The Chicago Tribune


The Huffington Post

Award-winning, Third-Generation Magician and Mentalist Dennis Watkins creates world-class magical entertainment for companies, organizations and private clients looking to make their most important events absolutely unforgettable.  From corporate events, trade show exhibits and hospitality suites, to college campuses, performing arts centers and up-scale private events, Watkins delivers one-of-a-kind entertainment experiences nationwide.

"A PSYCHIC WUNDERKIND, bending the natural laws of the universe!"

Broadway World

Watkins' critically-acclaimed one-man-show, The Magic Parlour, has been running at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel in downtown Chicago for over five years. Produced by The House Theatre of Chicago, The Magic Parlour is an intimate evening of classic magic and impossible mind-reading in a private suite at one of Chicago's most historic and noteworthy hotels.  


Chicago Reader

Watkins is a founding Company Member with The House Theatre of Chicago.  He has collaborated with The House on more than 20 original theatrical productions in the last 15 years.  He originated the role of Harry Houdini in the company's hit show, Death and Harry Houdini. Additionally, he has played the role in 7 sold-out runs of the production.  He won a Joseph Jefferson Award for his work on the show in 2012.  Watkins just closed a limited engagement of the show in Chicago and will be returning to the role in May of 2017 for a production at Miaimi's Adrienne Arsht Center.

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