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 Post subject: What is the best way to get into stage magic?
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 3:33 pm 
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Hey guys, i have ben doing street magic, and private parties for a while now, and i REALLY want to moove on to stage magic, i have no clue how to start tough.... There arnt too much opportunities down here in Cape Coral, FL. Is it a good iade to ask a restraunt manager if i could do a preformance at his restraunt on fridays? there is a stage where a band plays time to time. I have no clue how to get into stage magic, if anyone can help, i would appriciate it.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2005 6:26 pm 
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:08 pm 
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I suggest getting books and videos on stage magic, as well as watching many stage magicians perform. You will see what a stage routine is like.

When you are ready to put a routine together, write out a full routine first and then go buy the tricks. Don't just go out and buy everything that looks good.
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Coincidence maybe but this is the third time I am posting this today. :shock: Jeff McBride's "Magic on Stage." John Wolfe also recommends the Tarbell Course.

Here:

http://www.penguinmagic.com/discuss/vie ... hp?t=96064


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 13, 2005 5:49 pm 
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lol, thanks guys


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 31, 2005 2:35 pm 
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Gszauer,
you might try performing at some of the libraries.

over the summer a magician ( christopher Oz) performed at cape coral library and at Lakes Regional library ( wich has a really nice stage and auditorium).

Ft. myers Beach has street performers all the time. You need a busking license though ( wich you can get thru the FMB town hall, but pretty expensive :evil: ).

hope some of this info is useful to you.


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 01, 2006 3:31 am 
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Someone lost in New York asked a cop, "Could you tell me how to get to Carnegie Hall?"

The cop answered, "Practice, practice, practice."

Seriously, offer to do shows for local charities and nursing homes for free. They usually have an auditorium or small stage and they are always looking for people to come in and give their folks a break from the routine. You would be greatly appreciated.


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PostPosted: Sat Feb 04, 2006 6:07 pm 
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Get some books on the business side of magic. You have to know your markets in order to book stage shows, consistently.

I rarely perform on stages. Usually, I just have a small riser to perform on, when performing at a banquet. I carry my own stage furniture, lights, backdrop and sound. It's a considerable investment!


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