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"The Houdini Box"
17 ratings
4.4 average rating
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19 reviews
56 stars
attended Mar 18 2012

The music is too often over loud and you can not hear the actors... it is a rather adult/childrens show.
The actors were all great.

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6 reviews
0 stars
attended Mar 16 2012

The musical was very nice. Our two grandchildren (ages 11 & 9) loved it. Our grandson, who had read the book on which the play was based, said he liked the performance better than the book. My only complaint is that, while the performance of...continued

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5 reviews
9 stars
attended Mar 17 2012

I took my 6year old son to see this. The play is only one hour long, so easy for my son to sit through. The story is interesting enough for kids and adults alike. It's about a little boy who really wants to be a magician, just like Houdini. We had...continued

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


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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