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The Show of Magic, Mind Reading, And Ghostly Mysteries


Tour Begins August 2018

Have you ever experienced something really strange, some unusual occurrence, that you couldn’t explain? For example, someone you didn’t know told you exactly what you were thinking. Or perhaps you heard or saw what you thought was an actual ghost. If you’ve had one of these experiences you know how chilling it can be. If you haven’t then you’re in for a thrill.

D.C. Illusionist Dean Carnegie has a new show called ASTONIFY. The show is a blend of conjuring, thought reading, and ghostly mysteries.

Tickets will be sold in pairs only. Get on our mailing list to be one of the first to be notified when tickets go on sale. Then, come to the show, and be Astonified!



The Astonify Show is a theatrical recreation of a Victorian Parlor Magic performance combined with a full light Spirit Seance. Both, Parlor Magic and Seances were popular in the 19th Century. This combination has rarely been seen since.

The program is divided into three parts,

Conjuring, Clairvoyance, & The Spirits.

The performance is interactive. Audience members are encouraged to participate. After-all, the phenomenon is more fun (and more unnerving) when you experience it firsthand. You’ll enjoy a pleasant evening of entertainment….with an spooky edge.

For smaller venues, Carnegie will feature a short Trumpet Seance straight out of the Seance Parlors of the 19th Century! For larger venues, Carnegie will feature the celebrated and rarely seen Cabinet of Spirits. This mystery was first made popular by the American Medium, Anna Eva Fay, way back in the late 1800s. The Cabinet of Spirits is just as astonishing today, as it was when your great great great grandparents first witnessed it!

Special Note: This show is not intended for children or anyone under 16 years of age. This is a sophisticated evening of marvels and mysteries for adults.

ANNOUNCING: There is a NEW version of the show in the works. This is specifically for the HOLIDAYS.  Please click here for more info.

Where Can We See The Show???

  • August 11th, 2018, 7pm The Fauquier Historical Museum & Old Jail (tickets to go on sale July 1st, this is part of the Museum’s Fundraising/SleepOver Night at the Jail)
  • August 18th, 2018, (private event)
  • August 24th, 2018 (private event)
  • August 25th, 2018 (private event)
  • more dates tba

We are now taking the show to venues around the Washington D.C. area, and eventually beyond. Our hope is to find a permanent venue for The Astonify Show. If you know of a place or are interested, let us know! This program was originally designed for smaller venues. This means we can play to as few as 40 seats or as many as 300+ seats. We do not require a stage for smaller intimate performances, however, the stage version of the show is remarkable. If you’re interested in hosting The Astonify Show, please contact us at [email protected]  

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Starring Dean Carnegie

You might think of Carnegie as a genuine traveler through time. Born in the 20th Century, he spends most of his time in the 19th Century, but in order to bring the Astonify Show to you, he must journey to the 21st Century!

Carnegie is a full time illusionist and creator of theatrical mysteries. He has had the privilege of performing at the White House on four different occasions. He has performed at the famous National Theatre in Washington D.C. This is the same theatre that saw the debut performance of John Wilkes Booth, and hosted Barnum’s Jenny Lind Tour in 1850. Carnegie  continues to travel the country and beyond sharing his fantastic brand of magic.

Along with his performing abilities he enjoys the history of magic and show business. He often presents lectures on conjurers of the past, or in other words, his friends.

Featuring Ava Starr

Ava Starr is a real life medium. But she thinks of herself as an accidental medium, as Ava never intended to communicate with spirits. Rather, they found her to be an ideal subject to speak to and speak through.

Besides her ‘other worldly’ abilities, she is also a renowned vocalist as well as being the chief performing partner for Carnegie.

In her off hours, she finds solace in floral design and witnessing the wonders produced by that incredible invention, the cinematograph. She believes that one day these ‘flickers’ will be all the rage with the general populace.

Featuring Clementine DeVille

The newest addition to the show, Clementine serves as our hostess and also Ava Starr’s understudy.

She is currently training to be a spirit medium herself.  It is rumored that she has worked with William Fay, Sir William Crookes, as well as Ms. Katie King. She continues her education by reading many of the best 19th Century books on Spirits by Henry Ridgely Evans, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, and others.

Clementine DeVille aspires to one day be a noted Opera Singer, though to date, no one has heard her sing a note.

“Fun, Mystifying, Attention Grabbing! Our group thoroughly enjoyed seeing Dean Carnegie’s Astonify Show, and could not stop talking the various tricks he did. Dean was a pleasure to work with and easy to coordinate with. We look forward to seeing the show again!”
Erin Clark, Executive Director
Fauquier History Museum at the Old Jail
The Astonify Show is produced by DAC Productions & Carnegie Magic

Press Inquiries: [email protected]

19th Century Mail: Dean Carnegie/Astonify Show P.O. Box 359 Centreville, VA 20122

To Learn More About Carnegie: www.CarnegieMagic.com