Steve Dacri: In your Face!

I have known Steve Dacri for probably three decades and he is a good friend. However, last night was the first time I have ever seen him perform. Now that may seem strange to some people, but it is standard procedure for me. I can’t quite explain it, but it really does seem a nice way to separate friends, colleagues and magicians.

Last night I went to the opening of Steve Dacri’s new Show; ‘In Your Face.’ The show is being featured at the ‘Big’Hilton (Elvis’ old hangout!) right here in Las Vegas at 7:30 pm. every Wednesday evening. I am confident that it will quickly build into a powerhouse crowd magnet.

Steve is a veteran performer, who knows all the buttons to press and pull to impress a lay audience and he uses them systematically to achieve his success. He has charm and talent: plus a slightly a slightly vulnerable presence hidden deep below the ‘In Your Face’ brashness. With Steve you quickly know you’re in the hands of a true entertainer.

Several times during the evening while watching Steve, I was reminded of Doug Henning. By Steve’s straightforwardenthusiasm for his magic and the act of sharing it with an audience. There was a simplicity that pushed the magic to the fore, rather than watching someone who wants you to be more impressed with them than the tricks.

There was AV to enhance the show (It was Henning I first saw use this technique, many moons ago) which certainlyis effective, I have long used video to help focus an audience at certain points during my show. One early clip of Dacri on the classic ‘Candid Camera’ television program is a glorious bonus to the show and brought the house down.

Dacri should feel really proud of his new show and venue, I don’t think it will take him long to hit his stride and come up with a show that will dazzle his audiences and develop into a long-term success. With Steve’s show, unlike other magic shows on the strip; when I left the showroom I left it feeling proud to be a magician.

~ by Nick Lewin on February 26, 2010.

2 Responses to “Steve Dacri: In your Face!”

  1. Great article. Really good guy!

  2. I totally agree, I think in your face will draw the crowds!!!

    Steve is at his best.

    Splendid evening, great spending it with you!!!

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