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Dan Monroe
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Larry,
I have not had the pleasure of seeing you live an in person. I have only seen you on your video tapes which I'm sure are cut and edited. So what I was wondering is How long is your standard show and how many routines do you use in a show?

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I have five basic effects that I use for 30-45 minute performances. Naturally since my effects are modular, I always carry two additional effects in the event that I'm requested to do more time. Larry
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Mr. Becker

Looking over your 5 effects do you have an outline you could suggest when putting a show together.

For example:

What type of effect would you open with? Fast, slow?

Would you put comedy in next?

Audience participation

Mystery

How would suggest to close.

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My opener is calculated to introduce the audience to my character (personality) and to quickly establish what it is that I am going to be doing. The opening effect is one that shows the audience that volunteers are going to be treated with respect and that the experience is a pleasant one. This encourages others that volunteering is not a bad thing. The initial effect is an imaginary shopping trip. I apparently am able to know the volunteer's favorite store...her favorite sdepartment in the store and finally the amount of money she spends.

The second effect is designed to provide a bit of humor as well as a continuation of my ability to do some pretrty unusual things (Sneak Thief) a demonstration of psychometry with a design duplication finish.

In the third spot I purchase a quanity of $1 bills from the audience, for $5 each. A participant then freely selects any one of the bills. With my back turned thrpoughout I reveal the 8-digit serial number. (Serial Killer).

Fourth is my Casino Light, a three part revealtion of a Casino, one hand of blackjack and the amount of money the participant wins.

For closing...it's my standing ovation routine of Ultimate Flashback...a multi-phased series of inexplicable book test miracles.
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Larry are any of these routines on some of your tapes?
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Yes, they are on a DVD that I made in Dallas a few months ago. Lee calls it "Larry Becker Live." I should have added "Just barely" to it. ;-)
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Is the dvd commercially available yet?
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Almost. They will be available from http://www.MentalismUnlimited.com in two weeks.
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