Venue Details

Chopin Theatre Mainstage
1543 W. Division Ave. Chicago, IL 60642
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4.5 / 5 Rated by 147 members
Review from Saretta L. Sims-Woods
67 events 10 reviews

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!

reviewed Jan 21 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from lovestandup
6 events 3 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 22 2012 report as inappropriate
Review from Russ
9 events 1 review

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

reviewed Feb 25 2012 report as inappropriate
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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.

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