Category Archives: Creating

This section is about stage craft.

Evaluating Performance Ideas

…you might be surprised to learn the number if times entertainers select routines simply because they think an audience will like it. Continue reading

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And The Winner Is:

Congratulations to Bob Abdou. His gig horror story about a puppet show in a basement wins him the prize: a $30 gift card to Albuquerque’s Magic and Juggling Shop. There were a lot of incredible stories, from meat hook disasters … Continue reading

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Take It Seriously

A truly great performer is always looking to learn new things and to improve what they do. Continue reading

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How to Evaluate your Ideas

It can actually be pretty helpful to write things down because just having a list to look at can lead to more and more ideas. The more possibilities you have at this step, the better your final result will be. Continue reading

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Attention: New Blog Name

Variety Arts Resource: Information for Excellent Entertainers
My focus here is to be helpful to my fellow performers and to share my deep love of the variety arts with the world. Continue reading

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How to Have an Inspiration

I was trying to balance a golf ball on a golf tee on my nose. This might not sound like a big deal to someone who does not make a regular practice of balancing things, but I assure you, it is a relatively high level trick. Continue reading

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How To Make Money in the Variety Arts

How To Make Money in the Variety Arts A Book by Brad Weston I have been writing this book for hours every day for over two months now. When I started this project, I thought that it would take a … Continue reading

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Nothing To Fear

Having a pre-show routine can go a long way to helping you to feel comfortable and secure before a show. Continue reading

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The Dynamic-Contact-Spehereplay-Fushigi Controversy

It is still unclear how the marketing of Fushigi will affect the art form. It seems to me some of the magic, the rareness of obscurity is no longer available with this prop. Continue reading

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5 Bad Choices of Magicians

One of the most important parts about being successful on stage, is to be viewed as the one in control. If you get a member of the audience on stage before you have established this control, you might very well be handing your act over. Continue reading

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