The Hippity Hop Rabbits

The Hippity Hop Rabbits According to the standard description of the effect, “The performer shows two cut-out rabbits, one white and one black. They are covered, moved around and then uncovered, revealing that the rabbits have switched places! This is repeated a...

For the Love of It

For the Love of It Some people make a great living doing what they love. I watched an Oprah Winfrey interview with David Copperfield today. You can catch the interview here: David Copperfield’s “Lovingly Abusive” Childhood | Oprah’s Next Chapter | Oprah...

Cue Cards

Cue Cards I always use cue cards. For the first show I ever did I used a cue card and I continue to use them but in a different way. A cue card is not a substitute for script memorization and its certainly not a substitute for scripting in general. They won’t save you...

The Sliding Knot

The Sliding Knot I was still in high school when I saw Doug Henning perform the Sliding Knot during one of his television specials. There are moments in magic that literally take my breath away. They fill me with wonder and joy. Watching Doug do this effect was one of...

The Magic Wand

The Magic Wand The wand is a symbol not unlike the rabbit in the magician’s hat. Ask any child what he or she needs to be a real magician and more than likely you will hear a wand, perhaps a top hat, and a rabbit. When you see a wand you almost automatically think of...