Larry Hass – Penguin LIVE ACT (May 12th, 2019)
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“Larry Hass is an inspiring teacher and a joyful man to know.” – Teller
“Thank you, Larry, for doing so much to help raise the intellectual level of our beloved Art of Magic!” – Juan Tamariz
“With the publication of Inspirations he has made a significant and long-lasting contribution to our art. This required reading for the serious student, amateur, and professional.” – Lance Burton
“Larry Hass has personally helped me become a better magician and a deeper thinker.” – Jeff McBride
“Larry Hass is not only a fantastic performer who puts meaning and love into the magic he performs, he’s also a lovely human being, which shines through and endears him to his audiences.” – Suzanne
“Larry Hass has become the contemporary Henning Nelms. Inspirations is every bit as essential to today’s thinking performers as Nelms’s Magic and Showmanship was generations ago.” – Ross Johnson
“Inspirations is a beguiling and thoughtful collection of essays and routines from one of magic’s progressive practitioners.” – Rob Zabrecky
What will he teach?
This Act is a formal close-up show – it would play at a a private party, restaurant, or nightclub where people are seated theater style with the close-up table up front.
Opening Surprise – An impressive way to grab their attention.
Something from Nothing – Finally on video, Larry transforms a blank piece of paper to a $10 bill . . . and then gives the audience a magical surprise.
Not Cutting the Aces – Learn how to “dead cut” to a four of a kind selected by a participant. (Based on a final routine by Eugene Burger.)
Imagination Card Across – One merely thought-of card travels from one packet to another. A super-clean classic with no palming.
Skin in the Game – a mindreading game with ESP cards, where real poker chips are at stake!
Walking the High Wire – Larry’s fun, extra-deceptive version of a Juan Tamariz routine (taught with Juan’s blessings).
Who is he?
Larry Hass, Ph.D. is the Dean of McBride’s Magic & Mystery School in Las Vegas, and former Professor of Philosophy and Theater Arts at Muhlenberg College. In 2010, he retired from college teaching to become a full-time performer, teacher, writer, and publisher of magic.
Larry Hass creates magic shows that mix astonishing magic with ideas that lift the spirit. He has performed in over a dozen countries at theaters, nightclubs, restaurants, universities, public conferences, and corporate events all across America and internationally.
Dr. Hass has won multiple awards both as a writer and as an inspirational teacher of magic. He is the author of several highly acclaimed books for magicians, including Life Magic, Inspirations, Transformations, and Teaching Magic (with Eugene Burger).
Larry Hass’s visionary approach to magic as an art form has been featured in leading international media, including the New York Times, USAToday, on National Public Radio and the Discovery Channel, and in his recent TEDx Talk.