The Magic Cabaret, a spectacular magic show with none of that showy Vegas nonsense, is slashing its ticket prices to only $10 for today's Groupon. The shows are on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. at the Greenhouse Theater Center, 2257 N. Lincoln. No one under the age 13 is admitted; the show would totally blow their little minds. It will blow your bigger mind, too, so bring a helmet with a chin strap to keep things from getting messy. By the way, Magic Cabaret's mind-bending show is the safest way to blow your mind, just beating out skydiving and hard drugs.
Just check out these reviews:
- “Low on hokum and high on thoughtfulness, this evening shows magic to its best advantage, up close and personal.” - Kerry Reid, Chicago Reader Theater Critic
- “Instead of watching tigers become showgirls across a massive auditorium, the lucky viewers at this show will watch the simply impossible happen in front of their noses.” - Reina Hardy, Center Stage Chicago Theater Critic
- “Treading the tightrope between illusion and reality, Murphy and Parr make art of magic.” - Barbara Vitello, Daily Herald Critic At Large
Chicago was once the center for magic in the United States, before all the magicians were burned at the stake in the late 50’s. Now, thanks to Houdini’s recent return from the grave, The Magic Cabaret is reawakening the magic in Chicago. PT Murphy and David Parr, along with a cast of guest entertainers, perform magic and steal souls. And it’s not just that “magic” you see when you lose at Three Card Monte: It’s real magic, from classic sleight of hand, to the powers of the mind, to the summoning of 500-foot tall Type IV Demons. (The first four rows will get a +2 Mace for the duration of the performance.)
Don’t make PT and David use their mind powers to force you to buy tickets and join their cult: Get a couple of your older-than-13 friends and see a show you’ll never forget. Check ahead of time, as performances sell out quickly and the ticket gnome can’t be bribed. This discount is valid for any show, but subject to availability on that night. Plus, PT can see into the future, so he already knows when you’re coming and when you’re going to die. The offer expires July 30, 2009, and a few of you expire shortly before that. (Don’t worry, PT says it was quick. You never see that rhino coming, and the ticket gnome sells your seats to a nice couple from Des Moines.)
For more information, check out Magic Cabaret's website, or just sit at home and open your mind to the subtle telepathic suggestions that we broadcast via the Internet.