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The Signature Show

  • The Chicago Magic Lounge 5050 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60640 United States (map)
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CLICK BELOW FOR FRONT ROW, MAIN FLOOR, AND MEZZANINE SEATING OPTIONS FOR THE MAIN SHOW IN THE HARRY BLACKSTONE CABARET.

UPGRADED TICKETS + THE 654 CLUB

THIS PACKAGE INCLUDES A STANDARD TICKET, PLUS A BONUS TICKET TO A 25 MINUTE FORMAL CLOSE-UP SHOW IN OUR 43 SEAT "654 CLUB."

LIMITED AVAILABILITY


TONIGHT'S ENSEMBLE OF MAGICIANS


THE HARRY BLACKSTONE CABARET

7:30 P.M. THEATER DOORS OPEN & CLOSE-UP MAGIC COCKTAIL HOUR BEGINS

OUR CROWN JEWEL, NAMED AFTER CHICAGO MAGICIAN HARRY BLACKSTONE, BOASTS 120 EXCELLENT SEATS WHICH ALLOWS YOU AND YOUR GUESTS TO ENJOY WORLD CLASS MAGIC IN AN INTIMATE, ELEGANT SETTING.

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HEADLINING STAGE ACT

Dennis Watkins

Award-winning, Third-Generation Magician and Mentalist Dennis Watkins is the star and co-creator of The House Theatre of Chicago's long-running show, "The Magic Parlour." For the last six years, Dennis has hosted this intimate evening of classic magic on Friday and Saturday nights at Chicago's historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel. "The Magic Parlour" is a tour-de-force of close-up magic and mind-reading performed by an entertainer the Chicago Sun-Times calls "Chicago's Official Magic Man."

Dennis is a Company Member with The House Theatre of Chicago, where he has written, acted, directed, and performed in over 21 world-premiere productions. Dennis has played the role of Harry Houdini in all 8 productions of The House's hit play, "Death and Harry Houdini." This highly theatrical telling of Harry Houdini's life features a fully-surrounded performance of the infamous Water Torture Cell, an upside-down, underwater escape Dennis has performed in more than 400 live shows.

Additionally, Dennis creates world-class magical entertainment for companies, organizations and private clients looking to make their most important events absolutely unforgettable. From corporate events, trade show exhibits and hospitality suites, to college campuses, performing arts centers and up-scale private events, Dennis delivers one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences nationwide.

More information and booking details can be found at www.denniswatkins.net.

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FEATURED STAGE ACT

Peter Samelson

Peter Samelson doesn’t do magic, he only helps people see it. An illusionist/entertainer/philosopher, he blends simplicity and sophistication, provoking thought, inspiring wonder.

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COCKTAIL HOUR PERFORMERS

LEE BENZAQUIN

Lee moved to Chicago in 2013 after studying Literature at Emerson College in Boston, MA. He has been performing close-up magic with the Chicago Magic Lounge since its very first performance. In addition to magic, Lee is a house improviser at CIC Theater, and the editor of The Hambook, a quarterly journal about improvisation.

Justin Purcell

Justin Purcell hails from the mysterious land of Indiana. His interest in the dark arts was sparked by an “I can read” book called Spooky Tricks. He was inspired to make a career of magic by two things: his love for sharing with audiences the wonder of the impossible and his distaste for honest work. Magic is real!

Jeanette Andrews

Jeanette Andrews is a contemporary illusionist and artist who specializes in creating interactive sensory illusions, possessing a contemplative take on the art of the impossible. Combining a lifetime of craft with influences not typically seen in magic performances such as interactive performance art, immersive theater, quantum physics, and philosophy, she invents a unique take on this ancient art form. Andrews uses sensory anomalies and scientific oddities to bridge everyday life to a special, heightened world. Hailed as one of the most innovative illusionists today, Andrews has staged hundreds of performances at museums, theaters and universities across the United States, including sold-out and standing-room-only crowds at the Museum of Contemporary Art and Birmingham Museum of Art. Illusion is Ms. Andrews’ life’s work and her performances have been praised by PBS, The Daily Mail, and the Chicago Tribune.

Mike O'Donnell

Over the past two decades Mike O’Donnell has been entertaining audiences with his magic, watching his childhood hobby transform into an obsession before evolving into a professional career.
Mike can be found every Friday, Saturday, and Sunday at the Lagunitas Brewery performing his craft, if not enjoying a cold one in the Taproom.


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THE 654 CLUB

IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING THE BLACKSTONE CABARET PERFORMANCE, WE INVITE YOU TO JOIN A MASTER OF THE ART AT THEIR TABLE IN OUR 43 SEAT INTIMATE CLOSE UP GALLERY FOR A 25 MINUTE THEATRICAL TREAT.

UPGRADE YOUR TICKET FOR THIS SHOW FOR ONLY $10!

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THE 654 CLUB PERFORMER

Ryan Plunkett

Ryan is a Chicago-based close-up magician who has been performing for the past two decades. Ryan is also a highly sought-after magic consultant, magic creator, and lecturer. Ryan has published two book on the art of magic, Some Assembly Required and A New Angle. Ryan is the Lead House Magician and Founding Ensemble Member of the Chicago Magic Lounge, and has also recently performed at The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood California.


THE PERFORMANCE BAR

5:00 P.M. MAGIC BAR OPENS

THIS ART DECO GEM FEATURES SIGNATURE COCKTAILS, LUXURIOUS SEATING, AND MAGICIANS BEHIND THE BAR TO CHALLENGE YOUR IMAGINATION DURING LIBATION.

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5:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.

JEFF BIBIK

The Amazing Bibik had to overcome many obstacles from an early age. Born with a name that is both difficult to pronounce and immediately forgettable, he never the less has risen to become a popular comedy magician that has performed across the country for corporate and social events. A seasoned stage performer as well as a highly skilled close up magic worker, enjoy Bibik here in his natural habitat, behind the bar slinging cards and trading barbs!

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9:30 P.M. - 1:00 A.M.

DEVEN BROWN

Deven Brown is a 29 year old Chicagoland native who’s practiced his craft professionally for over 15 years at restaurants and private events all around the city. He’s been honing his passion for the art of deception while specializing in bar betchas and close-up magic. Along with working for the MLB and the Hard Rock Hotel, Deven has hosted the Late Night Magic Bar as our resident Thursday Bar Magician for the past 2 years. Not only will he make you laugh but he’ll teach you how to win FREE drinks at your local bars!


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