Congratulations for being mature enough to pass on this show. It is hard to pass up a gig, especially when you are young and eager. You should be proud of yourself for doing the right thing. However, it is not too early to start preparing for your NEXT show!
Putting together a show is a long process. First you have to think up a theme. Then you have to figure your original patter, because you don't want to use the canned patter that came with the trick. I mean think about it-- everyone uses the canned patter and do you really want to be like everyone else or do you want to stand out? You have to make sure that each flows from one to another. As you can see it is a long process.
It took my daughter and I months to develop a routine, and then it took her months to rehearse it to the point it was ready for an audience. As a youth performer you have to work twice as hard as an adult performer because you want to earn their respect, and you have to convince the client you are worth hiring-- especially when you are charging the same rates! You also really need to make sure that you have a good relationship to the other magicians in the area. Their friendship and support is so important. They will help to take your studies the extra mile and they will even help promote you if they like you.
Check around your area to see if there is a SYM assembly or IBM youth group in your area. This would be the ideal situation if you do. Just go to their websites and you can find out from there.
I love to see the youth succeed and hope you find success in your future! Magic can be a lot of hard worth it, but it is also worth it. You will be amazed by all the different skill sets you will learn when you study the art of magic.
Good luck to you.
Wow thanks. Yeah, I really see your point. Ill get started soon. Yes, I have already cancelled the show, and also I am in an SYM group. A really good group actually. Thanks again. Ill let you guys know when I have my first kids show.