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 Post subject: new to stage magic reccomend any routines?
PostPosted: Sat Jan 26, 2008 4:50 pm 
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hey,what would you recommend for a stage magic routines?
im not trying to take anyones *special routine* btw
just tell me some that would be easy to do and pack a good punch
thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Jan 27, 2008 3:48 pm 
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If you are asking for tricks (which are not the same as "routines"), that's easy. Start by picking up a copy of Mark Wilson's Complete Course in Magic; there are lots of relatively easy to do stage-worthy tricks in it -- everything from basic rope and billiard ball magic to more involved do-it-yourself (or buy-it-yourself) pieces like the Squared Circle and Victory Cartons. If you're looking for actual routines (which are not the same as "tricks"), you're not likely to get a response here.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 08, 2008 10:00 pm 
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I REAllly love the fiber optics extended routine with richard sanders


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PostPosted: Wed Apr 09, 2008 7:19 am 
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you should foucs on magic that works for YOU. not what other people reccomend and what other people think is good magic. what may be good for someone else, may not be good for you.


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 15, 2008 12:00 pm 
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cenafreak wrote:
I REAllly love the fiber optics extended routine with richard sanders


I would heartily recommend Fiber Optics Extended to anyone. Packs small, plays big. Can be done as stage, or parlor, or close up. There are a few different routines. It starts clean, and ends clean. Has 7 very well constructed routines, that have more or less a similar core routine, so you can practice the core moves, then add the others on, before or after.

I particularly liked the 3 rope routine where you start with The Professor's Nightmare, and the Slydini count. Which many may have seen, but then he takes it to a new level with all the center, and end swapping, removing, tossing on and off... etc... Look up the video trailer. When I first saw it, although I could guess what was going on, I was still gaga. He teaches the moves very well. How to get from one phase to another, and since each move, starts and ends in the same place, it is very modular, so you can mix and match to your hearts content.

He even has a place in the middle of the routine where you can again, hand the rope out to be examined. He then ends with The Professor's Nightmare but in reverse. So that the ropes can again be examined.

Resets instantly. I cannot rave enough about Richard Sander's Fiber Optics. Thinking of getting Extreme Burn next.


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PostPosted: Thu May 01, 2008 6:39 am 
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Get a nice set of Rings

they are always a classic for stage magic

as well a all the basic silk vanishes with the T.T

Anthony


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PostPosted: Sun May 04, 2008 3:31 pm 
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card to lemon would be good i think


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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 5:11 am 
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Rope routines
Zombie
Snowstorm in China


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PostPosted: Wed May 07, 2008 11:28 am 
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Anything. Start off with simple stuff like easy rope tricks and stuff.

Then move on to bigger and bigger things.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:35 pm 
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Come up with a character or decide what your theme will be, then let the magic come from that. Notice that all the most successful performers have their own unique style. Criss Angel as bad as he is, cannot be confused with Mac King, Lance Burton, Kevin James or Penn and Teller.

Being unique is a great selling point.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2009 12:55 pm 
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Don't walk on stage, do 5 tricks and walk off.

You need to have a show that's uniquely YOU, where the effects blend together in a theme and make sense.

Rings, rope routine (Tabary, Sanders), jumbo card effects (Blindsight, Jack-a s s), tossed out deck variations, animated drawing pads, predictions with Osterlind's system, bill to lemon, card manipulation, thousands upon thousands...


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 7:55 am 
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Intresting that this was brought up: At the Martin Lewis lecture I was at yesterday, I heard someone say a quote that I really liked.

"A stage performance is similar to a close up performance, in that you have to treat it like one. Bring up people from the audience and make emotional connections with the people, like in close up. Just make taht connection play HUGE!"


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 07, 2009 4:07 pm 
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My show is all done with no assistants.. Soemtime a friend may hang out with me as a stage hand but usually I am on my own...

1) I start out in my zoot suit with Sean Bogunia Ultimate Hank I, II & III I use the full effect on stage with a classy song in the backround while doing "The LEAN"

2) I then jump into the Sean Bogunia PTS that has the hank flying all over the head of everyone people clap at this big time!

(at this point I am 8 minutes in my act)

3) I do 2-3 other effects.. (these I change from time to time also depending on the type of show)

4) Move into "Where did the Duck Go." (No one does it better than Copperfield but I still like mine...)

5) 2-3 more effects... (these also are changed depending on type of performance)

5) Close with the Wireless Wizardy Barstool while doing a snow storm..

Take a bow!

Sometimes at this point I make a broom appear out of a bag and walk off the stage sweeping the mess from the snow storm while waving good bye...


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