The Outerbridge lecture has received rave reviews from magic clubs and the 2015 IBM Jacksonville Convention. Ted and Marion Outerbridge present audience-tested, bulletproof routines from over 25 years of performances and media appearances. Their material has been refined at venues ranging from theatres and comedy clubs to casinos, cruise ships and television. Behind-the-scenes touring secrets including how the show is booked, the logistics of touring with a large illusion show, marketing and PR, increasing ticket sales with publicity stunts, developing new material, the eight-hour set-up, and the details of running and striking the show are also discussed. A fascinating slide show makes it possible to obtain a behind the scenes look at life on the road. Ted and Marion answer questions during and after the lecture.
If you are looking for new close-up or stand-up material, wondering how to market yourself, striving to move up to the next level, or just interested in a behind-the-scenes look at a touring illusion show, the Outerbridge lecture is a not to be missed experience.
Illusionists Ted and Marion Outerbridge have been hailed by critics as “the most successful magicians in Canada” (Montreal Gazette) and “champions of magic” (Bergedorfer Zeitung, Hamburg, Germany). They have performed their touring illusion show coast-to-coast and on both sides of the Atlantic. They have also consulted for such entertainment giants as the Cirque du Soleil.
TIME OF DAY – The ultimate magic trick for television and radio appearances!
FLOATING BARRICADE LIGHT – The classic Zombie Ball reimagined as a construction barricade light.
PURPLE CARD – Bullet Through Card with a water pistol loaded with grape Kool-Aid.
TP PREDICTION – The ultimate “packs small, plays big” comedy prediction.
PERFUME – Predict the perfume a volunteer is thinking of.
TOURING SECRETS – How to book your show, what to do at media appearances, great publicity stunts, developing original material, a sample day in a touring illusion show, and more.
GYPSY THREAD – Thoughts on presentation and handling.
THE PSYCHIC IS RIGHT – Comedy mentalism at its finest and a highlight of Outerbridge performances for the past 23 years.
“entertaining and informative“
CHARLES ARKIN│INTERNATIONAL TREASURER OF THE IBM
“AMAZING – congratulations”
PAUL ROMHANY│MAGICIAN/EDITOR, VANISH MAGAZINE
“Great for a person wanting to know the ins and outs of doing road shows.”
OBIE O’BRIEN│PRESIDENT, OBIE’S 4F CONVENTION
“It was a pleasure to have you at the IBM convention this year! Consider me a new fan!”
JOE M. TURNER│INTERNATIONAL PRESIDENT OF THE IBM
“The tricks in the lecture were very good, but the other parts of the lecture were worth the price of admission. Insights on presentation, advertising, costuming, and much more were invaluable to anyone really wanting to succeed in the magic world. It was interesting to see the inside workings of an illusion show as well. All in all, a very enlightening evening. Highly recommended! It was a hit!”
TOM CRAVEN│IBM RING 2, YOUNGSTOWN, OH
“Great lecture last night!”
FRITZ COOMBS│IBM RING 2, YOUNGSTOWN, OH
“Thank you for coming to Cleveland. What a wonderful lecture you and Marion gave! We had a huge crowd and their obviously enthusiastic response was a testament to your presentation. I thought the combination of close-up, stand-up, marketing and illusion material was an excellent choice. It is obvious that everything you presented comes for real work experience. Your life-on-the-road” videos gave us great insight into the trials and tribulations of touring with a show, something most magicians either long to do or find fascinating. I loved the insider tips on Gypsy Thread and on how to perform magic on the radio. And it was very fantastic to see that you and Marion work equally as magicians and performers, not simply a performer with a nameless assistant. Great stories, marvelous films, and excellent handling of tricks make this a must-see lecture.
JIM KLEEFELD│IBM RING 23, CLEVELAND, OH
“The Ted Outerbridge lecture proved to be an excellent combination of entertainment and education. His resourcefulness in reformatting some old chestnuts into modern day miracles was terrific. His expertise in marketing and routine development was a pleasant addition to a much uncovered topic in magic. It is hard to find stage magicians to lecture let alone a full time illusionist. The lecture was very well received and is highly recommended.”
TONY WEILAND│IBM RING 12, BUFFALO, NY
“What a fantastic lecture! It was a pleasure to meet both of you. Thank you for such a great night!”
LISA PTACEK EATON│IBM RING 23, CLEVELAND, OH
“Last night was my favorite lecture. I highly recommend going. These two people are just amazing. Fun, likable, and great info. Well worth your time.”
“One of the best well organized lectures I’ve seen in ages. I really enjoyed their lecture and they are super nice people as well. Don’t miss it!”
“What a refreshing lecture!”
“Thanks for an amazing lecture and wonderful stories! Looking forward to seeing your show.”
“We enjoyed their lecture and recommend them to any club.”
RANDY VANDER WAL│RING 211, GRAND RAPIDS, MI
“It was truly a pleasure both meeting you and watching you perform tonight. I have also just finished reading your lecture notes tonight and I wasn’t disappointed. Keep up the good work.”
MIKE HARMON│RING 12 BUFFALO, NY
“I really enjoyed your magic and special presentation. Thank you so much for the additional information on the Perfume routine. I really appreciate it. It was such a different twist on the Martin Lewis effect. I look forward to using it in the near future. Your Magic, Theater Presentation, Lighting and attention to details was really up my ally.”
NICK VERINA│PRESIDENT, YOUNGSTOWN MAGIC CLUB
“Really enjoyed the lecture and your willingness to share your successes and your short comings to help everyone learn.”
JEFFREY R. FRYMAN│MAGICIAN
“Great lecture today by the Outerbridges. A MUST SEE!!!”
“Enjoyed every minute of it!”
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