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charliecheckers
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Would I be able to program the board for art-o-magic for a different routine? Has anybody done so?
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Hey Randy - About the Can Opener... I think playing up the repeated Duck funnies helps the routine in the middle. Move it along in a speedy way, don't let it get bogged down. Also, really build up the ending, "If we find a SHARK with a BOW TIE that is RED - I think this crowd will stand and give you an incredible round of applause. Make the child the hero.

One other point, I noticed that I had the absolute best result with this effect during my last show. It was a mother / son event. So, I had four boys on stage and about 50% of the audience was adults (moms). This is the absolute best case scenario. Moms love to see their children selected as helpers on stage. To use 4 of them at once was pure gold. The effect is a little diminished when it is a children's show only, with only a few adults. They are less enamored by seeing one of their own kind on stage, just an observation.
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I'd say it depends on the audience. Stage shows for kids might be aimed at toddlers, pre-schoolers, 4-6 year-olds, 5-10 year olds, all ages, etc.
One routine I do which encompasses most of these age ranges is my "How to be a Pirate" routine. This involves several kids and one adult, who are put through their paces as apprentice pirates. There are several magical moments, which vary depending on the ages involved.
Generally speaking, stage routines which involve several volunteers tend to be very strong...as long as the routine is entertaining and carefully-crafted.
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For me it has to be the routine I open my show with; which is Taco my Axtell Expressions Hands Free Vent Toucan or my ending routine which is a 3 trick production of a real bunny, using a production box to produce a bunny puppet, and then putting that into a rabbit wringer, producing a flat bunny and then changing that to a real bunny using a circus wagon.
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I would do mutilated parasol.
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Thanks Tony, I think I just need to tighten it up and run it a bit faster to get better impact...
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Wolf's Blow Yur Stack, Three Cup Monte (Practical Magic sl--h effect with water), Nick Wenger snake basket, Great Painting Competition (Practical Magic), Wolf's ABC Recombobulator, Barry Mitchell Trash to Treasure, Tim Sonnefelt Tortoise and Hare with Nick Wenger doorbell ringer gag, Kandu Knot Funny and Comedy Box
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Wow!... to have our magic included in this list is a real honor. Happy New Year from Axtell Expressions! Ax
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It is an honor to have something you invented not only be popular with other magicians, but to have them say it is one of "the absolute best kid's Effects." I thanks you for the continued support, and here's wishing everyone here on the Café a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
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I actually have a question. Is the EZ hat loader any good for kid shows?
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On 2011-12-29 16:56, Jef Eaton wrote:
It is an honor to have something you invented not only be popular with other magicians, but to have them say it is one of "the absolute best kid's Effects." I thanks you for the continued support, and here's wishing everyone here on the Café a Happy and Prosperous New Year.
Regards,
Jef


I believe I was trying to say "thank you" not "thanks you." I must have missed the spell checker.
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Jef, if you live in New Zealand in a certain age-and-community group [teenagers mostly] you could use the term "Thank yous".
"Yous" being the plural form of "you", so used for two or more people. Hailing people on the street: "Hey, yous!"
The presentation makes the magic.
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On 2011-12-30 00:31, MagiCol wrote:
Jef, if you live in New Zealand in a certain age-and-community group [teenagers mostly] you could use the term "Thank yous".
"Yous" being the plural form of "you", so used for two or more people. Hailing people on the street: "Hey, yous!"


MagiCol, I heard the "you's" usage when I lived in New York....it mostly came from people who lived in The Bronx. They might have been Kiwi transplants though.

To stay on topic, I get great mileage from Peanut Butter & Jelly.
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Yous is also a Belfast thing.

There was a joke that there was going to be a local version of "silence of the lambs" called "Shut up yous".

I get a lot of mileage from Jef's karton, too.

But if I was going to pick one prop I'd choose my hat.
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On 2011-12-22 12:45, Brian Lehr wrote:
Benny the Bunny routine.

Jaws don't drop from amazement, but they do drop as the kids scream with laughter. Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cciDrzeIWGc

Brian


Brian,

What kind of backdrop do you have in this video?

Patrick
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On 2011-12-22 12:45, Brian Lehr wrote:
Benny the Bunny routine.

Jaws don't drop from amazement, but they do drop as the kids scream with laughter. Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cciDrzeIWGc

Brian


Brian,

What kind of backdrop do you have in this video?

Patrick


Patrick..i think it's one of Jeff Jones Backdrops. Here's the site:

http://www.magicbackdrops.com/

Ken
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On 2011-12-27 12:41, Mumblemore wrote:
Wolf's ABC Recombobulator,



I have one of these for sale and its like new in the for sale section.

The price is super cheap with free shipping if anyone wants a great prop!
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On 2011-12-22 19:43, danfreed wrote:
they went so wild they couldn't hear the recording (I made a reading theme recording for it).


You Mein freund, need the Cesaral soundmaster. If you cant do vent, this device will allow you to control what the face says and when, give you a choice of reactions, allow you to return to the original recording where you left off at any point.


Yes, indeed. The combination of the Axtell Talking drawing (any of the versions) with the Cesaral Soundmaster is amazing. If you want to know more about this just send an email to cesaral@cesaral.com.

Best wishes

Cesar Alonso (Cesaral Magic)
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The Soundmaster sounds very cool but not in my budget now, I'll put it on my wish list. I've never been refereed to as mein freund, sounds like something the bad guys would say from Captain America.
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It's the villian in me slipping out now & again. Smile
Everybody wants to beleive.....we just help them along.
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What kind of backdrop do you have in this video?

Patrick


Sorry for not seeing this post sooner. Ken was correct, it's the Jeff Jone's backdrop (which I love!).

Brian
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On 2011-12-22 20:57, revmike wrote:
For children 5 & under, without a doubt the Practical Magic Wacky Washing Machine.


I make these for Practical Magic, England.
I presently have 6 Wishy Washing Machines for sale – but only to Magic Café members who live outside of Europe. These six machines are offered at a ridiculously low price just to say thank you. Email me at jbreeds@talktalk.net for details.

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On 2012-01-14 14:27, danfreed wrote:
The Soundmaster sounds very cool but not in my budget now, I'll put it on my wish list. I've never been refereed to as mein freund, sounds like something the bad guys would say from Captain America.


Here is how it looks like when you use at the same time the Axtell Hands free drawing with the Cesaral Soundmaster. Both products are great so....It works like a dream Smile

http://www.cesaral.com/Integration%20of%......ster.pdf

I hope it helps!

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I would do my comedy snow storm.
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At the end of my school and pre-school shows, I always asked a teacher to compleate a simple questionaire on the show that had just finished. (this can be seen on my web site http://www.mountainmagicperform.com click on lecture notes.) Almost every one remarked on the Foo Can and Funnel routine. The foo can I made from a plastic Milk Shake glass, I purposely made it to alow a small dribble of water drip down the childs forehead, when it was placed on the child's head, with the ply square between it and his head. After pulling out the board, then lifting the foo can every one including me expect the water to pour all over him. When it doesn't, I'm upset, looking for the water, then discover he has a hole in his head. I then get it back via a magic funnel. There is heaps of room for very funny patter, The adults laugh as hard as the kids.

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I am fascinated with the axtell drawing board and I know how it works, I appreciate the awesomeness of it on stage, but if I were to perform it on a more 'intimate' kids show in someones house or something where I don't have much space, do you guys feel confident that the kids don't want to examine the board, if they don't, that's fine although I would appreciate some backup. Any clean-ups for the board?
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My sugar to candy routine using the simple Candy Factory Prop. A nice 7-10 minute comedy routine with a simple prop. Of course there are some other props used along the way in getting the sugar to finally change to the candy. An example, after you have the volunteer on stage you ask him/her and the audience what a magician uses to make magic happen. Of course they say a magic wand. You tell them you have a very special magic wand that likes when volunteers use it to make the magic happen. So you get the magic wand and proceed to hand it to the volunteer, but wait... it changes into a snake! I tell them, "Oh boy, you know who this is.... this is Sammy, Sammy the Clean Snake. He comes out when someone who has dirty hands tries to touch the wand, he senses the dirt." So I ask the volunteer if he/she went to the bathroom before the show? And if so, did you wash your hands when you were done?Hmmmm? I tell him/her not to worry and that I have a rag with me to clean your hands. Then I use the Dirty Hand Gag Rag to show the rag is clean but after wiping their hands- it shows dirty hands all over it! I then go on and on with some different gags to finally get the volunteer to make the magic happen! Just plain fun for all!

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On 2011-12-29 22:08, henri loik wrote:
I actually have a question. Is the EZ hat loader any good for kid shows?

It's good for an experienced magician. It requires that some misdirection be routined into it. The model that I saw was made long ago, and was adequate for the job. Hopefully, the quality has gotten better.

The favorite of my kidshow audiences is my egg bag routine. The ending is strong!
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If I had to do just ONE routine it would be the snake basket.
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On 2011-12-30 12:53, Ken Dumm wrote:
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On 2011-12-30 12:32, Magic Patrick wrote:
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On 2011-12-22 12:45, Brian Lehr wrote:
Benny the Bunny routine.

Jaws don't drop from amazement, but they do drop as the kids scream with laughter. Smile

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cciDrzeIWGc

Brian


Brian,

What kind of backdrop do you have in this video?

Patrick


Patrick..i think it's one of Jeff Jones Backdrops. Here's the site:

http://www.magicbackdrops.com/

Ken


Ken,

Thanks a lot!

Patrick
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