Ventriloquists have captivated audiences of all ages for many decades. Even though many people understand the premise behind ventriloquism, it can still be intriguing to watch a ventriloquist work their magic as they perform before a live audience. If your preteen has been interested in learning the art of ventriloquism and you have decided to purchase them their first ventriloquist dummy, help your loved one explore ventriloquism by taking them to a ventriloquist live show.
Choose A Live Show That Is Geared Toward A General Audience
Some ventriloquists are part of an entertainment circuit that travels to many cities worldwide, whereas others may perform independently and not perform at as many venues as others. Look into ventriloquist live tours that include a show or two in the town that you live in or a neighboring area. Research the backgrounds of the performers who will be featured.
Not all acts may be appropriate for younger audience members, so this is especially important if you are opposed to your child hearing lewd jokes or other questionable commentary that would be better suited for a mature audience. Fortunately, there are many active ventriloquists who cater to general audiences.
These performers may offer interactive sessions, which involve using audience members as assistants or having a ventriloquist dummy sing or speak directly to a particular person who has been chosen randomly.
A ventriloquist who implements music and movement in their act will demonstrate how versatile ventriloquism can be and this may inspire your child to come up with their own strategy, involving how they practice ventriloquism and use their dummy to amaze their family members and friends.
Meet With The Performers And Purchase Themed Items
You may be able to purchase tickets that include meeting briefly with the performers. This will be a great way for your youngster to ask questions about how long each ventriloquist has been performing and what inspired them to do what they do.
If you aren't able to purchase tickets that include meeting, look through the items that are being sold at the entertainment venue where the performance is being held. There may be themed books, accessories for ventriloquist dolls, musical accessories that can be used when performing with a ventriloquist dummy, and other items that will appeal to your child.
Always be encouraging to your loved one, when they practice using their dummy. And, if the live performance was something that your child thoroughly enjoyed, make going to a live ventriloquist show a yearly tradition.