Already closed | 1h 40m | Midtown W

Slava's Snowshow

From 78 member  reviews
Members say: 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.  More…

From the show:

One of the most successful international tours of all time, Tony® Award-nominated SLAVA’S SNOWSHOW returns to Broadway for 8 weeks only! The romantically wistful theatrical adventure will be at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre for a limited holiday engagement. Unleashing a breathtaking artistic thrill ride for audiences of all ages and languages, the show offers a dreamlike vision that overflows with magical dynamism and humorous antics, set within an absurd and surrealistic world.

1h 40m | Already closed | Stephen Sondheim Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (78)

MEMBERS SAY:

Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Clever, Enchanting

65
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.

Also I wanted to be charmed; I knew the show had won an Olivier. But I foun... Read more Read less

65
Audience is assaulted, Surprisingly boring, Slow, Stay away, claustrophobes

See it if You want absurdist take on clowning w a few good visuals, spoken gibberish, some intense staging effects, no plot, good sound track.

Don't see it if Don't want to get wet, have blizzards of confetti shot cannon-like, actors stepping on you, a huge inescapable net thrown over you. UGH.

Also I was sitting in the first row mezzanine and watched with horror as th... Read more Read less

50
Ambitious, Disappointing, Excruciating, Overrated, Slow

See it if You take a young child who will find joy in the littlest things. I may not have enjoyed the show but I did enjoy hearing the children laugh.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy audience participation. You will get wet, you will be covered in fake snow, you will be touched by actors. My nightmare.

68
Slow, Banal, Disappointing

See it if Just for this kids. Plot? I like clowns, I am a clown, So I’m told, however, this clowning was not for me.

Don't see it if They throw all this fake snow on you and it’s very invasive of your personal space.

60
Only moments of fun; moments of poignant, The opposite of thought-provoking, Not my taste, Slow, I didn't hate it

See it if you appreciate the art of "clowning" and/or you have young kids who enjoy clowns. The music and sound drive the entire show.

Don't see it if you want more than a few moments of fun and poignancy. When the clowns engage the audience (the interval & the ending), then it's mildly OK.

60
Disappointing, Quirky, Ambitious

See it if You like clown pantomime. Or if you want to out of the theatre in less than 90 minutes.

Don't see it if If you’re expecting anything revolutionary in theatre.

Also Ok, here’s the deal. I was really looking forward to this. Act 1 was v... Read more Read less

60
Boring, Banal, Disappointing

See it if If you love pantomine and no dialogue or storyline. I found the show very dull and boring. Show is good for very young children.

Don't see it if If you are looking for lively happy clowns or a show with a storyline.

68
Thought-provoking, Innovative, Enchanting

See it if you like creative staging, a good mixture of comedy and drama, and strange theatre

Don't see it if you are scared of clowns. please dont see it if you are scared of clowns. i cried. seriously. other than that see it's an Experience


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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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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