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Hello Fellow Entertainers,
 I am working on a "One MAN Illusion Show" where members of the audience would be my "Assistants."
I do not want your "typical" Box Type Illusion Show.
I have seen some of the Props Tilford Illusions has to offer.
Just want to get some ideas from others who work in this field.

Thanks in advance.

Mystic Al
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Re: One Man Illusion Show


Let’s see, right off the shelf, you can perform:
1. A levitation (sitting up or laying down) using an audience member, (this can be a real levitation or simply a suspension).
2. Pour a fluid through the body (after drilling a hole or ramming a pipe through the body)
3. Push a sword through the neck
4. Have a guillotine blade drop right through the neck
5. Pull a rope or chain through the body (or neck)
6. Push a bottle of beer or soda through the body
7. Take away the strength of a strong man such that he cannot pick up a small box while a child can immediately pick up the same box.
8. Find a lost (vanished) silk scarf tied between two others that an audience member has been holding.
9. Magically link and unlink solid steel rings with the help of a spectator.
10. Push a torch or candle through a spectators forearm.
11. Vanish a spectator
12. Appear a spectator
13. Have the spectator chain you to a board and magically escape.
15. Have a spectator mark a paint ball (dart, bullet), mark it, load it into a gun, and fire it at you only to have you “catch” it with your teeth.
16. You can borrow a watch from a spectator and have it vanish only to reappear in a series of nested boxes that have been hanging above the stage from the start of the show.
17. You could make a whole show out of taking spectator’s wallets, belts, neckties, and suspenders (pick pocket act).
18. Have your thumbs tied together and have the audience member toss rings to you and have them fall onto one of your arms, etc.

I could go on and on but in fact an egg-bag, some rope and scissors, a bucket and a dozen silver dollars gives you plenty of audience participation magic for a stage show.

But then I guess you are really thinking an illusion show means big props.
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Re: One Man Illusion Show


mumblepeas has some good ideas! But why a one man illusion show? By the time you haul everything in and set it all up you will be dirty and exhausted. Maybe even too tired to do a good presentation. ALL magic is an illusion and you will find that most audiences appreciate a mix. I think Chris A and David B have attracted so much attention is because they are doing smaller things that are not self working mechanical machines (which many people could do after reading the instructions).

Some nice easy manageable illusions are x-levitation, two hole wrist chopper, adult chair levitation, shadow box production (easy to make), arrow head box (or knives through the head boxes providing they are large enough), bowling ball productions, multiplying bottles, any of Bogunia's moving hank tricks and my new favorite, from Hocus Pocus, Martin's Lewis Caridographic. Good Luck!
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