Venue Details

69 Star Starred
Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
773-278-1500
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Reviews & Ratings

"Death and Harry Houdini"
147 ratings
4.5 average rating
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67 events
10 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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6 events
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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9 events
1 review
14 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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Quotes & Highlights

  • “A highly polished and visually thrilling show … strikingly well-designed and well-executed … magic of the very highest order.” —Chris Jones, Chicago Tribune
  • " … high energy and lack of artifice in a loose, buzzy blend of traditional storytelling, music and spectacle … a thrilling ride." —Kris Vire, Time Out Chicago
  • “[The show] soars on Dennis Watkins’ brilliance as a genuine magician and fearless stuntman … ingeniously written and directed by Nathan Allen.” —Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun-Times
  • “The folks at the House Theatre of Chicago are celebrating their tenth anniversary by remounting their first show — and it makes for a helluva party. … Dennis Watkins is simply magnificent as Houdini.” —Kerry Ried, Chicago Reader

Description

Run time is two hours and 15 minutes with one 15-minute intermission.

The House Theatre of Chicago: <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>Diamond Dogs</em> Comedian Margaret Cho Blue Man Group Chicago <em>STOMP</em> <em>Crazy For You</em> <em>Cirque du Soleil: LUZIA</em> <em>The Illusionists -- Live From Broadway</em> Joffrey Ballet's <em>The Nutcracker</em> <em>My Fair Lady</em> <em>Thrones! The Musical Parody</em> Ballet Chicago's <em>The Nutcracker</em>