When I prepare a magic show on stage I always arrive very early to make sure all of the props are set up. I then relay with the tech crew on my lighting cues and sound cues to make sure everything goes smoothly I also give them a “cue sheet”. Making sure that all the props are placed on the correct part of the stage and confirming that the stage hand know what they are doing backstage is the next thing. It can be a daunting task but with my years of experience I am able to do this in order to make sure that the magic show goes well whether I am performing in Los Angeles or Las Vegas. I am almost always the first person in the theater and the last person out. I am sure to get media to cover the show in one way or another by either having local news check it out or having a film/picture crew come in to use for my materials on the website. It is important to pay attention to the smallest detail when preparing a theatrical stage magic show because the audience will know if they have spent their time and money wisely.
If it is for a birthday party I always make sure I know who the birthday person is, their name, and how old they are turning turning so that they can participate in the show and be made the center of attention. If it is for a large corporate event I always make sure I know who the main executives and who the CEO is because it’s likely that the audience will want to see them participate in the show in one way or another. In a school show I always make sure I know who the popular teachers and kids are because the audience will want them on stage as well. It is important to figure this out before the show.