That Physics Show
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That Physics Show
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That Physics Show NYC Reviews and Tickets

80%
(176 Reviews)
Positive
92%
Mixed
6%
Negative
2%
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Entertaining, Clever, Intelligent, Absorbing, Delightful

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

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Member Reviews (176)

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965 Reviews | 339 Followers
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Absorbing, Instructive, Disappointing, Superficial, Uneven

See it if you have a child who loves science. See interesting experiments--fire and lights--and hear physics terms. Like a great kid's birthday party.

Don't see it if you want to learn a lot; this is a race thru physics and the info is simple. I found Dave annoying, but the kids loved him and were engaged.

952 Reviews | 387 Followers
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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.

983 Reviews | 229 Followers
79
Relevant, Profound, Must see, Thought-provoking, Intelligent

See it if If you want to learn about how the world works. If you want to bring your kids too, very educational.

Don't see it if If your not interested if crying babies bother you.

811 Reviews | 221 Followers
84
Clever, Thought-provoking, Delightful, Intelligent, Entertaining

See it if you would like a fun and educational demonstration of the laws of physics that is easily understandable for kids and adults.

Don't see it if if you are seeking a play or if you are averse to lots of noisy kids in the audience as their participation is called for and they react.

746 Reviews | 124 Followers
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Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Original, Refreshing

See it if you like knowing how things work and enjoy well organized amusing presentations. There were a lot of children who seemed to enjoy it too.

Don't see it if you expect a traditional theatrical experience - no plot, no characters -- good themes though

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506 Reviews | 1002 Followers
80
Clever, Intelligent, Quirky

See it if you go with kids/teenagers who like to have fun

Don't see it if you have had too much of school..

657 Reviews | 101 Followers
83
Clever, Funny, Entertaining

See it if like an educational show that is also very entertaining. Bring the kids to be very entertained and educated.

Don't see it if just enjoy drama or sophisticated show.

617 Reviews | 126 Followers
84
Clever, Entertaining, Funny

See it if Show the whole family can go and have funny and learn.

Don't see it if If you need a story line. Want singing and dancing.

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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