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
77
Avg Score

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.

80
Partly immersive, Magical pantomime, Refreshing, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you love world-class pantomime which transports you into a magical world. Sometimes funny, sometimes sad, really great at capturing emotions

Don't see it if you don't like pantomime or immersive theatre. Immersion mainly in the orchestra but also a bit in the mezzanine.

Also Pantomime more for adults than for children. At least not for young ch... Read more Read less

79
Quirky, Trippy, Confusing, Absorbing

See it if you want to see what feels like the weirdest trip, but in a mostly cute way

Don't see it if you're looking for any plot or don't like audiences with lots of kids

76
Thought-provoking, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if you like clowns and a wordless, melancholic evening of theater

Don't see it if you don't like clowns!

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.

70
Fluffy, Refreshing, Funny, Entertaining

See it if you want something fluffy and fun to entertain young children.

Don't see it if you like your clowns edgy.

83
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You enjoy the unusual. A very entertaining show for all ages, with very little speaking but very clever physical comedy

Don't see it if You don’t appreciate unusual, original entertainment

80
Quirky, Slow, Funny, Enchanting, Clever

See it if you haven't yet because the blizzard at the end is AMAZING. And the gigantic balls that come out into the audience are pure joy.

Don't see it if you don't like mime/clown stuff and even though the ending will make it totally worth it, you don't think it would.

70
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like to have fun laugh get sprayed Snowed on with confetti and more Great staging and effects Fun show with clowns

Don't see it if Want to see a show with a story or plot

80
Enchanting, Quirky, Entertaining, Funny, Ambitious

See it if You want to see a quick, unique and fun, funny show that is good for all ages.

Don't see it if You don't like shows with no verbalization or want to see a show that lasts more than 80 minutes.

90
Great acting, Entertaining, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if clever but delightful clownade - in which grownups engage as enthusiastically as children

Don't see it if if don't like clowns - even wonderful ones

79
Slow, Enchanting, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if You love clowns and mime and a few surprises

Don't see it if You are looking for traditional theater.

70
What

See it if you can view through the lense of nonsensical wonder and awe. also, i think i recommend this on drugs?

Don't see it if you want some kind of clear story line, it is a bunch of interesting clowning that doesn't always make any sense

Also I mean, I had fun, but this could definitely be a big hit or miss for ... Read more Read less

70
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Quirky, Great staging, Enchanting

See it if you can see past the audience using their phones to film/take pictures of the show. (With the flash on!)

Don't see it if you can't handle the audience using their phones to film/take pictures of the show. (WITH THE FLASH ON!)

95
Quirky, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if Fun family theatre, with amazing special effects

Don't see it if No real directed plot, but use your imagination

84
Quirky, Fluffy, Delightful

See it if you like something u can sit back and enjoy.. really fund ending

Don't see it if want something deep

90
Great staging, Dizzying, Enchanting, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if You want some genuinely fun, absolutely intelligent yet playful theater. It's truly great.

Don't see it if You have no soul. You want "adult" fare. Bah, adult fare!

Also Slava Polunin's lovely quilt of the sad clowns that populate SLAVA'S S... Read more Read less

70
Charming, humorous, mainly for children, Clever

See it if you enjoy old-fashioned clown acts, that are very dry and silent and touching. The ending is quite spectacular.

Don't see it if Are looking for lots of glitz or raucous laughter. This is more staid, but lovely.

76
Dizzying, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like shows like Cirque

Don't see it if you want a more traditional Broadway show

Also I wanted to like this more than I did. It felt like a cross between Ci... Read more Read less

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

74
Confusing, Edgy, Quirky

See it if You are looking for an immersive experience without a true story line.

Don't see it if You want serious or a strict story line.

90
Makes you feel like a kid again

See it if You want to feel warmth in a snowstorm. Childlike innocence and simple storytelling that you can analyze in your own ways.

Don't see it if You need a plot. Theres a very loose one....if that. Clowns are also not everyone's cup of tea

89
Intelligent, Entertaining, Great staging, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if looking for something kids and adults can thoroughly enjoy together. Full of delight, charm, wit, creativity, warmth.

Don't see it if You need narrative or don't like whimsy.

75
Refreshing, Masterful, Exquisite, Delightful, Absorbing

See it if you appreciate physical theatre and clowning (for kids, and adults!) that tells a story you can interpret about life. A fun time!

Don't see it if you do not like seeing theatre without dialogue and an obvious heightened storyline. Do not appreciate clowning.

85
Entertaining, Clever, Delightful

See it if you believe in magic and snow and fun and clowns who mime and move to all sorts of music.

Don't see it if you don't like snow. There is lots of it. Or shows with no dialogue.


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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