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 Post subject: What are some good finales!
PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 1:07 am 
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I just want to share with you my routine in process, for my school talent show:

6 card repeat
Newspaper Tear
Cardiographic
Cyril's Head Drop

However, I want somesort of a standing ovation for my audience. (They don't have to stand, I just want to have a killer finale) But I can't find that big, BOOM finale. Is this a good enough routine, already? I might need to work on it, some more. I just want a big, bang, BOOM, as my finale, so my audience can have the chance to "stand" and applaud.

What kind of finale do you use, or suggest?



I'm fine with the routine I have now. But do you guys, personally think this will be a sucessful show? (with presentation :wink: )


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:25 am 
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Do you work with an assistant? Are you willing to spend some money?
For my finale I use a variation of the Dekolta chair. My assistant brings out an egg, and in handing it to me drops it. I explain that mistakes can't go unpunished. The curtain opens and there is my electric chair complete with lights, Jacob's ladder etc... She sits in the chair and is straped in and the bowl placed on her head. She is then covered with a large cloth and then a coffin is brought on to the other side of the stage. A switch is pulled, flash pots go off and the cloth removed and she has vanished only to come out of the coffin.

The Substitution Trunk
A good levitation

Please PM me of you want more details.


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:34 pm 
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No, I don't have an assisstant....I'll stick with my original routine...


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Snowstorm in China is a great closer. I use it in every show, and the applause starts heavily before the last flakes have left my hand.


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I like for my finales to be call backs whenever possible.

Call backs are a great way to bring everything in the show back around full circle which provides for a great moment of closure.


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Here's an idea, if you have 13 steps to mentalism. If not then you're out of luck on this one. At the beginning of the show, hand out an envelope with a prediction inside it, tell the person not to open it until you tell them to, or if you are worried about them handling it, place it on a stand with a clip and draw attention to it.
As your final trick, have a volunteer come up to the stage and say select a card or a word out of a book, or something. Draw attention again to the envelope and how it was in plain view the entire time. Then open up the envelope with your prediction inside, and show they match.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2007 11:33 am 
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well when I perform for children I use a flower. I show a flower, drop the bloom than with a silk I give a little motion and bloom reappears. Finally I cover the hole flower with a silk and the big bunch of flowers is appeared. I have very good experience with this ending


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Hi !
I have a question for bucky310. Could you please tell me which effect in Corinda's 13 steps you are refering to ? Thanks !
(I have it in french and it's a big book, so I didn't find it yet.)


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I'm referring to the predictions section. Not a particular effect, you have to think of how to accomplish it on your own, its completely possible with the information he gives you. I can't be any more specific or it may count as exposure, but to answer your question, I'm not referring to any specific trick, just the section.


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OK then, that's what I though, but I wasn't sure... thanks anyway for your kind and quick answer !


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 Post subject: water monte
PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 3:12 pm 
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I know that it is a pretty simple trick, but it is sure to get a great applause with the right presentation and patter..

slush powder

Do a water monte routine and have a "brave volunteer" come up. When the audience selects the cup that the water should be in (which has now solidified) then first tip over each of the other two cups over their head. Then dump the third and the water will have "dissapeared."

Great effect for audiences of all ages, especially if you tell them that it's a game, not a trick. Then they really won't expect it.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:23 pm 
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I kinda moved my talent show routine a bit. Here is my modified version of my routine:

Gene Anderson Newspaper Tear
Slush powder routine
Cyril's head drop


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