In the June issue of Genii,Danny Orleans,writes about the adults talking during a family show.His idea is to past out a card to the adult who is yaking during your show,that basiclly states,to stop talking during the show.
He used this only twice in 6 months and states it works.
I think your going to upset someone soon.
I'll been there many ,many times the grown -ups are talking through my show.They should know better
but they don't.
My advice is,I hate to say it, but deal with.
Mainly I find this happening at country clubs.
It THEIR CLUB, they pay the dues,ect. So they can do anything they want.
I been doing a country club for many years.They're a very good client and every grown-up yaks and yaks during my show( and I do have a good show).
If I throw out a line or give them a card to shut-up .I really don't think I'll be there year after year.Also getting other bookings from adults that seen me at the party.
Last year,I did a show at another country club
everyone was enjoy it and then this guy came out nowhere and announce the best costumes for the halloween party.I was P.O. but I keep my cool and dealt with it.
Because I know ,being a homebase magician that I couldn't show I was upset and then lose the client and other bookings. If I said something that I was P.O. they would say oh, he was a mean magician.
I know it drive us crazy but not every show has broadway audience. I think the best thing to do is to deal with the yaking grown-ups and give the best show you can.