Magnificents-010413

The Magnificents

Chopin Theatre Mainstage (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

55 ratings
4.3 average rating
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31 reviews
4 stars
272 events
27 reviews
30 stars
48 events
24 reviews
32 stars
attended Mar 02 2013

I really loved this show. It works on a number of levels. As a piece of theater: Magnificent! Wonderful, bittersweet, but uplifting story; and superb acting. Second, the... continued

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19 reviews
11 stars
attended Jan 18 2013

As the description states: This touching story of the legacy we can leave before we let go is told in spectacular style, with aerial circus arts, film components and... continued

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Goldstar Member Red Velvet
33 events
15 reviews
3 stars
attended Mar 16 2013

Great fun - impressive and entertaining. Storytelling, physical comedy, and magic. What's not to love?!

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15 events
11 reviews
3 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

My husband and I saw the show on saturday night and loved every minute of it. The actors were all excellet and the magic was wonderfull. We loved the small intimate... continued

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7 reviews
9 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

A magic show within a show....The traveling magic show trains a kid to do the magic act of the dying Magnificent.
Good play to take older kids. Silly romp. And a man gets sawed in half!!

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8 events
3 reviews
4 stars
attended Mar 07 2013

This was a great production. The theatre space is absolutely gorgeous, and the acting was phenomenal. I would note that this is essentially a magic show with a plot... continued

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Scott S.
108 events
92 reviews
8 stars
attended Jan 19 2013

excellent - funny and the magic was fantastic. They did a wonderful job on the storyline. There's a few things that need to be fine tuned as we went during preview, but would still highly recommend.

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44 reviews
31 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

I attended a preview so there were a few kinks to be worked out with the stage/scenery. That being said, I enjoyed this play. It was entertaining and fun. The only... continued

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29 reviews
2 stars
attended Mar 03 2013

It was great to see a magic show within a story. The story was slow in some parts, but I'm glad they made the effort and it was entertaining over all. The tricks were impressive and well done.

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23 reviews
4 stars
attended Feb 03 2013

cons we were let into the theater at about the time when the play should have started

pros great magic, classic tricks, imaginative staging, they used some very good... continued

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16 reviews
2 stars
attended Feb 17 2013

Not very magnificient, at all. Very old magic tricks done on TV and elsewhere for decades. Nothing new. I was slightly amused only, no laughs, no amazement. The play... continued

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15 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 26 2013

Its hard with an 8 year old and a 14 year old to find common ground in a show they can both enjoy. This show was great for both. We saw a preview and the show could... continued

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14 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 18 2013

I attended during the first preview night & was disappointed that the production wasn't ready for an audience. 2 magic acts weren't performed because they weren't ready?... continued

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12 reviews
19 stars
attended Jan 24 2013

This was a great experience. We had never seen anything like it

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11 reviews
8 stars
attended Mar 09 2013

A charming show. I wish there had been more magic routines as Mr. Watkins is such a great magician!

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11 reviews
0 stars
attended Feb 01 2013

Everything I see at Chopin Theater by The House exceeds my expectations - which are pretty high now that I've seen a few. The actors/performers are truly talented in... continued

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11 reviews
1 stars
attended Jan 19 2013

This show was in previews, so we expected some glitches, but it's not at all ready for prime time. There were technical issues (at times we were afraid pieces of the set... continued

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BOB
19 events
8 reviews
4 stars
attended Jan 20 2013

A lot of fun, with some great magic. The aerial act, done with silk fabric, was amazing.

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