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 Post subject: What's happened to the stage?
PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 9:05 pm 
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Does anyone here do stage anymore? Havn't seen to many Stage forum posts in awhile.


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 04, 2006 10:53 pm 
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i am trying to get into stage but its just very expenceive so i am staring with kid shows and saving for doves and props and food and cage and all that


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:06 am 
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Fair enough, it is quite expensive.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 12:59 pm 
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Plus, FINDING a venue with a stage is increasingly difficult.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 05, 2006 10:05 pm 
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Dr_Stephen_Midnight wrote:
Plus, FINDING a venue with a stage is increasingly difficult.

That is a good point. I just wish I saw more posts here.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 10:57 pm 
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I've been doing stage/platform magic for 15 years now. Zombie, borrowed item and self levitation, silks, rope, and escape effects have been standards in my show for years. I would really classify it as more platform work, but with slightly larger effects. Most magicians know that the bread and butter is b-day parties, so having a decent stage act with lots of by-play and comedy is essential. It doesn't stop me from doing walkaround and close-up though. But if you at least want to make $ for new tricks, (on a regular basis) then you need to know some stage stuff.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 06, 2006 11:03 pm 
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mystag wrote:
I've been doing stage/platform magic for 15 years now. Zombie, borrowed item and self levitation, silks, rope, and escape effects have been standards in my show for years. I would really classify it as more platform work, but with slightly larger effects. Most magicians know that the bread and butter is b-day parties, so having a decent stage act with lots of by-play and comedy is essential. It doesn't stop me from doing walkaround and close-up though. But if you at least want to make $ for new tricks, (on a regular basis) then you need to know some stage stuff.

That makes sense, most of my kids show stuff is great on the stage.


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 Post subject: Re: What's happened to the stage?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 9:56 pm 
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LordLanceIII wrote:
Does anyone here do stage anymore? Havn't seen to many Stage forum posts in awhile.


Yeah, it seems like almost everybody on these forums do close-up and walk around magic. I think it is because alot of magicians are too afraid to get up on a stage and perform. :? They would rather do it for smaller groups of people so they are not as scared. :? In my opinion, I like Stage magic alot better than close-up. It's beacause in sittuations like that, all the people pay attention to you, unlike some close-up sittuations. I think to be a magician, you really need to not have stage frite and get up on a stage and perform for a large amount of people.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 20, 2006 10:03 pm 
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I personally do all types of magic from close up to stage I even do mentalism. I personally would love to work on my stage Routines and get some large scale illusions though i don't have the money for that right now. I am learnign many stage manipulation Tricks. Such as back palming and and other producing card effects and a billard ball routine and much more.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 2:56 pm 
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I do stage all the time, there is just never anyone to have a conversation about it in the forums with.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 9:48 pm 
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well having a summer contract in a theme park this year has me doing 5 35 min stage shows a day.

Having never done stage b4 it was a learning expierance but a lot of fun.

Ask away with any ?'s you may have ill anwser any that I am qualified to do so


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:12 pm 
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so true....i do a little stage every now and then

but mostly street and close up and cards


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:47 pm 
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most stage maigicians look beyond penguin.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 21, 2006 10:57 pm 
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bhbowhunter wrote:
well having a summer contract in a theme park this year has me doing 5 35 min stage shows a day.

Having never done stage b4 it was a learning expierance but a lot of fun.

Ask away with any ?'s you may have ill anwser any that I am qualified to do so

What effects will you perform.
Will you be serious or funny? Maybe both?
Sounds great for you.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 22, 2006 7:49 pm 
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A general stage magic show is what I perform mostly. I'm also working on a stage mentalism show. The stage can be small (less than a hundred people) to large (hundreds of people).

It's a great rush to perform successfully on stage in front of so many people. I'd like magicians to start getting into it more. It doesn't have to be that expensive if you search hard for the proper tricks.


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