The Magic Hour

The Brumder Mansion & David Parr bring magic & mystery to New Year’s Eve!


The magic hour is a twilight time, somewhere between dream and wakefulness. It’s a time of mystery and wonder, when things are not quite as they seem to be. Magician David Parr is bringing mystery and wonder to the historic setting of the Brumder Mansion, with a show named after this enchanted time: THE MAGIC HOUR.

New Year’s Eve is also a magical time, when the old year is transformed into a new one. And you’ll discover that David Parr is eminently qualified to host a magical evening dedicated to amazement. He was featured on an episode of the hit TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us, where his wizardry was put to the ultimate test in front of the cameras, a live audience of hundreds, millions of TV viewers, and two very savvy Las Vegas magicians. (Spoiler alert…) David fooled them all and not only took home the coveted Fool Us trophy, but he also won a guest spot in the duo’s live show at the Rio hotel in Las Vegas!

The Brumder Mansion, built in 1910, has a bit of a magical reputation of its own: the house has been the venue for a number of David Parr’s past shows and the place is reputedly haunted! “The Brumder Mansion is a perfect location for magic,” says Parr. “It has a palpable sense of history and mystery, two of my favorite things!”

What sort of mysteries can magic fans look forward to seeing in THE MAGIC HOUR? “It has been said that the end of the year is the best time to try glimpsing the future, so we’ll definitely be looking at the subject of fortune telling. We’ll also be looking at some fascinating people and events from the past. We’ll visit the most famous, or infamous, poker game in history. We’ll examine the strange powers of the man whose name is immortalized in the word ‘mesmerize.’ And the rest is a secret!”

Celebrate the magic of the new year: join David Parr at the beautiful Brumder Mansion for THE MAGIC HOUR! Two show times: 7:30pm or 10pm. Two types of tickets will be available for both show times: $30 General Admission for the hour-long magic and mystery show; and $45 VIP tickets, which will include an extra half-hour close-up magic show by David! Only a dozen VIP tickets will be available, so get them quickly before they’re sold out!

December 31, 2019
The Brumder Mansion: 3046 West Wisconsin Avenue, Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Two show times: 7:30pm or 10pm
General admission tickets $30; VIP tickets $45. No one under age ten.