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hobowill
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I am starting to get more serious with magic and I might eventually start to do magic shows. If and when I do start, what would be a good audience age range?
I don't want to have finished a trick that took me a month to learn and then have a binch of 5 year olds starring at me like I am an idot because they don't understand it. can any one help me out?
hobowill
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Sry-
bunch* not binch
Cory Gallupe
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I am just starting to go pro too. Just with family and friends now, but I am ready so if someone calls me up, Im gone. But I do a few card tricks, so my ranges would probably be 10 and up. Is this good? Thanks.
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What type of magic stuff do you know, closeup, parlor, other???
Are you going to pick an age group first and then learn tricks for that range,
OR work with the tricks you already have and know?

For ages 3 to 7 I would keep the tricks visual, simple and colorful.
The "Little Darlings" area of the Café' would be more helpful to you.
hobowill
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Thanks,i think I would have more success with the tricks I already know (close-up card tricks)know and that would probably be best for somewhere about the age of 9 and up, but I definately will try to start learning some tricks that as you stated, are colorful, straight forward, and easy to understand for kids younger than 8 or 7.
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This is just my opinion and I know that it's not shared by everyone, so take it for what it's worth. I believe that if you are going to start performing magic on a paid basis, you need to identify the market you want to serve FIRST. Then, choose the tricks and develop the show to serve that market.

If you know you only want to perform for teenagers and adults, leave the Stratosphere and the Magic Coloring Book at home and develop a routine that fits your age group. You can literally go through each and every trick you own and categorize them into the audience for which they are best suited.

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abc
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It is very difficult to answer the question with the amount of information you supply but a basic rule of thumb is this.
People usually start learning card and coin magic which is useful in a walkaround or restaurant setting. If this is true for you add a routine using silks or any object other than cards and then start of doing restaurant magic.
Besides if you want to branch of into something else later your restaurant gigs are a good cashflow which is important if you run a business.
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Generally, don't start with children's magic. It's a specialist branch. The audience are more demanding and the cost of the showier type of props more demanding on the wallet.

Best to begin is close up stuff for for mid teens upwards.
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