Last night, I attended the Masters of Illusion Live show at the New York Community Bank Theater in Westbury, NY. I got to witness the magic of Drexus, Farrell Dillon, and Rick Thomas. Overall the show was excellent, though it wasn’t without its glitches.
Rick Thomas started off the show with a variant of The Aztec Lady, an effect originated by magician Robert Harbin sometime around the 1930’s. His beautiful assistant dances around and then steps into a box which is tilted horizontal and split into multiple pieces. Her had is still seen waving a scarf in one of the end boxes. The boxes are pushed back together and the assistant steps out of the whole unit completely restored.