Magnificents 010413

The Magnificents Reviews

Chopin Theatre Mainstage (Chicago, IL)

Reviews & Ratings

56 ratings
4.3 average rating
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60 events
34 reviews
4 stars
322 events
31 reviews
41 stars
49 events
28 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 magic: Magnificent! You see where I'm going with this? I saw the show at a...continued

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Lillias Red Velvet
52 events
26 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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37 events
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 stunning feats of magic, including levitation. Saw this opening night - a few...continued

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18 events
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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Scott S.
110 events
93 reviews
11 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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60 events
56 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 negatives were that I found it difficult to hear the words from the phonograph and...continued

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57 events
29 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 devices, the aerial tricks were very well done interaction with the...continued

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33 events
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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25 events
17 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 itself is much physical comedy that was not funny--sketches that seemed to have...continued

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66 events
15 reviews
3 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 have been tightened up a little- but the magic was fantastic and the aerial...continued

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28 events
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? Didn't make sense to me, but the show stopped abruptly, director steps in...continued

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27 events
13 reviews
10 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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19 events
13 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
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 their craft and have people gasping and screaming throughout the show with...continued

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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 theater atmosphere and will be going back for more shows in the future. What a...continued

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31 events
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 were going to fall on the cast), and issues as well with the narrative. One...continued

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BOB
21 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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chi-town
27 events
8 reviews
0 stars
attended Jan 18 2013

Keep in mind that this is a preview show, and they are still working out the kinks. The first half was awesome--funny, clever, great magic tricks, beautiful aerial act. The second half was disjointed and slow, and the plot became silly. Two of...continued

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