NOTICE: This is an expanded version of Santa Clause Arrives in Grant's Lost Illusion Secrets
. There are more ideas in this PDF.
Yes, Santa Clause arrives - and in such a manner that any performer can bring about his appearance. There is no elaborate or expensive equipment required. Indeed, you can build the necessary items right in your own home without any difficulty. If desired, some of the items may be purchased at a very low cost. Yes, you can have a full stage illusion for less than you have to pay for many club effects.
Here is an illusion which has eye appeal, will mystify your audience and, most important, will entertain them. The nice thing about this illusion is that you can use the Santa that the group hiring you already has for the party. No need to carry your own assistant and buy a Santa costume for him. The method is easy for the group's Santa to learn in a few minutes and that is important.
Effect: Setting at the center of the stage is a threefold screen with the interior of the screen facing the audience. Showing a large cloth front and back, the performer drapes it over the opening of the cabinet formed by the screen. The cloth is whipped away and suspended inside of the cabinet is a flat cut-out of Santa Clause.
The lights are then extinguished and the cut-out is seen to glow in the dark. After a few seconds, the lights are turned on and the performer again drapes the cloth over the front of the cabinet. This time, when it is whipped away, the cut-out is gone and in its place is a real live Santa!
If you think this won't find favor with the children, just give it a try. The kiddies love it.
1st edition 2017, 8 pages.
word count: 1622 which is equivalent to 6 standard pages of text