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Scott Kahn
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Friends,
I'm in the process of putting together a new show for parlor and small theater settings. I'd be interested in working pros thoughts on how a good show should be structured. I worry about repeating similar themes. Can a good show contain multiple prediction routines, for example, such as Casino Royale and Ghost of a chance? I'd love to hear your thoughts.
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John C
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I would not do two predictions. Perhaps a routine that fails then a prediction to show you were successful anyway.
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Is this a magic show or is it mentalism? How do you present yourself and your effects?

Some performers do multiple prediction (or influence) effects, but it really depends on what you're presenting.
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Scott, if you need a consultant for putting together a show let me know Smile
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George Hunter
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Scott:

The rationale for the sequencing of one's effects is important. Writers like Lee Earle, Chuck Hickok, and Bob Cassidy advocate beginning with an effect that the audience might assume is plausible; examples that come to mind might be a memory, a rapid math, a Magic Square, or one in four or five effect--like Bank Night. One's later effects would then stronger implied claims--like telepathy.

In my modest experience, Precognition effects are NOT plausible for much of the audience--regardless of where you place them. I do no more prediction effects. For instance, I have changed the new Alakazam "Symbol" effect from a prediction theme to a subliminal influence theme.

Of course, don't overlook an effect that would be strengthened by the audience's knowledge that a physician was performing it!

Hope that helps,

George
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