This book is a fantastic introduction to the world of modern grand illusion. It also contains inexpensive illusion ideas for experienced illusionists.
If you have a theatre show, cruise ship show, charity show, talent contest or magic club performance and want to perform a large-scale effect, you will find something of value in this book.
All the illusions in this book can be built easily and inexpensively (under $500 each), but are presentable enough for a professional show. None of the illusions are made from cardboard! The ease of putting the illusions together will allow you to spend your time and effort on the presentation, choreography and performance of the illusions.
In addition to appearances, disappearances, transformations and a unique "Sword Box", the book details JC's original "Black Art Flap Table", an innovative design that allows you to achieve the same effects of a traditional BA Table, but with the ability to see through the table without the need backdrops or trapdoors.
For ease of understanding, the book includes full building plans, material lists and performance instructions.
"Simple Showstoppers" features seven original illusion designs:
An Appearance on a Thin Table
The Appearance of Two Girls from Nowhere
The Sword Barrel
A Simple Unique Design for a Sword Box
The Sensual Appearance from a Dance Pole
An Easy Instant Exchange
A Complete Black Art Act Featuring the BA Flap Table
A Practical Backstage Illusion