Dennis Watkins on the power of performing magic for a small audience

April 30, 2018

Dennis Watkins’ Magic Parlour is specifically tailored for a small audience of less than fifty people, and there’s a reason why: magic is much more powerful when you can see it up-close and personal for yourself. In our final video interview with Watkins, he talks about developing a parlour-type show in the heart of downtown Chicago, and why he prefers to perform smaller, more intimate shows nightly than larger shows less frequently.

For the rest of our interview with Dennis Watkins, check out the links below:

Part one: Dennis Watkins on the perks of growing up in a family of magicians

Part two: Chicago magic is all about the up-close and personal touch

Part three: The evolution of the Magic Parlour

And for more from our visit to Chicago, check out our video interviews with Mark Toland and Nick Roy, and our Magic Anywhere special, focusing on the unique, hands-on approach to Chicago-style magic.