Greg VanHolsbeck has been fascinated with magic and illusion since he discovered a Marshall Brodien magic kit at ten years old.
As a shy, quiet kid he was by no means a "born entertainer" or the life of the party, but this fascination quickly turned to an obsession as Greg collected piles of books and absorbed everything he could on the subject of prestidigitation.
Fifteen years later, VanHolsbeck has made a career out of his obsession by creating his own opportunities in Southern California.
His one-man show "Handcrafted Mysteries" has appeared in numerous locations, including it's current weekly residency at The Claremont Forum Bookstore. The show is highly interactive and features Greg's original pieces of magic.
Greg VanHolsbeck believes in bringing innovation and creativity to the art of magic with every performance.
Handcrafted Mysteries is an immersive magic and mentalism experience. The show has been running weekly at
The Claremont Forum bookstore for a year and features Greg's original pieces of magic.
"Bringing something unique into the world is not an easy task — but Greg does it in spades. His unique style of magic is captivating..." - Michael Borys
"Greg was an absolute pleasure to work with! All aspects went exactly as planned or exceeded our expectations.
He showed up right on time. A big plus! He has a fun dry humor that everyone loved
His card tricks were very well done....he had us all amazed. He went above & beyond! He would be great for any age group. I highly recommend him!!" - Donna J.
"Great performance and interaction with our group. Our age range was 1 to 90 and everyone was very impressed with Greg's act. His audience participation skills were great! I hope to have another occasion to have Greg come and amaze us all! Well Done! Lots of applause for this magical and entertaining young man!" -Liza L.
"He has The entire audience for 60 minutes on their toes with laughs and gasps for the entire magical show. " - Jonathan B.
"He kept the audience engaged the entire time of the show, sparking laughter and smiles throughout." - Jose V
"Fantastic show. Close up magic and mentalism all cleverly presented and really awesome. How does he do that?! " - Beatrice C.
"Our guests had a great time and were thrilled with his performance. I saw a lot of smiles and happy faces. I am very satisfied to have worked with Greg and can confidently recommend him to others. Thanks Greg!" -Buck B
On Handcrafted Mysteries:
"Loved being able to be part of the show. Small setting so everyone got a chance to participate. Great experience." -Aura L
"I loved the intimate setting of the bookstore, Greg engaged the audience by getting us involved in the act. Very enjoyable!!!!" -Gail P.
"Really fun show! Greg does a great job of keeping the mood fun, and his tricks keep you on your toes the entire time. If you are looking for a fun date night, you can't beat dinner and this show!" -Nick P.
"We had so much fun, Greg includes the audience and is outgoing and I hope to see more magic shows with him in the future." -Theresa M.
"This was a real interesting and awesome show. The venue is small and personal. There was a lot of interaction with the guests. The magic was wowing and impressive. Would definitely recommend for a night out." -Lorraine M.
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