Performance - Spookshow

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/24/2020 to Monticup Performs 1 Comments


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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Copperfield in TERROR TRAIN

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/23/2020 to Magic Movies 0 Comments

This long-forgotten Canadian slasher film from 1980 features a 24-year-old David Copperfield playing a magician (no surprise!) who actually has a pivotal role in the plot of the movie...

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The Ghost Bird

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/21/2020 to My Life In Magic 0 Comments

Just in time for Halloween, the story of The Ghost Bird.
This is our own ghost story, a real event from back in the day...

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Senor Wences- Ed Sullivan

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/8/2020 to Magic Movies 2 Comments

Señor Wences
Señor Wences was a Spanish ventriloquist and comedian who made many appearances on the Ed Sullivan Show in the 1960s with his characters Johnny and Pedro...

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On the Road Again Geese

Posted by Peter Monticup on 10/7/2020 to My Life In Magic 1 Comments

One of the many flocks of geese who make a stopover at the Monticup pond every autumn.
They sure make a racket, but they have so much fun splashing around.
Wonder where they are going?...

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Performance - Houdini Now Show Opener

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


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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