The ASTONIFY Show is mix of great Victorian Magic and ghostly mysteries, perfect for the season! In October, Carnegie will present ASTONIFY in a secret location in the Northern Virginia area. Don’t Miss This MUST SEE Show!
- Oct 6th, 8 p.m. Secret Parlor Theatre-Chantilly VA* (click here for tickets)
- Saturday, Oct 13th @ 8 p.m. Secret Parlor Theatre in Chantilly, VA* (click here for tickets)
- Saturday, Oct 20th, @ 8 p.m. Secret Parlor Theatre in Chantilly, VA*(click here for tickets)
- Saturday, Oct 27th, @ 8 p.m. Secret Parlor Theatre in Chantilly, VA*(click here for tickets)
- more dates TBA
- August 11th, 2018, 7pm The Fauquier Historical Museum & Old Jail (SHOW COMPLETED)
*Special Note: The ‘Secret Parlor Theatre’ is not handicapped accessible. It is on the second floor of a warehouse, up a flight of stairs. It is a small venue, 24 seats, specially created for this short run. 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.
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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.
ANNOUNCING: A NEW version of the show is in the works, specifically for the HOLIDAYS. Please click here for more info.
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.
"Fun, Mystifying, Attention Grabbing!"
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.