"The Houdini Box" (Chicago Children's Theatre): Marvelously Magical!

#19.  I’m a big fan of magic!  It’s an inarguable explanation for anything.  What makes my computer work?  Magic! How did she know to call?  Magic! Where did that cookie go?  Magic!  I could have gotten a liberal arts degree at Hogwarts.  I’m completely satisfied

Alex Weisman as Victor in Chicago Children's Theatre's "The Houdini Box", directed by Blair Thomas. (photo credit: Michael Brosilow)with *magic* being the answer to any question.

Chicago Children’s Theatre presents the world premiere of The Houdini Box.  Victor loves magic!  He idolizes Harry Houdini.  He wants to be a great magician.  He’s obsessed with tricks.  His mother wants to break the spell.  She decides to take him on a road trip.  In the train station, he meets a mysterious man.  Is it Harry Houdini?  Or is it another illusion?  Victor leans towards amazement.  What makes The Houdini Box marvelous?  Magic!

Read the rest of my review at Chicago Theater Beat.

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