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The Amazing Chicane
Professional Magician, Illusionist and Mind Reader.
Offers roving close-up magic, solo comedy magic shows through to full illusion shows with an assistant. Useful as an ice breaker at receptions and cocktail parties; or as a feature spot at children's parties and as after dinner entertainment for private or corporate functions and events.

Based: Auckland, New Zealand.
Available locally and internationally.
For bookings contact:
Talent On Line by email or phone Samantha on  
 +64 9 636 1469
udged Best Children's Entertainer and Best Stage Illusion at the New Zealand International Magician's Convention 2008

The Amazing Chicane (Wayne Rogers)

The Amazing Chicane (Wayne Rogers) is a full-time professional magician, illusionist, children's entertainer and magical inventor. He is equally at home performing Close-up magic for a corporate black tie affair as he is producing a white rabbit for a Child's Birthday Party or presenting Large Scale Illusions for a product launch.

Magic Writer and Lecturer,

Chicane is the only New Zealand magician to have lectured at the famous Hollywood Magic Castle. His first book Commercial Chicanery was published in 1992, Magic Castle Lecture Notes followed in 1993 and Out Of The Pole Vault in 1998. Ten of his original ideas have been marketed world wide.

In The Great Kiwi Magic Show

elevision special, Chicane conjured up the entire cast plus dancers, from a magical cabinet - all in front of a live studio audience.

Advertising Agency DDB Needham chose Chicane to help design and build the popular Ronald McDonald "Happy Meal Machine" road show.

Empire Events employed his talents in a special car transformation illusion for Peugeot. For the grand opening of a new clothing store he amused shoppers waiting in the long queues.

In any situation Chicane and his magic is clearly a popular choice.

Some show suggestions

Kid's parties:

A standard 40 minute magic show where your birthday child becomes a star of the show; or as the Wizard, Count McGotti. the Count is ideal for Magic, Fairy and Wizard or Harry Potter

Theme parties

There's plenty of laughter as Count McGrotti's experiments do not always go according to plan. Children sometimes play tricks on him and wave their own wands to try and fool the Count. But McGrotti always wins the day and magical fun prevails!

Strolling / roving close-up magic:

Strolling Magic is a great conversation starter. People will turn to each other and talk about what they have just seen. It doesn't interrupt the flow of events and only requires the attention of those participants who are immediately involved. Strolling Magic is ideal as an ice-breaker at conferences, hospitality suites, banquets or parties.

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Sawing a spectator in half
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Close up magic
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Levitating a member of the audience

Stage comedy and full illusion shows

A stage show can make an ideal feature spot as after dinner entertainment or once your company speeches and awards have finished and you need something to perk everyone up before the dance band kicks in.

Chicane's Solo Magic Act

Chicane's Solo Magic Act is light-hearted and off beat. Two favourite items are "Sawing Through a Spectator" and a levitation using a volunteer from the audience. A Spectacular Double Illusion Act features his daughter Felicity.

Awards achieved by Amazing Chicane

  • Best Children's Entertainer Best Routine and Best Stage Illusion 2008 29th New Zealand International Magician's Convention
  • Grand Master of Magic Award 2004, 27th New Zealand International Magician's Convention
  • Best Effect of the Convention, 1999, 25th New Zealand International Magician's Convention
  • Best Quick Trick 1999, 25th New Zealand International Magician's Convention
  • Best Cabaret Act 1999, 25th New Zealand International Magician's Convention
  • SCROLL OF HONOUR for: "Creative, inventive and professional contributions to New Zealand Magical entertainment" 1996 New Zealand Variety Artists Club
  • Best Stage Act 1995, 23rd New Zealand International Magician's Convention, won by Chicane and his daughter Felicity
  • Best Children's Entertainer 1992 Australian Convention of Magicians
  • Best Quick Trick 1992 Australian Convention of Magicians


"I wanted to thank you for the marvellous contribution you made to our day. You achieved exactly what we had hoped for, and there was no shortage of delight and amusement. Many many thanks, and best wishes from us both."

Stephen and Laura Dee

"Brilliant Show. Have had great feedback and comments. We were all trying to work out the tricks, but couldn't!"

Sarah Lane, Goodman Fielder

"It was a fantastic success and they really enjoyed the show."

The Mason Family, Grey Lynn

"Your creative thinking on stage and in the dealer's den was world class."

Magic Unlimited, Australia

"I recommend Chicane to any Shopping Centre seeking the services of a professional magician."

Coastlands Merchants Association

"Highlight of the evening was a magic show by The Amazing Chicane. I have no hesitation in acknowledging Chicane's show to be world class. His presentation is very professional and contains a wide variety of acts. I recommend him to any organisation looking for top class entertainment."

Grahame Hall, JP. Mayor of Rotorua

"It was a great weekend and I have received great feedback. Thanks once again for all your help. It was shall we say - magic!"

Ben Hickey, Lion Breweries

"Many thanks for an excellent show. The pleasure was all ours."

Alan Croot, National Party Northern Region

"It was great to have your magic - the kids loved it! Lets hope we can do it again next year. Thanks so much for taking part."

Sarah Betts, Radio Network"Very pleasing to see you incorporate the local promotion into your show."

Queensgate Mall, Lower Hutt

"Our guests were delighted - the feedback has been nothing but favourable."

an Anderson, Auckland City

For bookings contact:
Talent On Line by email or phone Samantha on  
 +64 9 636 1469