In this ebook, Marc Dibowski, author of some bestselling books in Germany, shares ideas and effects for a magic act in the holiday season.
Add a touch of winter and Christmas to your kids show, stand-up, mental or close-up act. In addition to ideas on props, you will also find routines and ways to tailor your act for Christmas without high expenses, without lots of props, without laborious efforts.
The ebook is completed with information on Christmas characters, links to marketed effects including sources and information on Christmas traditions in different countries. You will use some of these ideas ...! Germany's bestselling book on Christmas magic now for the first time in English.
With a foreword by David Kaye.
"The busiest time of year for the children's entertainer is Christmas. You dash from party to party in a mad whirl with hardly a moment to think. But someone has done the thinking for you!
How would you like a book to inspire? A book with more Christmas ideas than you've eaten hot turkeys! A book to read well before Christmas, which is crammed with great ideas and magical twists on existing props? Marc Dibowski has done just that and written a Christmas cracker of a book! If you use only a few ideas from it, they will transform your Christmas shows and put YOU at the top of the tree!" - Jeremy Le Poidevin
"The comedy and the magic works. The book is well written and should be well received by the magic community. I would definitely recommend this book to all magicians and workers of kids." - Chris Capehart
"I REALLY enjoyed your Christmas book of routine, effects and ideas. This would open a whole new world of opportunities to the working performer.I think your advice based on experience is worth its weight in gold." - Bill Abbott
"This book should be called 'loads of great ideas that you will use in your Christmas shows'. The title hides the gems that are hidden inside. As I read through it I kept thinking - why didn't I think of that? Worth every penny." - Keith Fields
"I have just read a most enjoyable book by Marc Dibowski, on the topic of Christmas shows. This is not a standard book of Christmas routines; instead, it will help to stimulate your own creativity so you can design your own Christmas magic show. Marc thoroughly covers music selection, stage setting and various props and effects to use in a Christmas show. He also has a wealth of ideas you can incorporate with standard magic props you probably already own. For completeness, there is also a section on commercially available Christmas show props. This book definitely fills a need in the magic community, and I give it my highest recommendation!" - Marty Hahne
1st edition 2012, 78 pages.
Table of Contents
- Foreword by David Kaye (Silly Billy)
- Why do a Christmas Show?
- St Nicholas, Santa Claus and the Christ Child
- Magic in the Christmas Season
- Aspects of a Christmas show
- - Music
- - Stage setting
- - Props and Effects
- Effects in a Christmas Show
- - Ideas for props
- - The Central Theme
- (Fragments of) Routines
- Christmas Match - mental coincidence
- Christmas-bauble-gift pack - a close-up effect at the table
- Artwork - Pattern for the Christmas-bauble-gift pack
- Marketed Christmas Effects
- Christmas traditions in different countries
- Bonus routine: X-mas surprise (a mental effect for adults)
- The naked Truth
- Always up-to-date
word count: 20796 which is equivalent to 83 standard pages of text