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 €œThe Tonight Show,€ €œGood Morning America,€ €œThe Merv Griffin Show,€ €œThat€™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, €œXtreme 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 magicthe kind that people love to watch and that you€™ll love to perform!
€œA remarkable set of hands . . .€
€œA first-class entertainer.€
The Miami Herald
€œFantastic! The best close-up magician I have ever seen!€
€œOne of the finest entertainers at the Magic Castle that I have ever seen.€
€œOne of the true masters of close-up magic.€
The Boston Herald
€œThe king of close-up magic.€
The Las Vegas Sun
€œSteve Million-$$$-Hands Dacri.€
SUCKER EGG & HANKY
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 situations.
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 €œSteve 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 €œMagic Secrets€ video magic kit that aired nationally.