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dmagic
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What trick do you recommend close or open the show?
And between

At time I do this (only trick and music)
* eat balloon
* Salt pour

I need more ideas

Thanks
David
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What kind of magic do you like to do? Who will you be performing for? Where is this taking place? Etc...

Your question is too wide open to be answered. Not enough information given.

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On 2007-07-22 16:53, dmagic wrote:
What trick do you recommend close or open the show?
And between

At time I do this (only trick and music)
* eat balloon
* Salt pour

I need more ideas

Thanks
David



THINK man THINK!

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Birthday inside outside, school and etc ...

ideas around my point.
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THINK man THINK!

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Maybe have somthing I don't know (great tricks )
I want special

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Pour the salt into the balloon then eat it.

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Start by dropping the "eating the balloon" bit with children...Not a good idea.

Try the Miser's Dream for an opener . It works with all ages, and perhaps close with a production.

That's pretty sketchy, but as mrunge said, you aren't giving us enough information.

Good luck!

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The David Ginn approach is start with a warm-up/crowd interaction moment, then do some "wow" effects to music (here the Miser's Dream would be great). For finale, you should probably do your strongest effect (best comedy or most magical, etc.). I usually do a rabbit production finale. I do a few jokes as warm-up (a wand gag or lie detector) and then for a musical opener, I do the magic kettle in combination with Derek Rutt's Autoflower which doesn't pack overly light, but which is very impressive for kids. I'd recommend Dennis Michael's discussion on routining at the top of Little Darlings thread, and also Ginn's wonderful books on staging shows.
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If you are performing for kids (you implied this with birthday mention), then start with Ginn's "Crash Course on Kidshows" which explains his logic for routining which is quite accessible and sensible.
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If you are performing for children do not do balloon swallow.
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I wouldnt open with anything but the comedey chair (Dwight Damon)--the ultimate in loosening-up-laughter. As for in-between tricks, I like to have little contests between myself and a volunteer, involving a yo-yo, or a paddleball, or a spinning-top. The kid's prop works fine, but my yo-yo rolls right off the string, the ball detatches from the paddle, and the top stays attatched & dangling from the string. Not only do these eat time & create mirth, they greatly encourage kids to volunteer.
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I have used the Color Changing Wreaths, a pretty good effect for kids.
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Watch a lot of different children performers on DVDs. From them you should get lots of ideas and modify some routiens to fit your style.
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Or you could actually go to college like I did and bust your behind learning how to take almost any prop and write your own comedy from your life experience instead of "vampirically detaching" it from others....
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While I don't agree with the attitude, I do agree with the direction Chris is going. There are tons of "tricks". Figure out your character, your audience and your location (birthday, school, etc.), and the rest will fall into place. There are thousands of great tricks you can manipulate to fit your show - or you can come up with some new ones.
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On 2007-07-26 23:03, chris mcbrien wrote:
Or you could actually go to college like I did and bust your behind learning how to take almost any prop and write your own comedy from your life experience instead of ------------------


Chris,

Not to bring the topic back to positive and constructive...

Do you have a suggestion where one could go to school to learn what you learned or some classes they can take.

Jeff McBride's Master Class goes into depth teaching how to turn useless props into comedy magic.

Would be nice to hear your sugggestions as well.

Thanks,
Mike
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No, I won't help list sources for taking classes. Do the research like I did. Heck, when I was starting out, there wasn't an internet, so it was trips to the library and lots of phone calls...and travelling.
I don't believe in handing over something that one hasn't earned....
And "magicians helping magicians" doesn't always mean making it easy...nothing worth it's while is "easy"....my helpful advice:
For some things (not all) one needs to do the research oneself, you'll not only gain the knowledge your'e after, you'll gain twice that in lessons along the way...
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David is doing his research by coming to the Magic Café and asking.

I suggested a Master Class as a way to get started "doing his own work" to build routines he is looking for.

You offered nothing but self-pity whining about how little you had how everyone else should "suffer" like you did.
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No "self pity" here, and ask anyone, Mike, I've helped many here over the years...but for this help, this isn't even "magic".....

And I never said I "suffered", I did'nt.
However, I did actually tell you, and you didn't catch my clue.

"library".
Mike, your'e a mean man.

See,now I handed it over and made it real simple....
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I like Dennis Michaels opener that he mentioned on another thread...He asks how many magicians do we have here today? Then he has them say abracadabra...he does this twice more (if I remember right) at the end of the third time you produce a cane...This does a couple of things, warms up the audience and gets the audience involved and great a good magicial moment happens....Thanks Dennis for that idea.
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