Already closed | 2h 10m | Midtown W

The Illusionists – Magic of the Holidays (2019)

From 21 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Delightful

About the show

Back in New York for a strictly limited run, this holiday spectacular showcases the talents of seven master illusionists. More…

From the show:

THIS MIND BLOWING HOLIDAY SPECTACULAR SHOWCASES THE JAW DROPPING TALENTS OF SEVEN OF THE MOST INCREDIBLE ILLUSIONISTS ON EARTH. BACK IN NEW YORK BY POPULAR DEMAND FOR A STRICTLY LIMITED RUN THIS HOLIDAY SEASON. The Illusionists has shattered box office records across the globe and dazzles audiences of all ages with a powerful mix of the most outrageous and astonishing acts ever to be seen on stage. This non-stop show is packed with thrilling and sophisticated magic of unprecedented proportions.

2h 10m | Already closed | Neil Simon Theatre (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (21)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing, Funny, Delightful

55
Basic cookie cutter, Cheap, Safe

See it if You want to see a family friendly magic show for all ages

Don't see it if You know magic and expecting anything original, creative or new

Also I could write an entire book on the show. I know a lot about magic. Th... Read more Read less

69
Tries to please, Vegas staging, Pull its punches, Nothing new, Cheesy

See it if you have children that have never seen the illusions before, U don't want 2 C a play or musical, U can be thrilled by age old tricks

Don't see it if U want the illusions geared to an adult audience, U don't want 2 B blinded by ill aimed stagelights, U expect Vegas level stagecraft

66
Disappointing

See it if The worst of the 5 editions of this show. Repeats of tricks done in past editions. No big illusions! Lazy production for quick holiday cash

Don't see it if I look forward to Illusionist every holiday season and I’m just so angry this put out this lazy and unoriginal show. Disappointed!!!!

54
Cheesy, Disappointing, Dizzying

See it if You have very little kids and money to burn.

Don't see it if You're not accompanied by a child. You don't want your child to be hit in the head with the gender gap in magic.


December 6th, 2019
"Holiday Magic: Fooled and Fooled and Fooled Again: In its sixth year on Broadway, 'The Illusionists' serves up familiar routines, but two smaller shows deliver egghead charm and brainy sleight-of-hand."
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December 9th, 2019
"'THE ILLUSIONISTS' Return to Broadway With MAGIC OF THE HOLIDAYS"
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December 8th, 2019
3/5 Stars. "There's little particularly holiday-ish about this 'Magic of the Holidays,' but there are six magicians of various kinds conjuring up some easygoing entertainment."
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December 6th, 2019
Score: 90% "A two-hour entertainment that reaches out into the audience and wows everyone with a show of depth and variety that will tickle your funny bone, leave you scratching your head utterly flummoxed and amazed. Seriously."
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