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Alym Amlani
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I know that Miser's dream has been discussed to death here on this forum; but for those of us who can't afford a bunny, what other endings do you guys do to mark the end of this routine?

I've tried producing a shower of coins from a kids nose right at the end, and it works, but I almost want to do something a bit more surprising, like maybe having the coins turn into a bunch of silks, or something like that.

One idea I've been toying with, though I really don't know how I'd do it, is to make a joke about liquid cash (though the kids wouldn't get the joke!) and then show that the coins have vanished to turn into a jar of water...

Any thoughts?
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Donald Dunphy
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In case you don't know this, they do make Spring Bills (work like Spring Flowers). That's one ending that some performers use, producing handfulls to overflow the bucket.

- Donald.
Donald Dunphy is a Victoria Magician, British Columbia, Canada.
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I like to sit the child on a chair and then s***** the bucket behind the chair so he bucket is FULL of coins.
Alym Amlani
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For the bucket s*** where do you get that many coins?
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I've just added a misers dream to my library program this year. It's the first time I've ever done it so I'm still working it over and fine tuning it.
Currently I'm not using a kid from the audience until the very end. I first pull out a half dozen coins or so from the air or behing kids ears or off the top of their head ect. Then I show them how it's done step by step. showing the hand empty, reaching up into the air and pulling a coin out and dropping it in the bucket. I then have a child stand up in the audience and pluck a coin out of the air and have him throw it into the bucket. I catch it with a thunk. I then have him do it again with the same result. then I have all the kids, while sitting on the floor reach up and throw a coin into the bucket. I catch all of these and rattle them around insid ethe bucket which gives me the perfect cover to steal a jumbo dollar which I then produce and drop it into the pail concluding the routine and my performance.
I'm still not 100% happy with the routine as far as some of the steals and loads go but the overall structure seems to be working out well.
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Alym Amlani
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I'm kind of in the same boat; I tried a jumbo before, but I don't know, I'm just not happy with it yet.

More work Smile
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In my Showtime column in the Linking Ring of January this year I offer my handling of the Miser's Dream.
To end it, I dump all the coins out of the bucket, pick one and show it to one of the audience members:
"Is that a real coin?"
"Yes."
"Well, you can keep it; I can always make more."
And then I continue with the show.
Here in Canada, I use real dollar coins (gold in color and just a wee bit smaller than a U.S. half dollar).
So it costs you a buck each time you do a show; and it garners you hundreds of dollars in good will.
Especially among the adults present!
Just a caveat: Let the youngster keep the coin; to take it back would be truly tacky!
cheers,
Peter Marucci
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I like Chris Capeharts ending with his rabbit. At the end he goes over and tips the rabbit forward and a stream of coins fall out into the bucket.
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Leave about 5 coins in your hand and produce them from the kids nose in a stream going into your coinpail.

Put your hand up and get appaluse and give the kid a little push so he knows to go and sit down.

Let's give Bill and big round of appaluse. You give credit to kid but you really get it.

Your set.
"Life is not about waiting for the storms to pass...it's about learning how to dance in the rain."
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Personnaly, I like to tie in my "Miser's Dream" act with the fact that is a dream! I use a brown paper bag that I fixed as an Egg Bag. At the end of the act, I explain that every dream has to come to an end, and then I tear the bag open and show that the money has vanished..

It works well for me!

Have a good day!
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John Ramsey used to turn the silver coins to gold coins and gold coins into gold foil paper covered chocolates which he would throw out.
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