The Houdini Box: New Musical from Chicago Children's Theatre
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The last date listed for The Houdini Box was Sunday March 25, 2012 / 11:00am.
Currently at North Shore Center, Center Theatre
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The acting was fantastic and the design of the play was brilliant. As with his book, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," Brian Selznik allows different media to occupy the same space in his brain -- puppets, live theater, dolls, music -- it's really amazing and novel. The theater itself is intimate and the perfect size for the play. Our seats were off to the side and it was impossible to see some of the action that occurred in the back of the stage, so we just moved to seats that were closer and more in the center and it was fine. Great production!
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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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Read Goldstar member reviews https://www.goldstar.com/events/chicago-il/the-houdini-box?reviews=all#reviews of a recent staging of The Houdini Box at another venue.
Check out a short video preview http://youtu.be/iHI8GbJF10M .
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.