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ARTS + ENTERTAINMENT | The Rosenkranz Mysteries: Physician Magician Returns to Chicago

The Rosenkranz Mysteries, Chicago, Glancer Magazine


A premier evening of theatrical magic sprinkled with thought provoking ideas, Dr. Rosenkranz brings back his popular 2016 production, now enhanced with several all-new illusions.

CHICAGO, IL — Touted by the Chicago Tribune as an “immensely likable, intelligent and very intimate show,” Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz is back by popular demand with The Rosenkranz Mysteries: Physician Magician. Performances begin Tuesday, March 27, with a press opening on Tuesday, April 3 at the Royal George Theatre Cabaret, 1641 N Halsted Street in Chicago for a limited engagement.

In this one man, ninety-minute production, the award-winning Rosenkranz will present truly astounding numbers that will captivate audiences in an intimate, cabaret style setting. The Rosenkranz Mysteries: Physician Magician highlights what the Chicago Tribune calls Rosenkranz’s “healing power of magic,” with signature pieces and performances brought to the stage to showcase magic that cannot be seen anywhere else.

“There is something beautiful and wonderful about the unknown, and I think in that sense, magic and medicine share a DNA,” said Rosenkranz. “I am committed to creating a unique experience that energizes and uplifts every audience.”

Every illusion has been meticulously researched, created, and staged with the nation’s most elite and respected magicians including the late Eugene Burger (Director of Magic) whose credits include The Art of Magic on PBS and Mysteries of Magic on The Learning Channel; Jeff McBridge (Chief Magic Consultant) whose credits include being designated as Grand Prix of Magic winner in Monte Carlo; legendary magician Johnny Thompson (Magic Consultant) whose credits include Executive Director, Penn & Teller’s Fool Us; and Chicago’s premier Mentalist Ross Johnson (Magic Consultant); Jan Rose and Jordan Wright (Magic Team).



Since the close of his sold-out run in the winter of 2016, Dr. Ricardo Rosenkranz has performed for Penn & Teller’s fool us in Las Vegas, and recently completed a very successful run at the world famous Magic Castle in Hollywood. In addition, Dr. Rosenkranz headlined at the Prestigious Magic Circle in London and was honored by The Magic Circle to Associate of the Inner Magic Circle with Silver Star. Rosenkranz is an award-winning and respected faculty member at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. He has been fascinated by magic since a young age and has long been incorporating his illusions into his teaching as a way to help engage students and encourage participation. After winning several teaching awards and traveling the country to deliver seminars, Rosenkranz decided to bring his act to the stage in Chicago.

The Rosenkranz Mysteries

Physician Magician stars Ricardo Rosenkranz as “The Physician Magician”, Jan Rose as “The Hostess” and Balsamo as himself. The show is directed by Northwestern graduate Jessica Fisch (Fefu and Her Friends at the Goodman Theatre/Rivendell Latina/o Celebration), and is produced by Opus Magica Music, LLC and Ricardo Rosenkranz. The artistic team includes script by Eugene Burger, Jessica Fisch and Ricardo Rosenkranz, Set Design by Chip Von Weise, Sets by Ravenswood Studio, Lighting Design by Jennifer Kules, Prop Design and Construction by John Gaughan, and Musical Direction by Craig Terry (Lyric Opera of Chicago).

The Rosenkranz Mysteries

Physician Magician opens April 3 with previews beginning March 27. The show is intended for ages 12 and older. Tables in the cabaret space seat 4 guests ($75 per person). Regular tickets are $50 (with a seniors and students discount available). Performances will be held Thursdays and Fridays at 8:00 p.m., Saturdays at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., and Sundays at 2:00 p.m. Tickets available starting February 28, 2018. To purchase tickets or for additional information, visit or call the box office at (312) 988-9000.

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