Today I performed back to back shows, the first, I was hired as a corporate magician for ABF Freight and then I performed Enlight at Wyndahm, which I just barely made it to on time! ABF Freight was wonderful and said they'd definitely have me back again next year! Enlight was solid too!
Our first "show" was a complete success! An old friend and brilliant director/producer came to take notes for us, gave us some great critiques for the show and I'm really excited about next week. I hope our first show goes as well as rehearsal!
For the passed four months I've been working on the same show over and over and over again. We added Jeremiah Eugenio to the show, which changed everything! Entirely for the better; it's just taking forever to get the show up to par. What we're trying to do, simply hasn't been done before and it's difficult enough to perform magic as a solo artist. When you add another magician into the mix, everything all of a sudden because exceptionally more complicated. Since magic is typically a solo art, and we both have the ability to perform the same types of magic, but now the question is, what makes the most sens with your chacter, how do we transition between these two feelings, how do we get both magicians an equal amount of stage time, and feel included in the majority of the show. It's been a challenge but it's going well so far! Looking forward to dress rehearsal!
The show went over well! We performed at the vitory sports complex in Joplin for Calvary Chapel. Being a perfectionist, there were quite a few snags that frustrated me but overall everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves and we recieved a really good review! Though, it's definitely time to rehearse a lot more before April.
"Love this guy's heart & his passion for his craft. We booked him for our annual harvest festival & I'm glad we did. He and his crew showed up on time & was courteous & professional. He was also willing to flex so as to fit what it was we were looking for; personable guy/good magician, a winning combo :)" -Jeff Kingsley, pastor
This month we began rehearsing for Enlight! We weren't expecting to book another Grand Illusion show but a church in Joplin, MO picked us up for their alternative halloween event. Everyone's face in this picture will tell you just how well dress rehearsal went... it's really exciting to be performing illusions again though! Grand Illusion is the reason I fell in love with magic to begin with.
We just got our logo back from the designer! The show is called EnLight and it's based off of Paul's prayer that our hearts may be enlightened to the glorious inheritence we have as believers in Christ. The premise of the show is to depict just how disillusioned we are as a culture and challenges the audience, no matter the religion, to live a more love-filled life and refocus our energy on being at peace with, and charishing the people around us. Many exciting things ahead for next year!
My intuition was right! The project I was offered a production job for has fizzled and while at this discipleship school, I was offered my first official contract!!! Starting next April, I'll be bringing the show ENLIGHT to Wyndham Resorts in Branson, MO. I've met so many great new people at this school and I'm really excited for what the future holds for my career and, well, life. Not only did I book my first contract at this discipleship school, I even found my new assistent. Her names Jessica Turner, and she's perfect. I can't wait to see what this next season will bring!
Last month I had an incredible opportunity to open for the Voices of Glory in Branson, MO. The Voices of Glory were semi-finalists on Americas Got Talent and have since relocated to Branson to have their very own full-production show. The opener was great, such an incredible turn out. Everyone seemed to really love the magic and the Voices of Glory were great. If you're ever in Branson be sure to check out their show AYO! It's great.
Constantly looking for magic in everything. This is my journey.