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Advice for the Up and Coming

or you may want to think twice before trying this

The stories and advise you will find here is from others in the business. We hope this section will become a place that folks will come to find information that will help lead  to resources that will help them understand and learn.  On these pages we will feature miscellaneous & interesting articles, etc. etc. etc. From experienced performers and their cautionary tales. You will find them amazing, shocking, strange, fantastic and cautionary. No techniques will be shared only information the will help the Up and Coming to find teachers and learn what others have learned that helped them to be successful in the industry. 



Advice for the Up and Coming


You Can Wing It! or You Can Learn It!

Harley Newman

Doc Wilson Gets Taught

Paul Szauter

Always Talk to Your Audience, Not at Them

Ward Hall

The Art of the Sideshow Talkers and More......  
Follow the Arrows  
Pro-Hecklers Response

Brian Wilson

Walking Through a Playing Card  
None of You Have Evidently????

Ward Hall

The Common Size of a Sideshow Banner

Ward Hall

Fire Proof Tents

Ward Hall

A 4 Pound Hammer

Ward Hall

NEVER Sign a Release - Until the Money's in Your Hand

Ward Hall

Always Talk to Your Audience, Not at Them!

Ward Hall

"Gone by the Wayside"

Jeff Murray

First of All!


When You Really Stop to Consider It!


Forget the Dictionary

Wayne Keyser

The Bottom Line  

Ward Hall

Words from the Past for Our Times  

Code of Federal Regulations (Permit to Exhibit Snakes)

Steve Gemeny

Snake Ban Considered by US Fish and Wild Life Sers

Pete Kolozsy

The Big Circus Sideshow

Jeff Murray

Jimmy Dixon's Pitch

John Strong

I Believe You don't Want Your Signs

Jim Zajicek

"The Weird Things!" they have in their Minds

Paul Szauter

You Could Wing it, or You Can Learn!

Harley Newman

Follow the Arrows it's all down hill to the next spot!  

What to do About So-Called  "Charity Shows"

Dan Meyer


Lee Kolozsy

How to Self-Promote and Get Free Publicity

Jim Rose

2 Head Turtle - ALIVE! 

Rick West

Beginning Sideshow Arts

Slim Price

Beating the Heat???  
"Owning a Successful Circus"

Jim Rose

I Have Always had a Cliche:

Ward Hall

A Further Big Canvas Tent Query

Ward Hall


Tim Cridland

The Sideshow Talker Works with a Formula

Ward Hall


Ward Hall

Attraction - Front - Sound - Location

Ward Hall

the Right Price for a Single'O?

Paul Szauter

Even the Simplest Stunt, is a Potential Disaster!

Harley Newman

Shoveling Shit and Performing Too



     "Sideshows, the way we know them, extend back in time for a little more than one hundred years. Some of the acts we do are ancient, with documentation as long as four thousand years ago. As performers, we are part of that history, and share the responsibility of continuation.  I would ask all of you to look around, see what’s happening around you, and document it. It is up to you to keep a candle burning!" - Slim Price

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