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The Showcase

Tuesdays in March

The Showcase:

A night of new and experimental works

March’s Showcase, will feature CML company members Justin Purcell, Danny Rudnick and Lee Benzaquin. Each show begins with 30 minutes of close-up magic at your table, followed by two 30-minute sets of mind-bending illusions that will leave you saying ‘MAGIC IS REAL!’


 
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Justin Purcell

March 5, 12, 19 & 26

CML company member, 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.

Justin updates classic magic tricks using improvisational humor. His easy-going personality conceals his skillful execution of difficult effects, making them invisible to the audience. He performs table and bar magic 4-nights-a-week at the Chicago Magic Lounge and has a standing Tuesday night performance at the Logan Arcade. Magic is real!

 

 

danny rudnick

March 12, 19 & 26

Mister Danny is all about experimenting with magic seeing as he is also a high school chemistry teacher. Mister Danny attempts to leave that life behind while sharing wonderful magic with the audience, but sometimes he just can’t escape his day job.

 He has won multiple awards for close-up magic and his stage act, and also specializes in shows for children. He also is the headmaster of the Chicago Magic College at CML and frequently appears on the Harry Blackstone Cabaret stage. Along with his busy schedule, he finds time to run the Magic Inc. summer camp and perform monthly at the University of Chicago's Children's Hospital.

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LEE BENZAQUIN

March 5th only

Lee has been a performer at the Chicago Magic Lounge since its very first night. He hails from Boston, and has been exploring and studying the art of magic for his entire life. He's a dedicated card magician who is sure to show you something you've never seen before. In addition to magic, Lee is a house improviser at CIC Theater, and the editor of The Hambook, a quarterly journal about improvisation.

 

Upcoming Showcase Performers

April - Gozner and AJ Sacco & Sally Marvel

May - Trent James

June - Benjamin Barnes and Ryan Plunkett

July - Danny Orleans and Jan Rose


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