- Marcie is a magician & she is also an expert balloon artist!
Magic Times Two is Ricky Boone and Marcie Annamora McGrath.
This extraordinary team performs shows wherever the magic calls them.
Magic Times Two is Ricky Boone and Marcie Annamora McGrath, shows can range in size from close-up (coins, cards, rings, and more), stage/platform (linking rings, ropes, comedy, and more), to illusions (escapes, floating ladies, a 6′ guillotine, and more). For company functions, your logo, product, and theme can be incorporated into each show.
Ricky Boone, a professional magician a remarkable person, he has risen above physical disabilities to succeed as a performer and business owner.
Ricky was born in the tiny town, in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. As an infant he developed a rare bone disease that prevented his body from developing fully.
Combined with severe scoliosis, it has kept him in a wheelchair for the last four decades.
Through long hours of practice he mastered illusion after illusion, and in his teen years began doing shows. By graduation he was an accomplished magician.
Earned degrees in accounting, computer programming and small business administration. Ricky’s chance to return to his first love came when the company he worked for closed. He used his savings to open Magic shop and he also began to line up shows. Eventually he was touring. He performs for businesspeople, and will design tricks that involve or promote their company’s products. His illusions are used to illustrate moral and spiritual truths. It’s all about sleight of hand as well as sleight of tongue. The jokes I tell, the gestures I use, they’re all part of the act.
Ricky has faced health related trials all his life, but each one he endures strengthens his faith in God. Of all the close calls he has had, one stands out as especially notable. “I was sitting there,” he says, referring to the large glass window at the front of his store. Just outside of it is the parking lot. That was strange, because even though I kept a TV here in those days I very rarely watched it, and there was nothing on that day I wanted to see. The vehicle leaped over the curb and plowed directly though the window and into the shop. “If I hadn’t had that weird desire to watch TV I would have been directly in that car’s path,” he shares, “and I wouldn’t be here today.”
When not running his store or doing shows Ricky attends church, visits with friends and takes part in local activities. Despite his physical and other challenges he remains cheerful. “I feel like I’m one of the luckiest persons alive,” he says. His plans for the future are to keep doing what he loves. “I was put here to perform magic,” he says, “and I’m not done yet.”