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Directing the Directors: Training the Directors for Theatrical Illusion Show for 2000 pax


Directing the Directors: Training the Directors for Theatrical Illusion Show for 2000 pax

Picture this: the commanding presence of a magician on stage, mesmerizing his audience with grace and aplomb. Just last month, Meta Illusions had the pleasure of empowering the L2 directors of UOB, to do just that.


Welcome to the UOB GTO Dinner & Dance 2019, featuring the dazzling directors of UOB!

It’s one thing for a magician to craft a professional stage act for himself. It’s another to completely customize an entire show for a board of directors to perform, knowing full well that they wouldn’t have the prior experience either.

Of course, nothing is impossible here at Meta Illusions. With no time to lose, our team swiftly kick-started the creative process with the directors

Meta Illusions Director Show Magic Illusions

Together, Meta Illusions and UOB agreed on an exciting 4-act performance, one that would build up to a bold, dramatic finale.  But then next came the toughest bit: training. So over 4 intense 4 hour sessions, we worked closely with them, bringing them up to speed with the dos and don’ts of being a stage magician.

UOB Director Corporate Training

But it wasn’t all fun and games with this crash-course on magic! With our close guidance and supervision, the directors worked hard and gradually familiarised themselves with the props, motions and sequences designed for their upcoming show.

Corporate Training DnD Director Magic Show

As the saying goes, practice makes perfect, and magic is certainly no exception. With their dedication and our direction, these budding magicians learned the ropes and were able to pick up the subtleties fairly quickly. Diligently, they also learned from their mistakes and not before long, were confident and fully ready to take on their Dinner & Dance stage. 

Wefie of Performance Night

A performance is only as good as the amount of preparation poured into it. On the actual day, we promptly made our way to the Marina Bay Sands Convention Centre to get started early with the background work.

Rehearsal for Dnd UOB

Lights, Camera, Action!

With Alexander Yuen coordinating the entire process, the team huddled together for a quick brief. Under a tight schedule leading up to the main event, we had mere hours to set the stage, lights and sounds, as well as run final rehearsals with the directors. The clock was ticking!

Meta Illusions Theater DnD Magic

The stage was the key platform for our budding magicians to shine that night, so it was only critical that we set it right early for the full performance. Liaising carefully with the lights team, we ensured that it would be precisely illuminated for a captivating night of magic! 

Magic Illusion Show Singapore

The team began arranging the various props, making sure that everything was aligned clearly and visibly for the night’s audience. This show was made for them after all!

Magic Illusion Show Corporate UOB

Here at Meta Illusions, it’s the small things that count. Attention to detail was absolutely crucial, so minor adjustments were constantly made until we could get all the perfect arrangements in order.

Meta Illusions Alexander Yuen Illusion Magic Show

With multiple props about to be cycled in and out of the 4-act show in a flash, we worked readily to ensure that they could transit smoothly and would function perfectly when it came down it.

Singapore Magician Corporate Illusions

With most of the work done we had one last piece to wrap it all up: the ultimate finale!

VIP Appearance Magic Show

and expertise, the team was able to improvise, rectifying the problems and adapting to an unfamiliar stage set promptly.

And finally, without further ado, the L2 directors took to the stage and dazzled the guests with their spectacular stage magic!

Finale Grand Magic Show Singapore

We dare say that the L2 directors knocked it out of the park with this one! A round of applause to them!

None of this could’ve been accomplished without the efforts of both Team Meta Illusions and UOB. Working closely with them was as fruitful as it was delightful, and we hope that everyone had an enjoyable night of magic at the Dinner & Dance!

Signing off,

Team Meta Illusions


Article Written by Ryan Yeap, a junior associate magician of Meta Illusions. An excellent card magician and he is on his way to Cambridge to be a lawyer

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Directing Magic: The Greatest Show (With P&G Management Team)


Directing Magic: The Greatest Show (With P&G Management Team)

The challenge of directing a magic show for a management team extends more than just trying to teach the leaders how to execute the magic tricks.

Corporate Magic Team Building

To direct and craft a show requires in-depth knowledge of theatre, lighting and psychology. My team and I were tasked to craft a magic show casting the P&G management team.

Using the mood board given to us, “The Greatest Show(man)”, we crafted 5 acts for the management team and with the finale of their boss appearing.

The crash course on magic and performance took a span of 2 weeks, lesser time than we were comfortable with, but it worked out very well because these leaders really put their heart into the rehearsals.

Also, coupled with the fact that my team and I had the hands on experience of teaching management teams to performance magic (Senior Management Team from WIS, NTU SPMS Professors); all processes were streamlined and efficient.

Company DnD Magic Show

It was a tremendously amazing process watching non-magicians perform feats of magic so well. They were indeed a part of The Greatest Show!

Meta Illusions Corporate Team Building Magic Show

Here is a snippet of the finale!

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Signing off!

Alexander Y


Alexander Y. is Asia’s Top iPad Magician, who has been invited performing in several countries such as Hong Kong, Saudi Arabia, India. He is often sought after by clients who wants their brand stories to be told in a fun, engaging and memorable way. He enjoys watching artsy movies, his favorite directors include, Christopher Nolan, Spike Jonze, Michael Gondry.

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