12th Anniversary Show!
Trent James brings a fresh new feel to the “classic magic show”. Trent combines mindboggling magic and offbeat comedy for a new generation. He is the winner of over a dozen awards including Society of American Magicians International Stage Contest- People’s Choice Winner, International Brotherhood of Magicians Stage Contest-Silver Medal, and has been named the 2015 Most Promising Young Magician by the Milbourne Christopher Foundation. Trent’s performances have left audiences raving from Las Vegas to New York. His unique sleight of hand and hip vibe come together to form an unforgettable thrill ride!
Actor/Magician Jim Bergstrom learned to cut and restore a piece of rope at the age of 4. Since then he has performed at Hollywood's famed Magic Castle, was "house magician" for the Chicago area Hilton Hotels for eight years, performed at Suzy's sixth birthday party, and made numerous television appearances...although not necessarily in that order. Lately he is continuing his work as a paranormal researcher by hosting "MANIFESTATIONS -- Chicago's Only Ghost Dinner Event" at The Red Lion Pub. Visit ChicagoHistoricalHauntings.comfor details.
Anthony Stockton proves that you are never to young to pursue your dreams. Anthony has won several of magic's most prestigious awards including:The Harold Martin Award for Stage Magic,The Houdini Junior Award of Excellence and Jeff Hepburn Award of Excellence in Magic. This month he makes his debut at Magic Chicago!
Benjamin Barnes, first became interested in magic as a small boy growing up on Chicago's Southside. His earliest performances were for children staying in the city's orphanages and hospitals. At the same time, Benjamin began spending time at the country's oldest magic shop (Magic Inc.), where he eventually got a job demonstrating magic for customers. While working behind the counter, Benjamin began meeting, and forming relationships, with many of the best magicians in the world. One of those magicians was Eugene Burger. Burger was/is universally recognized as one of the finest close-up magicians working today. Benjamin, would spend more than a decade under the tutelage of this modern master. In addition to his work in Chicago, (He has produced groundbreaking evenings of magic for the Chicago Cultural Center, The Goodman Theatre, The Museum of Contemporary Art and Navy Pier), Benjamin regularly performs at corporate and special events, around the country.