The Magic Parlour's Dennis Watkins recently appeared on the CW Network's Penn & Teller: Fool Us!
ABOUT PENN & TELLER: FOOL US!
Up-and-comers and magic veterans try to fool Penn & Teller for a chance to star in the duo’s hit Las Vegas stage show. Now back for second season!
“It was a tremendous honor to be invited to work with Penn & Teller,” Watkins remarked. “I’ve long admired their work, their success in bringing magic into the mainstream. A regular Thursday night slot on the CW gives so many households a way to see the great variety of magic traditions we have in this country, beyond the big death-defying stunts and spooky spectacle. The producers offered me the chance to share the close-up pieces that really work on an audience’s imagination, inviting them to feel like a kid again for an evening. It’s what we do every week at The Magic Parlour, and getting to perform a piece that’s been in that show for about 18 months now for a television audience, and these great American magicians, was really very special.”
THE MAGIC PARLOUR
AN INTIMATE EVENING OF CLASSIC MAGIC WITH DENNIS WATKINS
"A perfect evening of illusion and laughter"
-Chicago Theatre Beat
DOWNTOWN CHICAGO'S MOST EXCLUSIVE MAGIC SHOW PERFORMS 5 SHOWS WEEKLY
PRICES: All tickets are $79 and include wine, beer and soft drink selections
TIMES: Friday nights at 7:30 and 9:30pm, Saturdays at 4:30, 7:30 and 9:30pm.
ATTIRE: Cocktail attire is suggested for this upscale event
AGES: Best for adults and kids 12+
LOCATION: The Palmer House Hilton Hotel, 17 E. Monroe St, Chicago
"The Magic Parlour is a simple entertainment in the Ricky Jay Mold: Old-fashioned trickery performed very well in an ideal setting by a man with a heart and a story."
-The Chicago Tribune
Award-winning, third-generation magician Dennis Watkins delivers an evening of sophisticated tom-foolery in one of the Windy City's most unique entertainment experiences presented by The House Theatre of Chicago. The Magic Parlour is an elegant night out in the heart of downtown. This intimate magic show is replete with mind-blowing magic and mind reading in an intimate suite at the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel.
Now in our sixth year, The Magic Parlour has entertained guests from all over the world looking for an extra-special night out in Chicago. To date, The Magic Parlour has hosted more than 20,000 guests and over 700 ticketed performances. This one-of-a-kind downtown event has also hosted dozens of private groups and corporate events, created 3 very magical wedding proposals, and has been featured in 2 books.
"This magic show is exactly what it should be: funny, lively, intimate and utterly baffling.”