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Topic: Opinions on routine - Parlour/Stage
Message: Posted by: sugam (Apr 15, 2005 11:49PM)
Hi everyone,

Here's something I am thinking of doing for a parlour/bar stage act:

* Open with Vanishing Cane to silks (McBride)
- Transition - appearance of full wine glass from silks (Ellis or Maeda method)

1. Miser's Dream to wine glass (Dean) - no volunteer
- Transition to rope routine from cigarette box ("smoking after drinking") (McBride)

2. Cut and restored rope - volunteer
- Transition using Ring and Rope (McBride)

3. Whit Haydn's Comedy Linking Rings - volunteer
- Maybe Embarrassment-transition using Professor Cheer's rope routine - no volunteer

4. "Change subject" to Mental act: Bank Night (Osterlind) - 4 volunteers
- Abrupt Transition - What's a magic show without a card trick

5. End with Rat Pack - volunteer

It's looking like 35-40 minutes.
I also want to come up with a 15-20 minute shorter act, but I'm not sure which ones I should cut out yet.

Edit - actually now that I think about it, for 15-20 minutes:

Open with Vanishing Cane to silks
Appearance of Wine Glass from silks
Appearance of rope from cigarette box
Cut and restored rope routine or other scissorless rope routine - no volunteer
Rope and Ring
Linking Rings
End with Rat Trap

I appreciate any input you all have.
thanks.
Message: Posted by: David Todd (Apr 16, 2005 09:50AM)
All that you have listed is solid material and the routine reads like it will flow nicely. (the one exception is Rat Trap.... I don't know what it is . What is the effect in Rat Trap ? )

Oh, well, one thought does occur to me :

Does your character fit having a fancy black walking stick/cane ? If I were doing this sequence of effects I might consider using a Lit Candle to Silk rather than the Cane . Then continue directly into the wine glass production from the silk.
Message: Posted by: sugam (Apr 17, 2005 02:27AM)
Rat Pack oops not Rat Trap... I misspelt it the second time - Curtis Kam's card-finding routine with a deck in a rat trap. There are mixed opinions on it (because it can also be considered a stunt), but I like the concept a lot.

Thanks for the input. I had thought about a little fire to the act, but didn't think about the fitting-into-the-character idea. That's a good idea.
Message: Posted by: ufo (Apr 18, 2005 09:18AM)
Sounds like a nicely thought out set list to me.

-Ed