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Death and Harry Houdini


Master illusionist and showman Harry Houdini and his obsession with death take center stage in Death and Harry Houdini, a new musical, presented as a workshop by the UC Davis Department of Theatre and Dance in conjunction with Catalyst: A Theatre Think Tank.

The musical centers on young Erik Weisz, who, after witnessing the death of his father, becomes haunted by death and vows to prove himself its greatest opponent in history. Erik transforms his life to become “Harry Houdini” and uses his skills for showmanship, strength and illusion to prove to death, and himself, that he fears nothing.

Created by Keaton Wooden, Granada Artist-in-Residence, the musical is based on an original play by Nathan Allen.

June 2-3, 2022

Wyatt Pavillion Theater, UC Davis


Book, Music Lyrics: Keaton Wooden

Director: Lisa Quoresimo

Producer: Mindy Cooper


Read about it here.



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