*Click here to check out our video interview with Oscar
nominee, Brian Selznick, author of the original children's stories
Houdini Box, the play, and Hugo, the movie, were based
We caught up with Brian on the set of Chicago Children's
Theatre's premier of Houdini Box, also based on one of Brian's
children's books. He's joined by Mark "Mucca
Pazza" Messing, one of our favorite musical masterminds who wrote
the score to Houdini Box and the recently extended Hunchback
Variations, also now playing!
Get to know the man behind Scorsese's latest
masterpiece! Brian talks about first hearing about his
Oscar nominations right here in Chicago and elaborates on
collaborating on the film and the play based on his
works. He even gets in a little set
painting-just for fun!
ChiIL Mama also had the great opportunity to
interview director, Blair Thomas and book/lyrics
writer, Hannah Kohl.
*Houdini Box-ChiIL Mama's Video Interview With Blair Thomas
and Hannah Kohl
*Check out ChiIL Mama's Houdini Box review and photo filled
Houdini Box at Chicago Children's Theatre opened to rave
reviews and critical acclaim. Catch this show while you can,
before it performs a disappearing act worthy of the great magician
Houdini Box is suitable for kids 5 and up, but all ages through
adults will enjoy this magical production full of puppetry,
excellent music, and a mysterious, creative
storyline. Houdini Box is playing in Chicago at
The Mercury Theatre through March 4th, then rematerializing in
Skokie from March 14th-25th.
for Chicago Children's Theatre's main site for tickets and further
Bonnie Kenaz-Mara is a writer-photographer-potter-painter-actress-animal wrangler-general creatrix and Mama to two amazing kiddos.
See more of Bonnie's stories here.
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