“Kevin and I have been good friends for over 30 years and I’ve seen him work many times. He is gifted with an easygoing performance style and an exceptionally soft touch with his sleight of hand. If my life depended on having someone being astonished and blown away with close up magic, I would have NO reservations of putting my life in the hands of one Mr. Kevin Bethea.” -Eric DeCamps
“Kevin is one of the busiest real workers I know. He is a full time pro, a fine technician, superb presenter of magic and a very creative guy. Kevin really thinks about his work and works very hard in crafting strong commercial magic for lay audiences. He is not satisfied to perform the typical tricks that most strolling magicians perform. Everything he does looks very different from the typical. When I need to recommend a close up magician for a gig, Kevin is my go to guy!” -Marc DeSouza
What will he teach?
Nine Hard hitting routines that you will use and your audiences will love. Great for stand-up, close-up, corporate and restaurant work. You will learn new secrets along with insights and time tested wisdom from a pro.
Silver Serenade- Multi-phase three coin routine with productions and vanishes. One of the coins defies gravity before growing into a jumbo size silver dollar. This routine has a lot of surprises.
Soft Ace Cutting- Ace cutting routine that becomes progressively more magical, ending with the spectator finding the last ace.
Triple Flurry Spellbound- A silver dollar changes to copper then to a chinese coin, before changinging back to the silver coin. Vanishes and productions are incorporated into the routine allowing the performer to end clean.
What are The Odds- A spectator randomly tosses a business card into a shuffled deck and causes it to mysteriously land on top of their selection.
Detective Kings- A fun paced crime solving sandwich routine where the detectives find their suspect by using forensics and a little bit of magic.
Wand Vanish- A complete vanish of a ball during your cup and ball routine where you can show both hands empty. There is no sleeving, no topits, no gimmicks holdouts. This fools EVERYONE.
Three Coins and a Glass- Highly commercial three phase handling of ‘Coins to Glass’.
Diamond Thieves- The four queens rise to the top of the deck, the deck turns blank, the Queens vanish, all culminating in the production of a giant diamond once owned by Cleopatra.
Mint Condition- An Okito box routine where four coins vanish one at a time and appear in a small metal box. The coins then vanish all at once from the box and appear back in the magician’s hand. For the finale, the coins change into mints and are poured out onto the table.
Who is he?
Kevin Bethea is a full time Professional Magician with over 30 years of performing experience. His interest in magic was ignited at the young age of seven when he first saw a movie about his soon-to-be childhood idol, Harry Houdini. His dedication and love for the art of magic have evolved into a career that has made him one of the most sought after entertainers in the greater Philadelphia and Tri-State area. His silky smooth award-winning sleight of hand magic at corporate events, cruise ships, trade shows, private parties, hospitality suites, and weddings have amazed audiences from coast to coast.
Recently, he was awarded Close-Up Magician of the Year by the International Association of Black Magical Artists.
Kevin has been a featured performer at various prestigious national magic conventions such as Abbotts, S.A.M. National Convention, Fechter’s Finger Flinging Frolics, Tannen’s Jubilee in New York City, Bob Little’s Super Sunday Magic and The Philadelphia East Coast Magic Spectacular. He has also made appearances at the Dickens Parlour Theater, Sparta Avenue Stage, Smoke & Mirrors Magic Theater and the world famous “Monday Night Magic”, New York’s longest running off-broadway magic show.
Kevin is a published magician and has been featured in a book that has been distributed in school libraries all across the country to inspire others to pursue magic as a career. Some of his original effects can also be seen in Harry Lorayne’s ApocaIypse and Stephen Hobbs – Labyrinth.
When not performing private venues Kevin can be seen performing table-side magic weekly in some of the finer restaurants in the Philadelphia/New Jersey areas.