Magic shows are one of the few places where adults can go to feel childlike wonder and men in top hats can appear in public without shame. Welcome rare talents with this GrouponLive deal to see Mark Kaschube’s Halloween Magic 2 at Akoo Theatre at Rosemont. For $15, you get one ticket for balcony seating on Sunday, October 28, at 3 p.m. (up to a $35.80 value, including all fees). Doors open at 2 p.m.
Much like an underachieving werewolf, illusionist Mark Kaschube spends most of the year in his everyday form as a dentist. But each October, he transforms into a supernatural showman with an innate sense of family-friendly spectacle. Dancers done up to look like zombies and vampires set a spooky tone as the dastardly doctor commands heads to abandon their bodies, levitates the living dead, and conjures exotic creatures such as zebras, tigers, and elephants in a spooky, old mansion setting. This year, America’s Got Talent veterans David & Dania join him to show off their quick-change act, suiting up in elaborate costumes in an impossible twinkling from behind fluttering swaths of cloth and sudden confetti showers. All proceeds from the show go to Salute, Inc., an organization that benefits military servicepersons and their families.