Welcome to my magical world!
Hi there! I'm Doug Roy, a professional magician with many years of experience. I live in Salt Lake City, Utah and am a proud member of the International Brotherhood of Magicians (IBM). I'm happy to have delighted audiences at private parties, corporate events, weddings and banquets.
Every professional experience keeps reinforcing my belief that magic matters. Magic delights and enthralls, transcending age and boundaries, whether witnessed by a child's unspoiled eyes or beheld by an unsmiling adult (who then invariably breaks in to a smile!).
A childhood obsession
My magical journey began at age nine, kindled by old-time greats such as Houdini and Harry Blackstone, and later on, inspired by current wizards David Copperfield and David Blaine. I learned that magic was a unique art whose purpose went beyond providing fun and entertainment. Magic makes us experience what we believe to be impossible and creates hope that anything is possible.
Why I do magic
Childhood and innocence are fleeting. We are asked to grow up quickly and choose logic over wonder. We are told that we are wasting our time reaching out to the invisible. As children, we seek out magic everywhere and as we approach adulthood, the descent into pragmatism begins. Magic awakens the child within us, creating refreshment and rejuvenation. Magic creates nostalgia, speaks to our inner child and reminds us what the world is like to a child.
The most rewarding aspect of my job is to see the look of amazement on participants' faces as they process the magic that just happened right before their eyes (and often in their own hands!). Magic is impossible to ignore and always a memorable experience that most of us carry with us throughout our lives. As a highly requested strolling magician in Utah, I create visceral, unforgettable experiences for my audience.
My performance style
"The real secret of magic lies in the performance." - David Copperfield
My magic is strong and highly engaging. I create a dynamic environment, where the people I perform for become 'hands-on' participants in the performances, not merely spectators. My style is fun, personable, and highly entertaining.
You can trust that I will bring an unforgettable feeling of wonder and amazement to your next special event!