Al James Restaurant Magic Lecture
Have you ever contemplated a career as a restaurant magician?
We are delighted to have Chicago's veteran restaurant magician, Al James share the "inside information" with us.
-Which tricks work better in a restaurant setting than others?
-How to approach the restaurant?
-How to book the gig?
-How to approach the tables once you get the gig?
-Will you get gigs out of the restaurant?
-How do you get tips?
-Should you charge for your services, work for tips, or both?
-Should you use table tents or posters for advertisement?
-What kinds of tricks should you avoid?
-What should your relationship be with the restaurant staff?
-What do you do with repeat customers?
-What about giveaways?
This lecture is highly recommended for anyone interested in honing their restaurant tableside performing skills and/or desiring to learn the business side of restaurant magic. His newly released Signed Bill to Orange might be worth the price of admission!
About Al James:
Al James has been a full-time restaurant magician since 1971. This seasoned Chicago talent started out working at the Pickle Barrel Restaurant with "Heba Haba Al," Chicago's legendary bar and restaurant magician. He then went to the New York Lounge, a Chicago bar that featured close-up magicians for over 40 years. From there he moved to the Ivanhoe Dinner Theater where he worked with Frank Everhart and Jim Ryan. Eventually, he went to the infamous Schulien's Restaurant where he worked for 21 years. Presently, he performs in restaurants 6 days a week, including the Friday night shift at O'Donovan's (formerly Schulien's), and Saturday nights downtown at Timothy O'Tooles. In addition to his restaurant gigs, he travels the country performing corporate, college, and high school shows.
When: Saturday, June 16, 2012
Time: 2:00 PM
Place: Jasper Theater Club at Magic, Inc.
5082 N. Lincoln Avenue (at Carmen Avenue)
Cost: $25.00 Paid on or before the 15th of June
$30.00 Paid the day of the event
Tickets will be available for pick up at Magic, Inc. the afternoon of the lecture.
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