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Comedy Sensation comes from England for Indy Magic Monthly's 4th Anniversary

When: Tue., April 3, 7:30 p.m. 2012

In the four years since Taylor Martin started Indy Magic Monthly at Theatre On The Square, he's presented over 70 different magic and variety acts. They've included international magic star Jeff McBride, Las Vegas Illusionist Shawn Anthony, Philadelphia's star Francis Menotti, The Action Brothers, and many more. Yet, he has not had an international act perform, until now. Coming April 3, the last of The Magic Dragons comes to Indianapolis for the first time. Gracing the TOTS stage with his amazing levitating chihuahua Mr. Piffles, they welcome Piff The Magic Dragon.

"We are darn lucky to get him," says Taylor. "He's squeezing us in-between several higher profile shows in Boston and New York City. His appearance on Penn and Teller's "Fool Us!" on television and his YouTube video (over 400,000) views have made him a major star in England and Scotland. He sold out 10 performances at the Edinburgh Fringe, so they added 9 more. That just never happens there." And so because of Indianapolis having their own Fringe and because Taylor Martin is a friend of Teller, Piff is coming to Indy. "Teller really made it happen. I owe him big for this."

Also appearing as an opening act is Andrea Merlyn, the magician that Penn Jillette dubbed "The Queen of Magic." She'll be performing the best of her 7 different Indy Fringe shows, as well as something from this year's Indy Fringe show "Illusionistory: History Has Something Up It's Sleeve." "I won't tell you what she has planned, but it will include the levitating Barbi Doll."

The show is April 3 at 7:30 at Theatre On The Square's Mainstage at 627 Massachusetts Ave., Indianapolis. Tickets are $20 for adults, $12 for full time students, military, and senior (65+). Family tickets for up to 5 will be $50, 2 children, please. The show has some mild adult humor so parents, beware. "Nothing dirty, but there is some strange words to come out of Piff. After all, he is English," says Taylor with a smile.

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