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I love card magic but I'm a total beginner. I'm auditioning for a lead in a musical in about a month, and the audition will be in front of a panel of 5 people, including the director, stage manager, and choreographer. This company asks people to include in their audition a "minute to impress". You can do pretty much anything in that minute (Doesn't have to be exactly a minute, as long as it's short.) Last time I auditioned for this company I did stand up comedy, got a callback for the role I really wanted, and ended up cast, but in a different role.

I'm working on a card sleight for this audition. The storyline is that I'm going to make a card fall in love with the person I'm doing the trick for - I show them their card, put the card back into the deck and then it jumps to the top - my story during the trick is that the card has fallen in love with them and when they tap the deck it comes to the top so it can be close to them. For added effect, I want them to mark the card in the beginning before I put it back in the deck, to prove that it's the same card - but instead of the usual signing their name, I'm going to ask the director (who is male) to put on lipstick and kiss the card, marking it with a lipstick kiss. I know most of the people on the panel, and I'm pretty sure that the guy will do it, and that everyone will find it pretty amusing/funny.

Has anyone tried something like this? I'm wondering how messy it is/whether lipstick will transfer to cards/rub off easily. I guess the best way to find out is to get some lipstick and try it.
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This reminds me of a Boris Wild premise.

It's been such a long time I can't remember details.

Anyone else?
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Thank you! These are really great at helping me see the possibilities for a kissed card. I was thinking of using it as a substitute for signing the card, like actually getting someone (in this case, a guy) to put on lipstick and mark the card himself, so that when it appears on top later he can prove it's his card and not a duplicate.
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Could be a great moment.
Like in all volunteer selections, with the right person thus could be gold.

Are you going to offer the different shades?
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Ha ha, if multiple lipsticks are in the budget at that point, maybe I'll give him a choice of colour.

From my experience with this group and their dynamics, I'm pretty sure the director will go along with it and it will be a really funny and memorable moment for everyone there. I'll bring wet wipes or something so that he doesn't have to keep the lipstick on for the next person auditioning!
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Wet wipes sound like another comedy moment.
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It's definitely going to be a lot of fun. I feel like even if my magic technique isn't great by next month, with the proper amount of charisma and finding those comedy moments it will go over well. Sometimes they videotape the really stand-out "minute to impress" things that people come up with, so here's hoping.
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