Need something to hook your audience’s attention from the get-go and open your show with a bang? Here are 5 ideas for warm-up routines by Leslie Ann Akin that you can use right away to get your show off to a fantastic start.[Read more...]
In the last post in the Restaurant Gigs for Kids Entertainers series, restaurateur Andrew Cox shared what value entertainers give to restaurant owners and customers. In this latest installment, Andrew gives tips that can help you score your first restaurant gig.[Read more...]
In my last post for this Tips for Starting Magicians series, I discussed what to keep in mind when choosing the tricks for your first magic show. Now I’ll focus on a question that many who are thinking of trying their hand at magic ask: how many tricks do you need to be a magician?[Read more...]
In part 1 of this two-part article on music copyright, David Bilan answered questions on music ownership, penalties for infringement, and ways to legally use the tracks you need. Now he goes on to share more options that children’s entertainers have regarding songs and sounds for their shows.[Read more...]
Previously in the Restaurant Gigs for Kids Entertainers series, restaurant manager Andrew Cox shared what magicians and roaming performers need to know about the restaurant and hotel setting and what is expected of them. Here in part 3, Andrew is back to discuss in more specific details the value that entertainers add to the dining experience.[Read more...]
Last time I talked about where you can find good, reliable, and audience-pleasing commercial tricks. In this article, we’ll talk about other things you have to remember when selecting magic tricks for your first show.
Having a list of tried-and-tested tricks is a good starting point, but I would say slow down a moment. There is something you truly need to understand before we go any further. And it is this …[Read more...]
Questions on music copyright usually come up in any discussion among kids and family entertainers. To help shed more light on this matter many of us feel we need to learn more about, David Bilan has kindly shared this pack-load of information. See it below.[Read more...]
In part 1 of the Restaurant Gigs for Kids Entertainers series, long-time restaurant manager Andrew Cox gave tips on how to get hired as a strolling performer at restaurants and hotels. Here in part 2, he shares more about the restaurant setting and the magician’s role in it, as well as advice on how to get a smooth working experience. See his answers below.
Last time, we talked about the mindset any beginning magician would benefit from having. Now we’ll go into where you can look for good tricks that you can use to start building your own act.[Read more...]
From December 2016 to January of this year, Doug Scheer of Scheer Genius Assembly Shows, together with Kids Entertainer Hub, ran a contest for all Kids Entertainer Podcast listeners. For a chance to win Doug’s hit comedy routine Punctuation Pandemonium, we asked you to share a story of how you connected with a special needs child. The entries we received were so moving and insightful that we decided to collate them in one post and share them with you. Here are some of them.
*Note: Permission was granted by the owners of the entries to include their stories in this post.