The SandwichAugust 7 2007 at 9:09 AM
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Response to Outline your show
Although each venue is different, I organize a standard lesson-type show like this:
1. Strong vent routine. For older audiences, I'll make this more dialogue based. For younger audiences, it will be more visual-gage based.
2. Vent routine (different character) to introduce theme.
3. Object Lesson/Illusion or puppet performance behind screen to develop the lesson.
4. Practice the lesson (audience participation). For my show on "Patience," for example, I do a comedy illusion that forces the volunteer and the audience to practice patience at several places. Then I go over where those places were and how well they did. I have also done a vent routine that was strong in audience participation/reaction to achieve the same purpose.
5. "Wow" ending routine. (Usually the magic drawing board.)
My shows are usually ''lesson sandwiches:" A lesson between two strong routines. Since it is so hard to create really strong beginnings and endings that are customized to each show's lesson, I find that this way is the most effective for me and still offers a purpose for the show.
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