Acclaimed illusionists Penn & Teller are among the magicians participating virtually in “Magic Immersive,” an interactive installation set to open Dec. 3 at the Museum of Broadcast Communications in Chicago.
Magicians will also perform live as part of the open-run installation, which is a collaboration between British illusionist Jamie Allan, known for fusing magic and high tech, and Lighthouse Immersive, the Toronto-based production company responsible for such experiential installations as “Immersive Van Gogh.” “Immersive Van Gogh,” which opened in February at Chicago’s Germania Club, has been extended through Feb. 6.
“‘Magic Immersive’ is completely unique in seamlessly blending technology and practical magic,” said creator Allan in a prepared statement. “I have been combining magic and technology since I was a boy, but this takes that passion to a whole new level.”
The installation, which will occupy the third and fourth floors of the museum, consists of rooms, stages and interactive 360-degree displays that chronicle the evolution of magic acts throughout history — from close-up parlor magic to grand, touring illusions.
Statewide COVID-19 mandates will be in effect throughout the run.
Tickets start at $45 and are available online at magicimmersive.com.