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Death and Harry Houdini Reviews

Chopin Theatre Mainstage (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

"Death and Harry Houdini"
114 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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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
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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97 reviews
52 stars
attended Jul 03 2016

The show is a lively, fast-paced combination of Houdini biography and magic acts. I appreciated that the tricks were the same as Houdini's, including escape from a straight jacket, locked box, and the water torture chamber. The supporting cast...continued

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Havana Red Velvet
66 events
25 reviews
50 stars
attended Jun 27 2013

Wonderful production and kept us on the edge of our seats

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Theatregoer0602 Red Velvet
103 events
9 reviews
9 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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Paru Thondavadi Red Velvet
47 events
1 review
6 stars
Scott S.
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98 reviews
9 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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50 reviews
59 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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46 reviews
8 stars
attended Jul 04 2013

Very interesting show. Loved it!

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37 reviews
29 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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27 reviews
2 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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26 reviews
4 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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23 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 17 2012

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

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LC
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19 reviews
11 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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15 reviews
3 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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15 reviews
13 stars
attended Jul 21 2016

First, it was difficult to see the stage from the top row. They actually told people in the back row to stand up to see some things.
We expected more real magic - Mr. Watkins did a good card trick, some run of the mill magic tricks, but a lot of...continued

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11 reviews
10 stars
attended Jul 16 2016

Harry Houdini was a great performance!! The show tells the mysterious story of Harry's life. The acting is suburb and the use of lighting, costumes and staging continues the mysterious ambiance of his amazing life. And the magic --- one of a...continued

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