Let’s Shake A Few Barnacles Off Our Cold Crusty Hearts

At a recent gig I was very glad I Pack for Teddy Bear. Pack for Teddy Bear is the phrase I use to describe being ready with props for a routine or two that could feature a kid from the audience, even in shows that are expected to be for adults.

In this show, there was such a kid. Six years old. His name is Quentin. We did a Miser’s dream routine together. He was great. At the end of the routine, Quentin gave me a surprise big hug. A real rib breaker of a hug.

And that moment was easily the audience’s favorite part of the show. Mine, too.

And I’m not guessing that. As I was walking out the door, the client thanked me, for the show, shared a nice compliment or two, and then spoke for several minutes about the interaction with Quentin. Yay, Quentin!!

If I wasn’t ready with a pack small, play big, kid-friendly routine, there would not have been a “Yay, Quentin” moment in the show.

Better Than A Snowless Childhood

The desire to include a schmaltzy, sentimental moment in a show has scripted a ton of Snowstorm In China routines. And many come off as less than sincere.

Why not be ready to have a moment of REAL sentiment in your show? When you Pack for Teddy Bear in your adult shows, you are always ready for the opportunity.

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