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This Groupon saws the price of a magic show ticket in half—magically, without harming the ticket's vital organs and delicate skin. See The Magic Cabaret, a spectacular magic show with no showy Vegas magic-show frippery. It's an evening of "cabaret magic," an intimate type of abracadabra performed for small crowds with audience participation.
Chicago was once the center for magic in the United States, before all the magicians were burned at the stake in the late '50s. Since Houdini’s return from the grave, The Magic Cabaret has reconjured magic in Chicago. David Parr, who has taught at the Hollywood Magic Castle and is on the staff of Magic Magazine, and PT Murphy, who is really good at magic, work with a cast of guest entertainers to blow your mind with sleights-of-hand and powers-of-the-mind.
No one under 13 years old is admitted—the show would totally blow their little minds. It blows fully developed minds too, so bring a helmet with a chinstrap to keep things from getting messy. Shows are every Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. at Greenhouse Theater Center. Make a couple of friends over the age of 13 and take them to see an unforgettable show. Check ahead for availability; this Groupon is valid for any show, but performances sell out quickly and the ticket rabbit can’t be bribed.
- There's no Vegas-style razzmatazz here--both David Parr and P.T. Murphy have rather donnish personas. But they're enthusiastic and knowledgeable about the history of magic Chicago style, and they perform astounding feats of prestidigitation. – Kerry Reid, Chicago Reader
- No glitz, just wonder. The Magic Cabaret draws on a century-old tradition of "parlor magic," an intimate style of prestidigitation that keeps the audience directly involved. 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, Centerstage Chicago
Some Chicago Reader readers left reviews and gave The Magic Cabaret a perfect five-star rating:
- I was pleasantly surprised at how friendly and likable the magicians were. The magic was awesome! I was pretty freaked out at the ending. All in all a really fun evening. – geekgirl
- I always thought this stuff was done with camera tricks but they did amazing stuff right there with no cameras. – freekie
- A very fun evening... Great slight of hand and a few freaky mentalist type moments... The two hosts were very groovy. I really dig magic and I dug this show. – The Fall Guy
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Dec 30, 2009. Amount paid never expires. Valid for any "The Magic Cabaret" show but subject to availability on that night (Recommend calling ahead). Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.