Steinmeyer to Set Sail on ‘Magic to Do’ Show

magic-to-do logoMagician, inventor and Inside Magic Favorite writer, Jim Steinmeyer has signed with Princess Cruises to create the magical effects in a new show, Magic to Do.

Mr. Steinmeyer is famous for so many things, including his work with Doug Henning, Siegfried & Roy and David Copperfield, his books on the history of magic and his own performances.

If the title of the show sounds familiar, it is likely because you recall the opening number from Stephen Schwartz’ Broadway smash, Pippin.  We recall it fondly for the great music and use of Grant’s Flying Carpet illusion.  Mr. Schwartz was also responsible for the music in our favorite Broadway play of all time, The Magic Show starring Doug Henning.

Mr. Schwartz is slated to create four shows for the cruise line and has assembled coterie of top talent to help including producers, writers and lighting folks with multiple awards and great shows to their credit.

We need no encouragement to go on a cruise or to see anything Mr. Steinmeyer so if you put the two factors together, we should be on the next boat out of West Hollywood.

Learn more from Princess Cruises here.

Our Big Sale of Big Magic on eBay

The Stage LotWe are selling four lots of magic starting tonight on eBay.

Tonight, we put up the stage lot with some great tricks from our acts over the years.  Check out the eBay listing for some rare, new, not rare and not new magic all being sold in one big clump.  You can visit the listing here.

Here’s what we have listed in this big batch of magic!

COLLECTOR’S WORKSHOP PERFECT TIME III by Richard Bloch and Collector’s Workshop

Condition: In good condition.  Slight scratches on back and needs a new watch battery.  Any jeweler can replace the battery – it is a standard battery for a watch.  That makes sense.

Instructions: Yes

Description: This is quite possibly the most remarkable Prediction Watch ever invented! The Perfect Time watch has been copied but the cheap imitations pale in contrast to the high quality and precision provided by the original system. Perfect Time III is an improved version of the original offering. The watch-works are superior as is the system. The system has been improved to eliminate the problems experienced in some of the earlier versions.

Retail Price: $349.95 new

 

MENTAL EPIC – GHOST BOARD by Dave Powell

Condition: Very good condition with dry erase pen.  One cover needs an additional Velcro piece.

Instructions: Yes

Description:  Hen Fetch’s classic triple-prediction mental effect. Probably the finest effect of its sort ever produced… It uses a large “slate” that is divided into six equal squares. One at a time you make three predictions in the top three spaces and cover them. Three spectator’s selections are written in the bottom three spaces. On uncovering your predictions they are seen to match the spectator’s selections exactly! The predictions can be anything you desire, any book, word, number, color, design, name, place, date, and a chosen playing card. Requires absolutely no skill, no effort on your part.

Dave Powell’s Ghost Board made to his usual very high standard – Size approx 15″ x 19″.

Retail Price: $135.00 new

 

CRYSTAL SILK CYLINDER by UF Grant

Condition: Acceptable but needs work – Chrome rings at end of cylinder are loose.  Could stand some cleaning as well.  Metal cylinder shows wear – it is close to 35 years old. Still works though.

Instructions: No

Description: Here is a really easy device for producing items such as silks, flowers, candy or prizes! Or for changing one item into another!

Place several colorful silks into the clear Crystal Silk Cylinder. Momentarily cover it with a yellow tube. When you remove the tube, the silks have disappeared and the Cylinder is now full of balls, candy or even live gold fish!

This professional grade illusion is easy to perform and will get a BIG reaction! We even include three 12 inch silks!

You can do so much with this ingenious trick. Produce candy or little prizes! Ideal for producing message silks, such as the Happy Birthday silk, the Thank You silk or even The End silk. This tube will hold a LOT!

The clear plastic inside tube stands 12 inches high and has an opening of 3 inches across. The outer tube is painted metal, and the base is painted wood.

Retail Price: $95.00 new.

 

STRAT-O-SPHERES by UF Grant

Condition: Purchased in 1974, this effect has seen a lot of stage time.  The chrome rings at the end of the clear cylinder need to be connected to the cylinder better.  One of the rings needs to be closed – it separated at the seam.  The base is fine and the outer tube shows wear but is in good working condition.  The vanishing box shows some wear but is mechanically fine.  All balls included.

Instructions: No

Description:  Created by UF Grant, STRAT-O-SPHERES is a feature effect that will leave your audience speechless!

You show a tall clear tube with metal ends, which rests on a wooden base, a highly decorated metal tube, a wooden box, and three balls, each a different color.

Although there is only enough room in the tube for the three balls, one on top of the other, the ball placed on top of the three magically appears on the bottom or in the center of the stack of three.   The balls are never in the right order.  One of the balls seems to roam around at will.

Finally, you take the roaming ball and place it in the wooden box.

You grasp the box by the ends of the doors and flip it open.  The ball has vanished!

The audience sees completely through the box.  The ball reappears back in the plastic tube between the other two.

The balls are 3″ in diameter and the colors are molded into the balls so they will never peel.  A great trick that will please your audience for many generations.

Retail Price: $100.00 new

 

BEV BERGERON’S MULTIPLYING MAGIC WANDS by FAB Magic

Condition:  Brand New

Instructions: Yes

Description: FAB Magic is the only magic dealer authorized to manufacture and market Bev Bergeron’s wands! This is the original! Don’t be misled by other wands that “nest” within one another that are manufactured elsewhere!

Effect: Magician asks volunteer to assist with a trick. A series of five magic wands magically appear and are placed under the arms, in the hands and under the chin of the volunteer. Great routine for comedy and children shows.

Complete with Bev’s own routine and instructions! Great for clowns and emcee’s too! Manufactured in the USA by The FAB Magic Company. Each wand is 11″ in length.

Retail Price: $27.00 new


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