Dan Fleshman has been a professional close-up entertainer for 20 years and performing magic in restaurants has always been at the core of his work. The magic presented here is all in Dan's active, working repertoire and all of it has been tempered in the white-hot fire of real-world performance. This is close-up magic that Dan kills lay audiences with night after night - and now it's yours!
On these DVDs, Dan presents his showcase routines. For special tables, Dan reaches into his vast repertoire and performs one of these gems. All of them are closers and are capable of astounding even the most jaded audience.
Volume 2 - Entrees
Ace Production - Face-up cards are shuffled into face-down cards yet the Aces are produced in a dramatic way. For the finale, the deck is found to be magically righted.
Oil Slick - A four-card Oil and Water routine that's guaranteed to fool even fast company.
Chameleon Aces and Kings - The four Aces change one at a time into the four Kings right at the performer's fingertips. The Aces are then found one at a time, face up, in four completely different locations in the tabled deck.
Vanishing Aces - The four Aces are placed face up on the top of the deck and are vanished one at a time only to be found in the center of the deck with a previously-named card sandwiched in between them.
PDQ Aces - A magical game of cops and robbers as the Aces, isolated in a card box, collect three free selections that were previously lost in the deck.
Some Prediction - A selected card is signed. Another card is set aside by the performer as a prediction. The signed selection is mixed among the four Aces and vanishes. The prediction card is found to be the signed card!
Magic Cards - Three cards are selected from a blue-backed deck. The performer introduces three red-backed cards emblazoned with the words "Magic Cards." The three Magic Cards are placed onto each selection and amazingly, each turns into a duplicate of that selection. As a kicker, the previously-blue deck is shown to now consist solely of red "Magic Cards."
Twins - Dan's version of the Brother John Hamman classic, complete with a surprising kicker ending.
Sorry You Lose - A gambling routine where the spectator is unable to keep track of two Aces and two Threes. The spectator has one final chance to guess which cards are in the performer's hands but is surprised to find that the cards are now four of a kind!
Flushed Out - Four Queens and an Ace change into a Royal Flush.
Back and Forth Sandwich - Two cards are selected. One card is shuffled back into the deck and the other is tabled between two Kings. The magician waves his hands over the tabled cards. The Kings vanish and are found face up in the deck and sandwiching the other selection.
Freeman Twist / Twilight Zone - A selected card travels back in time as it magically changes places with the performer's card. Traveling further back into time, the face-down deck instantly turns face-up for an eye-popping climax.
Jumbo Prediction - A freely-selected card matches a jumbo card in an envelope previously given to an audience member. A highly-commercial routine with a comical ending.