Nothin Up My Sleeve 2017
Vintage Halloween Magic Show!
Our 15th Anniversary with Svengoolie and Wizzo!
“Local Producers Invite Families to Their 15th Annual Magical Halloween Benefit Show in Crystal Lake, IL with Special Guest Appearance by “Svengoolie!”
The Raue Center for the Performing Arts, (26 N. Williams St, Crystal Lake IL) is known for their memorable holiday shows, celebrity acts, and productions from a variety of theater groups and local school’s performances. This year celebrates the 15th ongoing sell out family magic tradition called: “Nothin- Up My Sleeve.” Which benefits the theater, Sat. Nov 4, 2017 at 6pm.
In 2001, two magicians, Glenn Chelius (Crystal Lake, IL) and Nino Cruz (Lake Geneva, WI.) started with a simple magic fundraiser concept. A show filled with a variety of amazing magicians, Illusionists, Jugglers, Ventriloquists and exciting Houdini stunts and now it’s out of control with creativity that never stops.
“We never thought after 14 years of producing and performing, this would evolve into one of Illinois’s longest run for family entertainment! Nino says. “Glenn and I have to plan a year in advance contacting sponsors and returning calls from entertainers wanting to help being part of the show. This helps us create new thrills and surprises you won’t see anywhere else.”
The 15th show is on Halloween weekend, and we chose a “Vaudeville Halloween” theme because our grand finale will be guest star “Svengoolie” (former Son of Svengoolie) appearing on stage in a magical way! Our exciting line-up also includes the wacky Magician Clown “Wizzo” (known on WGN TV’s Bozo Circus in Chicago) and others - making this a spooky but fun family friendly show.
Children are encouraged to come in costume and participate in a poster signing afterward. Tickets are $17 -$23. Call the theater: 815/356-9212. Want to know what surprises are up their sleeve for this year? Call Nino direct anytime: 815-790-1042.