David Parr’s Midnight Magic Show
Friday, October 13, 2017
Brumder Mansion Theater: 3046 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Doors open at 11:30pm. Show time at Midnight. Tickets $15. Age 17 and up.
On Friday, October 13, magician David Parr, the Milwaukee Paranormal Conference, and the Brumder Mansion invite you to explore the shadowy territory where fact and folklore intermingle in weird and wonderful ways. Savor a mysterious midnight treat, for one night only: David Parr’s Midnight Magic Show!
Step into the boots of Wild Bill Hickok for the most famous, or infamous, poker game in history!
Explore a notorious urban legend — fact or fiction?
Sit in on a 19th-century séance, where restless spirits communicate in code.
You might begin to doubt the evidence of your senses as objects move of their own accord, hidden thoughts are revealed, and cryptic messages are written by invisible hands. Is some mysterious force at work in the Brumder Mansion? The answer is yes. His name is David Parr.
You’ll find that Mr. Parr is well qualified to host a celebration of the magical and mysterious. He is the creator and co-star of Chicago’s longest-running magic show, The Magic Cabaret, now celebrating its tenth anniversary! The Magic Cabaret was chosen by the Travel Channel as one of the top nine magic shows in the nation! (Because top ten lists are so passé.)
Magic fans might recognize David Parr from his appearance on the hit TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us on The CW network. In an episode titled “Does This Trick Ring a Bell?” (Season 4, Episode 5), David’s magic skills were put to the ultimate test in front of the cameras, a live audience of hundreds, millions of TV viewers, and two very savvy magicians. (Spoiler alert…) He totally fooled Penn & Teller and took home the coveted Fool Us trophy — and won a guest spot in their live show in Las Vegas!
In the hidden world of magicians, David is best known for his theatrical performing style and his writing and teaching skills. He is the author of several very well-regarded books for magicians and has provided guidance and instruction to wonder-workers all over the world, including at the prestigious Magic Castle in Hollywood. For a decade or so, David was a featured columnist, proofreader, and editor for the world’s top magic journal, MAGIC Magazine. His thought-provoking writings about the art of magic have also been featured in publications in Germany, France, the Netherlands, Australia, and Sweden.
“Parr explores the outskirts of the human imagination: folklore and fairy tales, poltergeists and psychic powers. A celebration of the weird and wonderful in everyday life.” —Capital Times