Venue Details

111 Star Starred
Mercury Theater
3745 N. Southport Avenue Chicago, IL 60613
773-325-1700
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Reviews & Ratings

"The Houdini Box"
39 ratings
4.2 average rating
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5 events
1 review
0 stars
attended Feb 12 2012

Absolutely fantastic!! I cannot recommend this play more highly. My son (age 9) and I went and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect - from chatting with the gal selling books in the entry, viewing the play to meeting the actors afterward. The fact...continued

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9 events
2 reviews
1 stars
attended Feb 24 2012

Not to be missed! Live music, puppetry, good acting and a great story. This was thought provoking for my 11 year old and my 5 and 8 year old were enthralled! The cast and comapany treat the children with respect! Wish it was longer!

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39 events
19 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 26 2012

Houdini Box at Mercury Theatre. I was
pleasantly surprised at the seating we received via Goldstar. THE PLAY WAS absolutely wonderful and I've seen many family plays. Stage settings were entertaining and actors and costuming was so...continued

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Named a “Top Ten Show to Watch For in 2012” by the Chicago Tribune.

Description

As famed escape artist Harry Houdini circles the globe performing one incredible stunt after another, Victor, a young devotee goes through his own rigorous magician’s training – locking himself in closets, holding his breath under water and walking into walls. After a chance encounter with his hero, Victor receives a special box that just might contain the secrets of Houdini’s great success.

Directed by famed large-scale spectacle and puppetry artist Blair Thomas, The Houdini Box is a musical adaptation of the popular children’s book of the same name by Brian Selznick, famous for The Invention of Hugo Cabret, the basis of the hit movie Hugo.

Recommended for children ages 5 and older.

The show runs one hour with no intermission.

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