At the fair yesterday, I tried the cracker magic trick in my preshow. It went well, and the audience liked it. That said, there are a couple things that I need to improve on. The big one is writing a script, and the other prop management.
For prop management, this will come with doing it. I had to dig around too much looking for the cracker or bowl, that’s mostly because I don’t know what I’m doing. There’s not a clear “flow” to the routine as far as what goes where.
For a script, I basically said something like:
I couldn’t find a store that sold a deck of cards in this town. I ended up having to buy something to try to make it work. So we’ll do a cracker trick! Pick a cracker, remember it, put it back and mix them up. Is that your cracker!!
How about you write your name on it, so we can tell it apart.
It goes into this bowl, we’ll cover it up and shake it to mix them. When I count to three you’ll toss the crackers into the air and I’ll reach out and catch one, it’ll be your cracker. If I can’t do that you win what’s inside this cup.
Was that your cracker (show crushed cracker)?
Wait, there’s the cup…inside the cup is a cracker…read the name…Oh, that’s not your name.
We’ll make it disappear. All I need is some magic dust…and that makes it change into your name!!!
It’s a pretty bare bones script, not much going on. I’ll try to “punch it up” a little bit later today.