7: The School Assembly Market and more.. with Doug Scheer.

Doug Scheer of Scheer Genius
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Doug Scheer is one of the top school assembly entertainers in the country. He has 12 very different assembly shows and numerous magic shows. About.com calls him “The Best of the Best”. The Magic Castle Newsletter in Hollywood says “One of the World’s Best Children’s Magicians”. And the Jeruselem Post calls him “America’s Best School Performer”. ****Make sure to stick around ‘til the end, because Doug shares his performing horror story at the very end.
He also shares how to stay busy each month, who to contact at the school, the best themes and much, much more. If you’re even thinking about or already are in this market, you gotta hear this.

Show Notes:

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Links to all the RESOURCES Doug mentioned

Carson Claws (YouTube)
www.Wackyscienceshow.com
California Department of Education
Marvin’s Marvelous Mechanical Museum
Doug’s Special Needs Article
Doug’s Facebook Group – School Show Performers

Books:




ENTERTAINERS Referenced in this Podcast

Doug Scheer
John Abrams
Milt Court
Claire Cummings
Karrell Fox
Tim Mannix
Paul Kozak
Eric Sharp
Leif David
David Skale
Annie Banannie
Chef Anton

Here’s what’s on this Podcast

[2:15] Doug and his personal life
[4:00] Doug’s Youtube sensation (hint: it’s his son)
[5:15] His autism advocate wife
[5:50] The actress
[6:30] Big shows-Little shows
[8:20] Family Night
[8:30] Is Doug a magician?
[13:43] How did he start out as a school show entertainer
[17:59] Theming
[25:00] Pet Peeves
[26:11] What’s a school assembly day look like?
[32:00] How do you perform for two people?
[35:00] How to write a perfect show
[36:20] On working with kids
[38:33] On franchising
[42:20] Marketing your school show
[45:11] Fan Questions
[55:40] Sneaky Marketing
[1:04:25] Does your assembly match what the district wants?
[1:12:00] How to build an educational show
[1:22:09] Doug’s performing horror story

Contact info:

Websites:
www.DougScheer.com
www.AssemblyShows.com
Email: ScheerGenius@mac.com
Facebook: facebook.com/AssemblyShows
Facebook Group: School Show Performers (the one with more subscribers)
YouTube: youtube.com/assemblyshows

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About the author, John

Creator and host of The Variety Artist podcast. Making a living entertaining since 1998.

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