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
Nick Diffatte is quickly becoming one of the most talked about and in-demand young comic magicians working today. His unique brand of entertainment seamlessly blends dry humor, quick wit, and incredible skill. His performances are presented with perfect comedic timing and a deadpan delivery that has kept audiences laughing uncontrollably all over the country for over 14 years. Most recently, Nick has been seen in a residency at the Planet Hollywood Casino in Las Vegas, The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, luxury cruise lines and The Late Late Show with James Corden on CBS.
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
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 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!
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
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 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.
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!
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!