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Cliffg37

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« on: October 30, 2012, 03:19:43 PM »
Well, I have a show coming up next week that has an unusual twist to it.  Usually I perform my fundraising shows in the evening when parents and kids come together.  I like my show and am proud of the family value and fun for all ages type show we do, leaving the four letter words and innuendos for some other performers to deal with.

This time the principal of the school has called for the show to be at 2:30 in the afternoon.  right after school lets out.  The school is a K-8 school so there will be more little ones and less parents to provide guidance. We will go for it, but it will be a new experience for me.

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« Reply #1 on: October 30, 2012, 05:14:42 PM »
Well, if you explained the fund raising would be potentially lower because there will be fewer moms and dads at the show then that's all you can do.

They are the ones paying and if you tell them in good faith what the down-side is you can just go and have a fun show for the kids.

That's what I'd do. Some clients insist on things that don't make sense to seasoned performers but if they insist and if the check clears :) you usually have to give in.


I hope it goes well for you.
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« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2012, 11:47:29 AM »
We I did the show.  It was a bit better attended than the last show I did at that venue, and as a result I made a little more money.  I am not complaining.

At one point I took off my jacket.  This was in preparation for my straitjacket escape.  I threw my jacket onto the curtain as though it was a coat rack.  The jacket of course fell to the floor.  I started yelling at the jacket for falling, and giving it a hard time.  At this point a fellow perform sneaked up along side the curtain on the audience's blind side and stuck up to fingers.  I picked up my jacket, threw it again, and this time it hung up as though on an invisible coat rack.  It was a great site gag that the audience loved.

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« Reply #3 on: November 15, 2012, 03:01:14 PM »
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At this point a fellow perform sneaked up along side the curtain on the audience's blind side and stuck up to fingers. 

Was this planned?

That sounds great! I think that should be something you do every time. If this was just a happy accident it sounds like something you should put in every performance.

If it is your own curtain (a backdrop you take to venues) you could put some kind of hook that isn't visible to the audice and just make sure you "miss it" the first time.

That sounds so great and I'm glad that the gig went well. Those gigs that you think are not going to be good sometimes end up being the best.

And the gigs I think are going to be great....well, let's not even talk about that. :)
Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots.
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« Reply #4 on: November 16, 2012, 12:41:10 PM »
No, it wasn't planned.  It sure was funny though.  I wasn't even planning th throw my jacket on the curtain until the last minute.

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« Reply #5 on: November 16, 2012, 03:10:50 PM »
Those happy accidents sometimes make the best comedy.

There are a lot of things in my shows that started out as accidents but now I do them all the time.

Sounds fun.
Humor is a social lubricant that helps us get over some of the bad spots.
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