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ASTONIFY is a LIVE immersive magic show, in other words an immersive magical experience. During the show, the audience becomes part of the program. They can participate in various mysteries, sometimes from their seats, sometimes on the stage. In this show the entire theatre is our stage!

You’ll witness impossible illusions up close, from behind, and from many unusual angles.  Imagine seeing a person cut in half, or cut in thirds, or fourths, only feet from your chair! Now you will!  

Astonify is best suited for ages 16 to adults. Go below to find out about tickets. 

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The video below was for the old Astonify Show! New Video Coming…



The original Astonify Show was 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 is rarely seen since.

However, the newest version of the show alters things drastically. It is no longer strictly a ‘period’ performance. However, you’ll still experience stage magic, sleight of hand magic, mental mysteries, even Grand Illusion. And as an audience member, you will be ‘part of the show’. Not everyone wants to be an active member, we understand this, so there are routines we will do as a group, and things that will require a more hands-on approach from members of the audience.  You’ll enjoy a very unique and pleasant evening of entertainment….with a slightly spooky edge. (YES, the theatrical seance is still part of the show)

NOT A Show For Kids

The Astonify Show is designed for ages 16 years and older. This is a sophisticated evening of marvels and mysteries for adult minded people.

 Dates very limited. Contact us for more information.  

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.

Other Activities

Along with his performing abilities he enjoys the history of magic and show business. Carnegie often presents lectures on conjurers of the past, or in other words, his friends. When not performing, he  can be found hosting the popular magic history podcast, The Magic Detective Podcast. Finally, Dean is also an artist and enjoys painting. His usual subject matter, painting magicians of the past. His artwork can be seen at Artist of Mystery.com

"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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To Learn More About Carnegie: www.CarnegieMagic.com

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