Bring Back the Shtick
Subtitled “Tricks, Routines, Gags, and Bits of Business for the Children’s Entertainer” the two-disc set of DVDs will help you develop and improve magic shows geared toward children… which is the largest market segment for magic.
If you ever wanted to develop a well-structured show that is so much fun to perform, even if you’ve never done a show in your life, these DVDs will help you create a show and a career in the “Kids Show” market.
The ideal magic show for children should be endless fun. It should have light and shade, lots of participation, lots of laughter and good strong magic.
In this double DVD set, you will discover: How to get more reaction from the tricks you already do, ways of getting audible gasps from magical effects, Tons of gags and bits of business, and a range of routines you will want to add to your show.
DVD Disc 1:
►Silver Sceptre: Tips on getting better reactions and more laughter from this classic effect.
►Handkerchief Mouse: (Performance only, full details on the Five Minutes With a Pocket Handkerchief DVD).
►Magic Drawing Board: Extra gags and tips on timing that can be added to your existing routine, or simply use this routine as is.
►Lovey Duck: At least five minutes of action packed magic, laughter and surprises.
►Cedric’s Phone: A delightful bit of business for younger children that can be used to introduce your next trick.
►Invisible Silks: A small child keeps putting one over on the magician.
►Origami Art: A trick that has many uses and will also fit into any themed show.
►Obedient Block: The children catches the magician as he tries to trick them, ending with the whole trick backfiring on the performer with a big laugh.
►Three Worms: A fun presentation for Professor’s Nightmare/Unequal Ropes.
►Cords and Wand: Eight to ten minutes of schtick that can be used at a house birthday party or on a large stage.
►Wandering Block: Two great ideas to add to your Wandering Block or ABC Blocks routine, guaranteed to increase the reaction of both adults and children and will fool those who are familiar with the trick.
►Fishing Competition: A novel competition that adds ten minutes of laughter and excitement to your show. Great fun as well at adult parties.
►Chinese Rings: If you do any kind of Linking Ring routine you will find a number of gags and suggestions to benefit your own routine.
DVD Disc 2:
An interview with Quentin Reynolds plus a look at some of the children’s entertainers of yesteryear and their legacy of excellent magical effects, any one of which could be a highlight in your show.
Bertram’s Letter for the Conjuror and Changing Die, Eric P. Wilson’s Wunda Villa and Snowman, Ken Little’s Mysto the Mighty, Peter D’Arcy’s Magic Bricks, George Wallman’s Carrier Bag Gag, Cedric Richardson’s The Rose, Len Belcher and Bob Ostin’s Choo Choo Train, Ali Bongo’s Clarence and the Magic Thingamajig, Milbourne Christopher’s Forgetful Freddie.
Produced by Quentin Reynolds in 2017. Combined running time: Approximately 4-hours.
“I don’t perform for children but I thoroughly enjoyed these DVDs. Quentin not only tells us how but, more importantly, why. Excellent thoughts on psychology, acting, timing, pausing and pointing. I especially enjoyed the second disc where Quentin talks about British children’s magicians of the past and demonstrates some of their wonderful magic. Really fascinating.” …Eugene Burger