One thing on stage that’s important is connecting with the audience. It’s 90% of the game, if you do that, you really have to try to make an audience dislike you. However there are some acts that don’t have anything to really connect with, and that makes the audience have to work to like you.
Recently I worked with an act that was a silent act to music and a short act. The act focused on a particular skill. Unforunately the skill was just OK. Without getting into who it was, the act is visually interesting, however the repeated thing over and over. There were really only two moves before the act got repetitive and boring.
What this act needed to do was look for some sort of personality within the act…oh, and it was a costumed act, but they didn’t really go into the character the costume was. Let’s say you are wearing a dracula costume, you need to act like dracula, not just wear the costume. People form long term relationships personalities, not costumes.