How Many Tricks Do You Need to Be a Magician

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?

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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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Restaurant Gigs for Kids Entertainers part 3

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…

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Kids Entertainer Podcast 077: How to Create a Unique Compelling Character and Get Booked Solid with James Munton

How to Create a Unique Compelling Character and Get Booked Solid: Tips for Kids and Family Entertainers Struggling to stand out from other kids entertainers and snag the attention—and business—of more clients? For James Munton, the key is in creating a unique, strong, memorable character. But how to do it and where to start? Hit…

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Kids Entertainer Podcast 76: Creating Kids Shows with Christopher T. Magician

Creating Kids Shows with Christopher T. Magician This podcast episode is all about building strong routines and creating kids shows that thrive on audience interaction and keep the kids bursting with laughter. And who better to talk about comedy, entertainment, and captivating audiences than the wacky and creative Christopher T. Magician? Hit play and pick…

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Where to Find the Best Magic Tricks Part 2: Tips for Starting Magicians

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…

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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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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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