I haven't performed this opener ever (or any opener yet for that matter
), but I thought up what I hope is a good opener:
The anouncer person (sorry can't think of the right term) starts introducing and ends off with "And without further ado, the magic show!" (I'll tell him in advance to say that)
I walk on stage with the disappearing cane and a suit and tie and start dancing, with a Broadway Show type of background music. After a few seconds I stop look confused, turn off the music and say "Wait a minute, did that guy say Magic Show, I thought he said Broadway Show. I'm so sorry for the confusion, let me change into my magic costume." I take off the suit and tie and make the cane disappear.
Of course in real life I'm going to make it much longer, and have the kids participate in it by asking them what he said and them screaming back magic show etc.
So that's about 5 hours of my waking time thinking about my routine, tell me what you think.