News on your favorite shows, specials & more!
Joshua Jay - Look Closer show poster

Joshua Jay - Look Closer at Rhapsody Theater

Dates: (4/11/2024 - 4/27/2024 )


Rhapsody Theater

Rhapsody Theater

1328 W. Morse Avenue Chicago, IL 60626
Chicago,IL 60626

Phone: (888) 495-9001

Tickets: $35-75

  1. View All Chicago Shows
  2.  > 
  3. Joshua Jay - Look Closer

Joshua premiered this show for the first-time last year at The Rhapsody Theater. He returns to Chicago with a new version of the show filled with new illusions and ideas.


Look Closer produced by Rhapsody Theater, is the worldwide debut of a new show by Joshua Jay, one of magic's most dynamic performers. This show follows the acclaimed "Six Impossible Things," which debuted off-Broadway in New York City and ran for more than four extensions and two years. In this new show of magic and sleight-of-hand, Joshua turns the concept of misdirection on its head. In most magic shows the magician diverts your attention. In "Look Closer" you're invited to look very, very closely, as the shapes of the tricks change the more you focus on them. "The very best magic tricks have layers of deception," says Jay, "Mysteries embedded within mysteries. We just never get the chance to explore them. This show is that chance."


Joshua Jay is an internationally recognized performer, author, and lecturer. He has performed on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, The Late Show with James Corden, and on Penn & Teller's Fool Us...where he did, indeed, fool Penn & Teller. He has performed in over a hundred countries, and wrote and starred in Six Impossible Things, an acclaimed immersive magic show that ran in New York City for over two years. In 2020 the Society of American Magicians named Joshua "Magician of the Year" for his contributions to the art of magic.


Jay is the author of six books on magic, including The New York Times best-selling children's book Big Magic for Little Hands, and most recently, How Magicians Think. Of this title David Copperfield said, "Joshua Jay is a superb, innovative conjurer with an unrelenting love of the art. This book is proof of that passion." Jay has designed illusions for stage and screen, including work for Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire. He was tapped to help the US Postal Service design their stamp series, "The Art of Magic."


Joshua has performed in over 100 countries, and when he's not traveling, he resides in New York City. 


Run time is approximately 75 minutes with no intermission.

Rhapsody Theater Frequently Asked Questions FAQ


Beautiful: The Carole King Musical in Chicago Beautiful: The Carole King Musical
Paramount Theatre (4/24 - 6/16) Tracker
The Thanksgiving Play in Chicago The Thanksgiving Play
Ensemble Theater In Honor of Helen Zell at Steppenwolf (4/25 - 6/2) Tracker
Chicago Cabaret Week 3rd Annual, 10-day Festival in Chicago Chicago Cabaret Week 3rd Annual, 10-day Festival
Chicago Area Venues (5/10 - 5/19)

Kids in America in Chicago Kids in America
Raue Center For The Arts (6/22 - 6/22)
Better Person with Comedian Billy D. Washington in Chicago Better Person with Comedian Billy D. Washington
Metropolis Performing Arts Centre (8/23 - 8/23)
Music & Magic in Chicago Music & Magic
Chicago Magic Lounge (4/9 - 7/29)
Little Bear Ridge Road in Chicago Little Bear Ridge Road
Downstairs Theater At Steppenwolf Theatre (6/13 - 7/21)
Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil in Chicago Midnight In The Garden Of Good And Evil
Goodman Theatre's Albert Theatre (6/25 - 8/11)
All Shook Up in Chicago All Shook Up
Summer Place Theatre (6/21 - 6/30)
Shrek in Chicago Shrek
The Center for Performing Arts (6/10 - 6/14)

Recommended For You