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.
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.
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
remarkable set of hands . . .”
—The Miami Herald
The best close-up magician I have ever seen!”
of the finest entertainers at the Magic Castle that I have ever
of the true masters of close-up magic.”
—The Boston Herald
king of close-up magic.”
—The Las Vegas Sun
A magic classic with a personalized twist as the performer’s
name magically appears on blank playing cards! A perfect opening
Steve’s touches make this always-popular trick play for
Four small scarves of different colors are placed into the magician’s
hands and instantly turn into a single large four-colored scarf.
Simply beautiful and beautifully effective!
A deck of cards changes from red-backed to blue-backed . . .
that is, all except for a chosen card. However, that, too, changes
to blue so that everything turns out right in the end. Easy
to do and extremely magical. What’s more . . . the deck
is examinable at the end and ready for more magic!
FOUR ACE PRODUCTION
The magician produces three Aces from a shuffled deck followed
by a King. Not willing to accept defeat, the performer magically
changes the King into the final Ace. A flourishy way to introduce
the Aces that looks impossibly skillful—yet is surprisingly
FOUR ACE TRIUMPH
A deck of cards is divided and one half is turned face up. The
two halves are shuffled together yet the magician manages to
magically right the entire deck except for four cards, which
just happen to be the four Aces. You’ll love Steve’s
face-up face-down convincer.
Himber’s classic routine with the Dacri touch! A card
is selected and returned to the pack. The cards are placed back
into the box along with a straight-edge razor blade. The box
is shaken and when the cards are spilled out, they’re
all in pieces except for the spectator’s selected card.
MARTIAN SPONGE BALLS
This is the trick that has taken Steve Dacri around the world.
This is, arguably, one of the best and most commercial sponge
ball routines ever devised.
HAN PING CHIEN
Three coins travel invisibly from one of the performer’s
hands to the other. A great handling for another magic classic
with a subtlety that guarantees spectator interest and involvement.
A hilarious clip from one of television’s most-loved TV
shows. Watch as Steve stars in two very funny segments from
Allen Funt’s classic “Candid Camera.”
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.
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.
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
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
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
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.”
A brand-new take on the classic Silk to Egg with comedy, audience
participation and a surprising and magical ending. A spectator
is brought up to learn how a magic trick is done and ends up
seeing some apparently real magic! And, if you think you know
this one already, prepare to be fooled badly!
BUNNIES OVER HEAD
In this version of Slydini’s legendary trick, large sponge
bunnies (and even a huge sponge ball) are made to vanish right
before a seated spectator’s eyes, much to their amazement
and to the amusement of everyone else in the audience who sees
exactly where the objects are going!
Combine Roy Benson’s timeless routine with some additional
Dacri touches and the result is a routine you’ll always
use. Sponge balls travel invisibly from the performer’s
hand to underneath an inverted bowl followed by a magical surprise!
COINS THROUGH TABLE
Steve learned this from Slydini, streamlined it with some help
from Dai Vernon, and now passes along the real work on this
classic of coin magic.
Four half-dollars travel invisibly from one of the performer’s
hands to the other. Steve’s version of the Winged Silver
plot can be done completely surrounded, perfect for strolling
TORN & RESTORED MAGAZINE
The center pages of a magazine are removed, a corner is torn
off for verification and the rest of it is torn into small pieces.
The performer then restores the pieces and yes, the removed
piece fits! Frank Garcia used this to build crowds at a trade
show and now it can be yours!
Steve takes you through every step of his one cup and ball routine,
complete with two final loads!
CARD IN PANTS
A signed card magically travels to an impossible, improbable
— and deeply personal — place!
An episode of “Steve Dacri’s Magic Notebook,”
a TV show that Steve produced and starred in. Besides Steve’s
stage and close-up segments, it also features performances by
Dai Vernon (used with permission from the Dai Vernon estate)
and Joe Cossari, The King of Cards. You’ll also see the
complete infomercial that Steve produced for his “Magic
Secrets” video magic kit that aired nationally.
$34.95 each, $99.95 3-vol set