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Harlan Kids Birthday Show, DVD
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How would you like to perform a powerful show that's guaranteed to make an unforgettable impression...a show filled with surprise, mystery, fun and enchantment...a big show that's fun to watch, and even more fun to perform!?
If so, then welcome to Dan Harlan's Pack Small Plays Big Video and DVD series. These four volumes are a sensational collection of complete shows featuring the most fascinating magic to ever pop out of a briefcase. Harlan has been performing and teaching magic for over 25 years, and now he's going to teach you how to make a substantial impression with a practical, easy-to-pack, Show In A Briefcase!
You'll learn how to deliver a professional show with maximum impact and minimum set-up. After Dan performs the entire show in front of a live audience, he opens up his briefcase and teaches you step-by-step, how everything is done. He explains how to organize the show, why particular effects are chosen, how to make the necessary props, where they are placed in the case, handling the props during the show, and what to do with them when you're done.
Once you've learned the magic contained in this series, you'll be able to perform an incredible stand-up show anywhere on a moment's notice!
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Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on April 6th, 2010
This has to be my 3rd favorite in this fantastic series of four "Packs Small, Plays Big" series of DVDs.
As I have stated in other reviews, I feel that these are a GREAT deal. Each one is a FULLY scripted original show by Dan that ALL packs in a briefcase. Personally, I feel that that is worth FAR more than 30 dollars, especially from a funny, creative powerhouse like Dan.
This volume however deals almost solely with Kid's Show magic. While you could arguably make some of these effects work for teenagers or adults, I feel that these are suited best FOR kids like they were originally intended.
Also, it is quite obvious that Dan had done children's shows before. He has a lot of experience in the field and you can tell; this DVD is filmed for an ACTUAL audience of LIVE kids. This is a good learning experience and something that is ALWAYS fun to watch.
I really liked this DVD. Whether I will use any of the material has yet to be decided, but I can assure you that this is worth the money JUST to see Dan performing for live kids. Highly recommended.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 24th, 2011
Like the other reviewer, I am only a beginner birthday guy, (learning still). I have worked a few kid shows, but not birthdays. I got this because I wanted to watch a pro, and see how he works, not necessarily to learn new tricks, though I did that too. The timing here, the humor, how he works his audience, all of this is extremely valuable stuff he has learned over time. We get to learn it by watching one video. And learn how to make some neat props in the process. Add to cart.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 13th, 2011
This was a great DVD for me as I am starting out. Loved his energy during the show. Very informative at the end where he talked about each part of the show and the organization behind it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on September 17th, 2013
A little bit over the top, but it is a very good dvd to learn from. Valuable advice and all the tricks are doable. Watching it, you can understand the genius of Dan. This was my first dvd watching him and I can say he is legit. Dan has a great track record of a lot of thoughtful and practical magic. Although you may not use some of his matierial, feel safe with this purchase; the advice is well worth it.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on December 5th, 2012
I am starting to be a big fan of Dan Harlan. I got this after watching the Penguin live lecture because Dan seems to put a lot of thought into his magic and shows, with some very nice effects. This is a nice DVD that shows Dan running through a complete show and then going over the magic. Probably the best part of the DVD is Dan showing the packing and setup of the show. I used this same physical setup for my first birthday show with different effects and it went very well. Dan sucker trick is updated in his live lecture which is a better version, but all in all this is a solid DVD. It gives you the confidence that you can pack a 30 min kid show that goes over very big in a very small package.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 8th, 2012
ok. what's good about this dvd is learning how to interact with kids. which is more than the bulk of a battle of a kids show. the magic is do-able and is easy and all, though not necessarily it's strongest. i would certainly recommend.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on July 17th, 2014
I've been doing Kids Shows since the last Millenneum. This DVD has some nice easy to make ideas, that pack nice and small and light weight, still delivering a heavy punch for the kids and adults. Thanks for sharing Dan Harlan !
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on May 20th, 2014
There are some great ideas on this DVD. His routine with the sponge cube is really solid. My only dislike with the DVD, and it is minor, is that he doesn't go into great detail on how to make some of the props. He goes over them, but not as in depth as I would have hoped. But still a great DVD, nonetheless.
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Verified buyer Pro Privacy ON (login to see reviewer names) on June 5th, 2014
Dan does a great job on setting up a Kid's Birthday party show. His choice of Magic to use is great and I will buy other DVD's to learn from. He is a ggreat teacher and a great Magician. Thank you Dan for putting this together and sharing it. Takes a lot of the guess work out.
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