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 Post subject: Length of your kid show
PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:27 am 
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How long do your shows last? O yea and how much do you charge an hour


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 6:41 am 
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The time varies. I try for a 30 min show, but, you always have to watch the kids and be ready to make it shorter. Sometimes the attention span of the audience will drop and if you get one kid that gets bored and loses his attention span you've got a problem.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:58 am 
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mine is usually 35-40 minutes...but paddy is correct...you always have to keep an eye on the audience's mood and attention...sometimes it must be cut short!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 10:31 am 
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Hi Rabbit,

My daughter does a 15 minute birthday magic show. Now if the client wants, she adds walk-around or balloons on top of the show. They can hire her for 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes.

Her S.A.M. mentor just recently raised her rates from $200/hr to $300/hr. Therefore, if she does a 15 minute show it is $75, 30 minute show is $150, 45 minute show is $225, and a hour long show is $300. That does not include a gratuity, which she has always graciously received.

Hope the information helps!


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:45 am 
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paddy wrote:
The time varies. I try for a 30 min show, but, you always have to watch the kids and be ready to make it shorter. Sometimes the attention span of the audience will drop and if you get one kid that gets bored and loses his attention span you've got a problem.
Same here.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 11:56 am 
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kristenl wrote:
Hi Rabbit,

My daughter does a 15 minute birthday magic show. Now if the client wants, she adds walk-around or balloons on top of the show. They can hire her for 15, 30, 45, or 60 minutes.

Her S.A.M. mentor just recently raised her rates from $200/hr to $300/hr. Therefore, if she does a 15 minute show it is $75, 30 minute show is $150, 45 minute show is $225, and a hour long show is $300. That does not include a gratuity, which she has always graciously received.

Hope the information helps!


Are we talking kid shows here? In my opinion, $300 is too much for a small kids show. Who is going to pay that?

Seriously, who would pay that much? Your not Silly Billy! haha
I would never get that much for kids birthdays around here.

Sam
www.PearceIllusions.com


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 12:23 pm 
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Samp,

I did state that she typically does do a 15 minute 'birthday' show and that her rates were just recently raised. Now, the client has an option of adding on to that 15 minute show, which means adding on more money.

Her mentor just recently raised her rates so that she was more in line with other magicians in the area, although many of them make even more than that.

To be honest, I am not familiar with how magicians set their prices. I do know different areas command a different price. So, I leave it up to her mentor to be sure her prices are set accordingly so that she is not undercutting her prices and is not out-of-line with other magicians -- at the same time keeping in mind she is a youth performer and markets herself that way.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 8:59 pm 
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Kristen lives in California, the rates there are higher than here in the midwest. New York and the entire eastern seaboard have higher rates than we de. Also Sam you are in Canada so your rates will be different yet again from the U.S.

Rates vary from place to place.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 22, 2007 9:49 pm 
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I say 30 min. to clients but it can be from 25 min. to 35 min.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 23, 2007 12:39 am 
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I normaly ask the Parent of the child, or who ever is booking the party how long they want it. It varys for 20mins to 1 hour normaly it would be half what you say, I had about 3 parties that were 30mins long. So I think 30 mins would be a good length.



-MagicTay

P.S. Just have enough magic so you can be ready for the length of a party!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 9:55 am 
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I have 3 different "A" shows - depending on the age group of the kids. Each of these shows run for exactly 60 minutes and incorporates 9 effects. The all inclusive cost for this show is $225.00.

Kent


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 25, 2007 11:04 am 
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30-40 minutes with 6 or so effects.


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