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Benjamagic
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Would you put a billiard balls routine into a kid's show? If so, how?
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I do at almost every show.

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Sure! You can do it to music, or how ever you wish, if talking... counting perhaps? Depends on the age of the children.
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Yes, When Supreme Magic and Roy Baker was in business there was an excellent manuscript called "Yell Up For Kids", this was a Billiard Ball Routine for the little ones, that lasted several minutes. Got the kids involved and was very entertaining.

It is no longer available, if you would like to obtain a copy, PM me.
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Or....

You could do Golf Balls........

LOTS of possibilities for kids there, too..
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When I did multiplying balls with white Fakinis for some K-2 kids, they thought I was producing eggs. But it still went over well. I did a very basic routine--no handwashing--just a basic 1 to 4 multiplication.

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I do billiard balls in every show. Just change the patter a bit to match the ages. Usually mine is a talking act with six balls and a giant pill as a finale. I tell the kids it is a clown vitamin.
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When I was a youngster there was Mark Wilson on television, I would watch his magic every week. He did real magic, not any of the kids yelling and involvement type of magic David Ginn and the English magicians do. Then there was the occasional real magician on The Ed Sullivan Show on Sunday night. This is what got me interested in magic, miracles that looked real. I still remember the Multiplying Candles performed by some Chinese dressed magician. It was real magic. As once being a kid, I believe kids like to watch real magic presentations as well as audience involvement type of tricks.

I always have kids coming up to me after a show, and all of them want to know about the cut and restored rope more then any other trick they seen. So if you present a straight magic trick, they will will enjoy it just fine.

This is my experience anyway.
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Bill: It is true that kids like straight magic. But they ALSO like to laugh, yell and be entertained. It is an insult to those of us who like to get the kids involved to call straight magic "real magic" as if the work we do is somehow less significant, fun or professional.
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I didn't take away from Bill that he was putting down any type of magic. Besides, there's nothing stopping anyone from routine powerful effects with lots of laughter. My cut and restored routine is a laugh riot--and powerful magic.

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On 2012-10-01 23:21, Mike Maturen wrote:
Bill: It is true that kids like straight magic. But they ALSO like to laugh, yell and be entertained. It is an insult to those of us who like to get the kids involved to call straight magic "real magic" as if the work we do is somehow less significant, fun or professional.


Insulting - that is a strong word, I guess you did not read my post correctly, as I was referring to the original post. Straight real magic is just as strong as enjoyed as all the yelling effects.

I was taken back to my experience and not yours of course. Also consider, an hour show has time for all kinds of magic experience.

As I said, the kids never come up to me after the show commenting on the Die Box or Fraidy Cat Rabbit, they always comment on the cut and restored rope or the Multiplying Candles.

As I said, this is my experience.

Although, I never tried to combine the yelling with these tricks.
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During Halloween, I use the multiplying eyeballs.
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I do billiard balls in every show. Just change the patter a bit to match the ages. Usually mine is a talking act with six balls and a giant pill as a finale. I tell the kids it is a clown vitamin.
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