In the vast literature of magic, a surprisingly small portion of it deals specifically with stand-up magic; that is, magic that is performed on a stage or platform and suitable for entertaining and engaging audiences large and small. Thus, finding quality material has always been a challenge for performers who endeavour to present magic in front of a group of spectators. For the first time, the very best stand-up effects, performed and explained by artists who have fine-tuned these pieces to reputation-makers, have been collected in one place. These are tricks that are suitable for platform, stage and parlour presentations. So, whether you perform in living rooms, banquet rooms or on the world's largest stages, you'll find an amazing assortment of performance-ready masterpieces here just waiting to be the centrepiece of your own show. These performers are among the best of the best and on this unprecedented collection, they're providing you with their signature routines. Everything you need to be a successful performer is right here; you just need to add some practice and a stage.
On this volume, you'll be treated to Richard Osterlind's version of Bank Night, the perfect way to open your show and to get to know your audience. Johnny Thompson presents his interpretation of Al Koran's classic of mentalism in which an audience-generated three-digit number is found to be inscribed on the back of a medallion that the performer was wearing from the beginning of the performance. Bill Malone provides an object lesson in how to turn a close-up trick into a show-closing stage piece while Harry Allen demonstrates how to take a children's trick and make it play big . . . and for adults! Paul Potassy and Terry Seabrooke perform and explain completely different but wildly entertaining versions of the borrowed bill to impossible place plot while Falkenstein and Willard teach an amazing and easy-to-do rope escape with a truly impossible twist. Finally, Petrick and Mia present a delicate and beautiful silent silk effect that would compliment any stage show.
Bank Night - Richard Osterlind
Koran Medallion - Johnny Thompson
Standing Ovation Invisible Deck - Bill Malone
A Day At The Circus - Harry Allen
Bill in Potato - Paul Potassy
Burnt Banknote Routine - Terry Seabrooke
Gypsy Rope Mystery Escape - Falkenstein and Willard
Linking Silks - Petrick and Mia
On this volume, you'll watch as Michael Finney, Steve Draun and Steve Dacri breathe new life into three of magic's most popular tricks and demonstrate why they're classics. Michael Ammar and Eddie Tullock show you how to take a simple yet amazing card trick and make it something that will play for the largest audiences. Join Flip as he turns fantasy into reality by turning a drawing of a bottle of champagne into the real thing. Fielding West takes some props you probably already own and creates a hilarious series of effects that will devastate any audience. Finally, Michael Close uses some big money to get some really big laughs.
Professory's Nightmare - Michael Finney
Champagne Production - Flip
110 lb Card Trick - Michael Ammar
A Visit From Rocco - Michael Close
Sucker Egg & Hanky - Steve Dacri
Vernon's Linking Rings - Steve Draun
Coke Bottle Vanish / Glass of Water Production / Water in the News - Fielding West
The Four and a Half of Diamonds - Eddie Tullock
On this volume, Tommy Wonder demonstrates why it's sometimes very fortunate to be a magician while Karrell Fox shows you two methods for book tests that will thrill the hearts of magicians and mentalists everywhere. Speaking of mentalism, Banachek offers his wonderful take on the classic Add A Number routine while Dan Harlan takes some jumbo playing cards and explains why he had to do a lot of chores while growing up. Ted Lesley performs and explains an easy handling of the classic Six Card Repeat while Al Schneider demonstrates a logical version of the Multiplying Balls. Finally, J. J. Sanvert adds a truly incredible ending to the already-strong effect of linking three borrowed finger rings as the rings vanish and are found in impossible locations.
Ring, Watch & Wallet
- Tommy Wonder Two Fisted Book Test
- Karrell Fox Mene-Tekel Book Test
- Karrell Fox Add A Number
- Banachek Hold It, Buster
- Dan Harlan Silk Through Silk Effect
- Jeff Sheridan Six Card Repeat
- Ted Lesley Golf Balls
- Al Schneider Linking Finger Rings
- J. J. Sanvert