That Physics Show
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That Physics Show

That Physics Show NYC Reviews and Tickets

(181 Ratings)
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Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Absorbing, Delightful

Longtime professional physics demonstrator David Maiullo shares his scientific "magic tricks".

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53 Reviews | 4 Followers
Educational fun, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you're interested in how things work; science concepts you never quite understood; are entertained by unforgettable demonstrations

Don't see it if you don't enjoy some audience participation with enthusiastic kids; prefer shows that don't make you think or surprise you Read more

186 Reviews | 53 Followers
Intelligent, Must see, Entertaining, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy science and are curious about how things work.

Don't see it if you hate science.

245 Reviews | 37 Followers
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Enchanting, Entertaining

See it if If you want a down to earth explanation of science with fun tricks.

Don't see it if If you don’t like science type shows

1214 Reviews | 486 Followers
Clever, Delightful, Intelligent, Entertaining, Relevant

See it if You want to see a show that's funny, fun and you'll learn something too. Great for kids and adults.

Don't see it if You don't like kids. Plenty of them in the audience makes it more fun in my opinion but it's definitely on the rowdy side.

53 Reviews | 25 Followers
Fun, Educational, Entertaining, Delightful, Clever

See it if You like science or don't like science to see energy and motion explained in a fun way for kids and adults. Plus get great demonstrations!

Don't see it if You totally hate science and think you don't need to learn anything new or interesting

61 Reviews | 9 Followers
Delightful, Intelligent, Funny, Clever, Absorbing

See it if you are interested in science. The show keeps itself exciting with fire, explosions, smoke, mesmerizing rainbows. A good show for family.

Don't see it if you are not interested in science. This is not a typical Broadway musical.

270 Reviews | 36 Followers
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Informative, Intelligent

See it if you enjoy science experiments presented with excitement, & explaining the laws of physics. Want to see a show that is great 4 kids!

Don't see it if you don't enjoy science or are curious why things happen the way they do in nature. Or don't have children to bring to a science show Read more

52 Reviews | 8 Followers
Funny, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you have a science mind! I took my 16 year old daughter who loves science and she asked to see it again! This would be great kids!

Don't see it if you expect a story or plot! However, it is entertaining!

Critic Reviews (10)

The New York Times
May 18th, 2016
For a previous production

"What Mr. Maiullo does onstage is still extremely cool...He dedicates his theater piece to demonstrating Newton’s laws, which operate every day, but rarely this theatrically...The most intriguing moments in 'That Physics Show,' however, are when Mr. Maiullo makes the invisible visible...Mr. Maiullo can go awfully fast himself, and occasionally I wished he had taken more time with his explanations. But, as he reminds you, there won’t be a test."
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New York Daily News
March 8th, 2016
For a previous production

"Physics is important and physics can be fun — but an off-Broadway show, it isn’t...Maiullo pretends that his his geeky explosions and frenetic motion are meant to demonstrate several of the laws of physics, but he moves between the displays so quickly that he doesn’t end up connecting any dots...Adults will find 'That Physics Show' a bit unsatisfying, but kids will certainly amused by Maiullo’s exploits and maybe even learn a thing or two."
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Lighting & Sound America
December 17th, 2015
For a previous production

"David Maiullo is the science teacher of one's dreams--an affable, highly knowledgeable individual who makes each lesson an entertainment...It makes for a breezy, amusing, and informative 90 minutes, and I now know far more about physics than I ever did. All around me were young people who sat rapt as Maiullo presented stunt after stunt...If you have a budding scientist, this is the show for him or her; it might even stimulate the interest of that English or music major you've been nurturing."
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Theatre is Easy
March 13th, 2016
For a previous production

"'That Physics Show' purports to be 'physics not magic,' but don’t think this show won’t be exciting. Over an hour and half, Maiullo takes the all-ages audience on a sightseeing tour of the coolest physics tricks he knows...What the show will give you is an appreciation for the majesty of science...Though the explanations leave something to be desired, the physics demonstrations are spectacular."
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Theater Pizzazz
March 9th, 2016
For a previous production

"If there is one idea that this show underscores, it is that our world is so incredibly fascinating, we have only to discern it with new eyes. This production is Maiullo’s gift of physics to us. In his hands and interpretative demonstrations we gain a new appreciation of our 'reality,' which can be jaw dropping."
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Front Row Center
March 10th, 2016
For a previous production

"Dave Maiullo is part showman, part circus barker, and all physics enthusiast and keeps the stage in constant motion. He flows from one demonstration/experiment to another all without added theatrics that might be needed if the demonstrations/experiments were not so remarkable...It is tons of fun and ‘What the what' informative and you don’t need a 7-year-old or 6th grader to enjoy it, but if you happen to know any take them along."
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Times Square Chronicles
March 10th, 2016
For a previous production

"Perfect for children up to 12 or 13, but their parents will be bored to tears. This show is geared to be a touring kids' show, meant to be done at schools or bar mitzvahs rather than an off-Broadway theatre...Likable enough, [Dave Maiullo] does not have enough charisma to keep adults entertained for 90 minutes. He’s kind of like an overgrown Mr. Rogers...Directed and produced by Eric Krebs, kids will be entertained and possibly learn something."
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December 1st, 2015
For a previous production

"An awesome and educational production...Some of the demos are so incredible you may feel like you're watching a magic show...Admittedly, 'That Physics Show' is mounted on a shoestring budget in a small black-box theater with prerecorded music...But Maiullo's infectious enthusiasm (this guy lives for science) and cool demos make up for the low production values."
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