Families Invited to Special Kellar's Show in Erie on Halloween Day

Kellar's hosting a family-friendly show by Peter Samelson Oct. 31 to celebrate National Magic Day

By Kara Murphy October 21, 2021

Oct. 31 isn't just Halloween ... it's  National Magic Day!

That has special meaning to Bobby Borgia, the owner of Kellar’s, a Modern Magic and Comedy Club, in downtown Erie.

Kellar's will be hosting a family-friendly performance by Peter Samelson at 12:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31 to mark National Magic Day. Tickets are just $15 for kids under 12 and $25 for adults. Kellar's is located at 1402 State St.

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My family went to a family-friendly matinee show at Kellar's a few months ago and my kids still talk about the experience. My son has been obsessed with card magic since and can't wait for the Oct. 31 show featuring Peter Samelson!

Kellar's is named for Harry Kellar, a magician from Erie who defined magic so brilliantly that author Frank L. Baum based his immortal character “The Wizard of Oz” on him.

"Harry Kellar set the standard for modern magic," says Borgia, a world-renowned magician in his own right. 

Peter Samelson 

Peter Samelson insists that he doesn’t do magic; he only helps people to see it. He is an illusionist/entertainer/philosopher, blending simplicity and sophistication as he provokes thought
and inspires wonder.

Christened “the soft-spoken conceptualist of sorcery” by the New York Times, Peter has distinguished himself not only as a magician, but as an artist. After his performance on Penn & Teller’s Fool Us, Penn called him “One of the greatest living magicians.” A recipient of the Leslie P. Guest Award (S.A.M. 2017), the Jack Gwynne Award for Excellence in Presentation (Abbott’s Get-Together, August 2015), Honorary Brother and Guest Lecturer (The Artworkers’ Guild [London] 2014), and a Merlin Award for Lifetime Achievement (IMS 2014), he has performed atop the Great Wall of China, for Grand Prix drivers, Princess Stephanie of Monaco, the jet-set of Paris and the fishermen mending their nets on the beaches of Cartagena.

Peter also designs for TV, film and theater. He created magic for Sam Mendes productions at BAM and the Old Vic (London) and for two Broadway shows, Leap of Faith and Harvey. He has also created and starred in three critically acclaimed Off-Broadway shows; The Magician, PaperWork and Radnevsky’s Real Magic.

Get tickets now to the Oct. 31 family-friendly matinee Peter Samelson show at Kellar's!