DAVID SEEBACH has almost always been a magician. His interest began at about age six when an older brother gave him a toy magic set. His initial ‘public’ appearance was at Milwaukee’s Center Street Public Library in 1960 for which he was paid $7.50. The repertoire included scarves that magically appeared and cards that changed from one value to another.
David now travels far from his Milwaukee, Wisconsin home and causes women to appear or transform into his tiger, Tara. His Wonders of Magic has been presented in over thirty states, coast-to-coast, and is a lavish production with beautiful settings, spectacular illusions, colorful costuming, and evocative music.
David studied theater at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee where he graduated with honors and a BFA degree. On campus he created a benefit show that ran for ten years. He also briefly taught a course in magic at UW-M.
In 1979 an original musical was written around David called It Must Be Magic. Staged at Milwaukee’s Pabst Theatre, it ran for sixty sold-out performances. He is very well known in his home city where he regularly performs for many private functions and at popular public events such as Rainbow Summer, Holiday Folk Fair, County Stadium and State Fair Park doings, and -since 1980- annual twice nightly appearances at Summerfest, the world’s largest music festival.
Frequently called upon by major corporations, David has created specialized magical performances for Ford, Oldsmobile, Buick, McDonald’s, IBM, General Electric, Sony, Miller Brewing, Mercury Marine, and Walgreen’s. In November 1999, he traveled to Antwerp, Belgium to perform for the international sales force of Philips Medical. One year later, in 2000, John Deere invited him to host their new product rollout and host six presentations to their dealers over a three-week period in Florida. In December, 2013 David was invited by Armed Forces Entertainment to fly around the world in eleven days and present shows for our troops overseas. Five appearances were made in Asia.
He combined his love of classical music with magic to create The Maestro & The Magician, a concert attraction that has appeared with notable orchestras in California, Hawaii, Arizona, and Texas as well as with the Buffalo Philharmonic, Syracuse Symphony, and Rochester Orchestra.In the 21st century David has become a frequent guest artist with the Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra.
David’s holiday attraction, Merry Magic Christmas, has appeared in New Jersey, California, Illinois, and Hawaii. Seasonal music and magic are blended for this family attraction.
In 1991 David and his staff created Illusions in the Night, perhaps the only elaborate magic and illusion show designed to scare an audience. It has appeared annually in Milwaukee. The show -and its ghosts-has also traveled to upstate Wisconsin and Illinois.
Within his field David Seebach has won honors and high acclaim. He has been a featured performer at the national convention of the Society of American Magicians, the east coast Magic Jubilee, and the annual Magic Get-Together where he has been featured frequently and won the coveted ‘Best of the Best’ trophy. He has also appeared at Hollywood’s famed Magic Castle, long considered a crown jewel in magicdom. His writing was featured monthly in a long-published conjuror’s magazine.
He still makes his home in the Milwaukee area when not out on-the-road performing elsewhere.