Magic with Jeanette Andrews
Ms. Andrews is considered one of the brightest, most innovative young artists in illusion today and magic is her life’s work. She has created the medium “Experiential Illusionism,” combining illusions with interactive performance, art and immersive theater. Her work has been praised by PBS, the Chicago Tribune, NewCity and the Daily Herald. Jeanette has performed live for thousands across the country at private events, Fortune 500 companies, and museums as well as countless others on television. She comes to us fresh off of performances for the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and being a “Escape to Create” Artist-in-Residence, the only magician worldwide known to have ever been named to an artist-in-residence position. “My work differs drastically from other magicians, as my performances combine the techniques of my craft with influences not typically seen in magic, such as installation art and quantum physics to create a deeply contemplative take on the art of the impossible,” said Andrews. She then leaves the participants astonished by turning the traditional magic narrative on its head to give audiences an electrifying and sophisticated experience beyond the normal. Her performance is far more intellectual than pulling a rabbit out of a hat: Andrews uses sensory anomalies and scientific oddities as a gateway to bridge everyday life to a special heightened world. Andrews’ work is a genuinely new experience—magic for the 21st century, an unforgettable evening that will leave you speechless and enchanted. Jeannette’s performances are generously sponsored by Fusion Art Glass.
“She mesmerized through an immersive and highly interactive show that proved magic as an art form is still very much alive. Studying the art of illusion, she explores the perceptual experience itself through a sensory, participatory form of magic that makes her an innovative performance artist.” - Vasia Rigou, NewCity Magazine,
“Using a combination of research in philosophy, psychology, and art, Andrews drew in the crowd with her personality, but kept them there with her mind, and most importantly—by blowing their minds.” - Amanda Elliott, Windy City Cosmo
Synesthesia: Illusions for the Senses & the Mind
- • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 6:00PM • May 31 to August 4
- • Thursdays at 1:00PM • June 2 – August 4
- • Thursdays and Saturdays at 7:30PM • August 11 – August 27
An unforgettable journey into illusions for the senses…
Shattering the mold of the traditional magic performance, an unbelievable evening awaits… Nationally hailed as “an inspiration,” and “magic for the twenty-first century,” Jeanette Andrews presents a thought-provoking take on the art of the impossible. This work from Jeanette Andrews explores the many facets of the sensory perception as the five senses blur together with illusions for an extraordinary evening that ultimately explores the beauty of the lived experience. Immersive and highly-interactive, the entire audience collaborates to create the performance by making crucial decisions and possessing seemingly impossible knowledge. This show is composed of a distinctive blend of magic with an elegant feel, and explores ideas based in Jeanette’s studies in psychology and art. Watch as a member of the audience can foresee the future, a wineglass melts with a simple touch, and a white rose spins to life. Ms. Andrews leaves participants astonished by turning the traditional magic narrative on its head to give audiences an electrifying and sophisticated experience beyond the normal. Her performance is far more intellectual than pulling a rabbit out of a hat: Andrews uses sensory anomalies and scientific oddities as a gateway to bridge everyday life to a special heightened world. Andrews’ work is a genuinely new experience—an unbelievable evening that will leave you speechless and enchanted.
Magic Academy for Ages 5-7
Fridays at 1:00PM • June 10 to August 5
All new class! A great introduction to magic for children ages five through seven, with all supplies included. Jeanette Andrews presented her first magic show at age four and performed her first paid show at the age six; join Jeanette in this class as she teaches some of the first magic tricks that she ever performed. Effects taught in these classes are special pieces of magic, specifically chosen for their uniqueness to this class and students will learn several age-appropriate magic tricks. Whether you attended class last year or it’s your first time, you’ll come away with great new knowledge and confidence in your magic!
Magic Academy for Ages 8-14
Fridays at 2:00PM • June 10 to August 5
All new class! This workshop is an excellent introduction to magic for those new to the art, but also for kids with prior experience looking to build their repertoire. Kids learn not only how to perform the effects but also how to begin to craft routines that suit their style and personality. Effects taught in these classes are not your average magic kit finds, they are special pieces of magic, specifically chosen for their uniqueness to this class. Whether you attended class last year or it’s your first time, you’ll come away with great new knowledge and confidence in your magic!