Independence Day Fool Us

David Parr’s recent second appearance on the hit TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us will re-air on July 4th on the CW network at 8pm Central. Celebrate Independence Day by watching David make show host Alyson Hannigan freak out and refuse to look in his direction! Good times…

Penn & Teller: Fool Us — “Say Hello To My Little Ball Pit Troll” — Pictured (L-R): Alyson Hannigan and David Parr — Photo: Scott Everett White/The CW — © 2020 The CW Network, LLC. All Rights Reserved.

Thank you!

Big thanks to everyone who attended The Magic Hour at the Brumder Mansion! (And a special shoutout to the VIP ticket holders who stayed for the after show.) What a wonderful way to cap off 2019: a sold-out New Year’s Eve show with an amazing audience of magic fans! We played poker with Wild Bill Hickok, learned an important lesson in puppetry, found out who was naughty and nice, and maybe even achieved true enlightenment. Let’s get together and do this again sometime soon!

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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.


Dark Magic Returns to Chicago’s Otherworld Theatre!

Join magician David Parr as he traverses the outskirts of the imagination: folklore and ghost stories, poltergeists and psychic powers. In this sixty-minute show, you’ll experience many things that cannot be explained by science and reason. You might even begin to doubt your own senses when objects seem to move of their own accord, hidden thoughts are revealed, and the laws of physics are turned upside down.

You’ll discover that David Parr is eminently qualified to host a night devoted to things weird and mysterious. In addition to having a penchant for the macabre, he created and costarred in Chicago’s longest-running weekly magic show, which was chosen by the Travel Channel as one of the top magic shows in the nation, and he won the coveted Fool Us trophy on the hit TV show Penn & Teller: Fool Us!

“Beneath the surface of magic, the displays of dexterity and skill, there’s an eerie, disquieting undercurrent,” Parr explains. “It carries the implication that there are hidden forces at work in the world, forces that might be beyond our understanding and complete control. Look at posters from the golden age of magic — from famous magicians like Blackstone, Thurston, Kellar — there are often images of ghosts and imps and goblins in the background. In the icon of the magician, there’s always a hint of something supernatural, something otherworldly.”

Which makes Otherworld Theatre the perfect place for David Parr’s brand of magical mischief!

Tickets are $20 or pay what you can! See you there!