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Saturday, September 30, 2023

The Rhapsody Theater Announces Second Season of Theatrical Magic Performances

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The Rhapsody Theater 

a 200-seat venue in Rogers Park, Chicago 

is unveiling its Second season of theatrical magic performances 

following a highly successful inaugural season that started in June 2023

Here at ChiIL Live Shows, we're huge fans of theatrical magic, and adore the Rhapsody Theater as well as Northwestern professor, Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz, founder and owner of the Rhapsody Theater, who performs as the Physician Magician. We've been out to cover the grand opening and several shows since, and can attest that it's always a mystifyingly fun time at Rhapsody. In fact, we'll be back again October 8th to cover The Zabrecky Hour. 

Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz is thrilled to announce the second season of the Rhapsody Theater, the chief inspiration for a new generation of long format theatrical magic productions, as renowned artists from all over the world present brand-new shows created specifically for the venue. Ten full length theatrical magic productions will be presented during the 2023-2024 Season. Six productions are new and created for the Rhapsody Theater, and four are already critically acclaimed and premiered at the Rhapsody Theater Stage in Season One. This season will offer many new shows, and reprise beloved performances, enhanced with new material and magic content.

Magic Castle Stage Magician of the Year, Zabrecky will hold the coveted October Residency at the Rhapsody Theater with his show The Zabrecky Hour. The production is a perfect autumn night out featuring the bizarre, wonderfully strange, and oddly beautiful magic of one of the most sought-after magicians of our day. Performances are from September 28th- October 31st.  Shows are Thursdays through Sunday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Ticket prices range from $20 to $80.

Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz will perform the critically acclaimed Physician Magician show throughout the year multiple select performances every month.

November brings renowned British Magician Andi Gladwin and his brand new, made for Rhapsody Theater production: Shuffled. A Close up show for forty audience members with a very special seating arrangement and never-seen-before magic. Andi is one of the most respected and beloved magicians in the world. Performances from November 9th – November 19th. Shows are Thursdays through Sunday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Ticket prices range from $20 to $80.

Jamie Allan, known to Chicago Audiences as the iMagician who last sold out the Harris Theatre in 2018, returns to Chicago for the holiday season from Thanksgiving through early January. Amaze, Jamie’s new production exclusive to Rhapsody Theater, is entirely different. At once intimate, personal, and interactive, Amaze will delight audiences of all ages at Rhapsody Theater during the holiday season. Performances are from November 24th – January 7th.

January kicks off with Kayla Drescher in In Your Head. Kayla, a Champion of Magic, and highly respected leader in the magic community premier’s a brand new, Rhapsody Theater production. Kayla comedically explores expectation, coincidence, and what’s really going on in our heads (‘cause you’re all thinking it, she’s just saying it). Performances from January 11th – February 11th. Performances from November 9th – November 19th. Shows are Thursdays through Sunday at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm. Ticket prices range from $20 to $80.

In February, Award winning French magician Alexandra Duvivier stars in Extraordinaire. A brand new, Rhapsody Theater produced show designed by Alexandra and featuring original magic created by her. These are Alexandra’s first full length shows in the United States. Audiences will see why Alexandra is one Europe’s greatest magical performers. Performances from February 22th – March 10th.

In April, Joshua Jay returns to the Rhapsody Theater with Look Closer, the show he premiered at Rhapsody theater to great acclaim in April 2023. The 2024 installment will include new illusions created by Joshua for this next installment. Performances from April 4th – April 28th.

Beloved and highly admired magician David Williamson will premier his new show created for Rhapsody Theater called Ridiculous. David has toured with the Illusionists and Circus 1903 and brings his brilliance to Rhapsody Theater with a show centered on one word: Ridiculous! Performances from May 17th – June 30th.

In addition, Ross Johnson will reprise his masterful mind reading show “A funny thing happened… tomorrow” with various dates every month and Larry Hass will return with Magical Life for selected dates in the Winter of 2024.

The second annual McBride’s Magic Festival will occur from May 30th-June 2nd, 2024, and feature multiple shows and lectures for magicians and magic afficionados alike.

Season Subscriptions available:

In Season Two: Subscription packages will be available for multiple shows with special perks and discounts.

More Surprises to come:

Chef’s Table Séance. In Mid-October, Rhapsody Theater will begin presenting séance dinners. Rhapsody Theater will offer a unique experience for ten guests that includes dinner from award winning chefs and a private séance created bespoke for the Rhapsody Theater. Tickets are $150 per person including dinner.


More magic, more live music:

In coming weeks Rhapsody Theater will announce many new musical events and more magical performances as well. 

Dr Rosenkranz added, “We are so proud of what we have achieved in our first year of operations. Audiences have loved our space, our performances, and our staff. We are delighted to give life to this “Jewel of a Theater” (as characterized by the Chicago Tribune) that sits in beautiful Rogers Park. Bringing the performing arts and musical culture to the neighborhoods of Chicago is in our DNA. We can’t wait to share Season Two with everyone. Let’s make wonderful magic and music Two-gether! In Season One, The Rhapsody Theater in Chicago quickly established itself as the one of the best venues for theatrical magic in the world and the only venue providing the commitment, infrastructure, and support for multiple long format theatrical magic. Some of the World’s best magicians performed in Season One, achieving rave reviews from audiences and critics alike. The proof of concept complete, The Rhapsody Theater is becoming the buzz of the magic world, and some of the world’s best are eager to create shows exclusive to Rhapsody Theater”.

To purchase tickets or for additional information, visit or call the box office at (888) 495-9001.

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