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Magical Nathaniel For more than four years, Playland-Not-at-the-Beach guests have been dazzled by our resident magician - Magical Nathaniel, a teenager with amazing abilities to entertain. You can book Nathaniel for birthday parties and special events in the East Bay Area.
One of our most popular magicians, Mike has taught our annual Magic Camp and has gotten rave reviews from his students. A standup comedian at heart, Mike approaches his craft with the more fun that you can imagine.

Mike even has an incredible assistant, Clara the Clarevoyant Duck, who has amazing powers even when blindfolded.

Nick Magik

Performing since he was in the third grade, Nick Magick originally became interested in magic when he saw Christian Cagigal's amazing one-man show "Now and In the Hour." Nick loves to showcase close-up and stage magic is a member of The International Brotherhood of Magicians. Recently while demonstrating a card trick to Teller (of Penn & Teller), the renowned magician told Nick "I've never seen a kid your age handle a deck of cards so well." He has performed at numerous office, holiday and private parties and is one of the youngest magicians to perform at Playland-Not-At-The-Beach. E-mail him at or call him at (510) 558-8847.

Eartha Kitt Fan Club link The Eartha Kitt Fan Club — Frank Biafore, one of the creative forces behind Playland-Not-at-the-Beach, is also the president of the Eartha Kitt Fan Club. His collection of Eartha Kitt memorabilia (over 5000 autographed items) are on display in his office at the Museum of Fun. Upon request he will show guests "The Happiest Place on Eartha". The incomparably, multi-talented Eartha Kitt passed away at the age of 81 on Christmas Day 2008, ironically linking her forever with her biggest hit record "Santa Baby".
Mr. Bob "Creature Features" was the premier weekly horror TV show in Northern California starting in the 1970s. One of our museum's key contributors, Tom Wyrsch, was an avid fan and went on to create a documentary film titled "Watch Horror Movies - Keep America Strong." The host of Creature Features was Bob Wilkins, a deadpan comedian who warned viewers not to waste their time watching the terrible films on his show. This website has been established to honor him. Bob Wilkins passed away in January 2009.
One of the highlights of our Houdini Magic Weekend was the opportunity to meet Ric and Kara and see their wonderful magic act. Audiences were enthralled with their slight of hand, escape from a strait jacket and the production of a magical white bunny. Ric and Kara are true professionals and their involvement of audience members in the act kept everyone in stitches. To book them for a party contact them at their website
Heather Rogers Heather Rogers recently performed as part of our Houdini Magic Weekend, and she held the audience spellbound. Her style and technique involving every member of the audience are sensational. Trained in the San Francisco Mime Troupe and later the Pickle Family Circus, she is very well rounded. I am dying to see her quick change act and hear her motivational speaking. She is available for parties and events of all kinds. Come see Heather at
Cheyenne! One of the joys of the Grand Opening of Playland-Not-at-the-Beach was the appearance of teenage dance sensation — Cheyenne! She volunteered her time to come to El Cerrito to entertain all the people who visited the Museum of Fun on its opening day. If you would like some truly unique entertainment at an event, Cheyenne is fantastic. She has a great presentation voice, incredible clogging skills, an incredibly radian