Drag King Magic
January 18, 2010 3:40 AM Subscribe
What are some magic tricks that are simple to make/do for an indoor cabaret?
posted by divabat to media & arts (2 answers total)
I'm participating in a cabaret burlesque competition and one of my ideas is a drag king magic routine. I used to be super obsessed with magic as a kid, but then I tried performing it live at age 14 and it kinda bombed. I got scared off since, but ever since I got back into performing I would like to incorporate it again.
I'm thinking of simple classic tricks - I found that those often worked well. It'd be to some funky music, so it shouldn't be something that requires patter. I'll be interspersing magic with dance, playing up the drag bit more. It's a small stage, and I don't want to risk crazy fire tricks. Stuff that is inexpensive and that I can make would be best.
I'm thinking things around a magic wand - floating it, making it pop, etc. Cards are ok but I'm fiddly with them, and coins would be too hard to see. Anything involving the stripping of clothes would be funny.
Any ideas? Any search terms I should look up?