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The Signature Show Featuring Bill Cook, Danny Orleans, & Suzanne

  • 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

 
 
 
 

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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

BILL COOK

Three-time award winner at the prestigious World Magic Seminar in Las Vegas, Bill Cook has been hailed by his peers as the Young Master of Magic. 

Bill has been featured nationally and internationally on every major television network, including ABC, CBS, NBC, SyFy, Showtime, The CW Network, The Movie Channel, The Travel Channel, Telemundo, and Italy’s Cannale 5. Bill is also one of the featured stars of Make Believe--the 2010 Los Angeles Film Festival winner for Best Documentary. 

Combining music with mind-blowing magic, Bill Cook’s high-energy show features comedy, drama, and interactive audience participation. His ability to entertain both young and old alike, make him one of the most versatile performers working today. 

Bill has performed and headlined on some of the worlds largest stages across North America, Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and Central America. He has been a featured performer at some of the most exclusive clubs in the United States, including the Friar’s Club in New York City, the House of Blues in Chicago and the World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California. 

Bill has studied and trained at the world-famous Second City Comedy School, and is a guest faculty member of the McBride Magic and Mystery School, the world’s most prestigious magic school based in Las Vegas, Nevada. 

Corporate clients for Bill include: Apple Computers, Allstate Insurance, Chicago Bulls, Chrysler, Ford, GM, Motorola, Discover Card, McDonalds, Prudential, and has even been a featured lecturer at the Northwestern University Feinberg Medical School. 

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FEATURED STAGE 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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COCKTAIL HOUR PERFORMERS

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.


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

SUZANNE

Audiences all over the country have been falling in love with Suzanne since 1985. Her engaging style makes the audience an essential participant in her performance. Other respected professional magicians have called her "flawless" and "amazing". She is a favorite at Hollywood's famous Magic Castle and was awarded Close Up Magician of the Year for 2010 by The Academy of Magical Arts. In 2015 she appeared on the wildly popular Penn and Teller Fool Us show and she fooled them.


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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!