Just in Time for The Oscars-Our Video Interview With Hugo Author

*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 on!

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 feature here.

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 himself.

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.

Click here for Chicago Children’s Theatre’s main site for tickets and further information.

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