Hi GregB, I have some ideas, but first:
What kind of show are you developing? Stand-up or sitting at a table? Close-up or parlor magic? Something suitable for children’s birthday parties, or adult shows? Family entertainment or educational programs? Or a fully fledged theater variety show with colorful props, lights and music?
Plus, what’s your onstage persona? Funny, mysterious, self-effacing, serious, cheerful or dark? Will you have an onstage assistant? Will you be seen as accomplishing the magical miracles, our will your audience members be perceived as “making the magic happen?” And finally, are you planning to do magic or mentalism?
All these details will help me in advising how to structure your show.