"The show soars on Dennis Watkins' brilliance as a genuine magician!"
-The Chicago Sun-Times
"Watkins' theatrical, mind-jazzing magical hybrid show, The Magic Parlour, is now in the beginning of its open run at the Palmer House Hotel in downtown Chicago."
"Watkins keeps the room laughing and guessing at what he has up his sleeve."
-Windy City Times
"The Magic Parlour" is a simple entertainment in the Ricky Jay Mold: old-fashioned trickery performed very well in an ideal setting by a man with a heart and a story who craves being close to his audience."
-The Chicago Tribune
Dennis Watkins is featured in American Theatre Magazine. Click the here to read the article.
"The Players 2014: the fifty artists who are making the greatest impact on Chicago stages right now"
Dennis Watkins--This topnotch Chicago magician may be good at disappearing acts, but he’s even better at the inverse, appearing across Chicago and the country to perform his well-honed (and surprisingly funny) magic and mind-reading shows…
-New City News
"Dennis Watkins returns in Death and Harry Houdini."
"Houdini, House Theatre and the underwater escape magic of Dennis Watkins"
"Funny, lively, intimate and utterly baffling"
-The Chicago Reader
"Dennis Watkins brings magic back to the Arsht in The Magnificents"
-The Miami Herald
"A perfect evening of illusion and laughter"
-Chicago Theater Beat
"Forget the over-the-top spectacles of David Blaine and Criss Angel. The most effective illusions are the simplest: an ordinary subject, a distraction or two, and an incredibly skilled performer."
-Miami New Times
"Actor and 3rd generation, award-winning magician Dennis Watkins is remarkable."
-The Huffington Post
"Your jaw will drop to the ground!"
"Dennis Watkins dazzles in an enchanted evening of close-up magic."
-LA Splash Magazine