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Ben Whiting
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Hey guys,
I know a good show has a mix of Grand illusions, close up, audience participation etc... but considering how costly props can be, what percentages of your shows are usually composed of grand illusion?
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I think it depends upon the illusions, the performer, and the venue.

Most of my programs, being banquet and party-type situations, are single stand-up programs. Illusion shows probably account for 20% of what I do. Within a typical "illusion" program, I might do 3 larger illusions (I only own about 7 total, of which 3 are my standards, and I tend to "rotate" other illusions -- buying and selling them -- to keep the show fresh.) But I know other acts who do almost entirely illusions shows, and some who wouldn't touch a large prop. Most guys I know who own illusions do a similar mix to what I do.

My guess is, the responses here will be as varied as there are people on this forum.
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A mix is a good place to start. Then LISTEN to the audience reaction of each and alter your show based on that.

Many Illusionists kill themselves doing the " big stuff" only to get a better reaction from a good presentation of a smaller effect.

Best,

Tim
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Well said Tim !
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Thanks Steve,

Favourite story..... After appearances, vanishes and levitations during his show a well know performer working a cruise ship gig would hear from people after his show. One of the most common comments was " Boy that vanishing bandana trick was fantasic!"

It's amazing what sticks in audiences minds.

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Tim
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That's true. Also, David Copperfield only had good things to say about Misled.
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On 2005-12-08 00:40, Timothy Drake wrote:
Thanks Steve,

Favourite story..... After appearances, vanishes and levitations during his show a well know performer working a cruise ship gig would hear from people after his show. One of the most common comments was " Boy that vanishing bandana trick was fantasic!"

It's amazing what sticks in audiences minds.

Best,

Tim


Was that Shawn Farquar by chance?
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Nope... Greg Frewin.

Can you imagine anyone sitting through his bird act and stage show then saying " Nice Bandana" ?

Showbiz!

Best,

Tim
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No matter how big or small my show is, I always end my show with a presentation of the invisible deck. Essentially the deck has been hanging on a string from the beginning of the show. I present it as a prediction effect and it KILLS every time.

My audiences love when I leave them on an intimate and personal note.
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I agree with you Tim and Steve, but it is important that you don't let your stand-up take over your show (unless it is a stand-up show). Especially if you are getting paid to do an illusion show.
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