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Music and Magic

  • The Chicago Magic Lounge 5050 North Clark Street Chicago, IL, 60640 United States (map)
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THE CHICAGO MAGIC LOUNGE PRESENTS

MUSIC AND MAGIC

LIVE MUSIC IS NEW TO THE LOUNGE!

Enjoy close up magic at your seats performed by our resident house and bar performers while listening to live music. Monday nights we feature a different jazz band each week, and Tuesday evenings highlight a different local vocal performer each week.


TICKETS

TICKETS ARE GENERAL ADMISSION

THE CHICAGO MAGIC LOUNGE IS AN AGE 21+ VENUE. AGE 16+ ALLOWED WITH LEGAL GUARDIAN.


Tonights 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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Jonathan Kamm

Jonathan Kamm has been a bar and restaurant entertainer for over 25 years. Best known for his 14 years as the magician at Walter Paytons Roundhouse in Aurora IL. He can currently be seen at 5 different restaurants weekly. Entertaining guests with his super skilled sleight of hand.


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.

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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Vocalist

Amanda Compton LoPresti

Amanda Compton LoPresti, an alumna of Illinois Wesleyan University and University of WI-Madison, sings and dances in musicals and operas around the world. She just returned from working with Kelsey Grammer and Christine Ebersole in LA Opera's production of Candide, and has previously performed with Hawaii Opera Theatre, The Glimmerglass Festival, Opéra National de Bordeaux, Théâtre du Capitole de Toulouse, Theatre at the Center, and is the Soprano I section leader for the Chicago Symphony Chorus. She has worked on and off the stage at Drury Lane Theatre, singing and dancing in musicals such as Young Frankenstein and Bye Bye Birdie, as assistant music director to Roberta Duchak on Crazy for You, and as assistant director to Michael Heitzman and assistant choreographer to Jared Grimes on their acclaimed recent production of 42nd Street. She is thrilled to be singing at Chicago's new hot spot, the Chicago Magic Lounge, with a program featuring Chuck Larkin on piano and the tap stylings of Time Brickey! amandaLcompton.com

Earlier Event: May 7
Music and Magic