Illusionist David Caserta knows how to rivet a crowd. Instead of going for broke with huge stage illusions, he brings his audience to the stage for some pocket-sized miracles.
He features some big illusions in his show, too, no mistake. But as for what gets big reactions, he keeps a working repertoire of close-up. His stage shows feature a big screen and a photographer, so that the whole audience can see what’s going on.
Why should you care?
As if that isn’t obvious enough. More and more magicians that we see are bringing a close-up sense to the big stage. Audiences are paying money to see great performers do the same kind of magic that we all do.
“…we have a close-up camera and a big screen, and I do several tricks that everybody can see. That’s one of the highlights, and people tell me all the time how they love that. It’s amazing because you spend thousands of dollars and countless hours working on the big illusions, and people are fascinated by the sleight of hand you did with a deck of cards.”
Think about that. The secrets behind new stage illusions are vigorously guarded like the Crown Jewels or the gold in Fort Knox, while YouTube exposure kills a lot of solid close-up workers. Yet people are more mystified and fascinated by the card tricks? Awesome.
Caserta knows there is a hunger for close-up out there. People want to see what you do.
So do it. Show them.
Do yourself a favor: If you’re in the area, catch Caserta’s Haunted Illusion show.