Around the World in 80 Days
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Around the World in 80 Days

Around the World in 80 Days NYC Reviews and Tickets

(33 Reviews)
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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.

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506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
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 Read more

52 Reviews | 18 Followers
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.

87 Reviews | 8 Followers
Great staging, Entertaining, Enchanting, Ambitious, Clever

See it if you like a fun show good for the whole family with great staging and performances. They did a great job of capturing the story of the film.

Don't see it if you want to see a production more suited towards a mature audience that will not attract small children.

277 Reviews | 75 Followers
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.

131 Reviews | 32 Followers
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.

57 Reviews | 21 Followers
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

183 Reviews | 16 Followers
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!

302 Reviews | 97 Followers
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.

Critic Reviews (9)

The New York Times
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 a neat trick, as is the deft stage magic...The show sometimes takes the adventure plot so seriously that it forgets to allow for silliness, though the giddy moments...seemed to delight the children most.”
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New York Stage Review
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 movie-style chases, and native dance gestures further animate the swift two-act proceedings, which Heskins paces beautifully...Sterling entertainment for kids and their families."
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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 director Theresa Heskins’ phenomenal staging. With breakneck pacing Ms. Heskins’ has the cast delightfully enact vignette after vignette with slapstick, verbal panache, and physical flair."
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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 wonderment of a good story about a man who circles the globe in order to fulfill his wager, stories like this are always fun and spark one's inner youth."
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Motherhood Later
May 13th, 2019

“Theatrical re-imaging of Verne’s timeless story...A talented over 125 characters in this high-caliber, globe-trotting tale. The interactions between the cast is phenomenal...I felt as if I was truly transported to other continents...The moments of comic relief were well-timed and had the audience roaring with laughter...The show did not feel dated...This whirlwind adventure offers something for everyone. There’s danger, comedy, romance, dance and theatrical magic mix."
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The Guardian (UK)
July 2nd, 2017
For a previous production

"While all this is indubitably rollicking good fun, I missed Verne’s sly, ironic sideswipes at stock market and empire (comments on colonialism given to Mrs Aouda came across as forced)...That aside, Theresa Heskins’s direction lacks nothing in verve and elan. James Atherton’s music is so much part of the action it is almost a character in itself, and the main roles are just as you could wish them."
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DC Metro Theater Arts
September 21st, 2018
For a previous production

"In the beginning, the staging takes some getting used to. The first segment is a seemingly endless repetition of the entire cast shouting their every movement as they turn and step in unison...Overall, 'Around the World in 80 Days' is an enjoyable, professional, fast-paced, and funny show. It is far from profound, but it is delightfully charming, and a fine example of what the National Players can do as they journey around the country in 300 days."
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September 17th, 2018
For a previous production

"A madcap romp lovingly directed by Philip Lehl, who taps into a sense of playfulness and delicious imagination, whizzing the five actors playing 39 parts around the George Theatre stage...It’s delightfully campy and often sweetly sincere in the hands of the half-dozen artists realizing the story...This is a show that entertains, that showcases the power of imagination, that reminds us what it is to play and explore."
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