Looking for the best mystery and magic party & event entertainment? Welcome to Sharpo Entertainment Productions. Hi, I'm Eric Sharp, magician, producer, writer, emcee, Hollywood actor, and "Life of the party" guy. I bring world class, smash hit entertainment to wherever you are celebrating. Sharpo!® is famous for diabolically fun Murder Mystery Parties, amazing and fun stage, parlor and close up strolling Magic, plus Comedy & Dinner Shows. Our productions are very interactive and personalized around each audience.
A Little History Of How Eric Sharp Got Involved In This Crazy Business:
Thank you for visiting Sharpo.com. I love doing these parties and events. I did my first mystery show in 1989 and instantly fell in love with the whole art of interactive performing. These shows are not merely audience participation but they are immersion theater in the real sense. The professional actors stay in character throughout and create the adventure and comedy by interacting with the participants. Since that first show all those years ago I have played detective in countless mystery parties, performed in a thousands of events and dinner shows in every type of venue, for audiences big and small. I started doing magic in 1992 and am a proud member of Academy of Magical Arts at the world Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. The biggest group I have performed for? 1100 for a convention in Atlanta. They projected me onto a huge screen and I felt like I was the Rolling Stones. The smallest group? Intimate Dinner Parties in the home for a family of 7.
A Fresh Ever Evolving Show:
So have I seen it all in my many years doing this exciting and fun work? I kid you not: I learn something new on every show. The act is continually evolving and must keep evolving. Keeps it fresh, current and relevant to all audiences. By the way, we made an independent award winning movie adapted from our famous "Haunted Painting" mystery show! Its called "Canvas the Night" and is on Vimeo on Demand. It was fun to do and - hey - that's what I am all about. I am on a mission to make life more fun! We have several Mystery plays to choose from and we customize each event.ditor to customize your text. It's that easy!
Show Me That Magic Trick Again?
Along with mystery theater I got involved with magic many years ago. I was an actor trying to get my big break in Hollywood and I needed a day job. I started entertaining as pirates and clowns at kids parties. I had to learn some magic as part of the gig. Loved it right away. I had three tricks and I milked them for a half an hour! The kids howled and screamed for more and so did the parents. I started playing harmonica and writing some kids songs too - One of which is featured in the movie "Liar Liar." I'll bet you've heard the song too. "I'm so happy today, I live in the U.S.A, Where I am different, and special and unique, it's good to be me." Now that I have kids of my own I really get the importance of making birthdays special! My children sing that song to me all the time now and we all laugh about it. I have been performing for kids parties in Southern California since 1992.
Hooray for Hollywood!
When I got some breaks and started working in TV and Movies, One role I landed was a Co-starring role on the long running NBC sitcom, "Wings". I played a Three Card Monte Dealer in New York City who hustled Crystal Bernard out of a couple of hundred bucks. I didn't know how to do 3 card monte but if you watch some of my magic videos you can see I got the hang of it. Can you find the Red Queen? It is still a blast to do at cocktail parties and with the patter it really gets the crowd rolling. Over the years I have added many closeup magic routines that I do while strolling. I also produced the Magic Comedy Dinner show at the Santa Fe Cafe in Northridge.
Live It Up! Good To The Last Laugh!
If you are celebrating a birthday, anniversary, graduation, promotion, going away party, hosting a fundraiser, retirement party, wedding, sales meeting, team builder, staff appreciation event or any other really important moment, and whether you choose a mystery party, magic show, improv sketch comedy show, or dynamic emcee, remember that Sharpo stands for: "Simply have a really perfect occasion."
Yes, I have indeed lead a very charmed life. It is a mystery to me how that happened! My Grandma Dotty always told me, "Be Lucky!" - I think it was a command so I listened. I am glad I did. You be lucky too! Thanks again for visiting my website. I hope to see you at the show! Let's have some laughs and celebrate life! In the meanwhile please like my Sharpo page on Facebook and Follow me on Twitter!