DOORS OPEN AT 7:00 P.M.
Ryan Plunkett & Bill Weimer & Ryan Lawrence
A native of Plymouth, MI, John Sturk has been performing at the Chicago Magic Lounge since its inception, as a co-founder and Artistic Director. Often seen behind the piano at the Lounge, John steps on-stage or behind the bar to present his unique brand of close-up magic. John has performed for audiences ranging from elementary students to corporate clients - but is perhaps best known for his stint at a full-time street performer.
John currently serves as Chicago chapter president for the Society of American Magicians, as well as on the S.A.M. National Council. John is also a member of the Academy of Magic Arts and the International Brotherhood of Magicians.
John is a graduate of Michigan State University, and currently resides in the Lakeview neighborhood of Chicago.
THE CLOSE-UP GALLERY FEATURING DANNY RUDNICK
Besides being a high school math and science teacher, Danny Rudnick is an award winning close-up magician. Along with performing magic, he runs the weeklong summer camp at Magic Inc., and is in charge of Youth 43, the youth program for the Chicago Chapter of International Brotherhood of Magicians. Danny is also the editor of The Complete Al Leech, a book on the magic of Al Leech, and is the inventor of of the "Selec-Trick Deck," a trick sold through Magic Inc. that has received rave reviews from many top magicians, including a review in Genii Magazine. Danny’s personable demeanor and sleight-of-hand prowess have made him a sought after performer for office holiday parties, kid birthday parties, and restaurants around Chicago.
Inspired by the legendary Magic Castle in LA, and Magic Circle in London, we are bringing you an exclusive, 50 tickets only, experience called the Close Up Gallery. Join a magician in the Starlight Lounge at 9:30pm for an intimate look at close-up magic. No stage, just a table and 50 lucky guests. This is a peek into the real world of classic, close-up, table magic.
Premium and Deluxe Ticket holders are guaranteed a seat in the Close-Up Gallery.