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We're proud to announce the Performer's Podcast at Penguin!

We recently signed Las Vegas magician Tyas Frantz to produce a series of special Podcasts to help performers of all types get to the next level. Tyas is one of the hottest young performers in Las Vegas, and we're proud to welcome him to Penguin.

Alvo Stockman Interview!: NEW [2/12/07] Featured guest Alvo Stockman (Just the Way I Like it, Tiny Wonder) comes into the studio to give us the skinny on his new stuff. [Produced by DEV]

Morgan Strebler Interview!: NEW [12/12/06] Special guest Morgan Strebler (Liquid Metal, Spun) takes a break to talk about his magic. [Produced by DEV]

Episode 15: NEW [12/12/06] Jay Noblezada co-hosts! Production vs. intimacy, reading your audience, unexpected possessions, how to watch fellow performers, and a product review! [Produced by DEV]

Episode 14: NEW [12/12/06] Dealing with Hecklers, getting restauarant gigs, auditioning, building rapport with your audience and organizing your performance life! [Produced by DEV]

Luke Jermay Interview!: NEW [12/9/06] Special guest Luke Jermay (Derren Brown: Trick of the Mind, Criss Angel: Mind Freak) comes into the studio to talk briefly about his magic. [Produced by DEV]

Episode 12: NEW [12/8/06] Mainstream magic, gaffs vs. sleight of hand, magic genres, negotiating fees, and scripting. [Produced by DEV]

Gerry McCambridge Interview!: [9/24/06] If you saw "The Mentalist" on NBC last year, then you're familiar with Gerry McCambridge, one of the most successful mentalists in the world. [Produced by DEV]

Special STS Episode: [5/10/06] Recently, David Blaine performed Jay Noblezada's Self Tying Shoelace on his television special, "Drowned Alive." Listen to this special podcast interview featuring Jay Noblezada! [Produced by DEV]

Episode 9: [4/3/06] Show design, giving up a gig, name placement, pricing your show, and a special interview with Jay Noblezada! [Produced by DEV]

Episode 8: [12/20/05] Start working, movement, getting quotes for your promo, and different online resources! [Produced by DEV]

Episode 7: [11/30/05] Sound in your show, expenses, photos, assistants, and an impromptu product review!! [Produced by DEV]

Episode 6: Stage vs close-up magicians, audience adaptations, coin roll challenge, itunes update and a community introduction.

Episode 5: Sets, getting a response, your website, the magic community at large, bartering and even an impromptu product review!

Episode 4: What to do when your show bombs, your bio, character development, charities vs free shows, and a product review!

Episode 3: Your costume, your contract rider, table tents, finding assistants, insurance, and a product review.

Episode 2: Giving to your audience, selling to your clients, your business cards, directors, what to charge, and a quick product review.

Episode 1: Your show, your clients, your team, your marketing and your cash flow.

E-mail Tyas: tyas@penguinmagic.com

If you have a question for Tyas or an idea for an upcoming Podcast topic, please e-mail tyas at tyas@penguinmagic.com.

About Tyas:

Tyas has been a headlining performer all across the country. From Aptos Theatre in California to Lincoln Center in New York, he has delighted literally thousands of audiences. Tyas resides in Las Vegas, NV and is featured in a show called Spotlight, a variety show at Bourbon Street Hotel & Casino, and at Beacher's Madhouse, a Comedy extravaganza at the Hard Rock Hotel. He is also the youngest Las Vegas headliner in his own show Mostly Magic.

Tyas started his entertainment career at the early age of 7 when he began entertaining at birthday parties. At the age of 13 he began working at his local magic shop which he later managed. He soon found himself performing for corporate events and schools in his home town of Santa Cruz. Immediately after graduating high school he became a Performing Arts teacher at Aptos Day Academy.

He wanted to increase his exposure so he moved to the Magic Capital of the World, Las Vegas. While still performing his magic he became recognized for his ability to escape from all forms of restraints and is now considered one of the top escape artists in the country. While escapes have become one of his audience's favorite shows, his first love is still magic. Tyas now averages more than 600 performances a year.
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