KEH073: Openers, Transitions, and Closers: Tips on How to Make a Cohesive Children’s Show

KEH073 Nathan Roberts_Openers Transitions and Closers for Children's Show

Openers, Transitions, and Closers:

Tips on How to Make a Cohesive Children’s Show

How do you turn different tricks and routines into a show that does not feel segmented but instead comes across as whole? The answer, according to long-time performing magician and musician (and dramatist) Nathan Roberts is in the use of openers, transitions, and closers.

Join us in this interview with Nathan and learn not just about these three elements, but also tips from the field of drama that you can apply in your show to make it even more enthralling.

Download Training Tip 158 - Openers, Transitions, and Closers for a Cohesive Children’s Show: Extended Notes

In this episode we discuss:

  • What Nathan applied from his drama training to his performances
  • Chris Capehart’s style of audience interaction
  • Recorded openers/intro voice-overs and how Nathan got started making them for performers
  • How to cultivate presence
  • His experience that led him to create the lecture Don’t Let Them Breathe
  • The importance of transitions
  • The uses of music cues
  • Nathan’s Uganda story

Resources mentioned in this episode:

Kids Entertainer Academy

Nathan’s website

Nathan’s Facebook

Kids Entertainers Facebook group

Kids Entertainer Podcast

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Download Training Tip 158 - Openers, Transitions, and Closers for a Cohesive Children’s Show: Extended Notes