The Illusionists: Witness The Impossible

  • Our critic's rating:
    Date:
    December 1, 2014

    "An overproduced and overblown magic show featuring seven talented tricksters drowning in a sea of cheese."
    Charles Isherwood for New York Times

    "'The Illusionists: Witness the Impossible' brings presto chango to Broadway in a light family-friendly entertainment that’s part 'Gee whiz!' and part Cheez Whiz."
    Joe Dziemianowicz for New York Daily News

    "'The Illusionists' seems so much like a Vegas revue that you half expect that it comes with an all-you-can eat buffet. And when we say Vegas, we mean something old-school like the Flamingo, not the swanky Bellagio."
    Elisabeth Vincentelli for New York Post

    "The show is overproduced, a cheesy spectacle with a loud band, flashing lights and bad jokes, suggesting a third-tier Las Vegas revue. But most of the seven magicians who make up 'The Illusionists' are so good, their skills shine through the aural and visual din."
    Robert Feldberg for The Record

    "To call the evening a mixed bag is an understatement. For every reasonably effective illusion, there's another that lands with a thud. Much of the merriment is provided by the hapless 'volunteers' from the audience, recruited into the action: Be warned, practically no one seated in the orchestra section is safe."
    Frank Scheck for The Hollywood Reporter

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