"ZAP!" is a professional entertainment magician, based in Santa Cruz, Ca.
Biography: Andy, is a native of Santa Cruz and began performing magic at 6 years old for family and friends. He soon began designing and constructing his own tricks and props and performed complete shows while known as "The Great Whodunit". He and a close neighbor friend invented the world's first Sidewalk Magic Show, similar to a lemonade stand, in which drivers and pedestrians would stop by and pay 25¢ to see a few magic tricks.
He further honed his skills by reading books by the master magicians and watching magic videos. At Cabrillo College, he studied theatrical arts and showmanship. In 2001, he began a professional magic career, calling himself "Andar the Sorcerer". His first full-sized show was at Kennolyn Camp, in Soquel, for 100 kids and camp counselors. Next, he performed at private children's birthday parties, then expanded to entertain all age groups. Recently, he changed his stage name to "ZAP!", which has been his nickname since high school.
Today, "ZAP!" performs regularly for private parties, schools, retirement homes, businesses, non profit organizations., restaurants, community centers, outdoor camps, festivals, libraries, churches, hotels and resorts.
Andy was Vice President of The Coastal Magicians Club of Santa Cruz County for two years.
Quotes: There is magic everywhere, if you look for it!