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Jay Owenhouse: The Authentic Illusionist

Harry Houdini might have shuffled off this mortal coil more than 90 years ago, but the master magician has a kindred spirit in Jay Owenhouse. The Montana-based illusionist has made a name for himself with a Vegas-style touring show, which has frequently featured his pair of performing tigers and has been a true family affair, with Owenhouse’s four children traveling with him as his on-stage assistants. But it’s the recreations of Houdini’s most famous — and, in some cases, infamous — stunts that make Owenhouse a star attraction. Perhaps he’ll get into his Water Torture Cell, in which he escapes from shackles while submerged underwater, or maybe he’ll indulge audiences in the straitjacket escape, which he once accomplished while dangling over the main entrance of River Park Square.

Thu, July 11 at 7:30 pm • $29-$89 • All ages • Martin Woldson Theater at the Fox • 1001 W. Sprague • foxtheaterspokane.org • 624-1200

— Nathan Weinbender

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