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The Showcase

January’s performers

NEW SHOW! Tuesday nights starting January 8th

The Showcase: A night of new and experimental works

The Showcase magicians for January will feature company members, Ryan Plunkett and Lee Benzaquin. For the first time on the Harry Blackstone Stage, Ryan will perform his 30-minute close-up magic act as we project every move of his hands on our projection screen, while Lee will perform his classic stand-up set of stunning magic right before your very eyes.


 
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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 Head Magician and Founding Ensemble Member of the Chicago Magic Lounge, and is a regular performer at The World Famous Magic Castle in Hollywood, California.

 
 

 

Lee Benzaquin

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.

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Upcoming Showcase Performers


February - Jonny Zavant’s Games of Imagination

March - Justin Purcell and Danny Rudnick

April - Gozner and AJ Sacco

May - Trent James

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