Friday, May 20, 2011

Where did you find that music!?!

Greetings everyone! I am constantly being asked by middle and high school students where I get the music that I use in my show. It's spooky and themed around Poe's works - and the CD cover has a secret message that you can only figure out by reading one of Poe's short stories and looking at the clues inside the CD. So, without any further delay - here is the info on the music I use - with the band's permission! The music really helps to set the mood and it goes along great with the routines in my book for middle and high schoolers - "Magic of Mystery and Horror!"

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Straitjacket Photos and Tips for Aspiring Escape Artists...

Helpful Tip #1
Always pick strong volunteers.

Helpful Tip #2
Always be polite and kind to the volunteer who tightens the bottom strap.

Helpful Tip #3
Make sure volunteers do not get too dizzy while wrapping chains.

Helpful Tip #4
Make sure that the chain around your neck allows for breathing.

Helpful Tip #5
Get out padlocks BEFORE you are strapped into the straitjacket.

Helpful Tip #6
Always, always, always do at least one Elvis impersonation...always.

Helpful Tip #7
At some point you have to actually try and get out. Look at the vertical leap here - awesomeness.

Helpful Tip #8
Allow for ample applause and fist pumping after a successful escape. FREEEEDOOMMM!!!

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Liberty Elementary Media Center: Chad Crews: Magic Man!!

Liberty Elementary Media Center: Chad Crews: Magic Man!!: "Create your own video slideshow at On March 24, 2011 Chad Crews, the magical educator, came to entertain students who met a..."

Awesome Mural by Hull Middle School Students!

I just thought that I would share a mural that was painted by sixth grade students last year (so now they are 7th graders!) at Hull Middle school for my program. It has been on display the last two years and I have been offered it to take home and once I move I am thinking it would go great in my "theater" room on the wall opposite the tv. Yes, I believe that would be lovely. Click on the pic below to see the full size! This was taken with my cell phone, it looks even better in person! See if you can name all the Poe stories that are represented in the painting!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Middle School Photos Galore!

I have several photos from different middle and high schools that I have performed at this school year. Since I don't have much space on the main website, I'll post some more here for everyone to see! Enjoy!