Cause & Effects Volume 1:
Real Magic Routines for Real World Performers!
I’m about to
reveal a BIG secret. Ready for it?
Performing magic is tough.
I’m not talking about the technical moves. Oh sure, some
moves are quite challenging, but realistically, if you want to
just get out there and “do tricks,” you can find enough
self-working or “easy” tricks to do.
On the other hand, actually performing magic in a way
that truly elicits an emotional response from every audience you
are in front of is a real challenge.
The presentation is what elevates mere ‘tricks’ into
the realm of entertainment and even more rarely, an art form.
Working pros, the people out there paying their bills by performing
magic in front of real, honest-to-goodness audiences, know that
it can take a LONG time, years sometimes, to get a routine to
the point where it’s a consistent winner.
Cris Johnson, writer of the Cause
& Effects weekly blog and for the last 15 years,
I’ve performed hundreds of times a year in front of audiences
all across the United States and Canada from coast to coast. For
the last several years, my income has grown and I consistently
make a very nice six-figure-per year living. I’m no Copperfield
or Criss Angel, but as a regular working guy out there doing it,
I do quite well.
With this book, “Cause & Effects Volume
1,” I’ve put together a collection of
some of my favorite working routines. They have served me incredibly
well, allowing me to earn a great living doing what I love.
Most magicians certainly WON’T be amazed by the methodology
– most of it is quite familiar, but the routines, scripting,
choreography, psychology and even a few touches of NLP have made
these incredibly reliable for me. In each routine, I go into incredible
detail on exactly why they play so well, including all of the
touches that can only be obtained through thousands of performances.
They consistently get great reactions and more importantly,
They can do the same for you, too.
Close-Up Corporate Opener
Breaking into a new table while performing table-to-table
or “strolling” magic is often the toughest
part of the gig. Corporate audiences are often laughing,
drinking and fully engaged…and you’re
being paid to interrupt them! With this
airtight script and presentation for your nailwriter,
you’ll have the close-up opener of your dreams.
After thousands of performances, I always
open with this, every time. Psychology, scripting
and choreography guarantee that your audience will
be mesmerized mere moments after you arrive at the
A voodoo doll levitates…a flash of fire...a
self-inflicted wound on the performer…a novel
way to hand out your business card while performing
close-up! With this presentation, two classic
effects come together. This routine, unlike
other ‘geek’ style presentations, is
tasteful enough for corporate events yet will pay
just as well for college or high school groups.
Additionally, the method of ‘getting’
the classic blister onto your finger ALWAYS blows
past every magician who has seen it!
Also known as “Patriotic Ropes,”
this classic throwaway kids’ effect becomes
a very funny and commercial stage piece with three
volunteers. It tells a story, use the three
volunteers as ‘actors’ in a play, has
plenty of comedy and builds to a surprising, logical
conclusion. This plays great for 10 kids or 1000.
The routine also lends itself fantastically well
to educational school assembly programs as it’s
been a staple in my Bullying show for 10 years.
My closer for all strolling gigs. A
selected and signed card rises out of the deck.
Since I perform often at cocktail parties, I had
to develop a closer that was truly a CLOSER –
mystifying, magical and bullet proof. Also, since
I’m often in less-than-ideal performing situations,
the method had to play surrounded. Additionally,
the cards and card box are freely inspected during
the routine and I’ve even done it with a borrowed
deck. Finally, the routine ends with my contact
information in the spectator’s hands! Best
of all, the method is cheap & perfect!
| The Amazing Fish
Make the birthday kid the STAR at your
next show! In a nutshell, after a very
amusing story from my childhood (one that other
magicians have ripped off so I know it’s good
– LOL) the birthday child makes a LIVE fish
appear in a champagne glass! This routine is highly
commercial and is one of those effects that when
you describe it over the phone to a client, really
helps “seal the deal” and secure the
booking. The best part? This plays just as well
for children, teens or adults! Truly for ANY age
The classic effect where numbered
blocks rearrange themselves in mystifying, magical
ways has always played great. In short,
it’s an awesome effect, but it’s always
lacked motivation. Why exactly are you fiddling
around with these blocks and why should we as an
audience care? With this script, the effect finally
has a reason for existing. It gives the audience
a glimpse into my past, helps make me a more well-rounded
character, and provides a few laughs along the way.
70 pages, comb-bound.
Your Investment: $24.95