A Colorful Feature with Mystery!
Even after decades of performing experience I still get a special thrill when I add something new to one of my magic shows. I have added plenty of grand stage illusions to the bigger shows like LAS VEGAS and our ULTIMATE program, but this new bit of sorcery will be available in even the smaller shows, beginning with CABARET, a show that has a lovely lady assistant. I have routined a “junior” version of this show (and also the solo SHOWMAN presentation) for smaller audiences and non-profit groups that are not blessed with a big entertainment budget. We swap some of the effects, but preserve the important elements in each case. These “junior” variations save my clients hundreds of dollars and are perfect for school assemblies, libraries, scout groups and church functions.
The Far East
Back at my very first performance, when I was very, very young I told my equally youthful audience that two famous Chinese magicians were in attendance and that they would present some Oriental magic. A classmate was my helper and he and I dashed off to “get” the foreign wizards. Out of view we donned Fu Manchu moustaches made out of twine, colorful flannel bathrobes and “coolie” hats that I think were New Year’s Eve party wear. We returned, realizing we were not fooling anyone, and performed some magic tricks that seemed at least vaguely Oriental to me. Well, to this day I often feature magic from the Far East in my shows, but with much better costuming! The routine that will be added this Fall is a musical interlude that will showcase some beautiful, imported silk scarves. Scarves like this have always been used by magicians, but the supplier of the premium quality silk products has been out of business for years. I have searched and investigated and I now have purchased some prime examples of their artistry. I am excited that I can add this striking production of brilliant Asian art to my show. And, perhaps best of all, there is no extra fee for this and none of my professional charges have been raised.
As always, I invite you to contact me directly with any questions you may have. I regularly customize my shows for the group that has hired me. Won’t you invite me to perform some Chinese wizardry for you soon?