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Topic: How many?
Message: Posted by: karsten9400 (Mar 8, 2013 04:05PM)
How many tricks do you have in a 30 - 45 min stage show?
And what is your favorite stage magic trick?

Message: Posted by: Frank Simpson (Mar 8, 2013 05:33PM)
I have enough effects to [i]entertain[/i] my audience, and my favorite trick is the one that the audience enjoys the most.

I don't mean to be facetious, but the question is not going to produce meaningful answers apart from an exchange of opinions at best. There can be no definitive answers because one person may have three tricks and another may have fifty. And they are probably both just as likely to be good as to be mediocre or as likely to be bad.

Very recently I saw a performer do 90 minutes of extremely entertaining effects numbering about as many as I do in 30 minutes.

As to favorite effects, a person's favorite cannot count as anything but an opinion.

If your intent is to simply make conversation, great. But if you are hoping to actually learn something, I think you might think of more effective questions.
Message: Posted by: jay leslie (Mar 8, 2013 08:22PM)

how many do YOU have?
Message: Posted by: BanzaiMagic (Mar 9, 2013 12:11AM)
On 2013-03-08 21:22, jay leslie wrote:

how many do YOU have?

Perhaps Mr. Karsten9400 is thinking of developing a Stage act and is trying to figure out how to start.

Message: Posted by: karsten9400 (Mar 9, 2013 04:30AM)
Hey all

Thanks for your post..
Alan it is true, that I am working on getting a stage act up and running, that's why I'd like to hear from others, how their stage act is built together ..
I have shown close-up of the last 10 - 11 years but never made ​​a stage act ..
that's why I write to you here ...

Sorry my poor english
Message: Posted by: Bill Hegbli (Mar 9, 2013 08:11AM)
As Frank Simpson wrote, some professional comedy magician can only do 3 tricks or complete routines in 30 to 45 minutes. Some perform 5 tricks or routines. It all depends on your script, patter, actions and plot.

Others can do 20 tricks, it all depends how they mix the above, and type of tricks in the mix. This could involve Grand Illusions as well as smaller intermediate routines.

Favorite is as they mentioned above as well. As a person discovers what he likes and dislikes in magic, some become very effective for the performer to present. Again there is many reasons for this to happen as well. Some are fun to perform and some turns receive so much of a reaction from the audience, they find themselves difficult to leave it out or replace it position in the show with anything else.

Some of my favorite stand-up stage magic is utilizes rope, a bag, a candle, silks, bottles, gimmicks, and some food products.
Message: Posted by: magicians (Mar 9, 2013 10:17AM)
My 20 minute show has 3 effects.
My 1/2 hr kids show has 8
My 45 minute stage act has 10
My 7 minute has one

Also depends on the age of the group, the venue, the lighting, the sound.
Message: Posted by: wizardpa (Mar 9, 2013 10:20AM)
To answer your question, generally, I do about 15 tricks in a 45+ minute show. Some tricks are quickies, like needle thru balloon, diminishing cards, and other tricks are longer because of my setup story. These might be my visible sawing thru body, or the chair suspension.
Message: Posted by: bowers (Mar 10, 2013 12:42PM)
I generaly do 18-20 tricks in my 45 minute childrens show.
some are quick and some last 2-4 minutes.it all depends
on what effects you will but putting in your show.
Message: Posted by: Magical Dimensions (Apr 2, 2013 02:57PM)
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On 2013-03-31 11:01, karsten9400 wrote:

I am now almost done with my mentalism show, but I feel I'm missing one effect,
Someone who can recommend 1 great effect?
That can be a killer og a middel effect..
The effects I have written on the list are the following:

7 envelopes 1 with a price 6 with nothing (Mental game)

Name and place "Bob Cassidy" (Mind reading)
Blindfold "The Acid test" (scared effect)
And a chair prediction (prediction)


Talk about fishing and being lazy.

Close up magic

Stage magic

Platform magic

And even mind reading.


Wow, what a lazy performer. Is there ANYTHING that he saids is real? He is fishing for everything and don't have the man bits to think on his own.

Message: Posted by: amazingcarrington (Apr 2, 2013 10:50PM)
Between 1000 and 4600 tricks........the hand is faster than the eye.......