Larry Hass LIVE ACT (Penguin LIVE)

Larry Hass LIVE ACT (Penguin LIVE)

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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.


Where can you see the greatest creators and performers share their professional magic act in front of a live audience and then teach you to do it? Only Penguin LIVE: ACTS!



The world's best magicians spend years developing the perfect act. Magic fans almost never get a chance to learn the real secrets behind what makes the top pros act so amazing. Until now. Penguin Live Acts gives you exclusive access to the biggest names in the industry, as they share how to perform their powerful A-material.

First you'll get to watch the show, performed for a real audience, from start to finish. Then you'll go behind the scenes to learn about the routines, and the real secrets about building an act that can take decades to learn.

Many of the ideas shared have been held back for years, and you can only learn it at Penguin LIVE: ACTS! 

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