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Jaxon
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I had an idea the other day and I'm going to put it to use this year. With the school season starting I'm already getting calls for school shows.

Here's the idea. It doesn't really have anything to do with effects or routines. Although it could be with a little imagination.

I'm going to contact the school sometimes before the day of the show. The more time the better because this will take a while. Talk to the art teacher/s of the school. Provide them with a backdrop. Cloth or paper, it really doesn't matter. Then have the students draw, paint or glue a picture onto this backdrop. It could be anything they want. Just kind of make a graffiti backdrop made by the students.

Then I'll use this backdrop during my show. that's all there really is to the idea. I think it'll be a nice thing to do. All the students will be involved in some way. I'm sure it'll give me some things to comment on during the show too.

Anyway, just thought I'd share that. I'll let you know how it goes over when I use it.

Ron Jaxon
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kenscott
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I like it sounds great! Really could be something special.

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I have re-visited some schools and seen 'paintings' of myself and my show hanging around. Do I really look like that? HELP!
MaGiShN46
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Lol to aceparties. Yes that happens.!

I just recently did a show for a church and they made me a big card for thanks and I'm kinda scared of the drawings!

I don't remember haveing a blue green and pink suit!
tboehnlein
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Jaxon good to hear from you, I think that is an awesome ideal. You may have adlib some lines remarks for awhile but that will allow you to find out what works & doesn't. Definitely a great ideal on getting the whole school involved.
Rupert Bair
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Oooh Yes! I remeber these I got 26 nice letters from the kids at one place I did and the drawings I got back! geez I ddint know I looked that bad lol! nice of them to do it though.
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Excellent concept:) I'd like to hear how it turns out.
Tim Hannig
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Great idea.

Instead of having it be anything they want, why not tie it in with the theme of the show? (if you have one)
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