"Willie Kennedy is an exceptional talent. He continues to create many of the greatest theatrical effects the world has ever known.
Originality drives Kennedy. He wants to take on your ideas and make them happen. two of my most successful effects that I have literally made unique to my show, the Osmosis and the Double Levitation, have brought my show to new heights. My many thanks to Willie Kennedy for fabricating my most talked about illusions.
Above and beyond his unbelievable amount of knowledge and creativity, Willie Kennedy is a kind and true friend. When you add his warm approach to both the buyer and the buyer’s projects the experience is awesome."
"Willie Kennedy is without a doubt one of the best-kept secrets in the magic industry. His knowledge, craftsmanship and attention to detail combine to make him one of the finest magic builders in the world. Especially in his metal work, he is unsurpassed.
I've had the pleasure of collaborating with Willie on a number of projects. I've seen him go that "extra mile" every time; it's just the way he is. A Willie Kennedy illusion is built to be trooped and performed. More than any builder I've worked with, Willie takes personal pride in providing a prop that is beautiful, works perfect and will last a lifetime. And no prop leaves his shop until it is right. That's why he is the "inside" choice to so many professionals.
I'll make it simple. If you want it done right and you want to make an investment in your future go to Willie Kennedy."
"William Kennedy will engineer and create the finest illusions and theatrical equipment imaginable. He's the best builder on the planet! He'll also go way out of his way to be honest and protect his clients original designs."Most of my show, and certainly most of the best illusions were built by Wiliam Kennedy such the Levitating car, my appearing in midair tiger illusion and of course the brillantly constructed Appearing Helicopter."
I think the toughest part of the process is when an idea has to be turned into a product. For twenty years Willie Kennedy's been building my illusions. It's always a pleasure to work with him, and to see what he brings to a design: great thinking, innovative solutions, and beautiful results. It's not surprising that he's the secret behind so many important illusions and great performers.
It's difficult to put into words the true magnitude and depth of the relationship between my company and Willie Kennedy. I met Willie in 1988 at the tail of his involvement with Doug Henning. At that point he was already somewhat of a hero to me. Our first job together was a simple illusion for Run DMC. What was intended to be an initial test ended up an amazing success, the effect ultimately proving to be the highlight of the tour. In the 17 years to follow Willie and I have worked together on well over one hundred projects: everything from appearing and vanishing cars, airplanes, and boats to all of the illusions for Ragtime the musical. The key to a relationship with a builder is that builder's understanding of your formulas, psychologies and unique working environments. Willie Kennedy's expertise as an engineer has proven itself to be an invaluable asset to my operation. The fact is his experience way back with Doug Henning has taught him the real realities of life on the road. Over the years his understanding of new technologies and construction techniques has developed to where they are now on par with Disney, Universal, or any of the top players. As an example, I recently employed two physicists from Jet Propulsion Laboratories. When they saw Willie's work, they were impressed with his ingenuity, elegance and seemingly simplistic designs. It is this simplicity that has made Willie’s workmanship and design most valuable to me. Willie has managed to keep my feet on the ground and prevented me from spending a crazy amount of money on something that was not necessary. In the end Willie brings to the table one thing above all, he understands you, the artist. Ultimately Willie Kennedy generates an aura of confidence in you and your entire production. The bottom line is this: we work in a business that is based on illusion and deception. Our entire life is dependent on a few mechanical moves working perfectly the first time. In our world a technical failure can mean the end of a career. With that kind of pressure and that much risk at stake it's nice to know you've got Willie at your back.
"William Kennedy is one of the best builder around. I have recommended him to my clients for years and they continue to use him for their new projects because of his excellent work and fair price."
Willie Kennedy is one of magic’s greatest secrets!
I’ve had the pleasure to work with Willie Kennedy on several illusion projects over the past 10 years. He has great attention to detail, a thorough understanding of what a magician needs, and he makes his illusions easy to transport and in a timely manner.
And instead of cutting corners, his illusions are built with the end result in mind, not the budget limitations. He thinks ahead and prevents performance problems before they occur and are too late to fix.
Willie takes pride in his work and that is obvious in his props and if there happens to be a problem, he works alongside you to fix it, no matter what it takes that’s why I’ve used him over and over.
He’s generous with his time, knowledge, and enthusiasm. He’s a great person and loves what he does he’s never too busy to talk to you and help your ideas become reality.
I highly recommend Willie Kennedy.