Friday, April 8, 2016


The world’s foremost mentalist and purveyor of mind games, Marc Salem
takes Chicago audiences on a thrilling journey into the human mind

“Hide your thoughts! Marc Salem is in town!”  –The New York Times
“Jaw dropping and very funny!” –The New Yorker

Marc Salem’s Mind Over Chicago has been extended through Sunday, April 10th. 

Here at ChiIL Mama, we had the great pleasure of catching Marc Salem on opening night and we highly recommend his show. In the CGI world we live in today, it's harder and harder to believe in the seeming impossible or to truly astound an audience. Marc Salem baffles and bemuses in the best possible way. When the show was over, there was a lingering camaraderie among the crowd, as we felt like we all knew more about each other than strangers in an audience generally do, and yet we collectively knew nothing of how Marc pulled off his mentalist machinations. We left thoroughly entertained and with a childlike delight at being duped.

Worlds Collide Alert:
As if our initial encounter wasn't mind blowing enough, we had another chance to hang out with Marc Salem and he impressed me just as much. This guy's obviously at home on stage, in his familiar set. Yet he was open to pushing the boundaries, not only mentally, but physically. He actually tried a wind tunnel at the press opening of the newest iFLY, the indoor sky diving phenomenon. Marc was willing to leave his comfort zone and take flight, then read minds! 

We do love it when our friends play well together! It was truly a treat to see these two worlds collide. We highly recommend trying iFLY and catching Marc in action in Chicago and beyond. 

More About Marc Salem’s Mind Over Chicago

The newly designed and renovated Apollo Theater Chicago, 2540 N Lincoln Ave, is excited to present a special limited engagement of Marc Salem’s Mind Over Chicago, the latest interactive show in Marc Salem’s Mind Over… series, created with tasty local flavor specifically for the Windy City.

Amazing and amusing, Marc’s theatrical creations have been hailed as “NOT TO BE MISSED!” by ABC News and “A SUREFIRE ‘you-gotta-see-this-show’ SHOW!” by Variety. Both fascinating and psychological, his performances have been enjoyed by millions around the world from Broadway and the West End to the Sydney Opera House and Singapore, earning him the name “The King of the Mind-Readers” by Time Out.

Marc’s mystifying techniques and quick wit “break the lock” on the minds of randomly selected audience members. He has had the pleasure of outwitting such well-known celebrities as Sting, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Donald Trump, Arthur Miller, Paul Newman, Prince Andrew, Judi Dench, Ronald Reagan, Michael Strahan, Bruce Willis, Big Bird and Oscar the Grouch, Vice President Joe Biden, New York Mayors Koch, Giuliani & Bloomberg, Chicago’s own Oprah Winfrey, and many more.

Remaining performances will be Saturdays at 5 p.m. and 8 p.m., and Sundays at 3:30 p.m. and 7 p.m. Some performances may vary so call the box office or visit the website to confirm. Tickets are: $50. Student, Military and Group discounts are available. For more information or to purchase tickets, contact the Apollo Theater Chicago at 773.935.6100 or visit

$50 Student, Military & Group discounts available

773.935.6100 or visit

Marc Salem’s Mind Over Chicago is produced by Richard Friedman and Rob Kolson. “I am delighted to be working again with my old friend Rob Kolson,” said Friedman. “We first worked together on his smash hit show Do the White Thing at the Organic Theater and then we co-produced the long-running Always….Patsy Cline during its extended run at the Apollo Theater Chicago and Victory Gardens Theaters. Marc Salem twice performed his show at my home company, Theater at the Center in Munster, IN, and I realized that, although he's performed on Broadway, the West End, and in many other countries, he’d never had a show within the Chicago city limits. That is about to change in a few short weeks and I think Chicago’s collective mind is about to be blown.”

Marc Salem (creator/performer)
As the world’s leading mentalist, Marc Salem has been featured on: Through the Wormhole (narrated by Morgan Freeman); the fascinating series Brain Games; a 60-Minutes profile; and his own upcoming series on the National Geographic Channel, Mind Games, set to premiere in May. Holding degrees from the University of Pennsylvania and New York University, Marc Salem has been an authority on non-verbal communication for over 30 years, serving on the faculty of major universities for nearly 20 years. This jaw-dropping entertainer has traveled the world, amazing audiences while exploring the fascinating potential of the human mind. Marc completed three sell-out seasons in London and has had two extended runs on Broadway. He is seen regularly on COURT TV, and was a director of research at Sesame Street for ten years. He has been featured on The O’Reilly Factor, The Howard Stern Show, Montel, Maury, Regis, and CNN, along with hundreds of other television and radio appearances.

Apollo Theater Chicago
The Apollo Theater Chicago, located in the heart of Chicago’s Lincoln Park since 1978, has been home to many of the city’s biggest hits including, most recently, Million Dollar Quartet, which became the longest-running Broadway musical in Chicago history. Resident companies of the Apollo Theater Chicago include Emerald City Theatre Company and Baby Wants Candy, and many up-and-coming companies can be seen nightly in the theater’s 50-seat downstairs studio. Recently renovated and fully accessible, the Apollo Theater Chicago’s intimate 435-seat mainstage continues to deliver world-class theater as one of the city’s premiere off-Loop houses.

No comments:

Post a Comment