Book and Lyrics by Hannah Kohl, YES, MY DAUGHTER!
Music by Mark Messing
Directed by Blair Thomas
Based on the book THE HOUDINI BOX written and illustrated by Brian Selznick, and published by Atheneum Books for Young Readers (Selznick wrote Hugo Cabret, a Caldecott winner, and is now seen as the movie, Hugo)
Chicago Children's Theatre,
Show will be at the Mercury Theatre: 773.325.17003745 N. Southport Avenue, Chicago
January 24-March 3, 2012
Recommended for ages 5 and up
Brought to life right before your eyes by actors, musicians, and puppets, sure to thrill and surprise. As famed escape artist Harry Houdini circles the globe performing one incredible stunt after another, Victor, a young devotee goes through his own rigorous magician’s training – locking himself in closets, holding his breath under water and walking into walls. After a chance encounter with his hero, Victor receives a special box that just might contain the secrets of Houdini’s great success.
Save 15% on early-bird tickets until JAN 15th!
“The Houdini Box,” Chicago Children’s Theatre. Brian Selznick wrote the children’s book “The Invention of Hugo Cabret,” the source for “Hugo,” one of the more prominent holiday movies this year. That has propelled Selznick and his work to a new level of awareness. “The Houdini Box,” which will be directed at Chicago Children’s Theatre by the formidable visual storyteller Blair Thomas, is a brand-new musical based on Selznick’s first book, the story of a boy who receives a mysterious box that may unlock the secrets of Harry Houdini.
“The Houdini Box” Kick-Off event with Neighborhood Parents Network:
Come join us at the February 11th, 11:00am performance for a special kick-off event with NPN. Stay tuned for event details!