"FOUR STARS - A highly polished and visually thrilling show … MAGIC OF THE VERY HIGHEST ORDER!"

-Chris Jones, The Chicago Tribune


Death and Harry Houdini will run at Miami's Adrienne Arsht center for the performing arts april 27 - may 22, 2017.

Dennis Watkins is not only a world-class magician and mind reader, he is a founding member of The House Theatre of Chicago.  Dennis has played Harry Houdini in every production of The House’s hit show, Death and Harry Houdini.  He won a Joseph Jefferson Award for his work on the show in 2012. 



"The show soars on Dennis Watkins' brilliance as a genuine magician & stunt man!"

-Hedy Weiss, Chicago Sun Times

After playing to sold-out crowds in Chicago and Miami from January through August of 2012 and again in the summer of 2013, The House Theatre of Chicago is thrilled to bring back this dynamic, award-winning, magic-filled production.

A ringmaster leads us through the events of Harry’s life, all told through stunning magic, poignant dialogue and original music. We travel from the untimely passing of his father, through his first tent shows with his younger brother Theo, meeting his wife Bess, and beginning a journey towards fame on the Vaudeville circuit. All the while, Harry feels Death close on his heels and he won’t rest until he’s conquered him once and for all. Marvel with us as Houdini battles Death once more.