Slava's Snowshow
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Slava's Snowshow

Slava's Snowshow NYC Reviews and Tickets

(79 Reviews)
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Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Enchanting

About the Show

Returning to the New York stage for the first time in over a decade, master clown and pantomime Slava Polunin's wistful theatrical adventure offers a dreamlike vision, set within an absurd and surrealistic world. 

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Loud, Disappointing, Mostly charmless, Assaulting, Slow

See it if you'll sit thru subpar material for a few gd moments. I was bored & felt assaulted (water sprayed, "smoke," bubbles, clowns climb on seats).

Don't see it if you want beauty and magic. Very little charm, no insightful story-telling. Panders to audience. VERY male...where are women? VERY white. Read more

Refreshing, Funny, Absorbing, Clever, Ambitious

See it if If you like pantomime and humor. Very well done and played out nicely.

Don't see it if Can be slow at times. If you do not like pantomime.

Critic Reviews (10)

The New York Times
November 14th, 2019

CRITIC’S PICK "‘Slava’s Snowshow’ Delivers Flurries of Joy: A critic who once resisted the charms of this holiday clownfest found herself floating on happiness this time around."
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Time Out New York
November 14th, 2019

3/5 Stars "A preshow advisory would do well to insist that patrons must love clowns. How else to enjoy 100 minutes of vaguely amusing pantomime...But if you can embrace the logic of nonsense and surrender your personal boundaries to the spirit of the season, you may find this blizzard a blast."
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November 14th, 2019

"'Slava's Snowshow' Is an Indoor Blizzard of Emotions and Confetti: The Russian clown show returns to New York after 11 years."
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November 15th, 2019

"Entrancingly Funny Russian Clown Piece 'SLAVA'S SNOWSHOW' Returns To Broadway"
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Talkin' Broadway
November 17th, 2019

"If children's laughter is the barometer of a show's success, then 'Slava's Snowshow' at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre is a certified hit...The ability to make children (and adults) smile with delight can't be underestimated and there are smiles aplenty in this silly show the whole family can enjoy."
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New York Stage Review
November 14th, 2019

3/5 stars "Slava Polunin and a clown troupe immerse kids and parents in a colorful holiday snowfall, but some of his whimsical notions are sledding towards the tedious."
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Broadway News
November 14th, 2019

"‘Slava’s Snowshow’ sends in the sad clowns"
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November 18th, 2019

"This wordless show is family entertainment, connecting with the child in all of us. It is rather sophisticated, more Samuel Beckett than Cirque du Soleil, so it may not be appropriate for the youngest members of the family unless they are seasoned theatergoers."
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December 17th, 2019

"Then, unlike anything else, there is 'Slava's Snowshow,' the amazing spectacle...There is the moon, the train, smoke, explosions...As Act One ends with a little help from the audience, you are captured by their ingenuity, like a spider drawing you into their web."
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New York Theater
November 14th, 2019

"Confetti, water, fusillades of giant beach balls dumped on, squirted and shot at the audience...(In this) silly, wordless, plotless, pointless and popular show Much of the show is a series of moments too sketchy to be called scenes and too scenic to be called sketches."
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