Stage & Stand-Up Magic
Review of Linking Ring DVDs: Al Schneider and Essential
Want to learn to perform the famous linking rings? In this article, I discuss two excellent DVDs: "Al Schneider The Linking Rings" that teaches two advanced ring routines; and "Essentials in Magic: Linking Rings," which teaches the fundamentals of the rings.
Review of Packs Small Plays Massive Vol. 2 by Jamie Allen
In Vol. 2, Jamie Allen continues his instruction on using projectors to perform close-up effects on stage. This is the second volume in a two-disc set.
Review of "The Art of Presenting Magic to Children" by Danny Orleans
Noted performer Danny Orleans
Review of "Harlan Escape Artist Show" by Dan Harlan
In another of Dan Harlan's DVDs of acts that pack small and play big, this one teaches an entire act of escapes. If you're looking for an escape routine, this one is filled with some great material.
Review of Harlan The Trade Show
This DVD accomplishes two objectives. It teaches an entire act that can fit into a single case thus "packing small and playing big." And it's got some great routines for trade shows. With Dan Harlan teaching the material, you know it's got to be good.
Review of Packs Small Plays Massive by Jamie Allen - Vol 1
As the title implies, Jamie Allen's "Packs Small Plays Massive" offers advice on performing magic for large audiences, including close-up effects that are projected onto a screen. It's a thorough treatment of the topic.
Magic for Kid Shows
Magic for Kid Shows
The Razor Blade Trick
If you've always wanted to swallow razor blades and thread and bring it all back up, strung together, here are resources to get you started.
Magic Demo: Professor’s Nightmare
Professor's Nightmare is a classic rope trick that is easy to perform and is great for beginners who are seven-years-old and up. We take you on a virtual demo.
Trick Review: Jumping Jelly Beans
An entertaining effect with a built-in message about sharing, Magikraft’s Jumping Jelly Beans is a fine addition to a kid show.
Beginner's Magic Demo: Cups & Balls
Some consider the cups & balls to be the oldest recorded magic trick, apparently depicted on the walls of Egypt’s Great Pyramids. While professional magicians perform stunning, advanced versions of this classic, beginning magicians can purchase simple, pre-packaged versions that result in a mystifying sequence.
Trick Review: Sudden Deck II
In “Sudden Deck II,” David Regal provides an entertaining way to magically produce a deck of cards. The magician walks out with a couple of pieces of white cardboard. With a snap of the fingers, one of the pieces instantly “prints” itself to resemble a Bicycle-brand card case. The magician folds the cardboard into the shape of a box and then removes a regular deck of cards.
Trick Review: Enchanted Cube
An intriguing and visual effect, you instantaneously solve a Rubik's Cube right in front of spectators. The cube is clearly mixed at one moment, and, after tossing it up in the air, it's solved with all of the colors matching on each side.