I have added magic to my story telling act and my first gig using alacazam is on the 30th of this month for an after school daycare group on a school stage.. I made a friend at Vent Haven last summer..the patient John Hopper a magician from Tennessee. So give I'll give him a hiatus from my 101 magic questions. I'd like to put them on this forum and I'm sure the responses will be helpful to magician newbies
First, on a school gym stage how can kids seated on the gym floor see if a duck pan is full or empty? I understand the vent end of the show exit with music etc. but do you talk after your biggie finale magic trick. How do you keep eager kids from coming up on the stage after the show before you have a chance to hide some of your gimmicks? I am using a portable stage curtain rig. Should I perform back of the main school curtain area so that I can close the main curtain when I finish? Do I immediately go down on the gym floor and talk to the kids so they don't come up on the stage. As a vent I effect a dress down casual persona...does a magician have to wear more mysterious gear? Folks, sorry for all the questions but this is a whole different type of entertainment for me. Merci in advance.
Ron, that's no problem as it relates to Axtell Magic and those who use our puppets that also want to add magic to their shows. It's a great topic and I've written 5 articles on the subject of combining Magic with Puppets...and there are some radio interviews for Magic Broadcast also... these are archived at http://www.axtell.com/cafe.html