Magicians on Mission is dedicated to boosting the morale and emotional health of American service members deployed overseas. We recruit the best magicians across North America to meaningfully connect, convey gratitude, and cultivate lasting relationships with our nation's heroes.Download our strategic plan
Chris Rose has been entertaining audiences across the globe as a professional magician for over 30 years. You may have seen him on the CW network’s hit TV show “Penn & Teller: Fool Us”, as a featured performer at the world-famous Magic Castle in Hollywood California, or at any number of corporate and private events all around the world.
In August 2017, he participated in his first performance tour sponsored by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) and the Armed Forces Entertainment (AFE). He was part of a team of world-class magicians on a 16 day tour of SW Asia. He got to meet and entertain five thousand of our military heroes stationed there.
Since his first tour, he has been invited back three times to perform for the DoD and the AFE, however two of the tours were canceled due to lack of funding.
When the money runs out, our troops often go months without these civilian visits that reconnect them with home and help them unwind.
During each tour he witnessed a radical transformation. They went from tired, stressed, and isolated to energized, relaxed, and reconnected in just a few moments. We know that these connections are vital to the well-being of our service members. So, how do we solve the lack of funding? This led Chris to create Magicians On Mission, a nonprofit that isn’t dependent on funding by the DoD.
See what service members, veterans, and military family members have to say about our mission.Donate
"When you and the other entertainers take the time out of your schedules to come over here and show us love, that’s important to us. It means a lot and we appreciate it. You don’t have to be here sharing and living in the same conditions that we live in, we definitely appreciate that… It gives depth to the term ‘thank you for your service'."
"Seeing your act in person was the highlight of my night and probably my deployment… Giving a morale patch like that to someone who is not in [the military], is more like respect and thank you for you, to remind you of our interaction, a story to tell your family for generations, and to keep a friendship."
"My husband is currently deployed and was able to watch your show. Right before the show began I had to call him and give him some sad news regarding his father's health. After the show he sent me a message that it had greatly helped keep his mind happy for a bit. The time and effort given to travel and spend some of your time and talents with the troops is so valuable! Whether it be tough news from home, a rough day on the job, or just missing your family it helps brighten their day and get their mind off things for a bit. It is so very appreciated."
We recruit the best magicians North America has to offer to provide high quality, wildly fun, live magic shows.Learn more
When you support MoM you get to write a personalized note of gratitude and encouragement that will land in a service member's hands (and heart).Learn more
Our care packages are designed to be a positive memory and souvenir of our show that they can look back on for the rest of their tour and share with family when they return home.Learn more