Three critics reviewed the show, resulting in a weighted average of 69.
The New York Times
“An audience-participation experience that is part puzzle, part performance, part technological razzle-dazzle. What you get out of it will depend on what you put into it, and perhaps on whom you bring along...Mr. Counts has staged some extravaganzas in the past, but here he keeps things restrained, using a relatively small cast of actors. They’re all entertaining; the technological effects are pretty good; and surprises await those who can think quickly enough to find them.”
Front Row Center
“I couldn’t help but wonder if they’re aiming too high. After all, the website calls it ‘the next level of the escape room drama, part immersive theater, part escape room, part existential experience.’ If that’s not a tall order, I don’t know what is. Just one of those things would have been plenty. But it seems like all we got was a clumsy stumble through of an overly ambitious undertaking, nothing more than a shallow mash-up of these exciting new genres.”
“From the set props to the actors’ costumes, not forgetting to mention the gory and incredible moment of SFX makeup, ‘Paradiso’ is an aesthetic triumph. On the other hand, the puzzles and riddles that the experience is comprised of are mixed in quality...Ultimately, the experience of ‘Paradiso’ hinges on the group dynamic...With a group that doesn’t quite click, there is the possibility of leaving without a smile. Although it needs some fine-tuning, it is still a decent evening’s entertainment.”
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