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Trent James has put together an incredible collection of tested and proven routines that he's used to climb high on the ladder of show business. The contents are very practical and insanely strong with lots of comedic potential. I've seen Trent do many of these routines to crowds large and small, and they have never failed to illicit a huge response! And for the working performer, the tips in the last chapter alone are worth the price of these Notes.  - Ben Zabin


Trent James is my favorite magician and these new notes of his give me even more reasons to be a fan. Smart, fun and ORIGINAL routines. - Jon Armstrong


Trent James presents a collection of 6 of his stand up magic routines that he uses in his current repertoire. Trent has traveled the world performing on colleges campuses, theaters, and cruise ships. For the first time, Trent is sharing his updated classics with you. He will also give tips on traveling with a props, organization, and show flow. 


An excerpt from his Introduction:


“When I started performing professionally, I quickly learned you must be flexible to be successful. No two shows are the same. Your setup, angles, and tricks must be adaptable to fit the situation. The following routines have saved me a handful of times, as they can play onstage or up close and will engage adult and family audiences alike. On top of being flexible, most of the tricks are solo pieces, which tend to be rare, but ideal to build a solid show.” - Trent James


The Routines:


Close-Up Color Changing Silk - An opener that Trent will often do walkaround. However, it also plays on a stage to a hundred people. 


Cut and Restored Rope - This is a practical touch up to a classic cut and restored rope. One of the small problems with cut and restored rope is that your rope slowly loses length. The main idea here is simply to to have one rope that lasts forever. 


Ring on Rope - A beautiful sequence that can be added to your current ring and rope magic.  Trent does a fun ring and rope routine using a silver linking ring and then ends with this stunning sequence. 


Root Beer Float - A  really fun routine that is a unique take on and inspired by the old favorite, Silk to Egg.


The Shrinking Card - A handling of the shrinking deck plot that was developed after seeing Curtis Kam's version during a lecture. The original shrinking fan was traditionally a stage bit, but this routine s designed for walk around settings, including giving away a shrunken card as a souvenir. 


The Next, Spot Card - An update to the classic trick, What's Next?, this item is destined to become a future standard in magic. Watching this looks like CG special effects. 


All this and and Trent’s “10 Tips for Travel With A Magic Show” which are truly worth the price of the notes for ANYONE who performs and travels regularly or even occasionally with their show. 


The very special notes are exclusively available here or live at Trent’s lectures. 

It's Just a Stage

  • 46 pages

    Fully illustrated

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