Believe in Magic II

Paul Lee discovered his talent for magic after receiving a magic kit for Christmas when he was 10. His parents encouraged his interest, taking him to magic shops and a magic convention, and he realized he had found his calling. He has been a professional magician for over 35 years. He was the Ringmaster for the Franzen Brothers Circus for 4 years, and he also headlined his own show at the Riverview Park and Waterworld in the Wisconsin Dells. Now he maintains a busy performance schedule in the Chicago area, doing over 300 shows per year. He performs at family, birthday, and holiday parties, schools, restaurants, and corporate events. In 2010, CBS Chicago put him at the top of their list of Best Local Magicians in Chicago . For more information, go to


In 2007, Paul Lee ’s niece, Teagan, was born with Down syndrome. He had long done benefits for charitable organizations, such as the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the Starlight Foundation, but after Teagan’s birth, he was motivated to help organizations serving people with Down syndrome. At a birthday party where he was performing, he met NADS Board Member Anne Reinertson, who was present because she had been serving as the parent support volunteer for the family hosting the party. That connection was the start of a collaboration with NADS that culminated in the successful NADS Magic Show last year.


We are very grateful that Paul Lee has once again generously agreed to donate his time and talent for our 2nd Annual Magic Show. Like last year, this year’s event will also feature special guests Chezaday, Bobby Hunt (aka Circus Boy), Trent Rivas, Ken Mate and his wife Terri, as well as Chuck Field and others.  In addition to the magic show, the afternoon will include a juggler, a ventriloquist, magic performances by strolling magicians Anthony Stockton and Plaz Garcia, face painting by Melody Pekarek, and the artwork of Mike from Dragon Design. We hope you will join us!

Story by Ann Garcia 

2013 poster for Believe in Magic II

Taken at last years Believe in Magic Show

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