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KEH086: The Fundamentals of Stage Craft

Kids Entertainer Podcast 086 with Danny Schlesinger: The Fundamentals of Stage Craft

The Fundamentals of Stage Craft: Going Back to the Basics of Performing for Kids Entertainers With the brimming—sometimes overwhelming—treasure trove of available information out there, sometimes we lose sight of what’s essential. In this podcast episode, Danny Schlesinger brings us back to the fundamentals of stage craft to help us pack more impact to our…

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KEH074: Social Currency & Meaning: How to Create Empowering Children’s Shows

Kids Entertainer Podcast with Carisa Hendrix_Social Currency & Meaning: How to Create Empowering Children’s Shows

Social Currency & Meaning: How to Create Empowering Children’s Shows In this week’s Kids Entertainer Podcast episode, Guinness World Record holder and all-around entertainer Carisa Hendrix graces us with an interview that is positively brimming with insights and advice on how to create empowering children’s shows. Talking in detail about where to draw inspiration, to…

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Top 4 Performing Styles for Kids Entertainment Events

Top 4 Performing Styles for Kids Entertainment Events

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.

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KEH053: Lessons Learned from Decades of Performing

KEH053 Greg McMahan: Lessons Learned from Decades of Performing

Lessons Learned from Decades of Performing: Tips and Insights from a Seasoned Children’s Entertainer In this episode in the Vault of Wisdom series, we share lessons that a long-time kids entertainer has learned from years of performing. Greg McMahan, an all-around professional entertainer who uses magic, comedy, balloon twisting, juggling, and clowning in his shows,…

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KEH051: Hospital Entertaining Tips for Children’s Entertainers

KEH051 Wayne Van Wyck: Hospital Entertaining Tips for Children’s Entertainers

Hospital Entertaining Tips for Children’s Entertainers Hospital entertaining is rewarding—there’s no doubt about it—but it isn’t as simple as it sounds. From the condition of the child and his/her parents, to the almost constant coming and going of medical personnel, to the culture of the different wards, to sanitary precautions and hospital regulations, there’s actually…

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Rubber Chicken Nuggets – Sylvester the Jester

Kids entertainer Sylvester the Jester

Welcome to the seventh and final instalment of this series of interviews that originally appeared in Rubber Chicken magazine. Editor and publisher Peter Aubery has made them available for the Kids Entertainer Hub audience. In this series, Peter picks the minds of kids entertainers Charlie Frye, Jimmy Carlo, John Kimmons, Bill Abbott, Michael Diamond, and Paul…

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KEH 044: The Psychology of Play

The Psychology of Play See Performing for Children from a Fresh Perspective Play is such a big part of a child’s life, and it’s astounding at times how we as kids entertainers often don’t think about the psychology behind it and view what we do in its light. Professional clown Adam Zimmerman has made it…

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