Tuesday, June 2, 2015

We try to be an Active Club

We have held public magic shows for the last thirteen years.   This means that those members that wish to be involved (there is no pressure to do so) can present a short act (of say five to fifteen minutes) as part of a club presentation of as many as ten performers on stage to a paying public.

In 2008, and again in 2010, we presented a "MegaMagic Show" at Lake Macquarie Performing Arts Centre. The show lasted about two hours plus interval, and was well received, generating much needed funds for our club, and encouraging those that were involved to improve their performance.   Several members chose not to perform - but often were involved in the vital back stage tasks, including curtain closing, moving stage props chairs and other stage work, as well as selling magic kits in the lobby, not to mention the cleaning up of the hall afterwards. Again in 2011 and 2013 we performed at Wesley Church Hall, Beaumont St Hamilton and were well received.

Many of our meetings include times when any of our members are invited to perform for the other members. This is a good opportunity to try out a new routine in a non-threatening atmosphere.   We try to support and encourage our members.