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mediamonk
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Well, I'm putting the finishing touches on the show I'm working on. It will be a 45-60 minute routine, generally played for fundraisers, assisted living facilities, churches and such. The overarching theme is of a magician that's always a little short of money. Lots of duct tape and cardboard. All the illusions work, but maybe not in the way that was intended/expected. Not a "magician in trouble" routine. Any thoughts? How bout a show title? Any suggestions?
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Lol, sounds good.
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Jazzy that's great, cracked me up.
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On 2009-11-04 18:23, mediamonk wrote:
It will be a 45-60 minute routine
I don't want to waste time on semantics, but are you sure it will be a 45 minute routine, rather than an act with multiple routines in it? If it is the first, it would be hard to keep an audience's attention consistently.
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Okay, yeah it's semantics, but I'm usually big on semantics. It's an act with multiple routines. See it's the little things that bring me here.

Stephen
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I'm sure you already have a good opener/entrance but if not here's an idea:

You enter dressed "to the nines" (top hat, tails etc.) to some fancy music. Then the music becomes frantic and you begin to hear a chaotic voice-over the sounds like newspaper headlines and news reports. "The stock market went down today...jobs are being lost at an astonishing rate...this IS a recession..." As this is happening your actions become frantic and confused. You proceed to do a costume change into a slightly less formal, slightly tattered costume.

Just an idea...
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