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sjballa147
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Hello everyone,
I am in the process of putting together a living room style act. My question is, What should I include in this act. Keep in mind I am putting together a LIVING ROOM STYLE (small area) ACT. So most props should be relatively small but still large enough for platform magic. All suggestions are appreciated!
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Shane
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Include tricks that you love to do.
Include tricks that you do perfectly.
Include tricks that have good visibility.
Include tricks that use audience participation.



Based on that, please let us know which effects in your
repertoire fit these.
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1. Needle thru balloon
2. Prediction trick
3. Mis-made flag
4. Top Hat Surprise
5. Ultimate Insurance Policy

Not all of these will be used in my act. But these are just some things that I have.

Thanks,
Shane
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I will suggest the Linking rings.......D'lite.......and a cut and restored rope routine.....
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I'm in a similar boat as you. I'm considering getting a Deans Box.
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I once did a show that I booked as a mini-illusion show. I had a square circle, cannon, crystal casket, crystal silk cylinder and an orange box (performed to music). It always went over big.
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Hi Shane:

Like osmar said...

A nice linking ring routine is perfect for an act performed in living rooms. There are a number of routines out there; most can be done with the audience close up and on your sides too. I think you could even use the 4 inch Ninja rings...or you could go all the way up to 12 inch rings. Lots of options are there. Plus, you can play it more seriously or for comedy...for kids and/or adults too.

I hope this helps you.

Ron
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Any other ideas please?
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Parlor magic!! that's what kind of act it is. Sadly I have been trying to think what the word was.
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Go for the stuff that gets their attention and thrills them all by using LOTS AND LOTS OF FIRE. Don't worry about the living room.

Just kidding. Well you've told us what sort of venue you'd like to design the act for but could you help us by telling us what sort of magic interests you?
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Vanishes and productions
Card magic
And that's about all I can think of right now.
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Shane
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Try to use some colorful props like coloring book, crystal cylinder etc. Use some silks and a change bag. Don't forget to use sponges it always gives a nice audience participation.

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sjballa147
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Thanks everyone! Where should I shop for parlor magic? Anywhere that is better for parlor magic than most?
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Shane
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OK. I believe before you think what tricks is good to find out an approximate script.

Example:
1. is going to be my opening (quick and interesting)
2. I will do a trick silent with music
3. I will do a long trick while I will talking
4. I will do a small scale illusion
5. I will use some audiences on stage and I will make comedy too
6. I will do another silent trick with music
7. I will do my strong finale.

So 1st decide what is it going to be your outline. Then check and see what tricks do you have already that you can use. And finally check for specific tricks to file your outlines requirements.

Possibilities for your outline:
- illusions
- comedy
- Audience participation
- card trick
- mentalism
- manipulation
- escape

Try to have different emotions in your act and not just different tricks.

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A living room show should be approximately. A half-hour to forty five minutes in length. Please give us a list of your magic so we may suggest which to use.
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Skip the D'Lites (audience is too close). 20th Century silks, the die box, and any paper tear are good parlor effects. Also the Crystal Tube and any card in balloon trick.
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To name a few.

1. Silk to egg
2. torn and restored newspaper.
3. nest of boxes routine
4. TV card frame.
5. Cardiographic
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Shane,

Sorry for chiming in late here. May I ask what type of venues and audiences are you seeking to perform this palor-style show for? Perhaps this information in regards to target market might helps us better help you pick the routines that would best suit your style, character and the venue and audience you are seeking to perform for. Thanks.

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