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Verso

From 116 member  reviews
Members say: Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Absorbing, Funny

About the show

Amazing Theatricals presents one of the world’s top magic artists, Helder Guimarães, in his brand-new show. More…

Intimate and enigmatic, witty and unorthodox, 'Verso' is Helder’s most daunting journey into the impossible yet. He pushes the very limits of magic and illusion, and challenges how much you’re willing to believe. 


Member Reviews (116)

MEMBERS SAY:

Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Absorbing, Funny
83
Avg Score

89
Absorbing, Delightful, Clever, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if You like been play by mind tricks!!!! Helder is a Master Magician!!!!!

Don't see it if You do not like Magic shows!

95
Clever, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if you enjoy card magic - it will blow your mind!

Don't see it if you're a skeptic and won't enjoy just being in the moment

60
Great staging, Fluffy, Overrated, Slow, Funny

See it if You really, really like card tricks. You don't mind not knowing how magic tricks get done. Are interested in seeing a mentalist at work.

Don't see it if You go to a lot of magic shows. You hate magic or audience participation.

Also I am by no means a magic show viewer but I had seen many of these tric... Read more Read less

79
Clever, Thought-provoking, Funny

See it if Want thought-provoking magic and are awed by tricks

Don't see it if Aren't a fan of too much talking and audience participation. It could be cut a bit for time, but there was a lot of How did that happen?

87
Clever, Enchanting, Delightful, Funny

See it if If you enjoy sleight of hand, misdirection, audience involvement and entertaining/humorous dialogue definitely go see this.

Don't see it if If you expecting big production David Copperfield type of magic, wrong show. No bodies disappearing etc. this is more homey/intimate.

76
Clever, Entertaining, Good audience participation, Absorbing, A bit too long

See it if you're a fan of clever card tricks, one-man shows and lots of audience participation. Also if you like storytelling and philosophy chat.

Don't see it if you're expecting grandiose illusions - it's simple but entertaining. If you're offended by the "F" word,he uses it a lot, in a humorous way.

88
Clever, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if Like me, you're a sucker for excellent close-up magic performed by an engaging storyteller.

Don't see it if You're a cynic and/or you don't enjoy being fooled.

71
Clever, Entertaining, Diverting, It's a magic show, 13 & over please

See it if you enjoy cool card tricks (+ some nifty mind games) peppered with f-bombs & contemplative reflections about truth, deception & trust

Don't see it if if idea of audience participation &/or a 2hour magic show makes you anxious; if people bringing little kids to 13&over show annoys you

100
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining, Masterful, Riveting

See it if You like illusions/magic

Don't see it if There is no reason not to see Verso when it comes back to NYC

59
Ambitious, Slow, Disappointing, Likeable enough magician but show falls flat

See it if You would enjoy a magic act that is primarily focused on card tricks.

Don't see it if You are unimpressed by card tricks - especially when those tricks don't workout. Just not enough here to hold a NY audience.

92
Entertaining, Funny, Riveting, Thought-provoking, Masterful

See it if you want an adult magic show and be amazed for 2 hrs. crowd was blown away by the show

Don't see it if don't like magic shows or bored by magicians

85
Entertaining, Clever, Masterful, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if Overall a mind-blowing experience. Enjoyable and nicely done.

Don't see it if You have seen some of same tricks before

60
Entertaining, Funny, Slow, Repetitious

See it if You are a big fan of magic and illusions that includes a little bit of storytelling and audience participation

Don't see it if You don't care for card tricks which is mostly his focus.

74
Absorbing, Entertaining, Intelligent, Profound, Refreshing

See it if Very good entertaining

Don't see it if He talks too much

90
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if you like magic, even just a little bit; like card tricks in particular (very sophisticated) and don't mind some audience participation

Don't see it if you don't like magic or hate audience participation

85
Absorbing, Clever, Delightful, Entertaining, Funny

See it if You enjoy card tricks. Guimaraes is engaging and quite charming. Really enjoyed all the tricks and the show.

Don't see it if I would recommend everyone to see this.

80
Absorbing, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if you'd enjoy watching a master magician close-up.

Don't see it if you hate interactive shows.

95
Penn & teller have a rival!, Clever, Entertaining, Masterful

See it if you like extremely high quality card tricks and mind reading, in a small theater, with a fair amount of humor

Don't see it if you absolutely hate magicians

90
Clever, Entertaining, Masterful, Delightful, Funny

See it if you like a brilliant magic show that goes a bit further than sleight of hand.

Don't see it if you don't want to hear a magician recite a narrative around his tricks (albeit rather humorous) or if you don't like audience participation.

80
Clever, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Riveting

See it if You love being surprised and being up close, you may even be a part of the show

Don't see it if You want a big Vegas style magic show ala Penn and Teller, Criss Angel.....

Also The stories and his experiences were very relatable and interesting. S... Read more Read less

80
Banal, Cliched, Confusing, Funny, Slow

See it if You prefer tricks than magic. I'm sure that you will be impressed, if you're lucky enough to be chosen for tricks

Don't see it if You're sceptic. So was I... before I have to be on stage and participate.

74
Entertaining, Clever, Interesting, Cool, Creepy

See it if you like close-up magic and mind-reading tricks.

Don't see it if mind-reading tricks creep you out.

85
Clever, Thought-provoking, Refreshing

See it if you want an audience-centric performance that engages your mind, and enjoy illusionists and card tricks.

Don't see it if you want a drama, musical, like to be detached from the performance, don't like illusionists, card tricks etc.

88
Delightful, Entertaining, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking

See it if You enjoy and appreciate slight of hand. The presentation was awesome and creative.

Don't see it if Card tricks bore you

75
Absorbing, Clever, Entertaining

See it if You enjoy tricks and illusions. Many of the tricks were quite amazing

Don't see it if If you're expecting Penn and Teller.. Not a very exciting show - but a pleasant diversion


September 28th, 2016
"The fun here is in searching for potential telltale clues and fake-outs as he casually ambles his way from sleight-of-hand flimflam to pseudo-telepathic reads...It’s harder to fill a whole evening when you’re alone onstage, and while it sports some impressive feats, the new show, directed by Rod...
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September 28th, 2016
"Verging on two hours long, including an intermission, it includes what seems like a lot of padding, at a cost to its sense of enchantment...Routines that would be very impressive at a table in a nightclub are less of a wow in a 200-seat theater...Many of the bits are familiar...Although 'Verso' ...
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September 28th, 2016
"It almost feels like a seminar on the psychology of the swindle...In a craft as reliant on the suspension of disbelief as magic, it's a ballsy choice to ask viewers to sharpen their BS-detectors, but that's exactly what Guimarães does consistently through this thought-provoking show. Luckily for...
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September 29th, 2016
"The trick here is that Guimarães never seems completely confident that what he's doing is going to work, and when he seems to have been foiled a couple of times, his imperfection adds to the illusion that everything else is real. At two hours, the show does lose steam now and then, especially wh...
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