The 7 Best Openers For Close Up Magicians | Magic Stuff With Craig Petty

On Thursday the 8th of April at 9PM GMT, Craig Petty returned with another brand new episode of Magic Stuff. In this video Craig looked at 7 routines he considers the best for a close up performance. It's a fantastic way to learn some fantastic openers if you have any upcoming shows.


The 7 Best Openers For Close Up Magicians | Magic Stuff With Craig Petty


The tricks you will see in this video are routines Craig has performed for many years. He breaks down each routine and explains why they make such a good opener. Then you get to see the routine performed live so you get to see how it is meant to be played out for an audience. If you're a close up magician then this is definitely an episode you don't want to miss. The 7 openers are listed below!


1 - Shrinking Deck by John Kennedy.


2 - 3D Advertising by Henry Evans.


3 - Split Happens by Craig Petty.


4 - Bag 4 Life by Mark Bendall.


5 - Extreme Burn Locked and Loaded by Richard Sanders.


6 - Torn and Restored Card by Bob Swadling and Richard Young.


7 - Spooing Around by Axel Hecklau.


These are fantastic openers. As a magician performing close up you will understand the importance of your opening routine. It established credibility and leaves your audience wanting more. There are a lot of things to consider when thinking about an opening routine. Difficulty level, angles, reset, whether the routine is quick and visual. Watch the full episode below and let us know what you think in the comments! 👇👇👇





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