J.C. Sum, in reviewing this book, says, "It is a book I would have read cover to cover one hundred times at the start of my illusion career." He also says, "If you are considering performing illusions, or already do a small-scale illusion show, but are thinking of creating a full illusion show, this book is a must-have investment. 5 out of 5 stars!"
One of the first to read the book, a magician from Thailand, says, "I have heard people say they have picked up a book and could not put it down, but never believed it before. Now I do. On Stage With Illusions is very well written, filled with good information, the book itself is a work of art. Thanks for an excellent contribution to the world of magic."
Doug Ries says, "As a worker/designer/builder of illusions, I highly recommend this book for anyone who does stage or stand-up magic. It is a great read, with valuable information, at a reasonable price."
On Stage With Illusions may be the most comprehensive book ever written on the matter of performing with stage illusions. It is filled with sound, practical advice and solid information on everything from choosing an illusion, creating presentations for illusions, and producing a complete illusion show. It deals with subjects such as likability, costuming, music, choreography, transitions, and show design. It speaks directly about everything from the structure of a grand illusion show to how to put together a program for a theme park or church.
The book has been written with the goal of thoroughly explaining what it takes to be successful as an illusionist. It offers pros and cons, and detailed thinking about the performance of twenty-six major illusions.
On Stage With Illusions contains twenty-three chapters, one hundred seventy-two pages, of invaluable information for anyone who performs with illusions or is considering doing so. It is an insightful and fantastic reference for both the new and seasoned illusionist, in addition to being a wonderfully entertaining read!
Pages: 172 - 8.5" x 11" - Softcover - Full color gloss laminated cover and black & white photos