Dear Constant Reader,
Happy Friday! Here’s another tip on the theme of big props:
When you are using a big prop, use it.
A big prop should be integrated into your act like any other aspect. I always think it’s such a shame when a performer has this lovely prop and they spend just a little time with/on/in it, but basically ignore it for most of the act. The prop is just as important as your costume, music, choreography, &c. I love acts where the performer uses the prop throughout the act in creative ways.
You can see if I take my own advice in The Big Time on May 19 and 20.
Like this tip? There are lots more in Miss Mina Murray’s Little Book of Better Burlesque.