Performance: Illusion Coins

ILLUSION COINS
Practice makes perfect!
Even when I am in the packing room I take time out to do a little practicing...

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Performance: Metamorpho Spots

METAMORPHO SPOTS
A fun effect when you can call children from the audience to assist.

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Performance - Spookshow

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

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

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

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

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

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

CARD DUCK

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

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Performance: Bite Out Quarter Street Magic

IMPROMPTU BITE OUT QUARTER

Always carry some quick closeup tricks in your pocket!
Here I am entertaining people on the street in Lexington VA...

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Performance: MC Bit- Chameleon Silks

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

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

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

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 - 2011 Boardwalk Cafe

The 2011 Magic Day at Sideshow Steve's restaurant, the Boardwalk Cafe.
The audience sure enjoyed seeing Steve's fire eating act so close up...

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Performance: Peter Monticup - 1998 Charity Show Opener

This was the opening of my stage show as I performed it throughout the 1990s...

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Performance: Peter Monticup - Super Quick Trick

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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Performance: Peter Monticup on Bob Carroll's Trivia Show

In honor of my longtime friend Bob Carroll's 100th Trivia Show on his Facebook, I perform a little card magic...

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Performance: Peter Monticup - Topsy Turvy Coin

Showing off my routine with a custom made coin my wife gave me for Christmas!
Not a gimmicked coin, just some coin manipulation...

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Performance: Peter Monticup - Okito Box

Showing off my favorite routine for the The OKITO COIN BOX!

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Performance: Peter Monticup - Bob the Card Trick

Peter performs a crowd-pleasing comedy card trick in the River City Radio Hour Show!

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Performance: Peter Monticup - Carnival Bottles



From the Carnival Of Wonders Sideshow!

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Performance: Peter Monticup - Invisible Deck



One of my favorite effects to perform for ANY audience, especially a crowd!

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Performance: Peter Monticup and Sideshow Steve- Carnival Of Wonders Sideshow



Peter says:
In 2014, Sideshow Steve and I put together a limited-run production called CARNIVAL OF WONDERS SIDESHOW.
Here is the promotional video for it.

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Performance: Peter Monticup - What's Next



Here is one of my favorite ways to end my show.
It's one last "Gotcha!"

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