Already closed | 2h 0m | Midtown W

Around the World in 80 Days

From 33 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Great acting

About the show

This new take on the classic story is a fast-paced, globe-trotting theatrical romp jam-packed with slapstick comedy and comic book-style action scenes. Recommended for everyone 7 and up. More…

The clock is ticking! With a fortune at stake, Phileas Fogg and his silly sidekick, Passepartout, must abandon the misty streets of Victorian London and circumnavigate the globe in just 80 days, or lose everything. Get swept up in the adventure as they race across Asia on the back of an elephant, speed by steamer ship over the stormy Pacific, and ride the railroad through the American Wild West. 

2h 0m | Already closed | The New Victory Theater (Midtown W)

Member Reviews (33)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Funny, Delightful, Great acting
84
Avg Score

86
Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Clever, Delightful

See it if You appreciate shows with lots of imagination as well as great talent from all. Good family show-maybe a little too involved for wee ones.

Don't see it if You can’t handle fidgety kids in the audience. Also it’s scenery/props done on a dime. So don’t expect lots of bells and whistles.

Also This has some great staging. The kind I LOVE. It’s mostly done with al... Read more Read less

81
Great acting, Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Absorbing

See it if A realky entertaining show. Great lighting, costumes and directting. A fun story with good acting.

Don't see it if If you dont want a kids show. Kids and parents talking during show. Had an usher in second act pacing up and down the isle... it was very di

Also Distracting.

97
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Clever, Absorbing

See it if So, so, clever. Look for the elephant. the sailing. the train rides, the bed,. the tossing of Pounds and Notes etc ALSO

Don't see it if We wanted more

Also British Group did a masterful production (Co-op between Manchester Roy... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Funny, Refreshing, Clever, Absorbing

See it if A lot of fun for all ages. Refreshing looking at Around in 80 Days.

Don't see it if Talking around you during show. A lot of kids. For this is a family theater so you know before you go.

Also Refreshing way of seeing elephant, sail, boat, sleeping in a bed, figh... Read more Read less

82
Great staging, Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Clever

See it if you like a very clever and funny retelling of the Jules Verne story. Bring your kids. Both adults and children can enjoy this show.

Don't see it if you don't like a lot of children in your audience. The New Victory Theater is a children's theater and there will be noise during the show.

80
Funny, Quirky, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if if you are an older child who knows the story; if you are an adult who wants a clever retelling of the story and wants to be entertained

Don't see it if you don't like shows which are a bit over-the-top and silly; you don't like the original story and don't care to see it recreated on stage

Also The New Victory is basically a children's theater. If you don't enjoy ... Read more Read less

79
Talented performers, Some fine choreography!, Clever staging, Inventive, Charming

See it if Want an imaginative retelling of an old-fashioned play that has all the right theatre magic on a barebones set. It's engaging and fun.

Don't see it if Not ok w that ol' British colonialism, chauvinism, cultural stereotypes (in play's DNA), repeated sight gags & plenty of cartoony violence.

89
Clever, Entertaining, Refreshing, Funny, Delightful

See it if You want to be a child again for a few hours or better yet bring a child with. you. Lots of fun!

Don't see it if You’re are a crusty old so and so. If indeed you are then get a ticket and let yourself enjoy!! It may not be Chekhov but it is Jules Verne!

74
Think twice about what you want your kids to get from this, Funny, Entertaining

See it if Some very funny fight scenes. See it if you haven’t seen the likes of The 39 Steps or Peter and the Starcatcher.

Don't see it if you expect an admiring look at different cultures. Story originated as an adoring love letter to the British Empire. It shows.

Also Fogg achieves a life of adventure, meaning, leniency in sentencing, & ... Read more Read less

75
Fun, Entertaining, Funny, Great staging

See it if If you like plays for younger audiences which are entraining and engaging enough for adults.

Don't see it if You prefer more serous plots snd are not interested in just having a fun time.

89
Refreshing, Great physical comedy, Great staging, Funny

See it if you want a fun show for the entire family. Some its of audience participation were great for kids!

Don't see it if you want a serious adult production. This was fun and the theatre was full of pretty well-behaved kids.

78
Funny, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You want to share classic literature with your children. You enjoy creative world building a la War Horse and circus-inspired moments.

Don't see it if You dislike children in the audience. You want something deep and dramatic. It’s a delight of imagination, but not a heavy or heady tale.

70
Best for kids over 8 years old, Entertaining, "veddy victorian"

See it if you liked the 1956 David Niven/Cantiflas film; you like corny, amusing Victorian music hall humor; you have an attentive kid over 8 with you

Don't see it if you want to see a more adult, classic version of this frantically entertaining story; you don't like sitting in an audience of fidgety kids

Also Very Victorian story, nice but dated with sepia-toned stage design & c... Read more Read less

93
Masterful, Great staging, Great acting, Entertaining, Enchanting

See it if want to see an amazing reproduction of a classic. The staging and acting was great. The staged fights were also unique. For Kids and Adults.

Don't see it if you don't like plays where you need to use some of your imagination. The show was really well done, so would recommend checking it out.

82
Interesting but mostly for kids, Great staging, Entertaining, Delightful

See it if Want to spend a good time with your kids, grandkids. Several episodes required kids on stage to help actors; fast costume changes

Don't see it if Expecting the show to be identical with the book,do not like significant amount of kids,want more diverse staging and dislike British accent

90
Great acting, Masterful, Must see, Clever, Delightful

See it if You want a little bit of everything! It's fun, not overly silly, creative staging and props , talented cast, fast paced, one of the best. A+

Don't see it if ... What? It's a must-see. I am a tough critic, and yet I have enjoyed it very much! To clear your concerns, it's definitely not childish!

72
Entertaining, Disappointing, Fluffy

See it if you have young kids; they seemed very entertained. You don't care whether there is chemistry between actors or dramatic tension.

Don't see it if you saw Around the World in 80 days in under 60 minutes (MN Fringe) or Irish Rep's 2008 production. This pales in comparison.

92
Great acting, Funny, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You would enjoy an excellent retelling of the famous Jules Verne’s tale in a Monty Pythonesque way.

Don't see it if You don’t enjoy comedy, children’s theater, slapstick.

83
Entertaining, Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting

See it if you want to experience a magical evening of clever storytelling.

Don't see it if you don’t like to use your imagination

86
Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Delightful, Clever

See it if you like good acting

Don't see it if if you dont want to be enchanted

55
Disappointing

See it if you have a young child you want to introduce to live theater.

Don't see it if you want grown up entertainment. I'm a fan of the New Victory Theater but this production is not up to their standards.

80
Entertaining, Delightful

See it if It's a kids' play..

Don't see it if it's a kids' play, so don't go if you want something more mature..

91
Great staging, Funny, Entertaining, Enchanting, Absorbing

See it if to see the upgrade on the long ago oriignal and to see a great show that was not a musical but could have been

Don't see it if fast paced show with actors in many roles

95
Great acting, Funny, Great staging, Entertaining, Clever

See it if You like family Entertainment smart enough for adults. 9 actors take us around the world BRILLIANTLY in 1 hr 45 mins.

Don't see it if You don't like family Entertainment and if you hate creative small shows that are funny.

82
Great acting, Enchanting, Delightful

See it if You like quick placed humorous campy fun

Don't see it if You are looking for intense drama


May 14th, 2019
“Ingeniously directed...and stylishly designed...At its best, it has a childlike sensibility, creating a delightful elephant out of a cloak, a credible shipboard scene with just a couple of tilting chairs and a life preserver...Not all of the secondary figures are fully realized...But it’s still ...
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May 11th, 2019
"Eason’s faithful and funny adaptation of Jules Verne’s 1873 adventure yarn packs plenty of entertainment for everyone...What’s particularly winning about Eason’s smart text and Heskins’ lively production is that they encourage youngsters to use their imaginations...Slapstick shenanigans, silent ...
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May 12th, 2019
"Laughter and oohs and ahs abound from an audience of all ages during this exuberant and wildly theatrical stage adaptation...Playwright Laura Eason’s inspired treatment is witty, smart and playfully reimagines this episodic saga for the stage...There’s old-fashioned wizardry galore due to direct...
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May 19th, 2019
"This play is a fun play enjoyed by people of all ages. Wonderful costumes, lighting and direction with fine acting makes it worthwhile to see. 'Around the World in 80 Days' has a little of something for everyone. Whether it is the adult reliving his childhood or that young person with a wonderme...
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