The Boston Herald lauded Steve Darci as "one of the true masters of close-up magic." Bob Hope referred to Steve as his favorite magician. Steve Dacri’s 30-year career has included such milestones as headline performances at Radio City Music Hall, showrooms in Las Vegas, Atlantic City and Monte Carlo, and television appearances which include “The Tonight Show,” “Good Morning America,” “The Merv Griffin Show,” “That’s Incredible” and many, many others. Steve has also worked extensively in the trade show industry, putting his expertise to work for numerous corporations.
He performed in his own one-man show, “Xtreme Close-up Magic” at the Imperial Palace in Las Vegas after six years as a headliner at Caesar’s Magical Empire. Also, Steve just recently completed his 30th year of performing at The Magic Castle.
In this DVD series, you’ll watch as Steve performs and explains the methods behind the tricks that have drawn raves from luminaries in the entertainment community and eminent people from the corporate world for the last 30 years. This is material that’s been shaped, honed and audience-tested until every last bit of entertainment potential has been explored. This is truly commercial magic—the kind that people love to watch and that you’ll love to perform!
“A remarkable set of hands . . .”
“A first-class entertainer.”
—The Miami Herald
“Fantastic! The best close-up magician I have ever seen!”
“One of the finest entertainers at the Magic Castle that I have ever seen.”
“One of the true masters of close-up magic.”
—The Boston Herald
“The king of close-up magic.”
—The Las Vegas Sun
“Steve Million-$$$-Hands Dacri.”
• EXPLODING BUNNIES
A single sponge rabbit placed into a spectator’s hand literally explodes into a bevy of bunnies when the spectator drops it onto a table.
• BREAKFAST TRICK
A real-world version of the card to impossible place plot as a playing card, selected under extremely fair conditions, vanishes, only to be found in a sealed box of cereal.
• INDIAN CUPS & BALLS
A beautiful version of a traditional, but rarely seen, classic magic effect. Small balls vanish and reappear under brass bells in a variety of amusing ways, leading up to an amazing finish.
• DICE ROUTINE
A chink-a-chink style dice assembly with a difference. Four dice magically travel between the performer’s hands with the last die — the Houdini die — escaping from a small metal box before joining the others.
• SIX CARD REPEAT
Another Dacri-ized version of a magic classic that will keep your audience in stitches. The performer tells the story of one of his first experiences with a magic trick that uses six cards and no matter how many he throws away (or inadvertently drops), he always has six!
• CARD TO MOUTH
The performer demonstrates his ability to seemingly have spectators select any card he wishes. For the big finish, a signed selection is produced from a very unlikely place!
• TAKE A CARD
The performer has four spectators each select a card. Three are found to be Queens but the fourth is a Jack. Turning failure into a magical success, the Jack is changed into the fourth Queen. A great demonstration of the Classic Force for real-world audiences.
• CARD STAB
A card is selected and mistakenly torn by the spectator. One piece of the card is retained by the spectator and the others are discarded in an oatmeal tin. Another card is selected and returned to the deck which is also placed into the tin. The performer introduces a dagger and, after causing the cards to magically jump out of the tin, manages to impale two cards on its blade. One is the second spectator’s selection and unbelievably, the other is found to be the first card chosen, magically restored . . . and yes, the spectator’s piece fits!
• CLASSIC FORCE DEMO
Steve Dacri’s version of the Classic Force has been hailed as one of the best in the business and in this extensive segment, Steve goes into great detail about his handling of this indispensable tool. Every nuance, including the timing, psychology, choreography and the necessary attitude, is discussed and demonstrated. Learn to do this as well as Steve and you’ll be performing reputation-making card magic.
• BONUS SECTION
Entertaining segments from several of Steve Dacri’s many television appearances. Watch as Steve performs on “The Dinah Shore Show” and “The Merv Griffin Show.” Running Time Approximately 39min
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 25 September, 2013.