Youngstown, OH.

Magic of Education (Grade levels 6-12 and college)
Grade Levels: 6-12 and College
This program is devoted to the importance of education. Using magic as a vehicle, students will begin to understand how and why the subjects, the instructors and the school play a vital role in everyday life.
Activity Options:
Magic of Education
  • Duration: 45-75 min.
  • Fees: Audience of 50 or less/$400 Parlor Package
    Audience of 100 or less/$675 Stand-up Package
    Audience of 100 or more/$1200 Cabaret Package
    NOTE: Performances before 1:00 pm subject to additional accommodation and travel fees.
  • Requirements: Magic & Illusions of John Steven Bloom is a self contained multidisciplinary act with 2-8 members and a variety of educational and themed programs. Sound and ground support pipe & drape included for larger shows. To ensure a quality performance, special attention has been given to both visibility of the illusions and the ability to hear and experience the activity as it was intended. Therefore please take the size of your audience into consideration. Additional same show/same day/same location performances are discounted 50%. Limit two performances per day. This act originates in Youngstown, OH.

History of Magic (All grade levels and college)
This is a unique look back into American/World history through the art of magic. A program designed to give a historic look at magic playbills and posters from the 1700's to the present, a view of the women and men of magic and the contemporary magical arts.
Activity Options:
History of Magic
  • Duration: 45-75 min.
  • Fees: Audience of 50 or less/$400 Parlor Package
    Audience of 100 or less/$675 Stand-up Package
    Audience of 100 or more/$1200 Cabaret Package
    NOTE: Performances before 1:00 pm subject to additional accommodation and travel fees.
  • Requirements: Magic & Illusions of John Steven Bloom is a self contained multidisciplinary act with 2-8 members and a variety of educational and themed programs. Sound and ground support pipe & drape included for larger shows. To ensure a quality performance, special attention has been given to both visibility of the illusions and the ability to hear and experience the activity as it was intended. Therefore please take the size of your audience into consideration. Additional same show/same day/same location performances are discounted 50%. Limit two performances per day. This act originates in Youngstown, OH.