March 11 Update

YOU NEED TO REGISTER TODAY TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR JR./SR. OPEN MIC TOMORROW Tomorrow morning, March 12,  at 10 AM Eastern time in the USA you can sign up to be a part of the Junior or Senior Open Mic at the Vent Haven ConVENTion 2014.  But to be eligible you MUST be...

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WHEN IT’S OK TO DO A FREE / REDUCED PRICE SHOW

I have often been asked “When is it OK to do a FREE show?”.  Some would answer “Never!”, but I think this is something a performer has to deal with personally. I never say “never” to a free show.  Please allow me to explain… Many times there are causes you believe in...

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IMPROMPTU VENT CAN BE A BIG “PLUS”

As most we have found out from most entertainers, occasionally you are introduced to someone and it’s mentioned you are a ventriloquist. Often the person will ask “You’re a ventriloquist..can you do something?”  Since you are not carrying around a puppet (at least not...

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WARDROBE FOR VENTERTAINERS

WARDROBE FOR VENTERTAINERS

What you wear on stage can make a big difference in your performance.  Comfort is now king and so we must look at how to properly dress for our shows. As the old saying goes “Clothes makes the man (or woman) ! and that is vitally true! The day and age of the tuxedo is...

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BACKDROP OR NO BACKDROP?

BACKDROP OR NO BACKDROP?

For years as a full time traveling childen’s ventriloquist I struggled with the idea of whether or not to use a backdrop, a curtain behind me  for my shows.  For years I didn’t until my wife Jody suggested I try using one ..and it made all the difference in the world!...

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CHOOSING THE VENUE THAT’S RIGHT FOR YOU

As ventriloquists we have many different choices to make....soft puppets” vs. “hard puppets”; costuming; stage settings… but the most important choice is to find the right venue  to do your shows.  Hopefully I can shed some light on this topic in this installment....

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COMBINING ALLIED ARTS WITH VENTRILOQUISM

I have been asked many times about combining other allied arts (magic, juggling, puppetry, etc.) with ventriloquism.  Is this something that’s acceptable?  My answer:  yes! Now before I give you the wrong impression, ventriloquism is definitely strong enough to stand...

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“IDEA FILE” IS A GREAT HELP

One thing I learned years ago from performers an cartoonists is to start an “Idea File”.  It doesn’t have to be elaborate, just a file folder or an empty magazine sized envelope will do, it will be used simply as a collection point for things you see, notes you jot...

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VENT EMERGENCY KIT A MUST

You’re at a venue and suddenly something breaks, cracks, of falls apart.  What are you to do? Cry and hide in your room Beg for repair materials at the venue  Have you own emergency repair kit If you answered “3 “, you win the prize for being a successful vent! ...

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PART 2: GOING PROFESSIONAL

There are many things to consider when thinking about going “pro”.  I mentioned a few things in my last blog. Now I want to wrap up this discussion with this column. Family Support:  In order to go pro and be completely happy doing so, it takes the support of your...

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