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The ASTONIFY Show  is mix of great Victorian Magic, True Historical Stories, and ghostly mysteries.  In September We Will Be Offering a VIRTUAL Version of the show. LIVE & Interactive! Finishing With A Virtual Seance!!!


Tour- 2020 Dates

  • ALL LIVE in-house DATES ON HOLD DUE TO Pandemic. 
  • This fall the show will be VIRTUAL! In September & October we will be doing the Astonify Show w/ Seance on our Virtual platform. Tickets are available NOW!!!.
  • Just announced, The Virtual version of Astonify: Ghosts of Christmas Past will be presented during the month of December. Click the ‘holiday‘ link for more info.

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

For smaller venues, Carnegie will feature more close-up style effects, and a short Trumpet Seance straight out of the Seance Parlors of the 19th Century! For larger venues, Carnegie will feature more thought reading and 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.

The Ghosts of Christmas Past show, IS a family-friendly show however. You can click here for more information on that festive show.

Who Is 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.

"Fun, Mystifying, Attention Grabbing!"

“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

"Terrific Performance"

“You gave a terrific performance, witty, colorful and fun as well as magical and confounding. How DID you do that??!!

In addition, you were not just easy to deal with offstage, but relaxed genial and pleasant. You make a good team, and you put on a wonderful show!” Dr. Donn B. Murphy, President National Theatre Washington D.C. 

"So Different-So Fun"

“The Astonify Show at The Secret Parlor Theatre was So Different and yet it was so much fun! We had a great time and enjoyed the close-up show afterwards as well”

Spectator At The Secret Parlor Theatre

History and Magic In One

“I wasn’t expecting a history lesson, but you hear so many true stories that are told during the show that you come away smarter AND amazed!”
Audience Member at The Secret Parlor Theatre

The Astonify Show is produced by DAC Productions & Carnegie Magic

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

To Learn More About Carnegie: www.CarnegieMagic.com

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