If you’ve never seen an escapologist before, Waukegan’s Genesee Theatre is bringing one to town for one night only! The Genesee will be presenting Mario Manzini in A Tribute to Houdini on Friday, November 1, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.
What is escapology? According to the Merriam-Webster.com definition, it is the art or practice of escaping. The first known use of the noun was in 1939. Interested in knowing what fascinating words come before and after escapology in the dictionary? Escapism and escarbuncle.
Mario Manzini is a Master Illusionist and Guinness World Record Holding Escapologist, providing spectators a world of illusion and magic. He is a unique performer who seamlessly blends music, special effects, audience participation and so much more. Manzini performs the best of Houdini, leaving the minds of his audience certainly boggled.
As a special treat, Manzini will perform Houdini’s famous Aerial Strait-Jacket Escape outside the Genesee on Halloween night, October 31, 2013.
The Genesee Theatre was purchased in 1926 by A.L. Brumund, H.C. Burnett and D.T. Webb for $130,000 from the Y.M.C.A. Almost two years later, the luxurious theater opened to the public.
Tickets for this one night only performance are $32.50, $37.50 and $45.50.
203 N. Genesee