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 Post subject: Kid Show Stage Routine
PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2004 10:31 am 
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Anyone with a good kid-show routine. :D


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 28, 2004 11:58 am 
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Yes, but like your other post, are you looking for ideas on kids routines, or just want to know if we have them. Please clarify your question so we can answer correctly!


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 02, 2004 10:02 pm 
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The standing Twisting Arm thingy Copperfield uses to warm up his audience
Vanishing Handkerchief or Ttip Blendo
Coloring Book with Vanishing Crayons
Professor's Nightmare
Peanut Butter and Jelly Illusion
Vanishing Bandanna

I do it in that order. Takes up a full 1/2 hour and kids have lots of fun. And you can find everything right here at good ole pengui... I believe---except for the twisting arm thingy.


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 9:54 pm 
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I find it kind of hard working with kids around the ages of 4-5. I am so use to performing stage shows for older audiences that when I get up on stage it is like I am hypnotized. I know every joke, trick, etcc... and when to exactly do them. I also use bigger words so it seems harder for little kids to understand. But as I perform more I become better at that. I specialize in adult shows, that's y.

But anyways~~
I usually use tricks such as unequal rope, square circle decption, appearing cane, etc... Fast, Visual stuff is the best for kids.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 02, 2004 1:12 pm 
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My routine goes like this:

Professors nightmare
Ring Leader (My version)
Ninja Rings (My version, standing up)
Head trip (paperballs over the head)
Vanishing and appearing handkerchief
D'lites (Whit music)

This is cool stuff, I love it...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 06, 2004 11:29 pm 
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Baxter wrote:
The standing Twisting Arm thingy Copperfield uses to warm up his audience
Vanishing Handkerchief or Ttip Blendo
Coloring Book with Vanishing Crayons
Professor's Nightmare
Peanut Butter and Jelly Illusion
Vanishing Bandanna

I do it in that order. Takes up a full 1/2 hour and kids have lots of fun. And you can find everything right here at good ole pengui... I believe---except for the twisting arm thingy.


How do you do your vanishing Bandanna routine.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 08, 2004 6:27 pm 
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The Vanishing Bandana is its own routine:
http://www.penguinmagic.com/product.php?ID=455

It is well worth it. It is my closer and EVERYONE, kids and adults, love it.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:44 pm 
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I do my act with a partner, so I can't really say how to do a one man show. But, tricks that have worked for us are...
PB&J Illusion
D'lites
Appearing/Vanishing Canes
Zipper Change Bag
Stratosphere

I think that you can get any of these here on Penguin, and they are big and visual so they get a good reaction. But it all depends on age groups. A show with ten year olds might work better like this.

Brainwave Deck
Cups and Balls
Dream Bag

These tricks are trickier to understand, but leave a good impression. Just a thought though.....


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 09, 2004 1:46 pm 
The best tricks by far for kids are sucker tricks.

I love it when the kids go nuts thinking that they caught the magician at his own game

These ones will last for up to 5 mins and will leave half the kids' pants wet

Sucker Dice Box
Sucker Milk Vanish

I use those and the kids go wild with laughter screams, and then go silent for avout 5 mins afterword from amazement.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 3:46 am 
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You are the second Magi who told me the sucker tricks are outstanding.
Im looking at the Die Box now...thanks.


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:03 am 
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Some good thoughts on "sucker tricks" (gotta love that name ...... :roll:
gee , why do so many people hate magicians ? ) at this link :

Thoughts on doing "Sucker" tricks

For kids these types of effects can be ok if done in the right spirit . They enjoy the "game" where they try to outwit the magician . Even so, I think the sucker trick is best handled if it is done as a magical twist at the end that happens to both the magician and the audience , an unexpected ending that leaves you (the magician ) just as baffled as the kids . It's an attitude thing. As long as it's handled as a magical turn of events , not as a put-down to the audience then I think it's fine.

For adults it's more of an issue. Samuel Patrick Smith (a very successful kids show performer ) mentions the issue of "sucker" tricks in one of his lectures. If I recall correctly, Smith talks about one time he purchased a Die Box , with the classic sucker routine . He tried it out on a friend of his and when he finished it he asked for her reaction. She said : "oh, yeah, everyone just loves to be made to feel like an idiot " .
Something to think about .


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 14, 2004 10:09 am 
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SPONGE BALLS - kids love them.


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PostPosted: Thu Apr 15, 2004 4:10 pm 
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Dots Next sounds like it would fit in wonderfully with all the other "sucker" tricks where you're just as confused as the audiance. Just my two cents and slowly becoming one of my favorites to perform.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 20, 2004 3:58 pm 
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I need a routine for kids, so i devised this. Tell me what you think, and make ny suggestions.

-The Twisting Arm Illusion
-Giant Blendo
-Coloring Book with Vanishing Crayons
-Peanut Butter and Jelly Illusion
-Zombie
-Snowstorm in China

These are the only stage tricks i have, save macdonalds aces, d'lite, dancing cane, water suspension, sponge balls, needle through arm.

Any substitutions or suggestions are appreciated.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 23, 2004 9:00 am 
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[quote="Kannible"][quote="Baxter"]The standing Twisting Arm thingy Copperfield uses to warm up his audience
Vanishing Handkerchief or Ttip Blendo
Coloring Book with Vanishing Crayons
Professor's Nightmare
Peanut Butter and Jelly Illusion
Vanishing Bandanna

I do it in that order. Takes up a full 1/2 hour and kids have lots of fun. And you can find everything right here at good ole pengui... I believe---except for the twisting arm thingy.[/quote]

How do you do your vanishing Bandanna routine.[/quote]

I change the presentation for when I do it with kids and when I do it for adults. For kids, I talk about how they are the best audience ever and that I got a new trick recently, and I want them to learn to do it with me. ANd I'm more hammy. And it's a closer

With adults, it's an opener. Get's them warmed up, it's funny, and it's amazing. So, I don't ham it up as much. And the big difference is the moment you make the magical gesture as suggested by the audio track... I make an adult gesture that has little to do with magic and more to do with my frustration with the little voice coming from the tape player.

Both crowds love it.


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