How does this stage magician improve his show? Close-up magic

August 2nd, 2012 | Joe Hadsall | Filed Under General

taylor reed uses closeup magic tricks for showTaylor Reed usually sticks to stage magic.

Reed performed for 15 years in Las Vegas and now has a show in Branson, Mo., where he’s been for the last eight. According to a recent report in the Branson Tri-Lakes News, he uses a lot of audience members in each show, and plans to include anywhere from 15 to 20 kids in future shows. He’s also a stage illusion designer (one of his illusions was picked up by Criss Angel) and appeared on the most recent season of NBC’s “America’s Got Talent.”


The answer is in the first two paragraphs. To keep his show fresh, he hits the streets, shakes hands and does close-up magic. As it turns out, there’s no substitute from the contact and power of doing magic right in front of people’s faces.

The face-to-face time is helping him develop a comfort level that he can apply to his show. While many of his audience members say they appreciate the effects, he said, even more like how interactive his show is.

“I’m trying to really become that interactive magic show. People say I seem like the guy next door. They feel like we’re friends right away.”

No matter what your goals are in magic, close-up gives you a strong foundation that can take you anywhere.

Taylor Reed is basing his show on that. What can you do?


  1. Rajesh kumar on:

    i canna do the same street magic on stage ,that means close up magic for 800 people

  2. gud job. i love u guys. u u rock.