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

95
Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful, Clever

See it if You are a fan of physical theatre and clowning.

Don't see it if You need more detailed story, or you do not like interactive moments.

80
Exquisite, Intelligent, Must see, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Blow your mind it is full of surprises

Don't see it if If you don't like mute shows

75
Refreshing, Slow, Fluffy, Funny, Delightful

See it if You appreciate traditional clowning.

Don't see it if you're looking for narrative or typical theater.

Also It was obvious to me (without knowing much about the form) that the cl... Read more Read less

100
Exquisite, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if You want an amazing storm that will literally blow you out of your seat.

Don't see it if You want to sit and watch an actual play. This isn't a play at all. There is no story.

81
Entertaining, Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if You are taking one or more children. This show is funny for adults too, but many of the fun things are for kids only.

Don't see it if Funny and you might enjoy, but mainly written to entertain children.

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.

93
Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Absorbing, Clever

See it if You enjoy the absurd and love snow.

Don't see it if You’re not a child at heart.

95
Romantic, Great staging, Exquisite, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if you want to see magic enveloping in front of you full of emotional rollercoaster moments.

Don't see it if You hate clowns in any form and/or shape.

100
Entertaining, Funny, Great staging, Intense, Delightful

See it if You enjoy Clowns, Mimes and you enjoy Body-Movement type Humor!

Don't see it if Ya don't like clowns or can't follow a story!

84
Enchanting, Fun, great for families

See it if You have younger family members, and want a creative, visually engaging show. No real plot to follow, but beautiful show.

Don't see it if You prefer more thought provoking theater.

75
Quirky, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you have kids. Audience was laughing out loud at sight humor (no dialogue). Tons of audience interaction with amazing "simple" effects.

Don't see it if you expect a story. Lots of little vignettes. Audience interaction includes actors climbing over you and spilling water. You may get wet.

6
Banal, Slow, Quirky, Disappointing

See it if You like lots of stuff falling on your head, love clowns and mimes, enjoy stupidity and boredom. Possibly the worst show I’ve ever seen.

Don't see it if You enjoy being entertained. Really terrible.

71
Quirky, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like experimental theatre/performance art and you want something the kids will enjoy too.

Don't see it if You are tripping on acid and/or clowns creep you out.

Also Funny, visually entertaining holiday show. The staging and special eff... Read more Read less

90
Funny, Enchanting, Ambitious, Delightful

See it if Funny, clown acts are delightful and surreal

Don't see it if Don’t like clown acts and physical theatre

75
Funny, Confusing, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Kids and non-English speakers would enjoy the show as there isn't much talking involved and very little plot.

Don't see it if If you're expecting serious singing and acting you probably won't enjoy the show

91
Enchanting, Dizzying, Entertaining

See it if I loved this show for the second time. First time, years ago, I took my little nephew and he loved it. This time I went solo and loved it.

Don't see it if If you are a cerebral person who doesn't love fantasy.

90
Whimsical, Masterful, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You enjoy pantomime and a Russian classic. This show is whimsical, sophisticated, and interactive.

Don't see it if You want to bring kids, it’s too sophisticated & avant-garde. Also don’t see the show if you are expecting traditional American clowns.

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

74
Great staging, Hilarious, Intense, Entertaining

See it if You want a good laugh

Don't see it if You are scared of clowns

100
Great acting, Great singing, Ambitious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Amazing Show!

Don't see it if Impossible not to like it

71
Delightful, Clever, Enchanting, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Funny, colorful, delightful shows, full of surprises and nice make and costumes. bubbles and cute tricks, great for kids

Don't see it if Boring at times, no singing or dancing, would see the show twice

82
Dizzying, Funny, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if You want to see a different kind of show that engages you in a 4D experience. You will be delighted and the ending is blow you away.

Don't see it if It might be considered a child's show but it is funny and poignant at times. It can touch the child in all of us.

72
Disappointing, Delightful, Hilarious, Funny, Entertaining

See it if You like a funny show with a talented cast. You are with your kids and family. Patient as it is a bit slow at times. Like something unique.

Don't see it if I wouldn’t recommend this show for people going without their kids and/or family as it is geared towards this audience.

90
Quirky, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if Beautiful production, delightful physical performance, must see. It’s both light hearted and dark!

Don't see it if Prefer straightforward narrative-based theatre; don’t like jokes

86
Funny, Delightful, Clever

See it if Funny engaging and physical acting. Beautiful design

Don't see it if want to see a play, or not interested in physical performance


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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