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."
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.
HEADLINING STAGE ACT
From Mexico, Gozner it's been in magic for over 35 years. During his career has achieved several prizes and has performed in more than 12 countries.
FEATURED STAGE ACT
Born and raised on the southwest side of Chicago, William Pack is a magician, storyteller, author, and historian. At 11 years old, William got a job in a magic shop and hasn’t stopped performing since. He trained at the Chavez College of Prestidigitation, performed close-up magic at the legendary Schulien’s restaurant, caught cheats for a casino, and demonstrated magic for 13 years at Chicago’s Navy Pier. In 2001, he taught actor Will Smith sleight of hand for his portrayal of Muhammad Ali in the film, Ali.
COCKTAIL HOUR PERFORMERS
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 books 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 Close-Up Magic of Benjamin Barnes, has been featured at the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, The Chicago Magic Lounge and at countless corporate functions across the United States. Tonight you will enjoy this very special artist tableside in the glorious Blackstone Cabaret!
Patrick first learned about magic when he discovered an old family photo inside a large golden chalice, known as The Vase of Rismar. Once Patrick realized that his great uncle was a professional vaudeville magician, he became enchanted with the world of magic and has continued to grow in the family art. Since then Patrick has honed his craft and takes pride in leveraging deeper theatrical elements into every piece he presents. Trained in acting and storytelling by the Second City Chicago and under the modern master magician, Eugene Burger, Patrick performs regularly with The Cabaret Project, Chicago Magic Lounge and across the country. In 2017 Patrick opened his new show “Arsenic & Old Magic” at The Athenaeum Theater.
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.
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!
THE 654 CLUB PERFORMER
Magician and mentalist Luis Carreon won the Harlan Tarbell Close up Competition Award from the International Brotherhood of Magicians 2 years in a row, took home 1st place at the Chicago Magic Competition hosted by the Society of American Magicians, he travels the country teaching other magicians about the art of magic and he is the head demonstrator at Magic Inc, the oldest family-owned magic shop in the country. Carreon has performed his show Bending Minds and Bending Dreams at theaters around Chicago, has been featured on the Univision evening news, was semi-finalist on Tengo Talento, the Spanish language equivalent of America's Got Talent, he is also a regular performer at the 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.
5:00 P.M. - 8:30 P.M.
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.
9:30 P.M. - 1:00 A.M.
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!