Venue Details

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Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
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1 review
4 stars
The weather was Beautiful. I wore Jeans and a v-neck.
A Comedical Tragedy for Mister Punch
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24 events
15 reviews
8 stars
The lobby is truly gorgeous and very interesting. Take some time to look around!
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Reviews & Ratings

"Death and Harry Houdini"
145 ratings
4.5 average rating
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4 events
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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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
12 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


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