Half and Half Volume 1 - Doug Brewer*
Practical Magic for the Working Performer!
Ultimate (?) Wild Coin Routine
A Bill Routine
- History Production: A devilishly clever way to produce 3 coins while ringing in a gaff.
- Ultimate (?) Wildcoin: Doug's handling of the classic effect. 3 coins change one at a time into a Chinese coin. A super clean, visual change turns them back to silver.
- Payout (Performance only): A favorite from The Unexpected Visitor volume1 fits perfectly here.
- Chinese Change: The finale for the entire routine brining it all full circle.
The Triple Crowns (Based on Larry Jennings' Triple Discovery Routine)
- Transporter Malfunction: Doug's surprising variation of the classic $1 and $5 transposition, based on a routine from Joshua Jay.
- Skullcracker Correction: Bob Sheet's visual, in-the-hands change, corrects a horrible situation.
- bill2box: A killer ending to the entire routine. They never see it coming.
Shell Game Finale
- Ace Revelation: Two jokers morph to reveal the Aces.
- Royal Crown: A demonstration in cheating leads to a progressive revelation, ending with a Royal Flush.
- Australian Crown: A reworking of LJ's Triple Discovery routine to reveal 3 selections in a surprising and magical way.
- Borrowed Ring: So you want to end the Shell Game magically? Here's how Doug does it with a borrowed ring.
- The Pearl (explanation only): A beautiful surprise ending, particularly useful for your female spectators.
Running Time Approximately 1hr 9min Volume 2 Stand-up and Be Counted Routine
Card in Motion Routine
- Coin Catch: How do magicians play catch? Based on Fred Kaps Coins & Silk routine. Simplified and amazing.
- Shell Fly: Not again! A super clean and logical extension of the previous routine.
- Savior Faire Vanish: A stunning way to instantly vanish 3 coins in a silk.
- Cointinuum: A shorter variation of one of Doug's own routines. 3 coins vanish one at a time at the fingertips. Look out for the surprise ending.
Imaginary Air Mail
- Quick Card Through Table: Make a card visually penetrate up through the table, and a chosen card penetrate down into your hand. All at the same time!
- Three-zers: A silly pun leads into a killer revelation of a signed card. Based on ideas from Br. John Hamman and Alex Eimsley.
Direct from Doug's lecture, a handling of "thought card across" that Gordon Bean loved. Syd's Quartet
- Syd Segal's ultra-clean version of LJ's Monarch's Quartet. You'll fool yourself.
Running Time Approximately 50min