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The Chicago Magic Lounge Presents: Trent James

  • The Chicago Magic Lounge 5050 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60640 United States (map)

For standard tickets

CLICK BELOW FOR FRONT ROW, MAIN FLOOR, AND MEZZANINE SEATING OPTIONS FOR THE MAIN SHOW IN THE HARRY BLACKSTONE CABARET.

For upgraded tickets

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


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Tonight's Ensemble

 
 
 
 

 

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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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!


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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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 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.

Luis Carreon

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.

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.

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8:30 P.M. - 8:50 P.M. FEATURED ACT

Danny Orleans

As our feature act, Danny’s wit, charm and “magic powers” will captivate you. His easy-going style, organic props, and audience interactions make him an act that’s sure-to-be-remembered. Perhaps that’s why the Chicago Tribune warned, “Don’t take your eyes off of him!”

Danny travels 100,000 miles a year to perform at corporate banquets and meetings in major convention centers around the world. Fortune 500 companies call Danny Orleans their “Chief Magic Officer” because he wows their customers and staff at their events.

Along with entertaining Corporate America, Danny has written 12 books for Scholastic’s “The Ultimate Magic Club” and published books and DVDs to teach other magicians the secrets to his success. He shares his strategies at lectures to magic community and also through his 20-year tenure as a columnist for Genii Magazine.

He’s a frequent performer at Monday Night Magic in New York City, Wizardz Magic Theater in Orlando and Hollywood’s World-Famous Magic Castle!

When he’s home in Chicago, he is delighted to light up our stage here in the Blackstone Theater. Did you know that he is married to a Mindreader? His wife isThe Incredible Jan Rose? Look for their act together here at the Chicago Magic Lounge!

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9:00 P.M. - 9:30 P.M. HEADLINER

Trent James

Trent James brings a fresh new feel to the “classic magic show”. Trent combines mindboggling magic and offbeat comedy for a new generation. He is the winner of over twenty awards, including The Society of American Magicians International Stage Contest- People’s Choice Winner, International Brotherhood of Magicians Stage Contest-Silver Medal, and was named The Most Promising Young Magician by the Milbourne Christopher Foundation. Trent’s performances have left audiences raving from Las Vegas to New York. His unique sleight of hand magic and hip vibe come together to form an unforgettable thrill ride!


THE 654 CLUB

9:30 P.M. - 10:00 P.M. 654 Club Performance

Immediately following the Blackstone Cabaret performance, we invite you to join a Master of the Art at their table in our 44 seat intimate close up gallery for a 20 minute theatrical treat. Add this show for only $10!

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Joe Diamond

Joe Diamond may look like a normal guy, but he has turned his fascination for the strange and mysterious into a full time career!

Here’s what Varla Ventura, the author of “Beyond Bizarre: Frightening Facts and Blood-Curdling True Tales” has to say about Joe Diamond…

“If you don’t already worship at the feet of Joe Diamond, you should really get on board. He is truly one of a kind. He is an entertainer, mind-reader, dream interpreter, radio host, author and the World Record Holder for Solving the World’s Largest Maze while blindfolded! He has even found hidden objects in graveyards. I am telling you, you need this man in your life.”

He was also the Co-Star of The Magic Cabaret, the longest running weekly magic show in Chicago, selected by Travel Channel as “One of America’s BEST Magic Shows!”

Joe Diamond even works behind the scenes on some of the magic you can see on television and viral videos!

He has appeared on WGN TV, WCIU, ABC-7, The Today Show, and even SHOWTIME!


Ask Joe Diamond to unlock your iPhone, guess your first kiss, or give you an in depth reading, and as long as you keep an open mind, it will be the the closest thing to real mind reading you’ll ever experience!


LATE NIGHT MAGIC BAR

Join us back in the Performance Bar in the late night hours for even more magic and bar-betchas. 

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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!