Inoffensive

The next important consideration is whether the effect and its presentation are offensive. Here is a test question Would you perform the Ding Dong for a Cub-Scout Blue and Gold Dinner If the answer is yes, give yourself minus ten points on the good-taste meter. For those who don't know what the Ding Dong is, suffice it to say that it is a sponge replica of a part of the male anatomy rarely seen in public places without police arrest. I am sure there are times when X-rated magic can be performed...

Rabbits in his hat

Pulling an Easier bunny out of a hat is just one of the many tricks Kirk Charles has up his sleeve. The talented Queen Anne magician has brought many moments rich with intrigue to Seattleites. In trade circles, he's become well-known and popular. In fact, his harried work schedule has kept him bopping from trade shows to lectures to nightclub acts. THE DEMAND for magk roou itself in a basic love of the unexpected, explained Charles. There's a certain fascination in all of us for what we For a...

Approaching The Table

To the beginning restaurant-magician, probably the most rrucial questions are, When do I approach a table and How io I approach a table The best times for the approach are after the order is made md before the meal arrives, or after the meal has been finished. on can also approach a table between courses after salads, > efore the main course, after the main course, or before dessert. This applies, of course, to a restaurant setting. In a bar, the best ime to work is after the order of drinks...

Selling

Initially, all you need are the photos, the cards, and the press book. Later you might want to make up a brochure, but I feel there is no reason to do this until you have some press releases you can quote. Once you have the basic promotional tools listed above, the next step is to make a list of the places you will approach. The first thing you must decide is the kind of restaurant you would like to work in. Some people prefer to try family restaurants. If this is your interest, then this is...

Personalizing The Magic

While on the subject of doing unique magic, it is to your advantage to involve the restaurant's name, logo, and their customized products, if possible. For example, if the name of the restaurant is The Four Kings, it would be a good idea to do tricks not with the four aces, but rather with the four kings. Use their own match boxes, napkins, and whatever else features their name or logo. Try to adapt your effects to fit the establishment you are working. The management loves it when you can...