Last night I did two shows and I noticed another spot in the show that could use some “stinger” music. Unfortunately I notice it as it happened in the show, and didn’t have a chance to add it before the next show. If you are present in your show and pay attention during it, the show will tell you a lot of things.
One of the things that I’m trying to do to my show is tighten it up. There’s a transition in the show where I need to move a table from center stage to stage right. It’s down time. It’s only 5 seconds of down time, but it’s down time. That time could be used better than just moving a table across the stage.
During the first show I noticed that I could move the table which I don’t need for the trick before I move it as the guy is coming up to the stage for that previous trick. What I did “dead time” to eliminate dead time a few minutes later. It worked great, and I think I’m going to do keep it.
As the say, “the devil is in the details”. Little things can make a huge difference in the show. You just need to keep on them, and over time they’ll add up!