Deathandhoudini

Death and Harry Houdini Reviews

Chopin Theatre Mainstage (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

79 ratings
4.5 average rating
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8 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 21 2012

It was a great show! Thanks for giving me the chance to see it at a discounted rate that made it even more enjoyable, Good job!

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3 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 22 2012

A creative show w/original scores and lyrics. All actors were good in their skills of voice, dance and acting and magic. The creativity in the play and directing in the lovely space of the theatre was noteworthy. I saw a preview and much needs to...continued

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3 reviews
12 stars
attended Jan 22 2012

Inventively staged and a unique opportunity to see beautiful illusions and classic escapes up close and personal in a narrative that provides an appropriate context to appreciate the beauty, invention and timelessness of "Houdini's magic" from the...continued

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1 review
6 stars
attended Feb 25 2012

Excellent, creative show. Loved the stage in the middle with the audience members facing each other. Very nicely decorated lobby.

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44 reviews
52 stars
attended Jun 23 2013

a truely wonderful show all the actors were great especially the the one playing Houdini and also his brother, i saw a preview and no obvious flaws to me, the show flowed well and was a very original . as a magic and Houdini fan i was impressed,...continued

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Helen Kopec Red Velvet
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20 reviews
31 stars
attended Jun 27 2013

Wonderful production and kept us on the edge of our seats

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10 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 27 2012

First time at the Chopin although I work and lived nearby and always wanted to go. Staff was very friendly. I went to the preview show and got to sit next to the director and and the choreographer, which was cool. They set up the show in a...continued

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9 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 03 2012

Brother of Houdini was very good. He was not enough, though, to stay for the second half, unfortunately. Perhaps it was not so much the show as the show and me together. Just not a good fit. Was waiting for intermission so I could leave. Sold...continued

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2 reviews
0 stars
attended Jul 04 2013

This is a play that may have been overthought. There is some good acting and Dennis Watkins is an excellent magician. However, the tension in the climactic scene is missing. I know why masks were added, but seeing the faces of the actors as was...continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
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1 review
13 stars
Scott S.
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93 reviews
10 stars
attended Jan 28 2012

wonderful. Most of the magic was great, there were a couple of tricks that were ok but for the most part the play was super. Would recommend!

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63 reviews
2 stars
attended Jan 22 2012

Great magic tricks but way too long and drawn out with the talking. This was more like a play with some magic tricks. If you enjoy plays and magic then I recommend this show. If you are like me and get bored with alot of yada, yada, yada, I don't...continued

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40 reviews
5 stars
attended Jul 04 2013

Very interesting show. Loved it!

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35 reviews
26 stars
attended Jan 26 2012

This show was fun! I can't believe that such a small company could put on a production like this. Love the intimacy of the staging. This company brings the audience right into the play. This show is campy and may not be everyone's cup of tea...continued

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22 reviews
1 stars
attended Jul 04 2013

we were fortunate enough to seat at the front row and still the magic tricks were unbelievable. i have no idea how those tricks are pulled off but they are amazing. the story line is fine, nothing too compicated, but it allows the magic tricks...continued

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22 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 17 2012

Wonderfully entertaining. Sit in the first row if you can.

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17 reviews
1 stars
attended Jun 27 2013

The show was just wonderful. It was an amazing magic show and a well-acted play -- combined. The star, who plays Harry Houdini, was talented at both. The actor who plays his brother Theo was a terrific actor and also had a beautiful voice. The...continued

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29 events
17 reviews
6 stars
attended Feb 12 2012

We all enjoyed the performance. Wonderfully acted and great tricks. We were all trying to figure out the sawing in half trick. The only thing I would recommend is to get there early for seats in front. we had to get up from the back row to see...continued

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9 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 27 2012

I was a little bit surprised that this was a play with Houdini's magic interspersed into it. I was expecting a regular magic show. That was all right, though, in that I like to be entertained and this seemed like it would be that.

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8 reviews
7 stars
attended Feb 03 2012

Spectacular! Amazing! Definitely must see!

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