As a young magician, a trick I have always found very interesting is the metamorphosis. It involves one person being tied up and padlocked into a crate and then another standing on top of the crate and raising a curtain. When the curtain is dropped, the two have switched places and the person originally tied up is on top of the crate. There are many methods to performing it; however, the “wow factor” is how quickly the switch is done. In some acts the curtain is basically raised then immediately dropped to reveal the switch.