Did you know that the late, great Harry Houdini was one of the first Milwaukee Journal newspaper delivery boys? Once he became famous, he gave free shows for the Journal news boys when he played Milwaukee.
That’s just one unique fact that magician Glen Gerard will share at Houdini Hocus-Pocus, a combination magic show and history lesson! This family-friendly show will feature some of Houdini's original magic tricks including Metamorphosis and the East Indian Needle Trick. Be entertained by mystery, comedy and a great opportunity to discover things you never knew about the amazing life of legendary Milwaukee illusionist, Harry Houdini.
About Glen Gerard
Inspired by a Houdini library book at age 10, Glen Gerard knew he would someday entertain audiences nationwide with his unique brand of humor and magic. Integrating comedy, sleight of hand, and outrageous audience participation, Glen is a comic-magician who is truly funny. Glen’s credits include appearances with Tim Allen, the Smothers Brothers, Tracy Morgan, Tony Danza, Frank Caliendo, AMC’s Freak Show and headlining the Las Vegas Comedy Festival. Glen has performed for the Milwaukee Bucks, Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers to name a few.
Sponsored by Young Leadership Division of the Milwaukee Jewish Federation. Offered in connection with Inescapable: The Life and Legacy of Harry Houdini, an exhibit on display at the Jewish Museum Milwaukee, September 26, 2019 – January 5, 2020.