While J C Sum is known for his modern illusion designs & solutions for working professionals, he has written a book for illusionists and magicians looking for simple but effective illusions for theatrical stage shows.
This book is a fantastic introduction to the world of modern grand illusion but also contains inexpensive illusion ideas for experienced illusionists.
If you have a theatre show, cruise ship show, charity show, talent contest or magic club performance where you want to stage a large-scale effect, you will find something of value in this book.
The best part is that all the illusions in this book can be built easily and inexpensively (under $500 each) but are presentable enough for a professional show. None of the illusions are made from cardboard! The ease of putting the illusions together will allow you to spend your time and effort on the presentation, choreography and performance of the illusions.
Besides appearances, disappearances, transformations and a unique "Sword Box", the book details J C's original Black Art Flap Table, an innovative design that allows you to achieve the same effects of a traditional BA Table but with the ability to see through under the table, before/ after the effect, without the need of openings in a backdrop or trapdoor in the stage.
For easy understanding, the book includes full building plans, material lists and performance instructions.
"Simple Showstoppers" features seven original illusion designs:
An Appearance on a Thin Table
The Appearance of Two Girls from Nowhere
The Sword Barrel
A Simple Unique Design for a Sword Box
The Sensual Appearance from a Dance Pole
An Easy Instant Exchange
A Complete Black Art Act Featuring the BA Flap Table
A Practical Backstage Illusion
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About the Author
Over the years, he has created many original mega illusions and stunts that have established him as one of the most innovative illusionists in the world.
His creative stunts include reading 100 minds in 60 minutes, performing the world's first tandem upside down double strait jacket escape and teleporting & vanishing people & cars over great distances.
More than 120 million people have seen J C's magic on television with appearances on over 26 programs internationally.
J C is widely regarded as one of the most prolific modern illusion designers in the world. He has written numerous best-selling books on illusion designs & presentations and produced various videos on illusions for the magic community that have been sold in over 70 countries.
He is also the author of the critically acclaimed "The Showbiz Master Plan" that details a blueprint to a successful live entertainment career.
J C produces content and a podcast for the Backstage Business Academy, a site that explores making money with your creative passion and being happy.
Besides magic, J C enjoys reading, watching movies, playing pool, cooking and customizing "Transformers" toys.
For more info, visit: www.jcsum.com