The Halloween Show
AN evening of magic, mystery and the macabre
Chicago Magic Lounge PResents
The Halloween Show
Halloween 2018 marks the 80th anniversary of National Magic Day, declared in memory of Harry Houdini and observed on the date of his demise, October 31st. On Halloween, the Chicago Magic Lounge will indulge in the eerie and mystical side of magic.
The Halloween Show begins with an hour of close-up magic at 7:30pm, followed by two stage performances by magicians who specialize in the strange and unusual. A special guest host will serve as your guide into the unknown.
Upgraded ticket holders (Mezzanine, Front Row and Premium Main Floor) for The Halloween Show are invited to an old-fashioned, Victorian-era séance in the 654 Club. Test your psychic powers with a set of eerie photographs that have a macabre connection, learn how to build a spirit telegraph – a machine for communicating with ghosts and spirits, witness cryptic messages written by invisible hands. You might begin to doubt the evidence of your senses when objects move of their own accord and strange sounds are heard. Limited Availability.
Tickets are purchased by section, not by specific seats. Seating is assigned in advance of the show by our Front of House staff. The Harry Blackstone Cabaret features an unobstructed view from every section. The cabaret-style seating, with elevated rail and banquette areas on the main floor, allow for maximum access to view the stage and enjoy a cocktail. This also means you and your party may share a table with other guests.
If you have specific seating needs or requests, please contact the Patron Services team at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 312-366-4500 and we will do our best to accommodate you.
Sean has been entertaining Chicago audiences with his close up and stage magic for 25 years. In his show Timeless Magic, he unravels the mystery of the World’s Fair magician who gave his great-uncle a cryptic coin. The Chicago Reader quips: “...magician/raconteur Sean Masterson and his eye-popping, mind-boggling parlor tricks." The Chicago Tribune says: "he manages to unlock secret doors in the mind so that it is possible to revel, without questioning, in the mysteries of the unknown."
David Parr is an acclaimed, award-winning magician who has devoted his life to sharing the experience of mystery with audiences around the world. He brings his signature brand of weirdness and wonder to our The Halloween Show in the Blackstone Cabaret exploring urban legends, witches and wizardry, history and mystery.
Lucky ticket holders will join David in the 654 Club for an old-fashioned seance. With David as your guide, prepare to experience a specially curated collection of ghostly goings-on.
Host Ed Furman has been a performer and writer in Chicago (on and off) for the over 30 years. He was one of the original creators of “Co-ed Prison Sluts” at the Annoyance theater where he co-created dozens of other pieces. The co-wrote and performed in three Second City Mainstage shows. Along with TJ Shanoff he co-authored “Rod Blagojevich: Superstar”, “Rush Limbaugh: the Musical” and “Lanyard Skynard”. He has written for NBC on an untitled sketch comedy project and a young talent search. The web series “Bong Zombies, which he wrote goes into production in October. He has written thousands of scenes, shorts, and songs for corporate America.