The Showcase

Tuesdays in June

The Showcase:

A night of new and experimental works

Join us every Tuesday night in July for MagicX – Experimental. Experiential. Extraordinary.

July’s Showcase features the partnership of Magician Danny Orleans and the Incredible Jan Rose. Their show explores the boundaries of perception, intuition and mind-to-mind communication. What makes this show new and innovative is YOU! When Danny and Jan hit the stage, each show is unique and different because it’s you the audience that makes the decisions, provides the props and thinks the thoughts. The result? You’ll go out of your mind!

Get ready to think about Danny and Jan. They’re already thinking of you.



Danny Orleans

Danny is a specialist in Corporate Magic. He performs at sales meetings and trade shows, where he combines his client’s marketing message or meeting theme with his magic. The results are amazing. Over the past 20 years, he has presented his SalesMagic® at every major convention center in North America as well as Amsterdam, Lisbon and Munich. His clients include HP, ExxonMobil and Honeywell.

For the magic community, Danny has published books, DVDs and e-books on the art of performing magic and he has lectured at magicians’ clubs and conventions throughout the US, Canada and the United Kingdom. He was the first winner of the Chicago Close-up Magic competition in 2002.

Danny grew up on the east coast and moved to Chicago to attend Northwestern University where he received his degree in education. He met Jan Rose in 1983 and they have been performing magic together for over 30 years. Their proudest accomplishment is their daughter Leah, who is a professional acrobat.



The Incredible Jan Rose

Jan brings her theatrical roots to the world of magic. As a SAG and Equity actress, she took the stage for theatre companies throughout the Midwest including the Drury Lane Theaters, Missouri Repertory Theatre and the Royal George Theatre. As a SAG actress, she appeared in many films and television shows, her favorite of which was portraying Nancy Maloney, a detective’s wife, in the feature film Chicago Overcoat. Recently she appeared as part of the magic team in The Rosenkranz Mysteries, a theatrical magic show which earned 3 ½ stars by Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune and ran over 100 performances.

Jan Rose has performed at Hollywood’s World-famous Magic Castle, New York City’s Monday Night Magic and Orlando’s Wizardz Theater. She has lectured on the art of performing magic to magicians throughout the U.S., Canada, England and at FISMItaly. Jan frequently takes the microphone as the emcee during the Signature Shows at the Chicago Magic Lounge where she is a proud Company Member. She can also be seen there performing table-side magic as well as her stage show in the Harry Blackstone Cabaret.

A native of Chicago, Jan is married to professional magician Danny Orleans and they have been performing magic together for over 30 years.


Upcoming Showcase Performers

August - Justin Purcell and AJ Sacco

September - James Sanden and Luis Carreon

October - TBA