Testimonials

What applause looks like on paper...

Here are a few comments from clients. We have more testimonials available upon request.

Corporate Events

"The evening was a huge success, especially from your efforts! The fine way of announcing the awards was so much better than the previous three years, and everyone I talked to said you were a great MC. My committee will meet next month to start preparations for 2011's Gala. My recommendation will be to use your services again."
--- Michael J. Goss, P.E., Secretary, Structural Engineers Association - Metro Washington

"Well done!! Eric worked well with our tough crowd and incorporated them right along with his act. I'm very pleased we made a last minute decision to do this and he was available. It made a fun and interesting celebration that won't be forgotten by our President on his birthday and our 11th year anniversary for our company. It was a pleasure and we'll keep you in mind for future events. Thank you!! "
-- Michelle Poisal, PNG Direct, Columbia, MD (Corporate luncheon)

"On behalf of everyone who was pleased to attend our firm's launch party, you made our night! You helped all of us feel more connected through your craft and performance – what a wonderful gift you are able to share. We certainly look forward to the chance of seeing you perform again soon, and please feel free to include us in your list of Happy Clients."
-- Chris Leonardo, AdamsHolcomb, LLP, Washington, DC

"An exceptional performance. The combination of message, magic and masterful delivery was the highlight of our meeting. I commend Mr. Henning for his talent not only as a Magician but as a highly skilled motivational speaker."
-- Helmut Hentschel, Northrop Grumman, Lorton, VA (Corporate speaking)

"Eric was absolutely wonderful, he arrived early, entertained a diverse crowd, and involved everyone in his performance. He was impressive both as a magician and as a comedian. I would highly recommend him to anyone in need of a great performer and look forward to having him appear at my Firm's future events."
-- Kia Washington, O'Malley, Miles, Nylen & Gilmore, Beltsville, MD (Company party)

"Mr. Henning was an amazing speaker and magician for our award night at our National Sales Meeting ... As a group we were very pleased with his performance and motivational speech. We give him an A++++++. "
-- Karla Harrison, Tri-Dim Filter Corp., Louisa, VA (Custom corporate speaking)

"We just celebrated 10 years in business and rolled that into our annual employee Christmas party. Eric was our after-dinner entertainment, and he capped off the evening perfectly! He was playing to a diverse crowd, not only culturally but occupationally as well. That's a tough crowd to please! But Eric handled it all and his humor blended in with the entire crowd. I've heard nothing but praise since the night of the party! Thanks for helping to make the entire night a success for us as owners as well as our employee family!"
-- Laura Heenan, Silver Spring, MD



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Government & Non-Profit Events

"I wanted to thank you for helping to make the Halloween celebration at the White House such a success. The President and I had a wonderful time, and this year's event was spectacular."
-- Mrs. Michelle Obama, Washington, DC

"Since your fantastic Magic Show, I have heard nothing but positive comments and praise for your show as well as a general call to make this a regular occurrence. Your show was both entertaining and well-suited for our audience of international families. It transcended both culture and language and was a welcome addition to the program. We look forward to working with you again and hope that this is just the first of many future performances here at the College."
-- LTC David Schilling, USAF; Inter-American Defense College, Washington, DC




"Thank you Eric! It was a tough crowd and you worked with them extremely well. Great job! "
-- Diana Cortijo, The World Bank, Washington, DC (Employee event)

"Mr. Henning provided a dynamic magic show for our Holiday Party. He wowed the crowd with his mystifying magic tricks. We definitely will book his services for future events."
-- MSGT Ken Konkol, White House Communications Agency, Washington, DC
(Eight years running!)

"The fresh approach which you bring to each of your intriguing illusions and your engaging personality ... made for a marvelously entertaining evening. In every detail we felt transported into the magical presence of a genial conjurer of a refined ... past age. Prest-o change-o! Bravo! Bravo!"
-- Donn Murphy, The National Theatre, Washington, DC (Victorian show)

"Mr. Henning performed at our annual family Holiday event and was very professional and easy to work with. His show was tailored to accommodate a extremely large group and varied age groups. He provided us with a captivating performance that included an amazing and beautiful finale of confetti snow. He kept the audience engaged and entertained for the entire 45 min show. Mr. Henning is an amazing magician and I would highly recommend him for any type of event."
-- Stephanie H., NSA, Ft. Meade, MD

"I've been bombarded with enthusiastic comments from other attendees, all of whom gush with delight about your performance. Not only was the magic elegant - indeed, beautiful in ways I hadn't before imagined - your weaving of Victorian history in the performance was greatly appreciated, especially for an audience of scholars! It was the perfect balance of entertainment, education, humor and artistry."
-- Prof. Jason Rudy, University of MD, Northeast Victorian Studies Association (Victorian show & lecture)

"Eric is not only a master magician, he is a master entertainer. The performance was truly intriguing. He captured the full attention of everyone in the room, ages ranged from 7 to 92. Eric made an instant connection with everyone in the audience. He was a hit without a doubt and I'm sure he will be getting follow on bookings from the members of the audience."
-- Jim Cloud, Centennial Lodge, Upper Marlboro, MD (Annual banquet)

"It was the best entertainment we have ever had. I have gotten so many compliments from our members expressing how much they enjoyed your magic. You do such a great job of including the audience in your performance. We were all sorry when the show had to end as we were having such a good time."
-- Pat Martin, Friends of Jerusalem Mill, Kingsville, MD (After-dinner show)

"Mr. Henning was wonderful. He arrived in plenty of time to be ready to perform. He had a tough audience and he won them over quickly. We were all impressed by his magic and I thought he was great to work with."
-- Kathi Bailey, American Assoc. of State Colleges & Universities, Washington, DC (Holiday luncheon)

"The evening was a big success. Eric is an extremely talented magician who brings a combination of magic, comedy and warmth together in his presentation. Adults and children alike enjoyed the performance and the walk-around magic. He involved the audience in many parts of his show. I would definitely recommend him to other organizations looking for a magic artist."
-- Lisa Arber, Shaare Tefila Congregation, Rockville, MD (Holiday banquet)

"Eric performed on the first night of Camp FACE (Finding Acceptance in a Camping Environment), as the opening activity for our three-day camp for children ages 10-18 with craniofacial birth defects. Eric's warm personality, excellent showmanship, and ability to engage with our teenage campers was the perfect start to our weekend! His show was fun, engaging, funny, and inspirational in all of the right places. Several of our campers and counselors continued to talk about Eric's magic tricks over the course of the weekend and many campers said the magic show was their favorite part of camp! We will most certainly be inviting Eric back to be part of Camp FACE next year, because he truly IS amazing!"
-- Dr. Theresa Jackson, Co-Director, Camp FACE


Private Parties

"Eric is an amazing magician, a wonderful wit, and an all-around nice guy. He had folks spellbound and wondering how he could do such things. Eric showed not only skill and personality but true professionalism at a yard party that had guests widely scattered. Believe me, if you want a great magician for your affair, don't hesitate to book Eric."
-- Larry Kirwin, Frederick, MD

"Yesterday at the synagogue, everyone enjoyed first class entertainment. Eric was absolutely outstanding, amazing and humorous magician that entertained a diverse crowd, and involved many children and parents in his performance. He was impressive both as a comedian and magician. I would highly recommend him to anyone."
-- Rabbi Moshe Weisblum, Annapolis, MD (Holiday party)

"Eric did a MARVELOUS job. He involved the audience and particularly captured the attention of the kids. I especially appreciated his mingling with our guests prior to the show and his personable persona with all whom he met. He inquired into the audience background so as to tailor his show, which was impressive and most appreciated. I would describe Eric Henning as a professional with a very personal approach and I would not hesitate to have Eric return for another performance in the future.....GREAT JOB !!"
-- Brian Johnson, Springfield, VA (Wedding rehearsal dinner)

"I have nothing but GREAT things to say about Eric! He is a terrific guy and a true class act! All of my friends are still talking about him and everyone totally loved it! He was funny and entertaining and obviously, highly skilled. A big special thank you to Eric for making my [40th] birthday a truly wonderful event that I shall always treasure! I highly recommend him to everyone!"
-- David Larson, Elkridge, MD

"I just wanted to say a Big Thank You!! You are a talented Entertainer that brought his magic literally into the audience and left many scratching their heads in amazement. You made my job as host a lot easier with your flexible demeanor and professionalism. I was concerned about it being a tough crowd, but you had everyone laughing and having a great time! We look forward to having you perform again at one of our other events."
-- Tom Scaruzzi, Knights of Columbus #11372

"Our guests were in the "older" age group and I had some concern about whether they would find magic entertaining. Eric Henning's understanding of the crowd and his skillful performance had our most jaded friends praising his skills and personality. I happily recommend him."
-- Arthur Levine, Bethesda, MD (Holiday Party)

"Eric was a delightful entertainer for all our friends. He had the children and adults enthralled with his act as well as humor! It was great that he arrived punctually and interacted with our guests as a friend! I would undoubtedly recommend him to everyone! Thanks!"
-- Diya Shankardass, Falls Church, VA (Adult Birthday)

Eric Henning at the National Theatre

Eric Henning at the 54th Presidential Inaugural Candlelight Dinner

Eric Henning at Greenbelt NY Eve

Eric Henning at First Night Annapolis

Eric Henning at the White House

Eric Henning at the Palace of Wonders, DC

Eric Henning at the Kennedy Center

Eric Henning at First Night

Eric Henning on CN-8 Waterfront Tour in Annapolis

Eric Henning with a flying friend at THEARC Tea Party Photo: Beth Blinstrub


Eric Henning at Icing Smiles Benefit Photo: Mea P. Photography


Eric Henning lecturing at Borders Books

Eric Henning opening for Leon Redbone at The Birchmere

Eric Henning and Leon Redbone

Eric Henning by Max Krupka Photo: Max Krupka


Eric Henning by Pete Vidal

Eric Henning by Eric Stocklin Photo: Eric Stocklin


Eric Henning at NVSA

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