So I am working on scripting a stage/parlor performance just for the fun of it, and I have tried to work my tricks down to "the best" and order them in the best way possible. However, right in the middle of the performance, I have a situation where it is the [i]ideal[/i] time for the spectator that I've been working with for the past few tricks to take a rest and head back to their seat. However, immediately after that, the next few tricks require a spectator's help as well.
I have thought about re-working my trick order to create a larger break between the two sections, but I cannot think of anything. Of all the tricks I know and can do well, nothing really would fit in here. Basically, the first half ends on a 3-Fly, and the second half picks up on an ACR. I don't think it would be a good idea to use the same spectator for all the spectator-involved tricks, but I could be wrong.
I've thought about using a magical "interlude" of sorts. Something quirky and goofy like SilkCola to earn a few laughs as I'd need a "snack break". Or even an intro card trick. But in my mind, there would need to be a reasonable amount of time distance between the first and second spectator. If it was a Magic Castle-type parlor situation, with two spectators already up front, this wouldn't be so much an issue.
What do you think? Would having a single spectator up there most of the time diminish or help the performance? How would you handle the transition if there needs to be one?