TARRYTOWN, N.Y. A man in a bright orange shirt and orange-striped pants picked someone from the crowd to help with his next magic trick.
Before the trick began, he instructed her hold up both her arms. The man held his arms similarly, with the air of someone famous at the end of a Broadway show.
Now wait for the applause! he said.
The parents who had brought their kids to the performance laughed. The kids seated at the front didnt grasp the jokes concept and waited for the orange-clad man to begin his trick, which involved slight-of-hand magic.
Paul Miller from Flow Circus entertained children and their parents at Warner Library on Saturday morning with juggling, magic and jokes. Gasps of delight and raucous laughter filled the room throughout the performance as both kids and their parents found something to enjoy.
Miller got kids and adults involved in his performance. He picked out eager kids and reluctant adults. At times,the adults would become part of the joke, such as when one dad was asked to help spin plates.
Miller asked the parent what happens if the plates were to fall to the ground. The parent responded that theyd break.
No, theyre grounded, Miller said as he knocked on a plate. The plates are plastic; I thought that was obvious.
Heidi Smajlaj of Tarrytown brought her two girls, aged 7 and 11. She said she wasnt going to come to the show originally, but was glad she did.
I loved the show, she said. It was really great. I wish theyd do it every year.
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