‘Cruise Magic 101: How to make a great living performing magic on a cruise ship.’
Make money and have fun doing what you love, sound too good to be true? Well not when you have read the tips, secrets and information in this truly groundbreaking book.
After 40 years Nick Lewin has become one of the highest paid and highly regarded performers in this lucrative market. This award-winning performer is sharing his experience and it has now been put down on paper. It can save other performers a gigantic learning curve.
From A-Z, Lewin covers the topics that will get you booked in the Cruising Industry. From how to get your bookings, getting to your gig, what to do when you get there and how to get re-booked. He holds nothing back and shares numerous tips and techniques that can put you at the front of the booking line.
At a time when most sources of work are drying up, or closing down, Nick shows you how to cash in and become a player in one of the few remaining expanding markets for the performing magician. Everything you need to know is here, all you need to do is supply the act. He gives amazingly specialized and savvy advice about that too.
There is great information about how to make your act suitable and desirable for the cruise market. Nick even includes one of his pet routines, which he performs on every cruise. Although it is a cliché, his ‘Cruise Card Transpo’ really is worth the price of the book, as you will realize the moment you perform it. His tips on other effects to perform, and not perform, will also be invaluable as you master this highly paid and enjoyable field of employment.
The cost of the book is $20 plus $4.99 postage/handling. It can be purchased from the online store in my website www.nicklewin.com
Mr. Lewin has been performing on cruise ships for over 40 years and his valuable advice will make you confident in pursuing this very rewarding field of entertainment! I consider this tome as a “must-have” for those who wish to become real professionals performing on cruise ships, and, to not only maximize your benefits, but avoid the pitfalls!
Nick began as a children’s birthday party magician, pub magician, cabaret show performer and a participant in talent shows – until he hired an agent. This began Nick’s career in cruise ship magic! Fortunately, Mr. Lewin provides 5 important “bits of advice” that will prove to be quite valuable. Bookings and advertising are very important and covered thoroughly.I was elated with Nick’s “all-encompassing” advice about travel, getting to the gigs, each ship’s requirements (including all of the “dos” and “don’ts”!), your behavior on-board, as well as your status and how to address the passengers.The chapter, ”It’s Show Day!”, is one of the most important aspects of cruise ship performance! Nick generously reveals what effects to use, in what order your tricks should be placed, what kind of material to perform, as well as controlling the length of time for each show.Mr. Lewin addresses rehearsal times, performance times, lighting, sound, A/V, backstage requirements, M.C.s and the Production Manager’s master sheet as well as all cues for the above concerns.The chapter titled, Showtime and Beyond provides a plethora of information that the reader, again, will not realize until you’ve “already made the mistake”! Nick’s attention to detail is amazing and he even covers the use of flash products! This chapter also covers problems such as “what happens if the props don’t arrive”!
The author provides readers a “back-up plan” and how to create an impromptu show without your props and even provides a list of effects that can be performed “on the fly”!Here’s something very cool – Mr. Lewin even provides the reader with an entire chapter of FAQs and SAQs (seldom asked questions)! To end this fantastic book, the author kindly provides an appendix of ”Tricks and Stuff”!I’m quite well-read and I can truthfully say that I’ve never read any book that so thoroughly covers every aspect of any field of entertainment as does this wonderful book!
The reader may never have thought of performing on cruise ships before – but I’m quite sure that many will be elated to find that this very rewarding field of entertainment is in big demand and will make you a star in your own right!
What more could you ask for? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!