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 Post subject: Talent Show Gig
PostPosted: Thu May 03, 2012 8:28 pm 
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I have a buddy who's company is putting on a festival thing at the end of June. There's gonna be a stage and they've invited anyone who wants to preform can. He signed me up. Its a max of 20 min.

Now I mostly just do close-up. My question is, What are some solid, easy but very entertaining Stage Effects? Any and all suggestions are appreciated. Thanks : )


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 Post subject: Re: Talent Show Gig
PostPosted: Thu May 10, 2012 7:01 pm 
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The Egg Bag (popularized by Max Malini).

This effect is very simple, very impressive, and allows for many creative interpretations. It is pure magic (something vanishes entiretly, then reappears, and the audience's suspicions are proven to be unfounded in the process). Additionally, it provides a wonderful opportunity for audience participation, which allows the effect to be repeated in the spectator's own hands. Even he/she will not see through the secret, making it all the more incredible. The effect truly is among the greatest stage effects, in my opinion, due to the simplicity, purity, interactive nature, and bullet-proof design.

Jeff Hobson's is the best Egg Bag on the market, to my knowledge. You may want to get a second opinion though, if you wish to persue this idea.


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 Post subject: Re: Talent Show Gig
PostPosted: Sun May 13, 2012 5:58 am 
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What a broad question. There are many SOLID effects out there. but whether its entertaining or not, solely depends on your presentation and personality. I have seen performers do the most boring effect, but making it edited entertaining.

If you do close up, there are heaps of card routines that you can do on stage. Check out BIll Abbotts's material.


Mentalism packs small, plays big. Check out osterlind's material for a start.


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 Post subject: Re: Talent Show Gig
PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 2:38 pm 
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Yes, soowee, bright point.

Be warned against buying and performing anything unless you have the intention of making a concerted effort to build an entertaining presentation.
There is simply no way to become a successful, respected magician without providing an enjoyable show. The public doesn't come to see tricks; the public comes to see a show.


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 Post subject: Re: Talent Show Gig
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 6:33 am 
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I suggest doing less than 20 mins if you have never done stage. Aim for 10.

There are a number of routines that can go from close-up to stage if done right. Cards to pocket and travelers is one. Rope magic is usually visual from a distance. Start basic and go from there.


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 Post subject: Re: Talent Show Gig
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2012 9:48 pm 
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Equal/Un-equal ropes is good for stage.

Rope thru-body also is good and you can "milk" some time from that.

Torn/restored news paper.

Yea..I'd agree 10 min is enough


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