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KEH080: Why a Children’s Entertainment Career Is a Smart Choice

Kids Entertainer Podcast 080 with Jolly Roger: Why a Children’s Entertainment Career Is a Smart Choice

Why a Children’s Entertainment Career Is a Smart Choice Roger Blakiston’s career in professional entertainment spans over 50 years, and it also spans both sides of the Atlantic. Theatrically trained and having run his own children’s entertainment agency in the UK before moving to the US—where he is still an active kids comedy magician—Roger is…

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KEH075: Educational Significance and Magic Workshops: Kids Entertainer Tips for Increasing Your Bottom Line

KEH075 with Tommy Johns: Educational Significance and Magic Workshops: Kids Entertainer Tips for Increasing Your Bottom Line

Educational Significance and Magic Workshops: Kids Entertainer Tips for Increasing Your Bottom Line How is an educational show different from an educationally significant show? Professional kids entertainer and educator Tommy Johns discusses their difference in this podcast and also gives clever, useful tips on creating, offering, and selling magic workshops. There’s a wealth of information…

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Four Things All Successful School Assembly Shows Have

4 Things All Successful School Assembly Shows Have

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.

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KEH070: Using Backing Tracks in Children’s Shows

KEH070 Mark Beckwith on How to Use Backing Tracks for Your Childrens Shows

Using Backing Tracks in Children’s Shows: Kids Entertainer Tips for Adding Sound Effects and Music to Make Your Production Bigger & Better Among the tried and tested ways to make any show outstanding is to add backing tracks. Music and sound effects do make performances livelier, funnier, and more professional, and they even allow you…

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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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KEH067: How to Create and Sell Themed Library Shows

Kids Entertainer Jim Kleefeld on How to Create and Sell Themed Library Shows

How to Create and Sell Themed Library Shows: Tips from a Seasoned Educational Show Performer Thinking of building your own themed library shows? This episode featuring library show expert and author of multiple magic books Jim Kleefeld covers all the basics you need to know: from how to weave a book into a magic routine,…

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KEH066: Educational Magic: Tips for an Engaging, Powerful Show

Doug Scheer: Educational Magic: Tips for an Engaging, Powerful Show

Educational Magic: Tips for an Engaging, Powerful Show We kick off Series 4 of the Kids Entertainer Podcast with no less than educational magic show master, Doug Scheer. In turns insightful and entertaining, this first part of his interview will inspire and encourage you not only to try your hand at school assembly performances and…

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Where You Can Find the Best Audiences Ever

Where Kids Entertainers Can Find the Best Audiences Ever

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.…

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