In our previous post, Mark and I talked about four things that help make school assembly shows a resounding success. Here in the last installment of our series for Kids Entertainer Hub, we aim to leave you with something that’s often overlooked but truly valuable in terms of forging client relationship (and making you stick in their mind): the thank you note.[Read more...]
In my previous post about the top 4 performing styles for kids entertainment events, I talked about what artistic disciplines work best in various children’s venues, including school assemblies. In this post, we’ll go into the factors that make a school assembly show a raging success.[Read more...]
In my previous post The Best Children’s Gig, I compared 7 venues for which children’s entertainers perform. I offered my experience on the pay one could expect, and my opinions about the pros and cons of each venue. In this post, I wish to talk about which performing styles (disciplines) work best for each venue.[Read more...]
Last month, Mark Beckwith and I touched on the pros of doing school assembly shows. Now we’re back with a post that’s all about where you can find a great audience.
We’ve all had bad audiences, the ones that sit there with no response, talk among themselves, read the paper, or get up to leave. I remember my stand-up comic days counting the people in the crowd before the show. The headliner had a rule in his contract: under 20 people and the show doesn’t go on. That meant I had to open for 21 people in the house. At midnight. Uggghh.
But I have found salvation—the ultimate audience, the one I can feel great about performing for, the one that allows me to do my show the way I want to.
Which is the best market for kids entertainment? In this post, I’m going to be bold and give you my opinion on which children’s entertainment gig is best.
Over the years, Obediah and I have performed at all of the venues listed below. For each item, I give a pay range from 1-10, with 10 being the highest pay potential. The reason I am not using actual money figures is that specific pay varies depending on your location and your reputation. I also state what I personally like about each venue. Again, this is based on our experience.[Read more...]