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(2018) The Illusionists - Magic Of The Holidays

From 54 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Delightful, Absorbing

About the show

The Illusionists return to Broadway with a new family-friendly show that promises even more illusions, close-up magic, mentalism, daring escapes, and technological spectacle. More…

Bringing their must-be-seen-to-be-believed talents to the Marquis stage as the cast of "The Illusionists – Magic Of The Holidays" are:  Darcy Oake – “The Grand Illusionist,” Adam Trent – "The Futurist,” Colin Cloud – “The Deductionist,”  Shin Lim – “The Manipulator,” Chloé Crawford – “The Sorceress," and the LED dance group Light Balance.

Member Reviews (54)


Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Delightful, Absorbing
Avg Score

Entertaining, Cute, Fluffy, Great magic tricks

See it if you like outstanding live magic tricks. Great staging. Lots of audience participation.

Don't see it if you want to see something with a story. This is a show IN a theater. Not theater.

Entertaining, Fluffy, Great for tourits

See it if You enjoy magic shows. A great alternative for tourists who might not be interested in plays or musicals.

Don't see it if You are looking for typical broadway fare. This is not a play or musical.

Ambitious, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if If you want to see magicians showing off their talents. Very entertaining and absorbing.

Don't see it if If you do not like a magic show.

Entertaining, Solid magic, Fun

See it if An easy evening of solid magic. Nothing too amazing but still enjoyable.

Don't see it if You don’t like magic shows.

Entertaining, Clever, Great staging, Delightful

See it if Five very skillful magicians entertain you not only with their different specialties, but with their wit and humor. Lots of fun!

Don't see it if you do not like magic shows of any kind.

Mindblowing, Epic

See it if you like close up magic and mind reading tricks. This is really well done.

Don't see it if you don't like magic and you don't want to get made fun of if you're pulled up on stage.

Clever, Entertaining, Ambitious, Masterful, Quirky

See it if If you love magic or have children go to this one! Quite incredible magic and illusions. Nicely produced with audience participation.

Don't see it if Do not see if magic is not your interest .

Dizzying, Disappointing, Overrated, Quirky, Insipid

See it if you like a magic show

Don't see it if you want to see a good show and not waste your money

Enchanting, Entertaining, Epic

See it if you want to see 5 incredible magicians. It was a nice change of pace as compared to a regular play/musical. You will be amazed!

Don't see it if magic freaks you out or you just don't like magicians.

Entertaining, Enchanting, Funny, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if You want to believe in miracles, take the leap of fate and believe in the impossible Diverse intimate fabulous perfect for all ages

Don't see it if You want a broadway drama storyline This is an international evening of invention and novelty

Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Thought-provoking, Clever

See it if You want to see a magic show with some new and unique twists.

Don't see it if You don’t like silly jokes intermixed with magic tricks or prefer grand/dramatic tricks vs. mind-reading acts.

Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Masterful, Great for all ages

See it if You want to be entertained and want to see some amazing 'magic'. The mentalists are great but Shin Lim is masterful.

Don't see it if You don't like magic shows. You are expecting something meaningful for the price of your Broadway ticket.

Also This is definitely for the entire family - we had the 5 1/2 year old t... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Fun, Family friendly

See it if You enjoy watching magic.

Don't see it if You want to see a play

Kinda dull

See it if Vegas on Bway sounds exotic.

Don't see it if watching card tricks on a jumbotron isn't ur thing; u expect any magician's secrets revealed. Don't sit in 1st rows lest u b part of show.

Also Trent, Cloud, & Oake have the most stage time in this show & are argua... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Disappointing, Dated

See it if You never saw last 3 versions. Worst of the 4. Same tricks from previous shows recycled. Very amateurish tricks nothing mind blowing.

Don't see it if You want a whole new show. Expect new tricks and advanced magic that you can’t find on YouTube. It’s basic tricks nothing grand.

Entertaining, Great staging, Refreshing, Fun for all ages

See it if you like magic and show(wo)manship! Great entertaining for the whole family!

Don't see it if you prefer drama or musicals on Broadway.

Also The mentalists are great, Shin Lim is sensational and definitely worth... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Fun

See it if You like magic and illusions. Are a fan of AGT or Britain's got talent. Most of the performers are from those shows

Don't see it if You don't like magic

Also If you like magic shows you won't disappointed. I was thoroughly enter... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Family fun, Magical, Masterful

See it if You enjoy magic, illusions and slight of hand. Light show is entertaining. Show is “G” rated

Don't see it if You believe magic shows do not belong on the great Bway. My numerical score is for the magicians, Do not compare to my other Bway scores.

Clever, Entertaining, Masterful, Fun for all ages

See it if If your a magic buff this show is for you! A Vegas quality magic show for all ages.

Don't see it if If you have seen the show before sadly a few of the acts are a repeat.

Entertaining, Great staging, Must see, Masterful, Delightful

See it if You love magic and the art of surprise. A total delight and incredible performances. Excellent showman, and woman, ship. Go see it!

Don't see it if You don't like magic or performance art.

Slow, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if you like illusions (not to be confused with tricks).

Don't see it if You're expecting an evening of "WOW!"

Also Of the many times this has been on Broadway, I decided to see it. Espe... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Masterful

See it if you want to see something for all children from 4 - 100. The magic was good. Shin Lin is just incredible.

Don't see it if If if you don't like magic.. some of the large illusions were disappointing but I have been involved in magic so I look at it differently

Also Ii was disturbed because people were being seated up to 40 minutes aft... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Derivative

See it if you're willing to settle for amusement over amazement.

Don't see it if you're looking ground-breaking wizardry.

Also Having seen a previous version of this show, I was curious to check ou... Read more Read less

Entertaining, Absorbing, Edgy, Masterful, Must see

See it if You like magicians and magic shows. This is Vegas quality show on Broadway with excellent cast. Shin Lim also performing.

Don't see it if If you do not like magic

Absorbing, Ambitious, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you can't get enough of magic in your life. If you have visitors you need to entertain. If you have kids 7+. If you want to have great fun!

Don't see it if You are easily offended with jokes (fun is poked at some viewers) and with your neighbors being loud and obnoxious (it's very umm democratic

November 28th, 2018
“’The Illusionists — Magic of the Holidays’ more than delivers, even if its cheesiness factor is more redolent of Las Vegas than Broadway...The show features five magicians, all given snappy monikers that don't necessarily prove accurate when it comes to their routines...The show gives little nod...
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November 28th, 2018
“Each performer has a specialty of sorts, and all are very good at what they do...Perhaps the production’s greatest trick is that it never feels like a rip-off or a TV show padded out for Broadway prices...Kid-friendly, ‘The Illusionists’ can seem a bit hokey at times and some of the tricks, thou...
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December 3rd, 2018
"This year's show is subtitled 'Magic of the Holidays,' but it's certainly not holiday-themed, and it's definitely not magical. With the exception of 'Futurist' Adam Trent, all of the performers are making their Broadway debuts this year, and they lack as much personality as their warmed-over rou...
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November 30th, 2018
"This year director Neil Dorward's production takes on a straightforward approach, allowing each performer to inject their own personality into the proceedings without contributing to an overall theme...While it's fair to say 'The Illusionists - Magic of the Holidays' doesn't hit a great many gas...
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