For the family show entertainer Chico the Mind Reader is an hilarious show-stopper and solid laughed packed routine that packs small and plays big. After thousands of performances spanning a decade and a half, Bill Abbott has worked out EVERYTHING, structurally, physically and in every conceivable venue and in front of every kind of audience. Bill Abbott has booked more shows from this one routine than any other in his repertoire. With this single purchase you will be adding 15+ minutes of solid entertainment to your show that can be learned in a short while, with everything you need to make it your own.
Bill Abbott's Chico Package is a one-of-a-kind professional compilation that includes:
All Necessary Props...
Other Supplies Include
- Dust Pan
- Spray Bottle
- Soft Hat (toque)
- Alphabet Cards
- Zippered Banana
- Heavy Duty Chrome Staple Gun
- Frying Pan (varying sizes)
- White Cotton Handkerchief
- 3 Party Poppers
- Customizable natural wood roll-down sign with complete details of how to trace, outline and finally paint your own puppet's name.*Use your own existing case/container or follow Bill's detailed suggestions and tips on choosing the perfect case and stand thoroughly detailed on the Instructional DVD.
Custom Chico Monkey Puppet
- Fast Dry 2-Part Epoxy Glue
- Set of Artist Brushes
- Black Duct Tape
- Velcro Strips
Prepared Monkey Puppet with removable tail and miniature Fez hat.
A poster featuring 40 photos with all the necessary "behind-the-scenes" action with the script lines so working out the routine in rehearsal was that much easier.
Royalty-Free Music CD
Royalty-free intro, background and finale tracks on Compact Disc created just for the Chico routine.
An Exclusive Performance DVD
In this new Chico package there are two additional bonus performances of the Chico routine on the DVD exclusive to this release. One performance is at a kids day camp and the other at a high school retreat in front of 500 teenagers. This along with Chico's classic TV debut appearance and another killer performance at an adult comedy club all serve to illustrate how versatile the routine can be!
An Exclusive Instructional DVD
An exclusive DVD detailing all of the nuances of the set-up, prop management and a complete performance breakdown. The Master Puppet Workshop section of the DVD will show you all of the intricacies of bringing your puppet to life with the proper hand positioning, technique and the manipulation of a few simple props. Everything is taught in detail showing how to create a character so real and endearing, kids & adults alike will latch onto it like it's a live animal! Everything is covered to help you find and develop a character with your puppet, developing a bond between the puppet and the audience and how to use the Chico routine as a foundation for your very own creation. Bill's main objective is to help you to understand the routine inside and out, so you feel comfortable in performing it as soon as possible!
The Real Deal
- Full Photo-Illustrated Script
- A complete script on PDF transcribed with over 50 photographs to make learning the routine that much easier.
- The Templates
- Chico Text Template
- The Mind Reader Text Template
- The "Y" Letter Template
What you are purchasing is a well-orchestrated and thoughtfully put-together professional package with built in laughs over years of refinement. Whether you adopt this routine as is, or inject your own personal touches, you will be receiving a truly perfect little piece of comedy, magic and theater that appeals to a wide age range. Bill Abbott made an appearance with Chico on the "This is Daniel Cook" TV Show. Since it first appeared the episode has been airing consistently 3 and 4 times weekly on several Canadian networks, and was nominated for a Canadian Gemini Award for Best Performance in a Children's Series! The show was recently been purchased by Disney so you will see Bill & Chico on a Disney Channel near you.