Johnny Ace Palmer will give an audience everything he has — except for a clue, that is.
The magician, who has appeared on the "Late Show with David Letterman," won awards internationally and performed for years at Disneyland, often gets asked how he pulls off his sleight-of-hand tricks.
At any given show, those may include making baby chicks appear out of thin air, changing the faces of playing cards by blowing on them and making coins defy gravity.
Palmer, who lives in Huntington Beach, often has a ready response.
"I lean in close and whisper, 'Can you keep a secret?'" he said. "And they say, 'Yes!' And then I whisper, 'So can I.'"
When the curtain falls on Palmer's two shows Saturday at Huntington Beach High School, his act should be as impenetrable as ever. But he hopes to make more than just a rabbit magically appear. Proceeds from the shows will benefit the school's sports, academic and performing arts programs, and the organizers aim to raise more than $8,000 by the end of the night.