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Piff the Magic Dragon Entertains at The Stage
The Pueblo of Santa Ana, N.M. – April 29, 2019

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, New Mexico’s Best Bet, welcomes “America’s Got Talent” finalist and world-renowned magician Piff the Magic Dragon to The Stage. He will perform one show Friday, May 3, at 7:30 p.m. and two shows on Saturday, May 4, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.


Already a successful magician and performer in his own right, John van der Put adopted the onstage persona of Piff the Magic Dragon in 2008. As Piff, he combines clever, deadpan comedy with astonishing, jaw-dropping magic tricks, delivering hilariously unique performances alongside his adorable sidekick, Mr. Piffles, the “World’s First Magic Performing Chihuahua.” Piff the Magic Dragon was a finalist on Season 10 of “America’s Got Talent” and recently participated in “America’s Got Talent: The Champions” season. He also appeared on “Penn & Teller: Fool Us” and has performed at some of the world’s most prestigious venues including Radio City Music Hall, Shakespeare’s Globe, the O2 Arena, the Sydney Opera House and the London Opera House. With more than 100 million online views, Piff the Magic Dragon currently headlines his own critically-acclaimed show at the Flamingo in Las Vegas, and he has served as a magic consultant to Penn and Teller and several theater companies.


Tickets to Piff the Magic Dragon’s performances at The Stage at Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel range between $25 and $50 and can be purchased online at Attendees must be 21 years old or older. For more information, please call (505) 771-5680.

About Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel

Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel, located off Highway 550 at the Jemez Dam Road, is just minutes north of Albuquerque and Rio Rancho. It was the first Indian casino to operate in New Mexico, opening its doors in 1993. Santa Ana Star Casino Hotel is “New Mexico’s Best Bet!” The Star offers a Vegas-style casino experience with an infusion of New Mexican charm. Reflecting the cultural authenticity and timelessness of the great southwest, it is an easily accessible regional destination for entertainment, excitement and good, old-fashioned value.

For more information contact: Paula Cronic at (505) 681-2949 or

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