Magnificents 010413
4.3 / 5 Rated by 56 members
Review from Zbigniew Ziggy Malecki
Red Velvet 443 events 51 reviews

Magnificent theatre

reviewed Feb 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Michael Keefer
Red Velvet 71 events 39 reviews

Dennis Watkins is the man.

reviewed Jan 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Scott Cowan
Red Velvet 54 events 32 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 02 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Lillias
Red Velvet 59 events 31 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Barb
104 events 100 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Scott S.
129 events 98 reviews

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.

reviewed Jan 19 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from emily charles
90 events 49 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
33 events 29 reviews

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.

reviewed Mar 03 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Double D
45 events 22 reviews

obvious this play is running on a shoestring budget. the story is poorly communicated and the acting is sophomoric. I have never left a play at intermission not to return - but the Magnificents was not worth any more of my time so we left. this...continued

reviewed Feb 16 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
37 events 19 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Mark
28 events 19 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 17 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Stacy K
74 events 16 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Theater
32 events 15 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Bob
34 events 14 reviews

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

reviewed Mar 09 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from atenkass
34 events 13 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 19 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Goldstar Member
19 events 13 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 24 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from Eric
16 events 11 reviews

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

reviewed Feb 01 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from chi-town
40 events 11 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 18 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from scubadi
21 events 11 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 26 2013 report as inappropriate
Review from BOB
25 events 10 reviews

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

reviewed Jan 20 2013 report as inappropriate
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