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Review of The Magic Parlour

The Magic Parlour
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US$79.00*
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The Magic Parlour Magic and Mind Reading Show in...
Ranked #1 of 183 Concerts & Shows in Chicago
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Owner description: The Magic Parlour is an intimate evening of classic magic and mind-reading performance with 3rd generation magician Dennis Watkins, presented weekly by The House Theatre of Chicago in the historic Palmer House Hilton Hotel.
Reviewed 16 September 2013

Dennis is an amazing performer. The magic tricks truly had me stumped, and his stage presence is wonderful. Funny, charming, just fantastic. Beautiful room, good drinks, great show. A must see!!

1  Thank karapwalsh
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

This was my wife and my second time seeing the show. Both times the experience was wonderful. The magician, Dennis Watkins, is very engaging and personable and his magic is, well, magical. He also uses members of the audience for many of his tricks which (to us) adds to the fun. The venue is an intimate parlor setting in what I assume is one of the Palmer House's smaller conference rooms/suites; however once you enter the room and the performance begins you completely forget you're in a hotel. Seating is open and very limited which adds to the intimacy of the performance.

3  Thank psjdk77
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Reviewed 22 June 2013

We were in Chicago for two days and fortunately one was a Friday so we took in the Magic Parlour Show at the Palmer House Hotel. We were there with our teenage granddaughters and we all enjoyed the show immensely and spent lots of time afterwards trying to figure out the tricks. Well worth the $$!

1  Thank JPS202
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Reviewed 17 June 2013

I couldn't think of a better place to set up a magic show than a small parlor room at the Palmer House. Old school decor makes you feel like you were back in the heyday of this great hotel. Dennis has the charm of a true professional and makes you feel welcome and part of his magic family for the 75 min show. All ages will love his show. Complimentary beer and wine was a plus and we managed to make a few full glasses disappear ourselves. Don't miss it.

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Reviewed 28 May 2013

Dennis Watkins put on a terrific show, and even though I knew how several of the tricks were done, his execution of them was outstanding, and his showmanship made the show exceptional. The Magic Parlour is a very small venue, which is perfect for close-up magic. We have a wonderful time.

1  Thank LindaShall
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