I am planning my first stage magic show and well I am scared. I have some things but not enough to make it last about 45 min. I need tricks that I should get and videos on how to do them because I am an 18 year old going to college soon and my budget is about $0.00 and I need to make this show right so I can put a good name out there for myself. I need help please!!!!!!!
what kind of effects or tricks do you have at the momment? When is the event? And how long do you think you have for the show? .... Let me know these things and I can work on helping you for it . :)
Josh, many effects can consume time...which ones do you own? Linking Rings, Professor's Nightmare and 20th Century Silks could possibly fill the time allotment you mentioned. You will also need to write a routine (patter), practice, practice and practice some more. You will need to be able to engage with your audience during your entire performance. A Magic Show just isn't about doing tricks...it's so much more. If you feel you are not ready, then a cancellation might be an option.
Best Magical Regards,
I have stuff like linking rings, professors nightmare (I just need to get the rope), Spectators chosen card ends up in an envelope taped to the wall in back of the theater. Glass of water in coat and giant rock in shoe are just some I can name off the top of my head. He is thinking about 45 min. for the show but I am not exactly sure yet. Plus I just want to add in some new ideas.
Josh, Work with what you already have and know how to perform. It's difficult adding in new pieces that you just got and are unfamiliar with. Perform what you do best. Writing a script around the effects you will perform, helps to fill up time. Check out this video of my good friend...he sets the audience up first before even doing anything else...here it is: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nCZ56RPA21U Let me repeat myself...It's hard work putting a show together, sometimes it takes months to develop your own character and style. Do the Magic Community proud and represent our art with dignity and grace.
Best Magical Regards,
As the others have said already, go build up with what you know. Integrate your personality into it and try not to go with the usual patter that goes with it. It's better that the magic reflects your personality so that the audience will be more impressed with your performance rather than the complexity of the trick. Always remember to use your imagination to make your magic better.