Chicago Children’s Theatre Presents: The Houdini Box

by MyChicagoKids on February 23, 2012

Chicago Children's Theater Houdini BoxAlthough life is often busy and my family’s schedule sometimes get too hectic, my husband and I each find time to spend special alone time with both of our children. It helps us stay connected individually with our boys and brings us closer together as a family.

When the Chicago Children’s Theatre asked me to attend the premiere of The Houdini Box, a children’s play based on the book by Brian “Hugo” Selznick, I knew it would be the perfect next date with my 8 year old son. We got dresses up, pick up dinner on the way, and had a fabulous night at the Mercury Theater.

Chicago Children's Theatre Houdini Box

We Loved It!

It was such a joy to be at the theater with my son.

The Houdini Box is musical adventure about Harry Houdini and a young boy named Victor. Victor is huge Houdini fan and rigorously practices magic by locking himself in closets, holding his breath under water and walking into walls.  After a chance encounter with Houdini, Victor receives a special box that just might contain the secrets of Houdini’s great success. The show includes a creative set and hilarious puppets.

Chicago Children's Theatre Houdini Box

See the Houdini Box!

The Houdini Box will be at the Mercury Theater until March 4 and will then move to the North Shore Center for the Performing Arts in Skokie from March 14 – 25, 2012. For tickets and information, go to


Disclosure Level 1: Tickets for the Houdini Box were provided to us free of charge.

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