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The Thing by Bill Abbott(c. 2005) (Submit Review) (Submit Update)
Effect: The hottest kid show ‘thing’ on the market. A ‘perfect’ illusion! The Thing by Bill Abbott – if you have seen this you will want to add ‘The Thing’ your show. It is an unbelievable piece of visual magic that can be performed surrounded and will have your audiences screaming with disbelief! Children go absolutely crazy when they see this! Perform it in a living room, on a large theater stage, or in broad daylight on the street. The Thing can float in any performing situation with your audience viewing from any angle. No matter how close the spectators are, whether they’re behind, on top or underneath you, they will not see how this THING works! Practical, one-man levitations are few and far between.
After a decade of research and development in front of real audiences, in addition to numerous requests from magicians around the world, Bill is finally releasing a cherished routine. The Thing comes complete and ready for your show! Whether your specialty is bizarre magic, kid shows, mentalism, comedy magic, or stage illusions the Thing has the versatility of playing in any style that you want it to. Routine Description: At any point in your act, you show a box made of clear plastic completely empty. The box lid is opened and an empty cloth handkerchief is draped over the open box. Mysteriously a form rises slowly up from out of the box under the cloth continuing up until it is hovering suspended in mid-air.
The audience can have a clear view of the levitation from any angle and can see t is no support of any kind. You then lift a corner of the cloth up and over the levitating object only to have it suddenly disappear leaving the cloth hanging empty in your fingers! By draping the cloth over the invisible object it slowly makes its reappearance in an unbelievably magical fashion. The object can then float up and out of your fingers, shoot on a horizontal plane away from you or out above the heads of the audience.
Finally you push the cloth-covered object back down into the box, dramatically close the lid and bow to thunderous applause!
Professional Package Includes:
- Clear View Box,
- Ungimmicked Cloth,
- Hand-Made Gimmicked Cloth,
- Practice Folder with step-by-step photos to make practice and rehearsal fun and easy
- Instructional DVD with both a Street Performance and a Formal Performance of the Thing with detailed descriptions of every move and nuance to help you master this amazing effect
- PLUS A Compact Disc with 6 tracks of royalty-free music to accompany your performance!
Points to consider:
- No threads
- No magnets
- No assistants
- No special clothing required
- No reset
Perform it over and over again without any lighting or staging considerations to worry about With the discreet handling described on the instructional DVD, you can pass out the cloth & the box afterwards leaving the skeptics speechless, in fact in Bill’s current stage presentation he has a volunteer hold the box as the The Thing rises out of it!
Approx. Price: $120.00 (2008) ***Notice: I am not a dealer and this item is not for sale on this site. It maybe available in the links below or at our sister site: qualitymagicsales.com, but not from here so please do not ask.
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