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Topic: HELP!
Message: Posted by: Master of Deception (Jul 20, 2005 07:17AM)
Ok, I am a young magician aged 15 soon 16.

I have been asked to perform for a charity event for the cenetary of the Rotary Club.

My performance must last 4 minutes as there will be different acts from different people.

I am to perform infront of at least 800 people.

Could you tell me what would be the best tricks to use and music.

I want to do silent. I am thinking of zombie ball and silk to rose. Any other ideas.

How about music? I will have an orchestra playing for me.

This will happen in November. Please help!
Message: Posted by: MAGICBYTIM (Jul 20, 2005 06:21PM)
Gene Anderson's newspaper tear. I had the same type show when I was in high school. I have had people that saw that show come up to me and ask how I did that almost ten years later.
Message: Posted by: Bill Rubie (Jul 21, 2005 06:59PM)
If you are well rehearsed in those two effects then do them. Music? Maybe a portion of "Over The Rainbow" or John Lennons "Imagine". Both are very recognized songs and both work well as instrumental.
Message: Posted by: Master of Deception (Jul 22, 2005 06:35AM)
Thanks Bill,

Is there a certain part of the score for Over the rainbow I could use? I have also thought of Vanishing candle and appearing cane.
Message: Posted by: Bill Rubie (Jul 24, 2005 07:32PM)
I would start from the beginning of the score. Download the song and listen. It fits almost like it is waking up. (Set gimmick and flutter the ball a bit)

Where the vocals normally start... Somewhere over the rainbow.... is when the ball starts to rise. You will have everyone singing along to him or herself. This creates misdirection on it's own.

You will just have to practice with the song. See if you can burn your own mix and take it to the orchestra leader.

Good luck
Message: Posted by: David Bilan (Jul 24, 2005 08:37PM)
Another possibility is "When You Wish Upon a Star." The zombiw is one of those effects that either is very good or very bad. Have someone videotape your performance and critique yourself.

Good luck!

Message: Posted by: Master of Deception (Jul 26, 2005 07:24AM)
Thank you for your help and support, very much appreciated
Message: Posted by: David Bilan (Jul 26, 2005 07:06PM)
Let us know what you finally choose and how the gig goes.