Performance - Spookshow

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/24/2020 to Monticup Performs 0 Comments

SPOOKSHOW

In 1983, I created a full evening theater show loosely based on the old spookshows, with campy "creepy" magic performed by Dr. Bizarre (me!) and my crazy crew of magical assistants.
Here is the full version of my Creepy Thriller Chiller...

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Promo for Wistia

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/8/2020 to Monticup Performs 1 Comments

WISTIA PROMO

An early promotional clip for Wistia, the company that was hosting our online videos at the time...

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Performance - Houdini Now Show Opener

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/5/2020 to Monticup Performs 0 Comments

HOUDINI NOW SHOW OPENER

My favorite way to open my show is to make my entrance from the BACK of the theater.
It's a big surprise, it gets everyone's adrenaline pumping, it lets people know that excitement is about to happen- and it gives me an instant connection with them even before I reach the stage.
Here is the first of several segments from my HOUDINI NOW show...

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Performance at the Shalom House

Posted by Peter Monticup on 9/28/2020 to Monticup Performs 2 Comments

AT THE SHALOM HOUSE

My favorite shows are the ones performed for a more intimate audience- the reactions are stronger and more immediate.
Let me share with you some clips of such a performance from a few years back, for a group of about 100 people...

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Performance: The Matchbox

Posted by Peter Monticup on 9/13/2020 to Monticup Performs 0 Comments

THE MATCHBOX

Playing around with a vintage piece of English magic from my collection, called The Matchbox...

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Performance: Zig Zag Girl

Posted by Peter Monticup on 9/6/2020 to Monticup Performs 2 Comments

ZIG ZAG GIRL

A VERY brief film clip sent to me by a friend who saw one of my stage shows in 1998...

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Performance: Card Duck

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/31/2020 to Monticup Performs 1 Comments

CARD DUCK

This one is always a crowd pleaser!
Especially when you choose a terrific volunteer...

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Performance: MC Bit- Chameleon Silks

Posted by Peter Monticup on 8/14/2020 to Monticup Performs 0 Comments

BEING THE MASTER OF CEREMONIES
Performing as Master of Ceremonies means having a number of quick routines that will keep the audience enthusiastic and entertained between all the acts.
Quick and visual tricks like the Chameleon Silks are perfect, especially when you add a kicker like I did with the streamer at the end....

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My Magic Adventures: Entertaining the Queen

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/30/2020 to Monticup Performs 1 Comments

ENTERTAINING THE QUEEN
Wherever I go I am always ready to entertain.

Strolling through the Lake Anna Renaissance Faire, I met the Queen of the Faire.
It was the perfect opportunity to entertain the entertainers...

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Performance: Alexanderia in HOUDINI NOW

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/24/2020 to Monticup Performs 2 Comments

Alexanderia the Great, Escape Artist
Alexanderia and I teamed up for a show called HOUDINI NOW in 2014.
Here are two clips from this show...

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Performance: Carnival Of Wonders Sideshow

Posted by Peter Monticup on 7/20/2020 to Monticup Performs 2 Comments

CARNIVAL OF WONDERS SIDESHOW
Here is the FULL one-hour production of the Carnival Of Wonders, performed in the intimate Gateway Theater in 2013.
The show was scaled down to fit the venue, but actually it is my favorite performance of this show...

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Performance: Peter Monticup - Super Quick Trick

Posted by Peter Monticup on 6/22/2020 to Monticup Performs 10 Comments

When I take a break in my office, most of the time I relax by tinkering with some magic that's laying around.
And in my office, there is a LOT of magic laying around!
Here's a quick trick you might enjoy...

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